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    In an ambitious move to tackle the ongoing housing crisis, the New...

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    The prospect of a cut in official interest rates by the Reserve Bank...

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    As I predicted, the Albanese Labor government has put housing front...

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    The Albanese Labor government will put housing front and centre in...

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    An interesting experiment is playing out involving property owners...

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    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided at its recent May board...

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    A major report to the Federal government has confirmed there will be...

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    The Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has decided to keep...

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    New figures show the median weekly rent in Australia has hit a new...

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    Just days after Treasurer Jim Chalmers again ruled out changes to...

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    Last week’s quarterly inflation figures were grim reading for...

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    Quarterly inflation numbers, released by the Australian Bureau of...

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    New data from Domain Group shows Australian home prices have hit...

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    REA Group’s data business, PropTrack, has identified the regions of...

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    Housing affordability in Australia has deteriorated for buyers and is...

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    Two property analytics firms have both recorded new median rental...

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    Worsening housing affordability, chronic supply shortage, and rising...

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    New data from Australia’s largest bank has smashed several popular...

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    Three new data sets provide evidence that some of the enormous...

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    Australia’s rental housing market remains tight, and there’s unlikely...

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    Australian residential property prices - already growing strongly...

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    The Albanese government’s aim of building 1.2 million more...

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    One of Australia’s most experienced real estate professionals says...

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    New figures from CoreLogic show Australia’s residential property...

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    Every house and unit seller in more than 300 local government areas...

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    The next federal election - due at the latest by the end of September...

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    Australians with a mortgage can breathe a bit easier today, following...

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    There’s no question Australia is in the grip of a housing crisis, ...

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    Hopes for interest rate relief any time soon for households...

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    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has decided to leave the cash...

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    Many potential buyers find themselves ready to step onto the property...

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    It’s now been four years since the WHO declared COVID-19 a worldwide...

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    Australians are ignoring a lot of the negative economic news that’s...

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    The Australian Greens have unveiled a new policy to address...

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    One of Australia’s most astute property observers is predicting many...

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    The outgoing chief of one of Australia’s big four banks has taken a...

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    Australia’s sixth largest bank is predicting that Melbourne house...

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    Australian home prices rose in February, according to new figures...

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    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is likely to keep the cash rate...

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    Housing values in regional areas of Australia are growing faster than...

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    The spotlight has been on ANZ Bank lately following the controversial...

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    We’ve heard a lot lately about the growing wealth divide between...

    February 22, 2024 4 min read

    Since late last year, most banks, economists and the financial...

    February 20, 2024 5 min read

    Bernard Salt is one of Australia’s best-known social demographers.

    February 19, 2024 6 min read

    There’s no debate that housing in Sydney is expensive, and not just...

    February 17, 2024 4 min read

    Australia’s housing market started the year on a stronger footing...

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    You might have seen a lot of commentary around last year about how...

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    He may have lost two Federal elections, but former Labor leader Bill...

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    Australia’s state and territory governments are having a...

    February 12, 2024 5 min read

    The main reaction to the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) board’s...

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    As widely expected, the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)...

    February 6, 2024 8 min read

    New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show the...

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    The housing price upswing that saw prices surge by 8.1% in 2023 has...

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    REA Group’s PropTrack says the supply of properties available for...

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    Inflation fell faster in the December quarter of 2023 than...

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    Australia’s housing market has recovered from the downturn that saw...

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    After months of speculation, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese finally...

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    New figures have underlined the extent of Australia’s extremely tight...

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    40 major social service and community housing groups recently came...

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    While most observers obsess over house price movements in Sydney,...

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    Times have been tough lately for many Australian households -...

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    At Australian Property Update, we report on the trends and factors...

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    Data from two of the biggest property research houses - Domain and...

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    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will almost certainly keep...

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    Western Australia has thrown struggling builders a lifeline, offering...

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    The Prime Minister has put Australian local councils on notice to...

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    Australian home prices rose an impressive 8.1% during 2023, according...

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    One of Australia’s shrewdest property watchers, John Lindeman, has...

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    Making predictions about what life will be like in the future is not...

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    In August 2023, the Prime Minister secured an important national...

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    With all the major forecasters now having revealed their thoughts for...

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    As I write this, we’re near the end of 2023.

    December 31, 2023 4 min read

    Just over a quarter of a century ago, Australia fell in love with the...

    December 30, 2023 4 min read

    As house prices increase, it becomes more and more difficult to save...

    December 29, 2023 3 min read

    Australians have been obsessed with real estate. 

    December 28, 2023 3 min read

    2023 was an unusual year for residential property.

    December 27, 2023 4 min read

    The topic of inflation has recently consumed headlines across the...

    December 25, 2023 4 min read

    Investing in property is often seen as the domain of the wealthy.

    December 24, 2023 3 min read

    A few of the most common questions asked by property investors - “Why...

    December 23, 2023 4 min read

    Home loans are often the greatest expense in a household, especially...

    December 21, 2023 4 min read

    With just days to go before the end of the year, most of the major...

    December 20, 2023 4 min read

    Australian residential property has had an extraordinary 2023, with...

    December 19, 2023 4 min read

    One of the main barriers to homeownership for young and lower-income...

    December 18, 2023 4 min read

    If you are considering investing in Australian residential property,...

    December 17, 2023 4 min read

    There are many ways of measuring and comparing growth when it comes...

    December 16, 2023 4 min read

    Do ghosts actually qualify as tenants?

    December 15, 2023 3 min read

    One of Australia’s leading property experts says Melbourne now...

    December 14, 2023 4 min read

    The Federal government has announced a sweeping overhaul of migration...

    December 13, 2023 4 min read

    The scale of the current housing crisis in Australia has been...

    December 12, 2023 3 min read

    Canberra has taken the title of the second most affordable capital...

    December 11, 2023 3 min read

    The Golden Slipper - the world's richest race for two-year-old...

    December 10, 2023 4 min read

    Many Australians would argue that 2023 has been a pretty gloomy year. 

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    The Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to keep the cash rate on...

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    Building approvals for the 12 months to October plunged to a decade...

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    The Reserve Bank has delivered a Christmas respite for Australians...

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    One of the more bizarre aspects of the hype surrounding the departure...

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    Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s finest financial and business...

    December 2, 2023 6 min read

    If you have been paying close attention to property news recently,...

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    Could the release of monthly inflation data from the Australian...

    November 30, 2023 4 min read

    People often ask me why I am so optimistic about the outlook for...

    November 29, 2023 4 min read

    Immigration has always been at the heart of our nation’s growth. 

    November 28, 2023 3 min read

    Some people insist you should only invest in capital cities. Others...

    November 27, 2023 3 min read

    One of the big drivers of housing demand is access to finance. 

    November 26, 2023 4 min read

    Do you get annoyed when people say, “I told you so!” 

    November 25, 2023 4 min read

    We’re not called the Lucky Country for nothing. A stable economy, a...

    November 24, 2023 3 min read

    In theory, house prices shouldn’t be going up. 

    November 22, 2023 4 min read

    Australians have long held an obsession with property, as a means to...

    November 21, 2023 4 min read

    There’s no doubt about it.

    November 17, 2023 4 min read

    Australia is facing a worsening housing crisis, with house prices...

    November 16, 2023 5 min read

    Barely a day goes by without a heartbreaking story of a young couple...

    November 15, 2023 5 min read

    With so much attention focused on the blue chip cities of Sydney,...

    November 14, 2023 3 min read

    Australia's housing crisis is intensifying, and renters are feeling...

    November 13, 2023 3 min read

    The Australian property market is witnessing a significant shift...

    November 12, 2023 3 min read

    What if you had advanced knowledge of a certain market segment which...

    November 11, 2023 3 min read

    Have you ever considered moving to Brisbane?

    November 10, 2023 2 min read

    Conventional wisdom says you invest in the land component. 

    November 9, 2023 3 min read

    Going back 6 months, even 3 months, I’d have rated the chances of a...

    November 8, 2023 2 min read

    Forget capital growth. 

    November 7, 2023 3 min read

    New loan commitments for investment loans increased 2 percent...

    November 6, 2023 4 min read

    October saw house prices notch a 9th consecutive month of growth,...

    November 3, 2023 5 min read

    In August this year, the National Cabinet agreed to build 1.2 million...

    November 2, 2023 6 min read

    One of the most important investment decisions most people make is...

    November 1, 2023 9 min read

    The housing crisis is still out of control. And looking at our sea of...

    October 31, 2023 3 min read

    New developments in Australia's Consumer Price Index (CPI)...

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    Construction costs might be easing off a bit, but they're still...

    October 27, 2023 3 min read

    One thing that's absolutely certain is that property has stood the...

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    The Labor government’s Housing Australia Future Fund Bill has finally...

    September 29, 2023 4 min read

    The combined value of Australia’s residential property market has hit...

    September 28, 2023 3 min read

    A parliamentary inquiry into Victoria’s land transfer duty fees has...

    September 27, 2023 3 min read

    The Reserve Bank has again opted to keep the cash rate on hold at 4.1...

    September 26, 2023 3 min read

    House prices in August experienced further increases, with...

    September 25, 2023 3 min read

    NSW treasurer, Daniel Mookhey, handed down Labor’s first state budget...

    September 25, 2023 3 min read

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    CoreLogic released their Property Market Indicator Summary last week,...

    September 23, 2023 3 min read

    Data from a collaboration between Commonwealth Bank and the NHFIC has...

    September 22, 2023 3 min read

    Just last week, the Albanese government announced an ambitious target...

    September 21, 2023 3 min read

    Spring is upon us which means we’ve entered the season for selling,...

    September 1, 2023 4 min read

    Speaking at the 49th national conference of the Australian Labor...

    August 23, 2023 3 min read

    Australia’s housing shortage was the main agenda of yesterday’s...

    August 23, 2023 3 min read

    The Property Council’s CEO, Cath Evans, appeared on ABC News this...

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    CoreLogic released their monthly housing chart pack this week and...

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    August 22, 2023 4 min read

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    The Queensland government released the draft SEQ regional plan...

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    Australian mortgage holders have been at the mercy of 12 consecutive...

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    Westpac has this week released an updated forecast for Australian...

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    Rising house prices and improved consumer sentiment have triggered ...

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    An Australian think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs, has...

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