Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 24, 2016

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

  • Neighbourhoods: A former country retreat, now a city gateway and growing residentially
    Its hard to imagine that the commercially vibrant and now increasingly populated suburb ofBotany was once considered a country retreat and holiday destination.
    Overlooking Botany Bay, where Captain James Cook landed back in 1770, Botany has beenshaped by its proximity to the water and today, Port Botany remains Australias second-busiestcontainer port.
    Neighbouring Sydney Airport to the west, the suburb has long been considered a gateway in and&nbs…
  • Randwick trophy home that comes with a who’s who of previous owners
    The largest privately held holding in Randwick with its recently renovatedHamptons-style residence goes to auction on October 22, given plans by Aussie rock insider MickMazzoneto move to Adelaide.
    Mazzonewas best known as a long-time tour manager for the likes of The Angels, Midnight Oil, Hunters Collectors, Paul Kelly and theSunnyboysbefore he founded the events and production management company, Mighty Management.
    The 1000-square…
  • New homes: From slum city to millionaires’ row
    Gentrification is old news around Surry Hills, which long ago escaped its reputation as a slum to become a hip inner-city haven.
    But theres a new wave of activity in this part of the world, as its sheds some of its last remaining grungy elements to emerge with not just trendy but decidedly luxurious pockets.
    One of the most dramatic changes in the pipeline is the imminent demolition of public housing towers in Waterloo. Seventeen hectares of government land is to be redev…
  • Out of Town: Suffolk Park’s hidden talent revealed
    Singer-songwriter Pete Murray has cashed in on his Suffolk Park beachfront-reserve home, pocketing $2.2 million last month when he sold to Adelaide Mushrooms owner Douglas Schirripa and his wife Raelene.
    Murrays sale of his Blue Sky Beach House, through Remax Coastal, is a decent return on his $1.5 million purchase price of 2007, even with the substantial renovation five years ago.
    The chart-topping muso hasnt gone far, having returned to the Byron Bay hinterland….
  • Why get a mortgage manager?
    A mortgage manager specializes on organizing funding for home buyers and property investors, according to the Mortgage and Finance Association of … mortgage managers receive is a management fee, paid by the home loan…
  • Why get a mortgage manager?
    Mortgage managers can be a lot of help in seeing your loan through to full repayment
  • A third of first home buyers worry about mortgage payments—survey
    But lender says they should make pre-payments to take advantage of the low interest rates
  • A third of first home buyers worry about mortgage payments—survey
    Mortgage repayments are a primary concern for almost one in three first home buyers, a survey by lender Mortgage Choice revealed. … to pre-pay their home loan and ultimately drive their debt down as quickly as possible..
  • First home buyers forced to save big with affordability concerns rising
    The road to home ownership is tipped to be longer, with Dr Wilson anticipating about 20 per cent aggregate increase in house prices in the next four…
  • Non-bank announces new leadership role
    Pepper Money has announced a new leadership position that will oversee the non-bank lenders Australian mortgage business and its impending foray into personal loans.
  • Nearly 1 in 3 FHBs worried about mortgage repayments
    A disconcerting proportion of Australian first home buyers are worried they may not be able to meet their mortgage commitments