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Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia
Safety
Wednesday October 10 2018

Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia

If you want to know about costs associated with asbestos in residential premises, you only have to ask the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government.

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.

Build More Homes, Improve Affordability
Residential
Tuesday September 18 2018

Build More Homes, Improve Affordability

Housing affordability is about supply and demand.

Increase Housing Supply and Prices Will Fall
Residential
Friday September 14 2018

Increase Housing Supply and Prices Will Fall

You often don’t know you’re in a bubble until it has actually popped. This is what ASIC chairman, Greg Medcraft, was warning three years ago. Shortly...

Slowdown on the Horizon for US Housing Market
Residential
Thursday August 2 2018

Slowdown on the Horizon for US Housing Market

They were fed up with Seattle’s home bidding wars. They were only in their late 20s but had already lost two battles and were ready to...

Sydney Planning: The Best or Nothing
Urban Planning
Thursday July 5 2018

Sydney Planning: The Best or Nothing

Karl Benz once remarked that he built a great motor car with the axiom “Das Beste Oder Nichts” meaning “the best or nothing,” and it is...

State Based Agency Referrals Must be Cleaned Up
Business
Wednesday June 20 2018

State Based Agency Referrals Must be Cleaned Up

As Australia’s population expands, urban renewal and development are needed to cater for growing housing and infrastructure requirements.

How Should the National Construction Code Respond to Airbnb?
Residential
Wednesday May 2 2018

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
Zoning
Friday March 16 2018

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...

Business
Aug 10 2018
NZ Reserve Bank May Hold Rate Until 2020

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand says it might not move the official cash rate for more than two years as it adds to voices pointing...

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Urban Planning
Aug 2 2018
Toronto Waterfront Board Moving Forward with High Tech Neighbourhood

A board that advocates for the revitalization of Toronto’s waterfront is moving forward in creating a plan to build a high-tech neighbourhood.

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Residential
Aug 2 2018
Surprise Jump in June Building Approvals

Approvals for the construction of new homes jumped 6.4 per cent in June, well above the one per cent improvement economists had expected, the Australian Bureau...

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Residential
Jul 31 2018
Sydenham To Bankstown Planning Backdown Bad For Future Housing Supply

The backdown by the NSW Government on it’s Planned Precincts along the Sydenham to Bankstown corridor is yet another pre-election move that will put new housing...

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Residential
Jul 5 2018
Stamp Duty Revenue Hits New Record

“Australian homebuyers paid out over $21 billion in stamp duty to state governments during the 2017/18 financial year – and the total cost of the tax...

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Residential
Jul 5 2018
Housing Market Slowdown Likely to Continue

Australia's housing market slowdown is likely to continue this year, with property transaction volumes dropping as much as five per cent, according to a survey of...

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Residential
Jun 20 2018
US Housing Starts Jump 5 per Cent in May

A surge of construction drove US housing starts up five per cent in May from the prior month - the strongest pace since July 2007.

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Residential
Jun 15 2018
Melbourne Dominates Australia’s Housing Hotspots List

According to the HIA Population & Residential Building Hotspots Report 2018, the Mickleham-Yuroke area of Melbourne is Australia’s number one Hotspot, with population growth of 35.3...

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Residential
Jun 13 2018
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.

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