Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 16, 2018

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

  • Canberra’s top real estate agents recognised at REIACT awards for Excellence
    Canberras top real estate agents gathered at QT on Saturday for the annual Real Estate Institute of the ACT Awards for Excellence gala dinner.
    Our annual awards are a chance to reflect on the contribution the real estate sector makes to the ACT, and the professionalism and dedication of all the businesses and individuals working in this field, said REIACT president Michael Kumm.
    This year we celebrated 27 award categories and more than 380 attendees. …
  • Loyal to a big bank? You're throwing away $134358
    An average Aussie mortgage that that ABS data shows is 32 per cent higher than five … There’s now a helluva home loan “lax tax” over a lifetime.
  • Woollahra parents up in arms as childcare centre to be sold for $9.5m as a house
    The closure of a Woollahra childcare centre and moves to offer the property to the luxury residential market for about $9.5 million have drawn the ire of locals outraged at the loss of yet anothercommunity centre….
  • Victorian rooming houses get a clean-up but experts split on whether it will work
    When 70-year-old Colin Atkinson started looking for a new place to live last year, he was not expecting to end up in a rooming house.
    In fact, he didnt know his newly built studio apartment in Frankston was registered as a rooming house until this week.
    Rooming houses have long been associated with being rundown and overcrowded properties occupied by the downtrodden and disadvantaged.And while the stereotype can be stigmatising,it is not unwarranted. The secto…
  • Melbourne auctions: Thornbury home passed in, but sells three minutes later
    Despite passing in on an offer of $1.46 million, it took just three minutes for a quaintThornbury family home to sell on Saturday.
    The post-auction negotiation was swift, with the highest bidder agreeing to cough up an extra $50,000 for the three-bedroom Californian bungalow.
    The man, whose name was not made public,was bidding on behalf of his sister, a Melbourne lawyer who missed Saturday mornings auction because she was in Dubai.
    He…
  • Ten years after the GFC, Lehman zombie is a money machine for lawyers
    A few days earlier, this time as plaintiff, Lehman successfully avoided dismissal of its own lawsuit against entities from whom it purchased mortgage…
  • Who wears the financial pants in your family?
    Many of us have worries about paying the bills, keeping on top of the mortgage and the many other challenges that come with keeping a household…
  • Couple charged over alleged roles in $900000 mortgage fraud
    The fraud was uncovered as part of ongoing investigations into alleged organised criminal activity across Sydney. In November 2015, the Criminal…