Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 12, 2016

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

  • Smaller rate cuts may push borrowers to fixed rate loans
    New figures show August saw a small increase in demand for fixed rate home loans as borrowers looked to make the most of the low interest rate environment
  • Smaller rate cuts may push borrowers to fixed rate loans
    August figures from major mortgage franchise Mortgage Choice show fixed rate home loans accounted for 20.32% of all loans written throughout the…
  • Spring property auction sales remain strong
    Mortgage Choice’s latest national home-loan approval data showed fixed-rate home loans accounted for 20.32 per cent of all loans written throughout…
  • Hot home decor trends to watch out for in 2017
    Spring-cleaning and itching for a style overhaul? Well, get excited.According to experts, next years new crop of colour, textures and materials will be a hybrid of subdued and dramatic hues, juxtaposed with aged metallic accents and raw natural materials. Continuing the trend from 2016, soft gentle hues will be a strong colour choice for interiors, with darker hues the No.1 choice for exteriors, says Eliza Prideaux, director of <a href="…
  • The WA penthouse apartment prize-winners didn’t want
    With views over the Indian Ocean from one side and Perths picturesque Swan River on the other, this fully-furnished penthouse apartment was the perfect major prize in Cancer Council Western Australias inaugural Ultimate Lifestyle Lottery….
  • West Connex-style losses feared over new forced strata sales
    Apartment owners forced to sell their units under new strata laws could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in a controversial West Connex-style value gap, it has been claimed.
    Shadow Minister for strata issues Yasmin Catleysays home owners should be given what they would have accepted if they had willingly sold, and has accused the government of covering up its true intentions with obfuscation and spin.
    Ms Catley says civil servants had prepared detailed a…
  • Five smart ways to spend your tax refund
    Mozo’s analysis found that extra mortgage repayments were also a good use of a tax refund, though not as good as credit card … ME Bank’s Mr Emery said paying down a home loan with your refund could shave years off the term.
  • ACT land tax policies already cutting mortgage payments, report says
    ACT land tax policies already cutting mortgage payments, report says … Over the same period, the average home loan in the ACT has grown 9 per cent to … could help the affordability barrier locking many out of home ownership.