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WA urged to extend first-home owner grant to established homes

An increasing number of first-home owners in Western Australia are missing out on an opportunity to receive financial help from the government by...

Aussie home loan market gets shot in the arm from US private equity

As banks continue to tighten their lending rules in response to the increased scrutiny by the banking royal commission, there seems to be...

Cladding crisis hits Australian suburbs

Cladding problems may not just be confined with high-rise buildings as authorities flagged nine more types of cladding that pose risks to even...

It’s still cheaper to rent than own a home, study finds

While the costs of owning a property have considerably improved in the June quarter, affordability constraints are still present across housing markets in...

Aussies still troubled by housing costs despite market downturn

The persistent decline in home prices is not enough to alleviate housing affordability woes, with housing still being amongst the things Australians are...

Why young Aussies need to get into the housing market now

Australian homebuyers, particularly the young ones, should consider taking advantage of the downturn before prices start shooting upwards again, Housing Minister Michael Sukkar...

Home financing nosedives, hit six-year low

If there's any indication that the housing market remains weak, it would be the weakening demand for home financing. Lending for the purchase or...

How can women shatter the housing market barrier?

The property market is not a man’s world anymore — recent figures from the Australian Bureau of statistics show that the proportion of...

CBA-owned Bankwest cuts mortgage rates

Home-loan applicants at Commonwealth Bank-owned Bankwest are in for a treat as the lender starts the year with freshly-announced rate reductions for its...

Here’s how you can nail your next renovation project

Homeownership takes responsibility and commitment. A house needs maintenance and care to make sure that it is in its top shape.  After all,...
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