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Dale Alcock says builders in WA “would be crazy to discount in this environment because they don’t need to”.

Rising rates won’t hit home building in WA or Victoria, ABN Group says

Perth’s undersupply of housing relative to demand is so great that prices will keep rising “substantially”, the country’s second-largest home builder says.

  • Michael Bleby

How to check if your apartment developer is telling fibs

NSW Building Commissioner David Chandler’s ratings are so valuable that some companies are falsely saying they’ve got them when they haven’t even been tested.

  • Jimmy Thomson

Rising listings, poor affordability slash house price growth

The rate fell by a third to 1.9 per cent across the combined capital cities during the September quarter, a new report from Domain shows.

  • Nila Sweeney
NRMA Home Loans will be offered to its insurance customers, in the latest example of ‘white labelled’ banking products.

NRMA to offer home loans funded by Bendigo Bank

Like Qantas, the IAG-owned insurer will distribute mortgages to its customers via an origination platform created by fintech Tic:Toc, funded by Bendigo Bank.

  • James Eyers


Apartment rents are set to surge 30pc due to a lack of supply.

Apartment rents set to rise by 30pc, says CBRE

An undersupply of apartments relative to demand will drive rental spikes of more than 30 per cent in many suburbs over the next five years, according to CBRE.

  • Larry Schlesinger

This Month

The multilevel home is one of just two dozen in Toorak with river frontage.

Music promoter’s $25m riverside Toorak mansion hits the market

Richie McNeill spent millions building a multilevel home overlooking the Yarra and then got into a legal fight with the architect.

  • Larry Schlesinger
Sydney house prices are poised to increase by around 12pc  this year and by another 5pc next year.

Sydney, Brisbane, Perth house prices to rise 12pc this year

The rosier prediction comes as expectations for a wider housing market recovery over the next few years strengthen.

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  • Nila Sweeney

Where to find the cheapest properties to rent near the CBDs

These are the suburbs where tenants can still rent a house for under $500 a week and units for less than $400.

  • Nila Sweeney
The six-bedroom house on 902 square metres at 4 Haining Avenue in western suburban Perth’s Cottesloe sold by private treaty for $3.8 million.

This $3.8m sale shows the pressures on downsizers

In a low-stock market, vendors want longer settlements. But the rising cost of living means they’re also putting more money into super when they sell.

  • Michael Bleby

Where property demand is set to soar

Australia’s population tipped to boom by more than 7.4 million over the next two decades, sending demand for dwellings soaring.

  • Nila Sweeney
The huge Windermere estate has been partially completed by Country Garden.

Defaulting Country Garden sells huge Melbourne estate to Frasers

China’s biggest private developer offloads Windermere estate in Melbourne to Frasers for around $250 million as the company moves closer to leaving Australia.

  • Larry Schlesinger
Units in Perth are achieving some of the highest rental returns and capital gains in the country according to CoreLogic.

The suburbs handing landlords 17pc capital gain and $20k cash flow

Rentals that are earning enough to cover the interest repayments can still be found in more than 80 suburbs nationwide, data from CoreLogic shows.

  • Nila Sweeney
Samantha (left) and Natarcha Simmonds are living in their parent’s house as they wait for their off-the-plan apartments to be built.

These twins paid $1.1m to live next door to each other

Natarcha and Samantha Simmonds decided to buy off-the-plan apartments next door to each other to escape the rental trap.

  • Campbell Kwan

The tree change suburbs turning into buyers’ markets

Gippsland-South West in Victoria, South Coast and Inverell in NSW, and West Coast in Tasmania are now offering buyers plenty of options, according to Suburbtrends.

  • Nila Sweeney
David Devine’s Royale Gold Coast at Surfers Paradise is under construction.

Why Gold Coast apartments are now doubling in price

Developer Allen Sammut says average prices for large apartments in his Surfers Paradise beachfront project have doubled since June 2021.

  • Larry Schlesinger
Simon Baker, the former chief executive of REA Group

Digital Classifieds Group set to buy Dubizzle’s Asian assets

Street Talk understands the Melbourne online classifieds marketplace is beefing up its Asian footprint ahead of a potential ASX initial public offering. 

  • Sarah Thompson, Kanika Sood and Emma Rapaport
Thousands of us indulge in real estate daydreaming.

‘We send each other houses’: Real estate is the new couples’ therapy

Do you and your partner scroll through property listings for a dream home that you’ll never buy? You’ve got house fever.

  • Shane Watson
Stockland CEO Tarun Gupta.

Stockland to charge up to 10pc more for homes this year

In an ‘uncertain’ market, the developer is charging buyers more. The biggest price rises are coming from sales to the growing cohort of downsizers.

  • Michael Bleby
The four-bedroom house on 337sq m at 29 St David’s Road in inner-western Sydney’s Haberfield sold before auction for $2.7 million.

A $2.7m offer made this vendor jump early

After a “mini boom”, buyers are becoming cautious again – and that’s making some sellers decide it’s better to take an early bid.

  • Michael Bleby

Investor exodus gathers pace in Melbourne, Sydney

More investors are bailing out of inner Melbourne and Sydney markets amid weak capital growth and large increase in holding costs.

  • Nila Sweeney