Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 15, 2019

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

  • Lake-side escapes and highlands chic: 5 spectacular homes for sale from the coast to the country
    Looking to make a break from the city?
    Weve tracked down some of the most enticing homes outside of Sydney, perfect for a weekend break or a permanent change of pace.
    25-27 Merrigang Street, Bowral NSW25-27 Merrigang Street, Bowral NSW. Photo: Supplied
    Its little w…
  • Screen star: the terrace house from ABC’s Total Control has hit the market in Darlinghurst
    When the makers of whats turned into one of Australias most critically successful TV dramas were discussing the need for a great home where they could set some of the action, one of them had a brilliant idea.
    Why not use your place? director Rachel Perkins of the ABCs smash hit show Total Control asked producer Darren Dale. That would be perfect!
    Little did they know the decision would help seal his fate. The six-part serie…
  • Bidders changing tactics to buy at auction in Melbourne
    Savvy property buyers are changing their tactics at auctions in a bid to beat Melbournes market, according to agents.
    Those looking for a cheaper buy are not bidding, trying to negotiate after the property passes in even though they may face another auction-style sale against other interested buyers, agents say.
    Others are split-bidding, which sees buyers bidding for themselves and then having a friend or relative take over th…
  • Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall list $20 million Newport trophy home to move north
    Jennifer Hawkins and her husband Jake Wall have made the surprise decision to list their Sydney trophy home on the Newport waterfront to move closer to family north of Sydney.
    The move comes just two years after the four-level residence was completed in a no-expense-spared build that won a Master Builders Award for Walls J Group Projects and was designed by architect Koichi Takada on a prime expanse of 3360 square metres of beachfront.
    Its going to be really…
  • First Home Loan Deposit Scheme on track to begin on January 1
    First Home Loan Deposit Scheme on track to begin on January 1 … up otherwise they are hit with the expensive lenders’ mortgage insurance (LMI). … Home Loan Experts’ managing director Otto Dargan said the new scheme was…
  • Housing costs drop to 10-year low
    A record-low interest rate environment and the lowest mortgage rates since the … proportion of household income dedicated to servicing a new home loan. … Despite the market correction that saw Sydney house prices fall by almost…
  • Some simple steps to help you build a 'growth money' mindset
    As soon as you sign up for that longed-for home loan, you should aim to get out of it. This is particularly so when interest rates are at record lows, as it’s…