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Sunday July 22, 2018

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Depreciation and Off-the-Plan Properties
Residential
Friday July 20 2018

Depreciation and Off-the-Plan Properties

Investors who are looking to purchase a new property often look at buying off-the-plan.

Planning Applications Require Too Many Specialist Reports
Zoning
Tuesday July 17 2018

Planning Applications Require Too Many Specialist Reports

Back in the old days, a development application, particularly for a single house, was a matter of submitting drawings and a description of the materials and...

Performance Solutions Costing Home Owners Billions
Residential
Thursday July 5 2018

Performance Solutions Costing Home Owners Billions

Performance solutions is the new name for what used to be called alternative solutions less than two years ago. Apart from the renaming, little else has...

Record Land Releases Creating Huge Greenfield Opportunities
Zoning
Thursday July 5 2018

Record Land Releases Creating Huge Greenfield Opportunities

Drive along the old Princes Highway toward Pakenham in Melbourne’s south-east and ‘Land for Sale’ signs dot the landscape.

Middle Ring Suburbs Missing Out
Zoning
Wednesday July 4 2018

Middle Ring Suburbs Missing Out

The recent report by the Grattan Institute - Housing Affordability - Re-imagining the Australian dream - makes a plea for more medium density housing in inner...

Four Questions You Should Ask Your Quantity Surveyor
Business
Wednesday July 4 2018

Four Questions You Should Ask Your Quantity Surveyor

Are you an investor who’s heard about the benefits of depreciation and have decided to start claiming?

Dubai Property ‘a Money-laundering Haven’
Business
Wednesday June 13 2018

Dubai Property ‘a Money-laundering Haven’

War profiteers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the US in recent years have used Dubai's real estate market as a haven for their assets,...

Owner Occupiers on the Rise in National Apartment Market
Residential
Friday June 8 2018

Owner Occupiers on the Rise in National Apartment Market

In the most comprehensive national survey in Australia, property consultants Urbis tracked over 120,000 brand new and off the plan selling apartments across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane,...

How Should the National Construction Code Respond to Airbnb?
Residential
Wednesday May 2 2018

How Should the National Construction Code Respond to Airbnb?

Back in 2011, owners of 42 units at the two-tower Watergate apartment complex in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct were served with orders to cease using their dwellings...

Business
Jul 17 2018
NSW Govt to Probe Chinese Land Visa Deal

The NSW government is investigating claims a Chinese developer promised overseas investors a permanent resident visa in Australia if they bought into a NSW Hunter Valley...

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Residential
Jul 5 2018
Stamp Duty Revenue Hits New Record

“Australian homebuyers paid out over $21 billion in stamp duty to state governments during the 2017/18 financial year – and the total cost of the tax...

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Residential
Jul 5 2018
Housing Market Slowdown Likely to Continue

Australia's housing market slowdown is likely to continue this year, with property transaction volumes dropping as much as five per cent, according to a survey of...

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Residential
Jul 4 2018
Household Chemicals' Link to Health Issues

Common household chemicals have been linked to health issues including breathing difficulties, cognitive impairment and seizures, new research shows.

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Residential
Jul 4 2018
UK Real Estate Agents Hit Hard Times

More than 150 British real estate agents have gone broke in the last year as pressure from online rivals continues to bite, a new study has...

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Residential
Jun 20 2018
Declining House Prices Have Further to Fall

Economists are warning of further house price falls but are confident this won't derail the economy more broadly although it may delay an official interest rate...

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Commercial
Jun 20 2018
Qld Govt Steps in Amid $1.2b Resort Battle

The Queensland government has stepped in to resolve a dispute over a controversial $1.2 billion resort and housing development off Gladstone.

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Business
Jun 15 2018
Queensland Budget Exposes Dire Need for Real Reform

The 2018/19 Queensland Budget falls short when it comes to long-term economic management, according to the Property Council of Australia.

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Residential
Jun 13 2018
Home Loan Approvals Slip 1.4% in April

Home loan approvals fell in April, and while the drop was not as great as economists had forecast there are expectations the housing market has...

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