Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 13, 2016

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

  • Origin Energy boss Grant King lists Neutral Bay trophy
    The grand Neutral Bay estateof Origin Energy boss Grant King and his wife Jennifer hits the market this weekend, amid hopes the listing will break this years drought of top-shelf property up for grabs.
    Pricing the historic Glencairn property has proved difficult given the areas few comparable properties have not been listed for many decades, leaving the historic residence as a stand-out in the norths trophy market.
    A preliminary guide of $18.2 million …
  • Bulimba tipped to lead Brisbane’s real estate market
    Bulimbawill lead Brisbane real estate prices over the next decade, topping the most exclusive riverfront precincts in the city, according to industry experts.
    The strong capital growth is likely to be led by the gentrification of the Bulimba North precinct, where shipyards and industrial factories have had full run of the riverfront since the early 20th century.
    McConnell Street and Byron Street, both with north-facing river frontage, will be transformed and house some of …
  • Neighbourhoods: Beach, boat ramp and harbour views in Killarney Heights
    It has Irish place names, French-bilingual schools, a Japanese bakery and a Chinese restaurantyet this suburb remains quintessentially Australian, wrapped in native bushland just north of theRoseville Bridge.
    Bound by the waters of Middle Harbour to the south-west and Bantry Bay to the east, KillarneyHeights is on a peninsula bordering the Garigal National Park.
    Originally a housing estate developed in the 1960s by Hooker-Rex, the early incarnation of LJH…
  • Yarloop resident: 'I'm paying for my dead brother's burnt down house'
    Ms Mirco sublet the property to be able to afford paying for mortgage costs and council rates but she was forced to report and remove the tenants after…
  • NAB foreign home loan borrower rules tightened
    NAB is also asking mortgage brokers to perform additional income verification and the bank will no longer accept overseas self-employed income as…
  • NAB tightens lending to foreign buyers
    “That will mean most Chinese buyers will only be able to borrow around $200,000,” said one mortgage broker who was told about the changes by…
  • Foreign lending crackdown won't damage property market
    The bank crackdown on foreign lending will impact the Australian property market, but its effects wont be too far-reaching, a prominent broker has said
  • Investor lending hits six-month high as home buyers pull back
    Total new home loan commitments fell slightly in March, despite investor lending hitting its highest monthly total since September
  • Election timing "perfect" for property market, says franchise head
    The timing of the upcoming Federal Election has been welcomed by the head of major real estate franchise
  • Franchise opens up doors to offer free financial advice
    A mortgage franchise will be opening up its doors nationally to offer free financial advice to help address retirement concerns