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

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Fast 50 2024 uncovers Australia’s top suburbs for property investment

Momentum Media and leading property investment brand Smart Property Investment are proud to unveil the inaugural FAST...
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Which state is defying the long-term slump in new home sales?

A new report showed new home sales were up in April, with one state in particular defying the long-term slump in...
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1 in 5 Aussies dreaming of regional shift

Young Australians are set to drive the continuation of Australia’s growing pattern of regional migration, according...
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Building Act reforms to ensure Porter Davis mistakes aren’t repeated

Following the collapse of one of the state’s largest builders last month, the Victorian government is acting to...
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Is the regional rental crisis over?

For the third month running, the national residential vacancy rate has risen, with SQM Research indicating the...
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Is a ban on rental bidding truly the ultimate solution to the rental crisis?

Beyond the buzz surrounding rental bidding bans, one business leader says its not “poor tenancy laws” authorities...
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Will the end of rate hikes lead to a surge in investment opportunities?

Amidst the uncertainty surrounding the full impact of rate hikes on the property market, an expert lays arguments as to...
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RBA warned against knocking the Aussie economy into recession

Following the central bank’s shock decision to lift the cash rate at its May meeting, one financial expert has urged...
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Federal budget a boon for increased commercial property interest

While it failed to hit the mark among Australian residential property sector stakeholders, the budget, handed down...
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Good news for Brisbane property owners: Values rise again for 2nd consecutive month

Brisbane has finally shown signs of passing the bottom of the market downturn, following a record-breaking streak of...
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Which West Australian region was a star in Q1 2023?

Despite facing rising costs and significant building delays, one West Australian regional centre emerged as the top...
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Budget schemes may fall short of the property mark, experts warn

Despite being loaded with schemes targeting housing relief, the first full-year budget of the Albanese government...
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Hybrid work weighs on Australia’s commercial property market

Investors in the Asia-Pacific commercial property market are feeling the heat as rate hike headwinds take hold, with...
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A state-by-state insight into Australia’s property markets (post-rate hikes)

Which markets are still reeling and which are rebounding from the downturn? Seven experts from Property Investment...
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Building approvals plunge to lowest level in a decade

The number of dwellings that were greenlit for construction fell in March, triggered by an increase in borrowing and...
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WA property market remains resilient as full impact of rate hikes looms: REIWA

Property owners are bracing for the impact of the Reserve Bank’s unexpected rate hike decision in May, but one state...
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Budget 2023: What’s in it for housing?

The Albanese government has delivered its first full-year budget since winning last year’s election. Here, we give a...
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How to find properties with the best development potential

Promoted by W C Property. There is lots of advice published on maximising development potential. But the real...
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Will the latest rate hike undo rebounding market confidence?

While the March lending data showed confidence is returning among property buyers, the Real Estate Institute of...
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Rent hikes break records across Aussie capitals

A new report showed Australia's capital cities have recorded the strongest annual rental increase in history, fueled by...
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9 tips for bringing a property development back from the brink

The property and construction industry is facing a rising trend of developments collapsing, but an industry expert...
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Vendor caution drives declines in property listings

Capital cities saw larger-than-normal declines in residential property listings in April as vendors took a cautious...
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Market confidence improves as cautious buyers and investors leave sidelines

Confidence is returning to the property sector, a new report showed, as savvy buyers and investors shed their cautious...
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National Cabinet announcements ‘no silver bullet’ for housing crisis: REIA

Despite welcoming the recent outcome of the National Cabinet meeting, Australia’s peak real estate body believes the...
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Consecutive monthly home value increases indicate market may have bottomed out

After falling throughout the back end of 2022, CoreLogic’s latest Home Value Index (HVI) has revealed home prices...
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