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

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RBA delivers May cash rate decision

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) handed down its fourth cash rate decision for 2023 at its monthly board meeting on...
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Home Guarantee Scheme expanded as National Cabinet flags supply increases

Federal Housing Minister Julie Collins announced reforms to the scheme two days after the Prime Minister and state...
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‘New Rockhampton’ to be formed as Qld braces for population surge

Five new suburbs have been approved in one of South-East Queensland’s largest greenfield growth areas to accommodate...
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Government must get serious about NSW housing supply: Tim McKibbin

Australia’s most populated state could face an ongoing housing crisis unless empty government promises become deep...
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Real estate bodies call for national energy rating scheme

The Property Council of Australia (PCA) and the Green Building Council of Australia are calling for the creation of a...
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Quarterly home value increases hint at cautious market recovery

For the first time in a year, Australian home prices recorded an increase over the first quarter of the year, with...
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Station location: How trains are attracting Australian development

Train access is increasingly shaping the face of Australian neighbourhoods, according to new research.
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Which suburb saw over 300% capital growth in the last 10 years?

A new report has revealed the suburbs where property owners could potentially cash in on up to 300 per cent value...
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Cairns council scratches controversial investor rate hike

A proposal to charge non-principal places of residence at a higher rate by the popular north Queensland town’s...
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Perth’s property prices to hold steady in first half of 2023: REIWA

While Perth’s property prices will remain steady in the first half of 2023, rents in the city are expected to...
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An Investor’s Guide To Vacancy Rates

When you invest in rental properties, finding quality tenants can make the difference between a successful investment...
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Sydney takes the lead in national industrial rental growth amid low vacancy rates

The NSW capital led the way nationally in terms of industrial rental growth, as low vacancy rates and supply issues...
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Is the Australian housing market truly at ‘high risk’?

While Australia’s property markets have been labelled as the second riskiest in the world, an expert offers arguments...
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Healthy Qld rental market ‘worlds away’ as crisis continues

Even with the state’s residential vacancy rate climbing 0.1 per cent between Q4 2022 and Q1 2022, the market remains...
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To retire, renting millennials will need 50% more in savings than homeowners

Millennials who rent will need to save significantly more than their home-owning peers in order to retire comfortably,...
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Is Perth on the brink of an apartment shortage?

Perth is facing an “imminent” shortage of apartment supply that could intensify the pressure on its property and...
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Is housing the key to a successful retirement?

Despite being previously ruled out by the Prime Minister, a reform to national superannuation could open the home...
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Victorian property market tracking positively for March quarter

Home values in both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria eased their declines during the first three months of...
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Grim conditions for Sunny Coast

The current housing supply issues facing Sunshine Coasters are a “15-to-20-year fix,” according to a new report,...
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Aussie housing market risk level 2nd highest globally: IMF

The level of risk in Australia’s housing market is the second-highest among developed countries, the International...
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Surcharges slammed for lack of foreign investors in Qld

Given the housing crisis gripping Queensland, the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) has called on the state...
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Revealed: The capital city with the greatest 20-year median house price growth

For years, the biggest capital cities have been dominating headlines with their skyrocketing housing values. But a...
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Brisbane price growth has officially turned around

There is a lot to get excited about for Brisbane’s future! 
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How borrowers could unlock ‘enormous’ amounts of money

Could refinancing prove valuable for home owners and investors looking to unlock extra capital this year? According to...
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Investor lending down nearly 40% in Qld

An investment executive has raised the alarm that property investing is collapsing in the Sunshine State.
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