AERIAL VIEW OF HOMES IN WESTERN SUBURBS OF SYDNEY.
Homes are seen in this aerial photo above the western suburbs of Sydney
June 26, 2003. The cost of buying a home could be slashed by a third as
Australian financial institutions push ahead with plans to offer equity
financing. This would mean that home buyers would be required to pay 70
percent of the deposit and home loan repayments, whilst the lending
institution would make up the shortfall in return for the remaining
equity in the property. REUTERS/David Gray