Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 8, 2019

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

  • Federal Election 2019: Negative gearing changes may hit Labor heartland
    We have many young families that purchased their home during the boom (and) since then house prices have decreased substantially, he said.
  • Non-major partners with broker group
    CEO says mortgage brokers integral to fully realising banks core purpose
  • Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli lists Queens Park house for $2.5m
    Radio star Michael Wippa Wipfli is a name well known to many eastern suburbs selling agents, not only as the Nova funny man but as a keen real estate watcher.
    But those fielding any inquiries from Wippa should expect a little more conviction behind any upcoming property inquiries given he has listed his Queens Park home for sale amid plans to upgrade the family home.
    Wipflis 1920s semi was a recently renovated first Sydney purchase in 2014 for $1.87 million …
  • Old and new apartments compared: Which one is the better buy?
    Theres no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing between old and new apartments. Some buyers may be steered towards an older apartment by their budget, while others may be looking for the kind of communal amenities most commonly found in new developments.
    These are some of the pros and cons of both so you can go apartment shopping armed with more knowledge.
    Why should I buy a new apartment?
    1. New apartments are popular with ten…
  • Luxury basements: How prestige homes are taking high-end design to a space you didn’t expect
    Its the latest trend for maximising space in fabulously located properties going underground.
    Extending outwards or upwards might not be impossible, but burrowing down to carve out a basement floor can open up a swathe of space for a home cinema, gym, cave bar, wine cellar, subterranean pool, extra rumpus room or simply more parking.
    Weve seen it in Londons Kensington, Knightsbridge and Chelsea, in LAs Beverley Hills and in New Yorks Ma…
  • Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision
    At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent.