17 April 2024
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Property

5 Things you need to know today

Brisbane house prices record slump, bosses will strike back, cup day rate rise a certainty and more!

Inept governments might stop house prices falling by 25%!

Industry experts tip a rental crisis is looming and governments, both federal and state, will need to spend big time or encourage private investors and developers to build up the stock of rentable properties.

House prices are crashing, so who pays $80 million for a ‘ghost’ mansion?

An unknown 26-year-old gambling entrepreneur has taken a punt on a Melbourne high-end house. How did he get so rich?

Top Spring Australia's Ode | Double Bay Penthouse sale shatters suburb's apartment sale records

Top Spring Australia has just sold one of only three top-floor penthouses in its landmark new development, Ode|Double Bay, for a record $24,950,000.

The suburbs where Australia’s wealthiest reside

The AFR’s latest look at where Australia’s wealthiest live puts a Perth suburb at number 1. Why is this so? The answer might surprise you!

We have a housing crisis but how bad is it?

Let’s run through the big numbers out of this Census night snapshot of our housing sector and try to work out what’s wrong and how it can be fixed.

Property price slump leads to 30% of properties pulled from auction

Property sellers are panicking, with scary rate rise talk and price fall predictions prompting them to withdraw properties. Are they overreacting?

ScoMo’s betting the house on a super play

The PM allowing Aussies to take $50,000 from their super to buy their first home is politically smart but has been bagged by the super industry and the guy who created compulsory super, former PM Paul Keating.

Would you want to own a house with the Government?

Labor's Help to Buy program has merit but there are potential pitfall getting into bed with the government.

Should the First Home Guarantee Scheme be demolished?

Timing and context is really important when assessing policies such as the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. Here's why.

AirBnb adds pressure to surging rents across the country

The median rent in Sydney is $600 a week but it’s higher in other capital cities. And AirBnb has a role to play in this pressure cooker rental market. Is there any relief for renters in sight?

Do governments really care that young people can’t easily buy a home?

Domain’s First Home Buyer report shows the number of months it takes to save a deposit for an entry-level property — and it’s staggering!

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