Dubai Property ‘a Money-laundering Haven’
War profiteers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the US in recent years have used Dubai's real estate market as a haven for their assets,...
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...
Land Shortages Bite into Aussie Housing Affordability
Prices of vacant residential land in places such as Sydney and Melbourne are surging amid signs of critical land shortages in those capitals, dashing hopes in...
RBA says Restrictive Zoning Adds $489,000 to a Sydney House
The research by Ross Kendall and Peter Tulip presents a very disturbing picture of how much cost has been added to houses and apartments in Sydney....
Changing Spaces: Key Trends Reshaping Flexible Workspace in 2018
A new survey has found flexible workspace is increasingly becoming the new norm among office occupiers across the Asia-Pacific region.
Which Method Best Suits Your Investment Strategy?
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows investors to choose between two methods of claiming depreciation on plant and equipment assets. These are the diminishing value and...
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.
Declining House Prices Have Further to Fall
Economists are warning of further house price falls but are confident this won't derail the economy more broadly although it may delay an official interest rate...
Qld Govt Steps in Amid $1.2b Resort Battle
The Queensland government has stepped in to resolve a dispute over a controversial $1.2 billion resort and housing development off Gladstone.
Queensland Budget Exposes Dire Need for Real Reform
The 2018/19 Queensland Budget falls short when it comes to long-term economic management, according to the Property Council of Australia.
Home Loan Approvals Slip 1.4% in April
Home loan approvals fell in April, and while the drop was not as great as economists had forecast there are expectations the housing market has...
Queensland Housing Market Prepares for Hikes
House prices in Queensland will jump when the first home owners grant expires this month and a new land tax is introduced, industry experts say.
Chinese Investors Feeling Unwelcome in Australia
Chinese investors are more wary about Australia, with a growing number saying they feel unwelcome.
Mortgage Choice Hit by Franchisee Unrest
Mortgage Choice shares have tumbled more than 20 per cent after the home loan broker became the latest firm to face accusations of mistreating franchisees.
Vicinity to Sell $1bn of Shopping Centres
Vicinity Centres will sell up to $1 billion of medium-sized and neighbourhood shopping centres to fund development of prestige projects.
New Landmark Skyline Mooted for Applecross
A superblock in one of Perth’s most prestigious riverside suburbs, Applecross is on the market following an unprecedented consolidation of twelve land holdings.