Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership September 28, 2016

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

  • Mortgage interest spikes following RBA cut
    Property buyers responded positively to the Reserve Bank of Australias August cash rate cut, with figures from one lender showing a sharp increase in interest in mortgage enquiries following the decision
  • Mortgage interest spikes following RBA cut
    The RBA’s move to cut rates has certainly stimulated activity in the home loan market, and more borrowers are reconsidering their options since…
  • The social cost of high house prices in Sydney and Melbourne
    The social cost of high house prices in Sydney and Melbourne … and incomes (and also making an allowance for innovation in the mortgage market). … That is about the same as the increase in Sydney house prices over that period.
  • Australian Stock Exchange founder Ian Roach’s Hawthorn home for sale
    Selling houses is not just about bricks and mortar. Attached to this block of land at 4 Kooyongkoot Road, Hawthorn, is a slice of Australian financial history.
    It was on this land that a crucial meeting was held in 1985 that led to the formation of the Australian Stock Exchange.
    Ian Roach, then chairman of the Melbourne Stock Exchange, had brought the six state stock exchange c…
  • ME Bank looks to online home loan approvals
    ME Bank looks to online home loan approvals … “I really struggle to see how people are going to get into home ownership without support … 8 per cent during the financial year, partly due to making greater use of mortgage brokers.
  • We're only slowly waking up to the lazy tax
    As the governor observed, customers have responded to increased mortgage discounting by refinancing more often. The big banks don’t disclose…
  • Grand Queenslander on the market
    Buyers after heritage looks but thoroughly modern living need look no further.Avonleigh, a stunning Queenslander in BrisbanesSherwood, has hit the market.
    The homes exterioroozes old-world luxury, but the interiors reveala total renovation and rebuild that brings the home well into the 21st century.
    Vendors Donna and Luke Chapman bought the completely renovated…