Property Industry Escapes Banking Royal Commission Fallout
Australia’s property sector has been spared any major fallout from the banking royal commission after the final report did not contain any recommendations which will materially...
Australia Will Not Have a Housing Induced Recession
For many in the housing sector, recent data has not been encouraging.
This is NOT High Quality Construction
Last Christmas Eve, residents of the 36-storey Opal Tower in Sydney Olympic Park were forced to evacuate after hearing cracking sounds including a loud bang.
Australia Must Build Smaller Aged Care Homes
Most Australians prefer to live independently as they age for as long as possible.
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,...
Most Home Loan Applications Go Through
Most people who apply for a home loan can still get one, although the process is harder and takes longer.
Treat Social Housing as Essential Infrastructure to Attract Greater Investment
With growing interest from Government in attracting investment into social housing, new AHURI research has developed a persuasive and credible case for social housing to be...
Mortgage Broker Caution Needed: RBA
Making customers pay for mortgage brokers up front will cause "legitimate competition issues" and the government is right to be cautious about it, the Reserve Bank...
Bank Inquiry to Make it Harder to Get Loan
It will become even harder to get a mortgage after the banking royal commission with lenders to be told to do more to check customers' living...
More House Price Pain
House prices across Australia are continuing to decline, the latest data shows.
New Home Sales drop to lowest level since 2012
“HIA New Home Sales continued the declining trend that we saw throughout most of 2018,” said Geordan Murray, HIA Senior Economist.
Housing Finance Falls in November
Housing market conditions across Australia have tightened with the latest figures showing further contraction in lending activity.
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...