Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 14, 2018

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

  • Mortgage rate hikes are making Aussie households gloomy
    The recent out-of-cycle mortgage hikes by some of the biggest lenders have dampened the spirits of Australian households, according to a new survey…
  • RBA flags risks of skyrocketing debt
    While arrears rates on mortgage loans remained at low levels, Bullock said households would struggle to meet repayments if a sudden economic…
  • Broker market rises at CUA
    The broker channel accounted for 52% of new mortgage lending, with … and account opening process, and then moving on to its home loan process.
  • How the housing downturn is drying government coffers
    There was a time when New South Wales’ booming property market delivered billions of dollars in revenue to the state government. Now, as the state…
  • ‘Optimistic, nostalgic and playful’: Inside the retro home of a family of four
    Who:Claire and Hayden Halfordand sons,Owen and Ned
    Where:Yarraville, Victoria
    What: A post-war home cleverly revamped with wheelchair access
    Claire and Hayden Halford purchased their Yarraville home four years ago, after falling in love with the retro feel of the property. They were charmed by the pelmets, plaster work, light-fittings and floorboards but the original floor plan needed a litt…
  • ‘Sense of connection’: The home cleverly built to maximise northern light
    The floor plan of this mid-century inspired house is cleverly organised to maximise northern light and make the most of an ordinary suburban block.
    The client, a mature-aged couple downsizing from a large family home, bought the 700-square-metre parcel of land in Freshwater on Sydneys northern beaches to be closer to children and grandchildren, who all live in the area.
    The site was typical of many in Australian suburbs flat, rectangular, and facing on to a busy r…
  • Perth’s market slightly chills
    Fewer sales were recorded last week