Normal is… Traffic, Debt and Empty Houses.
“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to...
Home Truths: We Must Build Better Performing Homes
Home is where the heart is. It’s also, research tells us, where the health is. Comfortable, appropriate homes help us live longer and enjoy better health....
Australia Must Stop Mould in Homes
“The day I moved into the house, I recall thinking, ‘I am not sure I can live here.’”
‘Resale’ Drives Boring Home Design
Back around the 1950s, an era of innovation was unleashed as the design of many new homes in Australia broke away from the restrictions of a...
Australia’s Housing Construction Pipeline is Falling
Home building companies throughout Australia face a slowdown in conditions as a diminishing pipeline of work sees the volume of new construction undertaken within Australia decline...
Australia Needs a Competency Framework for Fire Protection
When owners of one Sydney apartment complex upgraded the safety of their building following a local council request for an annual fire management statement, they were...
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...
Interest Rates Cut to Record Lows
The Australian economy and residential sector will receive a boost following a Reserve Bank decision to cut rates to new record lows – albeit with not...
APRA Looks to Ease Home Landing Restrictions
Australians wishing to borrow to finance home purchases may soon find financing easier under a loosening of restrictions being proposed by the banking regulator.
First Home Buyers to get Aid with Deposit
First home buyers will get government support with their 20 per cent house deposit whoever wins the federal election on May 18.
Election a Wildcard for Housing Market
The outcome of the federal election could be a wildcard for the housing market amid signs the worst of the downturn in prices may be over,...
March House Approvals at Five Year Low
“March building approvals marked the weakest month for detached house approvals since 2013,” said HIA’s Senior Economist Geordan Murray.
Housing Shortage Forcing Women to Return to Violent Partners
A lack of affordable housing could mean that women who suffer from family violence may return to their violent partners, a new report has found.
First Home Buyers Bigger Share of Market
Australians buying their first home are making up a bigger share of all people purchasing properties throughout the nation.
House Price Falls Slow Down
The pace of decline in new home values throughout Australia has eased, the latest data shows.
Larger Land Suburbs Buck Housing Downturn Trend
Suburbs with larger land sizes are bucking the trend in terms of the housing market decline, the latest analysis has found.