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Thursday February 21, 2019

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Property Industry Escapes Banking Royal Commission Fallout
Residential
Wednesday February 6 2019

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
Residential
Thursday January 31 2019

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
Residential
Tuesday January 29 2019

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
Architecture
Tuesday January 15 2019

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?
Residential
Tuesday September 18 2018

Is the Supply-Side Argument a Con?

In classic economics, prices are determined by supply and demand.

Depreciation and Off-the-Plan Properties
Residential
Friday July 20 2018

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
Residential
Thursday July 5 2018

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
Residential
Friday June 8 2018

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,...

Residential
Feb 8 2019
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.

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Residential
Feb 7 2019
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...

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Residential
Feb 6 2019
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...

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Residential
Feb 1 2019
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...

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Residential
Feb 1 2019
More House Price Pain

House prices across Australia are continuing to decline, the latest data shows.

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Residential
Jan 18 2019
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.

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Residential
Jan 17 2019
Housing Finance Falls in November

Housing market conditions across Australia have tightened with the latest figures showing further contraction in lending activity.

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Residential
12 Nov, 2018
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...

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Residential
6 Nov, 2018
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...

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