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August 13, 2022

Lending frenzy over, now back to the norm

Although the peak of the lending frenzy may have passed, the value of housing loans issued across Australia reached a new record...

August 13, 2022

It’s not all doom and gloom, apparently

There has been much discussion about interest rates and the real estate market from some sectors of the industry and the media,...

July 23, 2022

Full steam ahead to clear construction backlog

Although the building industry is being put to the test with supply chain and staff shortage concerns, the sector is putting in...

July 23, 2022

Rate rises deepen rental crunch

The rental crisis impacting regional Victorian’s shows no sign of easing as the fallout from escalating property prices and rate rises plays...

July 16, 2022

Hold your horses on fixing loan rate

There has been much banter in the financial markets about rates as the RBA continues to lift interest rates against its earlier...

July 9, 2022

Workers ditch the cities and head north

New data has shown that in 2021, more than fifty-four-thousand seven-hundred residents left New South Wales and Victoria as the COVID exodus...

July 2, 2022

Rental vacancy shortage rolls on

As the rental woes continue on with little light at the end of tunnel, latest data by SQM Research shows that national...

June 25, 2022

Land supply could put the brakes on building

The recent HIA-CoreLogic Residential Land Report has provided updated information on sales activity across Australia.

It’s showing that the volume of...

June 25, 2022

3D printed homes on the way

With the construction industry in turmoil as material shortages, spiralling costs and labour constraints hit home, the world of 3D printing is...

June 18, 2022

Rates and inflation on upwards trajectory

The Reserve Bank’s decision to increase the cash rate by fifty basis points from 0.35 per cent to 0.85 per cent has...

June 4, 2022

Huge pipeline of building work to complete

The ABS has recently released preliminary data on Construction Work undertaken across all states and territories for the March quarter of 2022.

June 4, 2022

Peak body congratulates Labor on election win

One of Victoria’s peak building body’s, Master Builders Victoria, has been quick to congratulate the Australian Labor Party on last week’s election...

May 14, 2022

Rental crisis continues despite activity uptick

THE number of property investors active in the market in March increased by 2.9 per cent over the month, according to the Australian Bureau...

May 14, 2022

Peak bodies on board with budget

Master Builders Victoria has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcements on planning reform, infrastructure, and training in the 2022/23 State budget. With the building and construction...

May 7, 2022

Parties must address rental undersupply

Rental shortages, and lack of affordable rentals, are becoming a hot political topic coming into the Federal election. Property Investment Professionals of Australia have now...

April 30, 2022

Housing costs major election issue

With Federal election campaigning underway, the Housing Industry Association is jumping on the bandwagon to ensure that all sides of politics have a clear...

April 30, 2022

Construction costs rising rapidly

Most builders are bearing the brunt of construction cost increases, especially those in fixed price contracts, and some have been forced to the wall. Supply...

April 2, 2022

Peak body urges housing supply issues be addressed

With the Federal enquiry into housing affordability and supply now completed and recommendations released, Australia’s peak building body, the Housing Industry Association, has said...

March 29, 2022

Working dog days about herd mentality

FOR those that have been watching the ABC’s Muster Dogs realty TV series, you will understand what every man, woman and their working dog...

March 26, 2022

Construction dulled by supply, labour shortages

RECENT data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed that Victoria has seen a further decline in the value of construction work carried...

March 19, 2022

Wild weather raises insurance concerns

WITH the recent tragic events in NSW and Queensland unravelling before our eyes, the issue of underinsurance has again been raised. Marty Sadlier, director at...

March 12, 2022

Bendigo still offers more value than the city

Numerous economists have predicted a subdued selling season this year due to speculation of rising borrowing costs and affordability as property prices become out...

February 26, 2022

Gentle landing forecast for housing super cycle

The volume of detached home building and renovations activity has been exceptionally strong for the past 18 months, initially driven by HomeBuilder and now...

February 12, 2022

Home reno loan sizes down, volume up

Master Builders Victoria analysis of monthly lending figures for December show that Victorian borrowings for home renovations jobs remains very high. However, the average size...