Home Buying Intentions Hit Record Highs
Buyer intentions regarding housing have hit a record high, new data says.
NSW Will Block Projects From Dodgy Developers
Developers in New South Wales with bad safety records, poor financial credibility or past phoenixing activity could have their building projects cancelled under new reforms set...
Construction Lending Hits Seven Year Lows
Lending to owner-occupiers to finance the construction of new homes has fallen to its lowest level in almost seven years, the latest data shows.
Housing Recovery Lifts Property Confidence
Confidence within Australia’s property sector has lifted amid a recovery in the housing market, the latest survey measuring expectations about property industry conditions over the next...
Cheaper home loans based on energy ratings
In a national first, Australians are being offered discounted loans for homes that are highly energy efficient.
Cleaners Paid $7 Per Hour at Docklands Stadium
Twenty-five cleaners at Melbourne’s Docklands Stadium in Melbourne have been underpaid by up to nearly $100,000 with some being paid flat rates of as little as...
Housing Market has Best Quarter in 10 Years
Australia's housing market has recorded its best quarter of growth in 10 years, following a four per cent gain to the end of December.
Office Tenants Demand Better Perks
Corporate tenants and employees are demanding greater perks from their offices including childcare, on-site cafes, wellness initiatives and gym access, a survey has found.
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.
NSW real estate agent stole from tenants
A Sydney real estate agent who had a penchant for cocaine and used tenants' rental bonds to fund his addiction has been spared jail.
Sydney house price fall is slowing: Domain
Sydney's embattled property market may finally be bouncing back after consecutive rate cuts and better lending conditions eased buyer tensions, according to a leading property economist.
Property council hits out at SA land tax
Proposed changes to land tax in South Australia could have a devastating impact on property owners and the economy, the state's Property Council says.
Oversupply to Cap House Prices: Forecaster
A home-building surge in recent years is likely to stave off a major rebound in Australian property prices, an economic forecasting agency says.
Rental prices for Sydney units fall 5%
Rental prices on Sydney units have fallen by almost 5.0 per cent over the year on an influx of new supply but remain "significantly" higher than...
House Price Decline is Slowing Down
The decline in house prices throughout Australia appears to be easing, with the latest results showing that the contraction in national dwelling values reached in June...