Hamptons a Long Way from Home
American and Australian experts compare Hamptons façade looks across the continents
Victoria May Miss Out on HomeBuilder Building Boost
Victoria’s construction industry may miss out on an uplift in home building activity which other states are enjoying from the Commonwealth HomeBuilder grant, an industry leader...
HomeBuilder Lifts New Home Construction Market Everywhere Except Victoria
The market for new home building has lifted in all major states except Victoria as buyers rush to capitalise on the Commonwealth Government’s HomeBuilder program.
Minimum Compliance Means Missed Opportunities and Mediocrity
There is no doubt that the introduction of the Commonwealth Disability (Access to Premises- Buildings) Standards in 2011 has seen improvements in access to new buildings...
Economist Hits Back at Apartment Paper Critics
The co-author of a paper which claims that planning restrictions add hundreds of thousands of dollars to the cost of apartments in Sydney has hit back...
Victorian Builders Fight for Sales Reopening
Builders in Victoria have called on Premier Daniel Andrews to open up display homes, land sales offices, sales suits and Open for Inspections, saying extended restrictions...
Australia’s Most Sustainable Homes Unveiled
A home that is completely airtight except for the front door key hole has been recognised as the most sustainable home constructed anywhere in Australia over...
World Construction Set for Decade Long Boom
The world’s construction market is set for a decade long boom which will deliver more than a trillion dollars’ worth of opportunities despite COVID, the latest...
Building Approvals Rise in July
The market for new housing construction has rebounded slightly as the HomeBuilder Grant spurred demand for new homes, according to the latest building approval data from...
Shower a 'sanctuary' from virus: Syd study
Sydneysiders are using enough water to fill 155 Olympic-sized swimming pools each day as they spend more time at home.
Owner-occupier loans outstrip investors
Mortgage lending expanded in October, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics numbers indicating activity by owner-occupiers continued to outpace that of investors.
Property lending softens again: RBA
The pace of lending to property buyers grew only slightly in August, below the rate in July, according to statistics from the central bank that have...
Sydney house price fall is slowing: Domain
Sydney's embattled property market may finally be bouncing back after consecutive rate cuts and better lending conditions eased buyer tensions, according to a leading property economist.
Rental prices for Sydney units fall 5%
Rental prices on Sydney units have fallen by almost 5.0 per cent over the year on an influx of new supply but remain "significantly" higher than...
First Home Buyers to get Aid with Deposit
First home buyers will get government support with their 20 per cent house deposit whoever wins the federal election on May 18.
Election a Wildcard for Housing Market
The outcome of the federal election could be a wildcard for the housing market amid signs the worst of the downturn in prices may be over,...
March House Approvals at Five Year Low
“March building approvals marked the weakest month for detached house approvals since 2013,” said HIA’s Senior Economist Geordan Murray.
First Home Buyers Bigger Share of Market
Australians buying their first home are making up a bigger share of all people purchasing properties throughout the nation.