Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.
- Beaumaris House, a former zoo once home to Tasmanian Devils, for sale in Hobart for $4 million to $6 million
A former zoo in Hobartonce home to Tasmanian devils and thylacineshas come up for sale and could be yours for a price of about $4 million to $6 million.
The palatial housestill has its own staff quarters and boasts 11 bedrooms and nine bathrooms on a 750-square-metre floor plan dotted with period features.
Known as Beaumaris House, the …
- Deposit scheme an ‘election sop’, national strategy on housing affordability needed: John Hewson
A key federal government policy on housing affordability is little more than an election sop, while piecemealpolicy and a lack of forward-thinking are crippling both state and federal responses to the issue, former Liberal leader John Hewson says.
And housing experts are calling on the different levels of government to work together on housing supply and affordability as dwelling prices start to rebound.
Housing affordability was a white-hot issue three years…
- The Manor House in Bacchus Marsh seeks history-loving buyer at $1.45 million to $1.5 million
One of Melbournes oldest homes is searching for a history-loving buyer who will protect its heritage.
The Manor Housein Bacchus Marsh is for salewith an asking price range between $1.45 million and $1.5 million.
Since being listed in May, the residence has drawn interest from parties keento buy the Regency-style property for development opportunities, but as the home has heritage protection, it cannot be…
- Lowe rejects Costello and Keating's view on rate cuts
“We also need to remember that monetary transmission is not just about mortgage rates. It gets media coverage and the politicians are obviously very…
- 7 property facts you need to know today
The main motivation for property investors should be long-term financial security. With the aged pension being just $35,568, couples who want to…
- One in four big bank customers have left or intend to leave after failure to pass on rate cuts
Over 30% of Australians felt they needed to sit down with a mortgage expert to discuss their home loan. It’s understandable that Australians are…
- Avoiding the negative equity trap
… in a negative equity position, and under mortgage stress (usually defined by … some suggestions to help avoid negative equity and mortgage stress. … but when house prices are down, it really reduces people’s confidence.
- WA urged to boost stamp duty exemption cap
The current threshold on duty exemption limits the choice of first-home buyers
- Aussie expats could lose CGT exemption
The government has redrafted a previous bill that plans waive CGT exemptions for expats selling their main residence
- APRA considers making an exception
Regulator looks to loosen requirements to support governments first home loan deposit scheme