Is the Supply-Side Argument a Con?
In classic economics, prices are determined by supply and demand.
Cracks Appearing in the World’s Most Desirable Property Markets
Is this the end of the global housing boom?
Depreciation and Off-the-Plan Properties
Investors who are looking to purchase a new property often look at buying off-the-plan.
Performance Solutions Costing Home Owners Billions
Performance solutions is the new name for what used to be called alternative solutions less than two years ago. Apart from the renaming, little else has...
Owner Occupiers on the Rise in National Apartment Market
In the most comprehensive national survey in Australia, property consultants Urbis tracked over 120,000 brand new and off the plan selling apartments across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane,...
How Should the National Construction Code Respond to Airbnb?
Back in 2011, owners of 42 units at the two-tower Watergate apartment complex in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct were served with orders to cease using their dwellings...
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.
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...
Dwelling Values Fall Across Six of Australia’s Eight Capital Cities
CoreLogic today released its January hedonic home value index results which, at a national level, revealed a fall of 0.3% for the month, led by a...
Home Buyers Should be Aware of Major Pitfalls
If you buy a $10 item of clothing that turns out to be faulty, you can usually get a refund or replacement fairly easily. Buy a...
Frequently Asked Property Depreciation Questions
As a building gets older and items within it wear out, they depreciate in value. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows property investors to claim a...
Home Prices fell 0.7% in June Quarter
Home prices in Australian capital cities fell by 0.7 per cent in the three months to June.
Regional NSW Home Values to Outgrow Sydney
Sydney's property market has long held a mortgage on real estate headlines, but analysts say home values in regional NSW are poised for stronger growth than...
Housing Shouldn't Hit Bank Stability: RBA
A senior Reserve Bank official has downplayed the chances of a slowdown in Australia's once-booming housing market undermining the stability of the country's banks, saying the...
Less Building May Lift Home Prices: Report
House prices are cooling off in Sydney and Melbourne but could rise again as the pace of new home building slows, a report has warned.
Queensland Developers Ignored Warning Signs: analyst
Tumbling Brisbane apartment prices and rising investor defaults have been blamed on developers and lenders failing to heed the obvious warnings signs.
Housing 'Credit Crunch' Hightens Risk
Rising global interest rates and tighter bank lending risk triggering a "mini-credit crunch" that could send Australia's house prices, a new report warns.
Victoria Renters Want Energy Efficiency Reform
Victorian renters are joining the call from a leading environmental group for a compulsory level of energy efficiency standards, including insulation, in homes available for lease.