Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 16, 2019

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

  • Why it's time to take advantage of Western Australia's housing market
    Western Australia appears to hold countless opportunities for homebuyers and property investors due to the significant improvement in its home-loan…
  • Aussies are borrowing with smaller mortgage deposits
    Borrowers typically need at least a 20% deposit to qualify for a mortgage. … Porter said that the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme by the federal…
  • Spring auction season continues to bloom
    … success rates above 70 per cent for two months straight, continuing a flying start to the spring selling season as premium house prices begin to rise.
  • Renovation of the week: This house is why you should renovate your post-war instead of knocking it down
    Brisbanes post-war houses have not always been considered worth spending a lot of money on.
    The usually small and very basic timber homes, many of which are dotted throughout Brisbanes middle-ring suburbs, were purpose-built for war service families and so didnt feature the heritage craftsmanship and character detailing that pre-war Queenslander houses did.
    Theyre alsonot subject to councils character overlay laws, which prevent homes bui…
  • Splash out on a home with a waterfall: $17 million Kansas mansion with everything for sale
    Plenty of properties get described as one-of-a-kind, but its rarely been truer than for this home with the absolute lot in Lake Quivira, Kansas, in the United States.
    Lets start with the house itself,with seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms and several commercial-grade kitchens with a butlers pantry.
    Theres also a two-storey office, wine cellar and walk-in closet system, plus a turreted library extension, which is the highest point …
  • Future of controversial Brunswick development set to overshadow Princes Park to be revealed
    The fate of a controversial proposed apartment tower in Brunswick is hanging in the balance, with the developer expected to reveal its next step on Monday.
    A pitch for a 12-storey block was deemed too tall by the state planning tribunal earlier this year, amid worries about overshadowing of popular Princes Park.
    Moreland City Council rejected the amended plans for a 10-storey project at 699 Park Street, on the corner of bustling Sydney Road, late last month in a decision welcome…
  • Auction market blooms to life in Sydney’s second strong, spring weekend
    Sydneys strong auction clearance rates continued this weekend as the spring market continued to bloom back to life.
    The preliminary clearance rate sat at 77.5 per cent after 468 auctions and 300 reported results on Saturday.
    Sydneys results have sat at 70 per cent or above for the past 10 weeks as the number of homes for sale remains low.
    Domain economist Trent Wiltshire predicted the finalised clearance rat…
  • Aussies are borrowing with smaller mortgage deposits
    What could be the dangers of borrowing with a high loan-to-value ratio?