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...
Australian Seniors Facing No Vacancy
Elderly Australians seeking to enter retirement villages are increasingly butting up against capacity constraints as the industry battles to roll out stock fast enough to keep...
Three Predictions for 2018
If you are going to be a forecaster, you need to forecast everything, often.
NSW Housing Approvals Dropping Below Victoria
The latest ABS data on housing approvals indicates a fall in NSW compared to an increase in Victoria.
Builders Must Fight for Affordable Housing
In 2015, a study by international housing charity Habitat for Humanity revealed that a whopping 1.6 billion people worldwide did not have adequate housing and that...
Residential Construction, Single-family Home Sales Decline 58% in 2017
The supply shortage that helped drive up the average price of a newly built, single-family home 23 per cent year-over-year in December, to $1.23 million, will...
Sask. Residential Construction Trails National Average
A new report by Statistics Canada suggests residential construction numbers in Saskatchewan are lagging behind the rest of the country.
Impact Investing Must be Better Understood for Affordable Housing
Specific financing instruments and forms of impact investing must be better understood as must different groups of vulnerable household cohorts if impact investing is to make...
Strip Local Councils of Planning Approvals: Master Builders
Responsibility for assessing and approving certain types of planning applications in Victoria should be taken from local councils and handed to independent planning panels, a leading...
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...
NSW Housing Approvals Falling
The Australian Bureau of Statistics latest data on Housing Approvals indicates that NSW approvals are dropping compared to Victoria.
Houses, Apartments Lift February Construction
Home building, including that of city apartments, led an expansion in construction activity in February.
Clamping Down on Tax Evasion
The Government has today introduced legislation that delivers on its 2017-18 Budget commitment to strengthen compliance with GST law in the property development sector.
Residential Construction Costs Accelerate 5% in Victoria
In Victoria, the cost of constructing a house accelerated by 5% in 2017 according to the CoreLogic CHIP index December quarter results. According to the measure,...
Building Figures Point to Housing Slowdown
A sharp fall in home building approvals in December has provided further evidence of the slowdown in Australia's housing market.
Victorian Gov't Announces Great Initiative to Drive First Time Home Ownership
“The Victorian Government’s announcement today that it will be soon accepting applications for its shared equity scheme known as HomesVic has been welcomed by HIA -...
Average Australian Mortgage Passes $500k
The average Aussie mortgage has cracked half-a-million dollars for the first time.
McGrath CEO Steps Down Amid Earnings Woes
McGrath chief executive Cameron Judson and all but one of the real estate firm's directors are leaving after the company issued another earnings warning.