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...
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...
Will Flammable Cladding Invalidate Your Strata Insurance?
Imagine receiving a bill and finding your insurance had risen sixfold.
Australia’s Office Market is Tightening as Shortages Hit
Australia’s office market is tightening as healthy demand and a shortage of supply grip capital cities on the eastern seaboard.
What is a Yield?
The term ‘yield’ is used in articles related to both residential and commercial property and there is an implication that the meaning is the same in...
Canada Home Sales Down 14.5%
A flood of buyers and sellers looking to close deals late last year ahead of looming tighter mortgage rules resulted in a 14.5 per cent "payback"...
Dwelling Values Fall Across Six of Australia’s Eight Capital Cities
CoreLogic today released its January hedonic home value index results which, at a national level, revealed a fall of 0.3% for the month, led by a...
Rentals Properties out of Reach for Many
Taking a snapshot of the more than 67,000 rental properties available across Australia on March 24, the advocacy group found only 3729 were affordable for households...
Amazon, Airbnb Drive Retail Insolvencies
Competition from online giants such as Amazon and Airbnb is behind an increase in the number of Australian retailers going bust in recent years, according to...
Melbourne's Iconic Flinders Street Station Glorious Restoration
It's been dirty work scraping more than 10 tonnes of pigeon poo from the dome of one of Melbourne's most iconic buildings.
Boom in Residential Auctions
Over the past seven days Australia has had the highest number of auctions ever recorded across the combined capital cities, while Melbourne auction volumes have also...
Australia's Homes Worth Almost $7 trillion
Australia's housing market is slowing after years of rapid growth, but the value of the nation's 10 million homes is nearing $7 trillion, taking the average...
Salim Mehajer Declared Bankrupt by Judge
Less than three years after Salim Mehajer made headlines with his lavish wedding, the controversial Sydney businessman is behind bars and bankrupt.
Australian House Prices Fall but Auctions Soar
The number of home auctions surged last week to become the second busiest week for the year so far, while prices rose on annual basis.
Toys R Us Australia Remains Open for Business
Toys R Us says it is business as usual at its Australian stores despite the apparent demise of the business in the US and UK.
Commercial Lending Stabilises in January
Lending to businesses and property investors remained steady in January following a significant fall in December, while the value of new home loans to owner-occupiers lifted...