Australia’s Housing Construction Pipeline is Falling
Home building companies throughout Australia face a slowdown in conditions as a diminishing pipeline of work sees the volume of new construction undertaken within Australia decline...
Australia’s Home Renovations Bust
Look through much of today’s media and you will see talk of the slowdown in the housing market.
Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia
If you want to know about costs associated with asbestos in residential premises, you only have to ask the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government.
Build More Homes, Improve Affordability
Housing affordability is about supply and demand.
Increase Housing Supply and Prices Will Fall
You often don’t know you’re in a bubble until it has actually popped. This is what ASIC chairman, Greg Medcraft, was warning three years ago. Shortly...
An Update on Directions to Fix or Rectify Building Work
Plenty has been written both in Victoria and elsewhere as to the issue of defective cladding on the externals of buildings.
Australia’s Housing Boom Losing Steam
Total building commencements will continue to rise in the coming months but activity is expected to decline next financial year as Australia's housing boom begins to...
Wynne’s Game of Russian Roulette: Playing With People’s Lives
A recent ruling by the Supreme Court should send shockwaves throughout the Victorian community.
NSW Defect Bond Scheme is Beset with Problems
Few issues force politicians to act on dodgy building practices more than reports of 85 percent of new apartments being riddled with defects.
Tenth Charged in Sydney Fake Tradie Scam
A tenth person has been charged after an alleged fraud syndicate handed out bogus qualifications to wannabe tradesmen during Sydney's property market boom.
Brisbane Baby Injured in Third Floor Fall
A baby boy has been taken to hospital with head injuries after falling from the third floor of a Brisbane apartment block.
Victoria Gets New Mandatory Code of Conduct for Solar Retailers
Retailers of solar systems in Victoria will be forced to sign a code of conduct to demonstrate that they meet reasonable quality and safety standards if...
More Opal Tower Residents to Return
Another wave of residents from Sydney's damaged Opal Tower can move back into their homes immediately after the properties underwent strengthening works.
Home repair scam targets elderly Qlders
Two unlicensed tradies accused of ripping off elderly Queenslanders via a home maintenance scam have been nabbed for fraud, forgery and theft offences.
Opal Residents Reluctant to Reoccupy Tower
The builders of Sydney's cracked Opal Tower say most residents will be able to move back in on the weekend but the owners' committee isn't convinced...
Surprise Jump in June Building Approvals
Approvals for the construction of new homes jumped 6.4 per cent in June, well above the one per cent improvement economists had expected, the Australian Bureau...
Sydenham To Bankstown Planning Backdown Bad For Future Housing Supply
The backdown by the NSW Government on it’s Planned Precincts along the Sydenham to Bankstown corridor is yet another pre-election move that will put new housing...
US Housing Starts Jump 5 per Cent in May
A surge of construction drove US housing starts up five per cent in May from the prior month - the strongest pace since July 2007.