Discover the Benefits of Buying a Brand-new Investment Property
According to the BMT Tax Depreciation 2019 investor survey, 63 per cent of investors prefer to invest in second-hand property.
WA Pushes Through COVID Planning Reform
Development proposals in Western Australia which are worth more than $20 million in the metropolitan region or $5 million in regional areas will receive a streamlined...
World’s Safe Buildings Get a New Rating Tool
Buildings which have robust operational policies, maintenance protocols and emergency plans will be able to be certified as safe buildings under a new rating tool to...
Sourceable Apologises for Publishing a Story Under Embargo
Sourceable would like to apologise for publishing a story on Tuesday which was under embargo and was not intended to be published by any media outlet...
Sydney Residents Still Confident on Housing Market
Confidence in Sydney’s housing market remains strong despite COVID-19, a survey which predates the announcement of the Commonwealth HomeBuilder program has found.
Environmental Upgrade Agreements: An idea whose time has come (at last)?
As Victor Hugo famously stated, “Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come”, so now is surely the time for Environmental Upgrade Agreements...
Building Shutdowns Must be Carefully Managed
Closures or partial shutdowns of commercial or public buildings during COVID-19 must be carefully managed, a leader in property risk management says.
Lifts a Major Risk as Offices Look to Reopen
Elevators and lifts will be an area of concern when offices and commercial buildings reopen, Australia’s workplace safety agency has warned.
Security is Critical in Building Management Systems
Back in 2013, US retailer Target became engulfed in a crisis after cyber criminals gained access to its point of sale (POS) system and stole credit/debit...
Stokes to discuss NSW land clearing halt
NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes will attend an urgent meeting with a South Coast property developer following a push to halt land clearing in the bushfire-ravaged...
Vic reveals $500m COVID-19 rental relief
The six-month ban on evictions and rent increases for both commercial and residential tenants, as well as tax relief for landlords, was announced by Premier Daniel...
Property Scheme Victims Face More Anxiety
The coronavirus pandemic has heaped further anxiety on dozens of retirees who lost their life savings in a collapsed Australian property scheme.
Real estate auctions will be banned
All real estate auctions and open house inspections will be cancelled amid tougher restrictions on gatherings of people in a bid to stem the spread of...
Strong capital city home auction results
Almost 3000 home auctions across Australian capitals have shown strong results, with seven out of 10 properties sold.
Administrator to run Melb's Casey council
An interim administrator has been appointed to take charge of Melbourne's scandal-plagued Casey council, after Victoria's parliament voted to sack its councillors.
Qld councillors got funds for own projects
Former Ipswich councillors spent millions of ratepayer dollars on projects in their own areas instead of funding initiatives that would have benefited the Queensland city as...
Owner-occupier loans outstrip investors
Mortgage lending expanded in October, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics numbers indicating activity by owner-occupiers continued to outpace that of investors.
Qld council seeks $2.5m from Palmer firms
A Queensland council is pursuing two of Clive Palmer's companies in court seeking millions owed in rates and water charges.