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January 15, 2022

MBV urges tradie kindness

Industry body Master Builders Victoria is asking consumers to be kind and patient with builders and tradespeople as the building and construction industry continues...

November 27, 2021

Detached home building to remain strong

The Housing Industry Association’s most recent economic and industry outlook report, which includes updated forecasts for new home building and renovations activity throughout Australia,...

November 27, 2021

Code must be handled right says peak body

Master Builders Victoria has expressed concern that the Victorian Government’s changes to the building code relating to accessible housing and energy efficiency don’t address...

November 13, 2021

Why buying property should never be a gamble

The increasing numbers of people prepared to buy property sight unseen could prove to be a financial disaster, according to a leading buyers’ agent. BFP...

October 30, 2021

September sees lift in buyer demand

There has been rebound in confidence in the housing market during September according to Westpac – Melbourne’s Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment September report. It...

October 30, 2021

Lockdowns put the hurt on small construction

Small businesses in the construction industry look to have borne the brunt of COVID related insolvencies according to Master Builders Victoria. Analysis of Australian Securities...

October 30, 2021

How the pandemic supercharged auctions

Auction clearance rates have remained strong throughout successive and lengthy lockdowns around the nation – with the evolution of the popular sales method part...

October 23, 2021

HomeBuilder a winner for industry

The success of the Federal Government’s HomeBuilder scheme has been confirmed according to new data released by the ABS for the June 2021 quarter. The...

October 23, 2021

Group says new tax grab a blow to affordability

STAKEHOLDERS in the real estate sector are warning the State Governments proposed new property taxcould exacerbate Victoria’s housing affordability crisis and make home ownership...

October 16, 2021

Over 6.5k homes get the nod

The home construction industry will have its hands full for some time yet. A total of 6519 new homes applications were approved across Victoria during...

October 9, 2021

Metricon top builder for the sixth year

Metricon has been named Australia’s number one home builder for the sixth year in a row with the release of the HIA COLORBOND Steel...

October 2, 2021

Investors look to the regions

Property Investment Professionals of Australia has released its annual Investor Sentiment Survey with the feedback showing that even more investors believe property prices will...

October 2, 2021

Buying success in hot markets

Elevated demand in a time of continued low advertised supply means many potential purchasers are missing out on buying property, according to a national...

September 25, 2021

Vaxxed building and construction industry vital

Master Builders Victoria and the Property Council have welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement to boost building and construction workforce vaccination rates and undertake a...

September 25, 2021

Turnover hits 12-year peak

CoreLogic is estimating that house and unit sales across Australia are the highest they have been in over a decade. For the year ending August...

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...