Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.
- US consumer confidence ebbs
Rising house prices could also boost consumer spending. A separate report on Tuesday showed the SP CoreLogic Case-Shiller composite index of home prices in 20 metropolitan areas increased 6.4 per cent in the 12 months to January after rising 6.3 per cent in December. Higher house prices are…
- US consumer confidence ebbs, house prices surge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer confidence fell from more than a 17-year high in March amid stock market volatility, but households remained upbeat about labor market conditions, which could help to support consumer spending. The Conference Board said on Tuesday its consumer…
- Two homes for the price of one: Is building a duplex a good investment or double the trouble?
Everyone loves a great deal, which is why home builders may be tempted by the idea of getting two homes for the price of one.
Although it costs more to build a duplex than a single freestandinghouse, its usually cheaper than building two houses, and because both dwellings are on the same block, theland costs less than two separate lots.
Duplex projects have the potential for significant profits, but considering the hidden costs, determining whether a duplex is…
- Why the Bellarine Peninsula is the hot new escape for wealthy Melburnians
When Lyndsay Sharp left Geelong in the 1980s for university and the bright city lights of Melbourne she thought she would never go back.
Fast forward to 1994 and Lyndsay found herself house hunting in Barwon Heads after her accountant husband David secured a job in Geelong.
While the couple raised a family of three children…
- Celebrity chef Shannon Bennett lists his architect-designed house in coastal Victoria
Build me Ned Kellys helmet that was the brief from chef and businessman Shannon Bennett to the architects….
- Will the market be able to sustain million-dollar property sales this year?
Sydney had the highest proportion of million-dollar homes, accounting for almost half of all dwellings sold