Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership November 2, 2018

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

  • ‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get’: How to demand a better deal on your home loan
    Its the 10-minute phone call that can save you thousands of dollars, yet two-thirds of home owners dont make it.
    A call to your bank to request a better interest rate on your home loan may feel uncomfortable at the time, but theres a good chance youll be successful.
    Thats according to a new study released by online mortgage broker uno Home Loans, which found those who request a better interest rate on their home loan have an impressive 84 per c…
  • Sixties chic makes a stylish comeback: Inside a modern, mid-century home
    Who: Marty Gilchrist, with partner Erica Frick and Martys sons Keller (12) and Asher (9)
    What: Mid-century magic
    Where: West Footscray, Victoria
    Marty Gilchrist, partner Erica, and his two sons Keller and Asher moved into this stunning mid-century modern home in January of this year, and quickly added their own contemporary edge to the 1960s property. Gilchrist describes its vibe as at its heart, mid-century…
  • What the property downturn means for recent home buyers and hopeful buyers
    Falling house prices can either be a blessing or a curse, depending on your circumstances.
    For those who have bought a home in Melbourne or Sydney in the past 12 months, news of a property downturn is probably not music to the ears. After all, who wants to hear that their home could be worth less than they paid for it?
    On the flip side, hopeful buyers looking to get a foot on to the property ladder may be licking their lips, finally ready to strike after years of saving. But whe…
  • Interest-only borrowers are starting to switch
    Two of the biggest banks reported a significant proportion of early conversions
  • Australian property prices at six-year lows: CoreLogic
    The two biggest cities have a large concentration of property investors and have also seen a surge in new supply, as well as worries about stretched…
  • CoreLogic revisions spear Sydney house prices downwards
    By Leith van Onselen. Following yesterday’s post on CoreLogic’s daily dwelling values index results for October, CoreLogic has released its full results…
  • Mortgage term literacy is dropping, says Gateway Bank
    The research has revealed that Aussie mortgage holders are unfamiliar with common home loan terminology, even more so now than in 2017.
  • APRA tells RC there is 'a role' for expense benchmarks
    The prudential regulator has tentatively backed the use of benchmarks in mortgage assessments in its response to the royal commission’s interim…