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.
VCAT Designed to Be Tough on Building Consumers
It's worth nothing that for cases brought before VCAT where the claim is over $100,000 (after costs) a 60 per cent of claim win is usually...
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.
Melbourne Dominates Australia’s Housing Hotspots List
According to the HIA Population & Residential Building Hotspots Report 2018, the Mickleham-Yuroke area of Melbourne is Australia’s number one Hotspot, with population growth of 35.3...
Convicted Tradie Targets NSW Home Owners
NSW consumers are being warned not to deal with a dodgy tradie who may be "up to his old tricks", says the state's Minister for...
NSW Housing Approvals Falling
The Australian Bureau of Statistics latest data on Housing Approvals indicates that NSW approvals are dropping compared to Victoria.
Jump in Apartment Construction Keeps Prices High
Approvals for the construction of new homes jumped in January on the back of a strong recovery in high-rise construction that economists expect will keep pressure...