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September 11, 2021

Peak body says developer contributions add to house prices

After years of debate on whether municipal endorsed developer contribution plans add to the price of developed land, the Housing Industry Association has applauded...

September 11, 2021

The regions being loved to death

Regional affordability in regional areas has come under pressure from multiple factors according to the Housing Industry Associations latest Housing Affordability Index. The index is...

September 4, 2021

Record quarter for detached home builds

Residential construction is full steam ahead despite the industry struggling with labour and material shortages compounded by COVID restrictions. Figures released by the Australian Bureau...

August 21, 2021

Lockdowns weigh on new home sales

The most recent Housing Industry Association New Home Sales report, a monthly survey of the largest volume home builders in the five largest states,...

August 21, 2021

Is there an insurance disaster looming?

A leading quantity surveying firm has said Australian property owners are at immediate risk of a massive but preventable insurance blow. MCG Quantity Surveyors said...

August 14, 2021

Regions benefit from city exodus

New data released from the ABS shows that more than sixty-thousand people departed Sydney and Melbourne to other parts of the country in the...

August 14, 2021

HomeBuilder slows but reno market lifts

Official results out this week reveal that the forward pipeline of HomeBuilder-supported work is starting to wane, however, the momentum generated by the scheme...

July 31, 2021

Own a piece of Bendigo history at Fortuna

The yellow and aqua machines have moved into Fortuna Villa Estate and the construction has started for one of the most sought after addresses...

July 31, 2021

More to property push than interest rates

New analysis of cash rate changes over the past two decades has found that property price growth is less dependent on low interest rates...

July 24, 2021

Buy or rent?

CoreLogic analysis suggests servicing a mortgage is now cheaper than paying rent on 36.2 per cent of Australian properties, which is higher than the...

July 17, 2021

Bucking the trend in new home approvals

New data shows that the number of building approvals for new homes was up 3.2 per cent in Victoria in May compared with April,...

July 15, 2021

A red-hot-run for property listings

The shift from the city to the regions has led to regional Victoria experiencing the shortest days on market since 2010. Regional areas have been...

July 10, 2021

City dwellers flock to the regions

For those of us living in the regions it has been obvious that city dwellers are fleeing in droves to make a new life...

July 10, 2021

Ink dry on REA’s acquisition of Mortgage Choice

The REA Group has successfully completed the acquisition of Mortgage Choice Limited following the initial announcement to the ASX in March regarding the transaction. This...

July 3, 2021

Appetite for housing shows no sign of slowing

The total value of residential dwellings rose by almost four-hundred and fifty billion dollars in the March quarter to surpass eight trillion dollars for...

July 3, 2021

MBV’s push for supply chain investigation recognised

Master Builders Victoria has welcomed the involvement of the Victorian Government’s Commissioner for Better Regulation and Red Tape to investigate building and construction material...

June 27, 2021

Land sales spike as new home buyers flee to regions

Victoria’s property market has entered a period of growth and renewed confidence, moving firmly out of recovery mode, with new highs recorded in house...

June 19, 2021

Winter crops heading towards record high

THE Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences crop report June is forecasting above average winter production in 2021–22. Area planted to winter...

June 13, 2021

Master Builders Victoria ‘disappointed but not surprised’

MASTER Builders Victoria has said that it is disappointed but not surprised, that the Victorian State Government has not included building sector mum and...

June 8, 2021

Record year of house building underway

A record number of detached housing starts will occur in the twelve months to September 2021 with more than one-hundred and forty-six-thousand builds commencing...

May 21, 2021

Building data shows Victoria leading

MASTER Builders Victoria has said the latest updated building forecast data shows the state is well ahead of the national pack, recording the highest...

May 13, 2021

Rental property undersupply four years in the making

THE critical undersupply of rental properties in many locations around the nation is partly the result of lending restrictions that came into force four...

April 29, 2021

Survey shows mixed ideas about market

A RECENT survey conducted by Savvy has revealed 91.6 per cent of Australians agree that property prices are becoming “unaffordable” in the current market. The...

April 14, 2021

Detached building approvals hit record highs

DETACHED building approvals in February reached their highest level on record since the ABS began the series in 1983 according to the Housing Industry...