Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.
- Brokers called to fill reverse mortgage void
An industry association said the last major pulling the offering was an opportunity
- Noosa property market on fire with the sale of $14 million trophy home
The Noosa region continues its reign as Queenslands hottest property market with the latest trophy home in Sunshine Beach selling for a whopping $14 million.
The luxury beachfront house at Belmore Terrace was snapped up before local prestige agent Tom Offermann had finished the marketing material a keen interstate buyer made the $14 million offer after just one inspection.
While [we] were still putting the finishing touches on the marketin…
- Can you trust real estate agents to give you the full story on house prices?
“When you see house prices rise, real estate agents and those with vested interests in the real estate market love to tell society how high house prices…
- Westpac tightens screws on property borrowers as regulatory pressure increases
Westpac Group will ask mortgage brokers to enforce tighter lending criteria that … its alleged failure to properly vet home loan applications, but the Federal Court … The bank has written to mortgage brokers with updated rules about…
- Alternative living: Tiny townhouses built for a fraction of the cost of regular houses
In Australia renowned for its large houses and even larger mortgages choices for a cheaper style of living can seem limited.
If you dont mind getting up close and personal with your neighbours, theres apartment living, hopefully with a balcony and soundproof walls thrown in. Then theres the extreme end of the smaller-mortgage spectrum: tiny houses.
What if youd prefer something permanent and freestanding, with a garden, some half-decen…
- Artificial intelligence set to speed up development approvals with semi-automated planning decisions: AHURI report
Slow development approvals and inconsistent planning decisions could soon be a thing of the past, with disruptive technologies set to streamline urban planning.
Artificial intelligence could soon be sophisticated enough to semi-automate urban planning processes, better predicting the effects of a proposed development and fast-tracking approvals.
The latest Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute report argued the capacity already existed for digital pl…
- New Payments Platform: Consultation
Media Release Number 2018-26: The Reserve Bank of Australia is seeking views from interested stakeholders about the functionality of, and access to, the New Payments Platform.
- AMP’s loan book loses millions
The bank also plans to divest AMP Life after a portfolio review
- What could blockchain do for Australia's housing market?
Is it just a buzzword, or could the emerging technology revolutionise mortgages as we know them?