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Normal is… Traffic, Debt and Empty Houses.
Urban Planning
Wednesday May 15 2019

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
Green
Friday May 10 2019

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
Residential
Thursday May 9 2019

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
Residential
Friday April 5 2019

‘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
Residential
Friday March 1 2019

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
Buildings
Monday February 25 2019

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
Residential
Wednesday February 6 2019

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...

Australia Must Build Smaller Aged Care Homes
Architecture
Tuesday January 15 2019

Australia Must Build Smaller Aged Care Homes

Most Australians prefer to live independently as they age for as long as possible.

Residential
Jun 5 2019
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...

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Residential
May 22 2019
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.

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Residential
May 13 2019
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.

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Residential
May 13 2019
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,...

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Residential
May 7 2019
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.

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Residential
Apr 10 2019
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.

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Residential
Apr 8 2019
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.

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Residential
Apr 2 2019
House Price Falls Slow Down

The pace of decline in new home values throughout Australia has eased, the latest data shows.

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Residential
Mar 25 2019
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.

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