Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 10, 2019

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

  • Cate Blanchett set to sell secret Hawkesbury River hideaway for $1.6 million
    Three years after Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton farewelled Sydney and their landmark Hunters Hill home they are set to put their weekend retreat on the Hawkesbury River on the market.
    TheHollywood A-lister bought the boat-access-only property in 2014 for $1.495 million from Fortescue Metals chief executive Elizabeth Gaines as a secluded family hideaway set away from the lens of prying paparazzi on the foreshore of Berowra Creek.
    At the time, Upton was…
  • Southbank, Carlton among Melbourne’s renter-friendly suburbs
    Tenant-friendly suburbs in Melbournes pricey rental market have been revealed, with new data showing the neighbourhoods where renters have plenty of choice and dont have to battle rising costs.
    The inner-city neighbourhoods of Southbank and Carlton have the most vacancies and mostly flat or modestly rising rents, putting them at the top of locales in Melbourne where renters have better bargaining power.
    It comes as conditions remain tough for renters across most of…
  • Staying ahead of the curve
    The big one is the increased trust and confidence, particularly among the 40% of people who don’t currently use a mortgage broker, he says.
  • The Block 2019: Does the auction order matter?
    After months of rebuilding, refining and refurbishing, contestants on The Block could see their auction results come down to one decision.
    The order of the five auctions will be key, with the five couples and their agents negotiating who will go first through to fifth.
    They hope not only to sell under the hammer but also to make the most profit above the reserve price to win the competition, and everyone wants plenty of bidders to go around throughout the day.
  • Chatswood semi-detatched house snapped up for $2.04 million by first-home buyer
    An opening bid of $1.75 million kicked off the auction which was a mortgage in possession with three parties throwing their hats in the ring, raising…
  • Melbourne auctions: Brunswick cottage sells for $1.36 million
    Competitive bidding pushed the price of an Edwardian cottage $370,000 above reserve in a hot auction on Saturday.
    About 70 people and four bidders turned out for the auction of the home, in original condition, on the fringes of Sydney Road, Brunswick.
    Bidding for thevintage three-bedroom house at 24 Donald Street, Brunswick,started at$850,000. It quickly passed t…
  • Westpac's Brian Hartzer says box ticking threatens lending to next Justin Hemmes or Carla Zampatti
    Recent research by the Reserve Bank of Australia research shows the average home loan borrower is 2 years ahead of required mortgage…
  • Your Domain: The suburbs where it's cheaper to buy a property than rent
    Number of suburbs where a mortgage repayment on median house or unit … Ms Owen noted that suburbs which demonstrated savings for buyers were generally lower socio-economic areas and had lower median house prices.