Land Shortages Bite into Aussie Housing Affordability
Prices of vacant residential land in places such as Sydney and Melbourne are surging amid signs of critical land shortages in those capitals, dashing hopes in...
RBA says Restrictive Zoning Adds $489,000 to a Sydney House
The research by Ross Kendall and Peter Tulip presents a very disturbing picture of how much cost has been added to houses and apartments in Sydney....
Changing Spaces: Key Trends Reshaping Flexible Workspace in 2018
A new survey has found flexible workspace is increasingly becoming the new norm among office occupiers across the Asia-Pacific region.
Which Method Best Suits Your Investment Strategy?
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows investors to choose between two methods of claiming depreciation on plant and equipment assets. These are the diminishing value and...
Negative Gearing Reforms Can Save $1.7 billion
Reforming negative gearing can save the Australian Government more than $1.7 billion each year without hurting ‘mum and dad’ investors, AHURI research released today finds.
Will Flammable Cladding Invalidate Your Strata Insurance?
Imagine receiving a bill and finding your insurance had risen sixfold.
Australia’s Office Market is Tightening as Shortages Hit
Australia’s office market is tightening as healthy demand and a shortage of supply grip capital cities on the eastern seaboard.
What is a Yield?
The term ‘yield’ is used in articles related to both residential and commercial property and there is an implication that the meaning is the same in...
Life Cycle Assessment for Buildings is Taking off Globally
Life cycle assessment is increasingly being used worldwide to quantify the environmental performance of buildings, set impact reduction targets, and ensure a safe environment for future...
Former Victoria Real Estate Agent Jailed
A former Melbourne real estate agent has been jailed for misusing more than $6 million of client money, blowing $300,000 on the drug ice alone.
NAB's 'Introducer Program' Under Spotlight
National Australia Bank paid thousands of people about $100 million in commissions to "introduce" potential customers to the bank, an inquiry has heard.
Toys R Us Australia Remains Open for Business
Toys R Us says it is business as usual at its Australian stores despite the apparent demise of the business in the US and UK.
Commercial Lending Stabilises in January
Lending to businesses and property investors remained steady in January following a significant fall in December, while the value of new home loans to owner-occupiers lifted...
Retrofitting Homes to Improve Energy Ratings and Reduce Emissions
University of Melbourne researchers have discovered how to retrofit homes to be more energy efficient, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting electricity bills significantly.
Auckland Housing Market Losing Steam
Auckland's overheated housing market is slowing, with price growth lagging behind other main centres, according to the latest monthly data from the Real Estate Institute of...
Victoria Nats MP Charged Over Real Estate Fraud
Victorian Nationals MP Tim McCurdy has been charged with fraud offences over a real estate deal, and declared his innocence as he stepped down from the...
Unexpected Costs for New Homeowners
Buying a house certainly is a great milestone in life. You can finally move out of a rental or your parents’ place and start your own...
SA Labor Pledge Affordable Housing
Labor has targeted aspiring home owners and those who rely on public housing in a $150 million pledge ahead of Saturday's South Australian election.