Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership March 16, 2019

Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.

  • Fixed home loan rates still on the move
    Banks making changes to encourage borrowers at higher end of LVR scale
  • How climate change will affect your mortgage
    In ordinary times, a person standing up to make a statement of the bleeding obvious isn’t news. But the times, my friends, are anything but ordinary.
  • Caltex chairman Steve Gregg trades in Point Piper for Double Bay
    Caltex chairman Steve Gregg has listed his Point Piper townhouse just months after he bought a $9 million apartment on the nearby Double Bay waterfront.
    The investment banking veteran, who sits on the boards of Challenger and Tabcorp, has owned the historic gatehouse in Point Pipershistoric Ardenbraught converted mansion since 2013, paying $2,637,500 to Gayle Rivkin, widow of the late stockbroker Rene Rivkin.
    At the time the sale price was not …
  • Melbourne parents face tough choices between home ownership and private schools
    Kylie Hardy and her family hope to buy a home in the next 12 months but they know theres a trade-off.
    With two primary school-aged children, home ownership means forgoing private school fees.
    We cant do both, but our plan is to buy first and then see what happens, the Mount Eliza-based sales consultant said. But at the moment were happy with the school theyre in.
    Parents across Melbourne face tough choices between th…
  • Focus on 2019: Why buy now?
    Property experts are encouraging buyers to think long term, with the current market downturn offering some of the best buying opportunities in years.
    The old adage of sell in a boom and buy in gloom is ringing loudly, with many property pundits claiming the softer market and brake on investors have created fertile ground for would-be buyers priced out of their dream suburb just a year ago.
    According to a February report by investmen…
  • Opinion Vital signs. The political conundrum of dealing with mortgage brokers
    Following consultation with the mortgage broking industry and smaller lenders, the Coalition Government has decided to not prohibit trail commissions…
  • Fed could soon announce plan to stop shrinking balance sheet: Pimco
    Pimco suspects Fed officials will announce that they are beginning to reinvest all the proceeds of their Treasury and mortgage-backed securities back…