Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.
- The home builder boss who bought Bob Hawke’s $14.5m Northbridge home
As Northbridge locals mull this weeks sale for about $14.5 million of the home of their most high-profile resident, former prime minister Bob Hawke, the mystery buyer can be revealed as Peter Rawson, co-founder of the land-subdivision and home-building giant Rawson Group….
- International students in Melbourne increasingly at risk of unscrupulous landlords
Alex Wang returned home from the gym last November to discover he had been burgled.
The Deakin Burwood commerce student, originally from China, had been away from home just two hours to find he had been cleaned out. He estimates the crooks stole $20,000 worth of items including a laptop, gaming console, clothing, his passport and drivers licence.
The house [was] damaged, Mr Wang told Domain, explaining he struggl…
- Melbourne auctions: First-home buyers battle it out at entry-level properties
First-home buyers made spirited bidding at entry-level properties across Melbournes inner suburbs on Saturday, taking advantage of stamp duty concessions and the broader market slowdown.
A crowd of about two dozen gathered to watch an older-style townhouse in Brunswick West sell at auction.
The compact two-bedroom, two-storey home at 3/429 Brunswick Road featured front and back…
- Sydney auctions: Two-bedroom Kirribilli apartment sells $900,000 above reserve
Two balconies with panoramic harbour views, a clutch of cashed-up downsizers and a highly sought address pushed an apartment in a tightly held Kirribilli block $900,000 above reserve on Saturday.
Among the crowd of 50 who packed out the two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at25/50 Upper Pitt Streetwere a dozen registered buyers who meant business.
Auctioneer Josh Larsen bare…
- Boom time for Qld house prices, analyst predicts
QUEENSLAND is on the cusp of a housing boom fuelled by Sydney and Melbourne’s property woes, with a leading analyst predicting interstate…