Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership March 2, 2018

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

  • How Benn and Penna Architects turned a dark terrace into a bright beauty
    Skinny in Surry Hills is a Victorian terrace with just enough width for a window and door on the pavement threshold.
    But with homes in this residential category being so close to the city, even unrenovated one-bedroom properties sell like hot croissants for $1.2 million. For a further $200,000, theyll throw in an extra bedroom.
    Benn and…
  • What it’s really like to live in one of New South Wales’ historic houses
    Theyre the fabulous old houses that constantly remind us of the rich tapestry of Australias history, but what is it really like to live in one?
    It can be heaven under those high ceilings and among those heritage features, some of their owners say. But it can also, they reveal, be absolute hell.
    When Libby MacDiarmid bought a crumbling old 1890s house in <a href="" target="_bla…
  • Hobart house prices surge ahead as other capitals' values take a dip
    The city was the only Australian capital where home values increased last month, rising 0.7 per cent to a median of $416,840, CoreLogic’s latest Home Values Index shows. The nation’s other major cities either flattened or fell, with Sydney continuing its slide with a 0.6 dip in February. Hobart home…
  • New lender promises competitive alternative
    The company will work exclusively with leading mortgage broker groups
  • CBA cautions over PC's recommendations
    While saying that it supports most of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations on competition in financial services, CBA cautioned yesterday over proposals regarding home loan interest rates and mortgage aggregators and brokers. The commission was on its second day of public hearings on…
  • New lender promises competitive alternative
    A new non-deposit taking lender is joining the market later in 2018 as a wholesale player dealing exclusively with leading mortgage broker groups. Australian Mortgage Marketplace (AMM) said yesterday it will finance fully featured prime mortgage product on a private label basis and will use…
  • Broker raises money through crowdfunding
    The online platform expects mortgage brokers to actively participate in the fund raise