Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership October 14, 2016

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

  • How to make the best property purchase offer
    The southeast Queensland property market has kicked into gear now its spring so good properties wont last long, but sometimes its not just about the highest price on the table.
    Experienced buyers understand that not all vendors are motivated by money the trick is to learn what their reasons are for selling as well as what is important to them during the transaction. But that could be easier said than done.
    Meighan Hetherington, principal of Property …
  • The secret to maximising your home’s sale price
    Getting your home ready for sale? You might be wondering whether you should be doing this or that to it or just leaving everything as it is.
    The thing to remember before you make any changes is that you are, essentially, selling a product and that product will appeal to particular types of buyers.
    Depending on your propertys location, these might include; families with young children, families with older children, solo parents with children, retirees, young couple…
  • Tracking to nowhere
    Tracker loans that charge borrowers a fixed premium over the Reserve Bank’s cash rate might help consumers better compare different mortgage…
  • Moody's warns of apartment boom risk
    Falling US property prices in 2007 led to a big devaluation of RMBS, which in turn led to the sub-prime mortgage crisis followed by a banking crises…
  • Apartment boom risk for RMBS: Moody's
    … and Melbourne are already at the lowest levels in a decade,” Moody’s added. “Such developments will in turn pressure mortgage performance.”…
  • Tracker home loans are not what customers or the banking sector need
    A tracker mortgage would offer borrowers a fixed rate above the RBA cash rate as … The home loan will simply drop from 4.5 per cent to 4.25 per cent.
  • End of year rate cut: What is the likely impact?
    With some experts predicting a further RBA rate cut before the end of 2016, how would this move affect the Australian property market?