News

PM Says CGT Won’t Change
Posted on 20/02/2017 

PM Malcolm Turnbull has ruled out any changes to capital gains tax as it applies to residential property.

Consumers Warned On Price Growth Data
Posted on 19/02/2017 

There are many instances where price growth numbers from one source differ from another firm's figures. Investors need to be careful about how they treat real estate statistics.

Hobart Leads on Price Growth
Posted on 8/02/2017 

One research source has Hobart leading on price growth for both houses and apartments.

Industry Disputes Vacancy Data From REIQ
Posted on 6/02/2017 

The REIQ claims vacancies in struggling markets have dropped to normal levels, but data from other sources dispute the institute's bullish findings.

Fixed-rate Demand Steadily Rises
Posted on 1/02/2017 

Each month more borrowers are choosing a fixed-rate home loan, although discounted variable-rate products remain the most popular loans.

NSW Economy Leads As Tasmania Rises
Posted on 26/01/2017 

NSW continues to be Australia's strongest economy, WA the weakest and Tasmania the big improver, as house prices respond to local economic results.

Domain Has Different View of House Prices
Posted on 25/01/2017 

The new price report from Domain adds to the confusion about growth numbers, with several points of difference with rival research entities.

New Premier Urged To Cut Stamp Duty
Posted on 24/01/2017 

The new NSW Premier claims to care about housing affordability but has already ruled out making changes to one of the biggest problems, stamp duty.

Hysterical Reaction To Home Loan Data
Posted on 20/01/2017 

There was widespread media negativity about the latest lending figures but, contrary to perceptions, home owners still dominate.

Industry Upbeat On 2017 Prospects
Posted on 12/01/2017 

A new survey of property professionals shows that confidence in the real estate sector for 2017 is the highest in two years.