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Reports, statistics and analysis from experts on the Australian property market.

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60-day STRA cap placed on Byron Shire Council

Following a planning proposal submitted by the council, the NSW government has endorsed a plan to decrease the number...
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What can you do if your builder goes into voluntary administration?

The Victorian government has released some advice for home owners who may have been impacted by their builder going...
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New IoT-enabled smoke alarms could save lives, and money

They’re lifesaving. And can be a pain to manage. But now, smoke alarm management has gone virtual thanks to an...
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WA holds onto most affordable state crown

The state remained Australia's most affordable, even though the portion of income required to meet loan repayments rose...
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Is the spring sales surge handy for investors? Or a headache?

Australia’s momentous start to the 2023 spring selling season has seen listings increase as if we’re beginning to...
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Sydney ‘at the lower end of the overvalued territory’: UBS

The latest iteration of the UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index has noted a sharp decline in housing market imbalances...
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Industry partnership central to Victorian housing ‘shake-up’

The state has revealed how it intends to meet its ambitious building targets in a plan that it’s calling “the...
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What role can Fonzie play in ending Australia’s housing crisis?

Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli or “Fonzie” is arguably the most iconic character in television history, and now a...
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Profit on property soars despite market volatility

Though property prices have fluctuated over recent months, a new report shows that Aussie home owners are increasingly...
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Victoria to introduce short-stay levy

More than 36,000 short-stay rentals are set to be slugged with the fee under changes announced by Premier Daniel...
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NSW budget targets long-term solutions to current housing woes

The Minns government’s 2023–24 state budget aims to improve NSW’s future housing prospects.
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Will a ‘radical rethink’ fix Victoria’s rental crisis?

Simplifying taxation, enacting planning reforms, and incentivising developers are just some of the “radical”...
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Unit shortage looms as demand soars: CoreLogic

With medium- to high-density living increasing in popularity as more Australians desire inner-city residences,...
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Essential housing package forms cornerstone of NSW budget

Ahead of the Labor government’s state budget today (19 September), the NSW government has announced a new program...
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Latest property snapshot shows promise for lessening property pressures

The Real Estate Institute of Australia’s (REIA) Real Estate Market Facts Report provides a snapshot of how the...
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HAFF finally passes through Parliament

Following an extensive stalemate, the Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) finally received its long-awaited...
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‘More capital gains to come’: 10 top picks across Australia’s popular states

New Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data has shown Australians are moving away from NSW and Victoria in droves.
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The current state of Australian commercial property

How are rising interest rates, increased demand and more competition impacting the commercial market? One expert has...
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Regional Australia requests 30% slice of HAFF’s $10bn pie

With the Albanese government’s Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) expected to pass Parliament imminently, there are...
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Rental reform is about supply v demand, not tenants v landlords

For so long, the loudest social discourse surrounding the national rental crisis has aimed to pit landlords against...
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Experts warn HAFF deal no silver bullet for supply crisis

Anthony Albanese’s Labor Party struck a deal with the Greens to bring an end to the housing policy stalemate that...
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EXPLAINED: Are short-term holiday rentals killing the national housing market?

Short-term rental accommodation’s (STRA) popularity has risen rapidly in recent years, but how damaging is it for the...
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Average home loan requires nearly 50% of Aussies’ income: Report

Both housing and rental affordability continued to worsen across Australia throughout the June quarter, according to...
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Hunting affordable investing? 5 suburbs to zero in on

With Australian property values rising once more, one buyer’s agency has done the hard yards and located five areas...
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How monitoring the rental market could be an early indicator of potential capital growth in flat markets

Our property markets do not move linearly. There are very clear patterns in the way they move.
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