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