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The 'sleeping giant' to Sydney's housing affordability woes

Changing the way we build is key to creating more affordable, sustainable cities, architecture experts say.<p>Despite rapid transformation in other …

Rising avocado prices in New Zealand have sparked a theft crime wave

• Thieves are stealing avocados from orchards across New Zealand.<br>• Some small business owners are buying the stolen goods and re-selling them.<br>• If caught, …

New Zealand

'Stress is huge': New Zealand's foreign buyers ban brings home scale of crisis

At 55, Gem Pritchard has given up on the dream of ever buying a home for his family. The single father’s decades of work in the construction industry have essentially come to nothing.<p>According to statistics New Zealand, home ownership is at the lowest point in 66 years, and on Wednesday the …

Housing

Racial discrimination widespread in the private rental market, advocates warn

iImagine having to change your name just to get a rental, or your family being kicked out of a rental house because of your cooking.<p>This is the …

Housing

Here's the dirt on a rammed-earth renovation in Australia

<b>Add heritage preservation, passive house design and a butterfly roof and it pushes a lot of buttons around here.</b><p>Victoria may be the smallest state in …

House Design

'Australia's tallest skyscraper' risks turning Melbourne into 'Asian mega city'

An ambitious plan to build Australia's tallest tower in the inner city suburb of Southbank has sparked fears that Melbourne could be transformed into …

Mega Cities

Why are the lights left on in Sydney CBD office buildings at night?

Amit Mahadik was shocked when he walked out of his apartment in Sydney's Barangaroo early one morning to see 60-storey buildings fully lit up like …

Green Living

The Agency secures two month extension to find funds for the McGrath rebels acquisition

The publicly listed real estate agents, The Agency has negotiated more time to secure funding for its acquisition of the McGrath rebels outfit, the …

Real Estate

Why Buying Your First Home Is So Hard In Australia

Housing affordability, high house prices and rents are attracting plenty of media attention right now. The latest figures on house prices, mortgages, …

Housing

New Zealand bans foreigners from buying property in effort to clamp down on house price growth

New Zealand's Parliament has passed a law to ban many non-resident foreigners from buying existing homes, completing the Labour-led Government's …

Housing

Sydney landmark to undergo major renovation

FJMT will be the architect of the $75 million redevelopment of IAG House at 388 George Street.<p>The redevelopment will see a new retail and office …

Architecture

Real estate investment firm opens Dublin office with €1bn to spend on housing

The real estate investment, development and asset management firm has over €1bn in capital to deploy into the build-to-rent and purpose-built student …

Real Estate

Smart Cities are on the move

The smart city construct blurs the lines between human activity, data and the built environment.<p>The aim is to create urban landscapes that are more …

Smart Cities

How to cash in on the property downturn without buying a home

<b>Key statistics: ASX: REA</b> <b><br>Closing share price 14.08.18: $89.160</b> <b><br>52-week high: $93.700</b> <b><br>52-week low: $65.010</b> <b><br>Most recent dividend: 62c</b> <b><br>Annual dividend yield:</b> …

Trulia enables homeseekers to know the neighborhood with a new app feature

The multi-billion-dollar real estate data giant Trulia is going hyperlocal across America this month with the launch of an enhanced digital …

Real Estate

Here’s a data-driven guide to the property market outlook in every Australian state

• <b>The latest quarterly outlook for Australia’s housing market from consulting firm RiskWise Property says the three main risks are credit restrictions,</b> …

House Prices

'Time running out to capitalise on housing boom': Councils in limbo over rules for developers

While developers have been busy cashing in on Sydney’s housing boom, local councils say they are frustrated they haven’t been able to capitalise on …

Housing

The Hallway Snares Commercial Real Estate Giant Dexus

Dexus, one of Australia’s most innovative commercial real estate groups, with $26.5 billion of assets under management, has appointed independent …

Real Estate

Homelessness crisis linked to housing affordability

There are more than 116 000 people who are homeless in Australia, a number that has grown by 14% in the last few years.<p>There are a few reasons why …

What Is the Real Price of a View in Australia?

<b>Waking up to a stunning view from the comfort of your own home is something we all dream of and our Aussie cities offer some spectacular canvases to</b> …

Real Estate

Domain, Nine set to tap property obsession

Domain executive chairman Nick Falloon is excited about the potential for the property listings group and new majority owner, Nine Entertainment, to …

Real Estate

Domain's profit drops 120pc on print advertising write-downs

Real estate listings company Domain Holdings has experienced a 120 per cent drop in full-year profit.<p>The company reported a $6.2 million loss in the …

Real Estate

KiwiBuild pre-qualification opens, allowing keen buyers to get ready to enter ballot

Aspiring homeowners can now register to be "pre-qualified" for KiwiBuild homes.

Housing

The RBA's view on demographics and how this affects our property markets, interest rates and the economy

<b>You’ve heard me say it before: demographics drives our property markets.</b><p>But someone much smarter than me – RBA Governor Philip Lowe recently gave an …

Economics

North Sydney Council latest to reject the government's planning process

Councils are taking over the NSW Planning system with the latest being North Sydney Council’s request to be excluded from planning proposal policy.<p>At …

Australia

First home buyer loans reach six year high

Most Discussed<p>The action is on behalf of customers who took out a mortgage with a bank since 2012<p>Brokers experiencing longer turnaround times must …

Housing Market

Property management campaign disgusts tenants

A brazen social media campaign by a franchise of the property management company Quinovic has disgusted some tenants.

Social Media

This week's CoreLogic Property Market update

<b>Preliminary results show 59.1 per cent of homes sold at auction.</b><p>There were 1,400 homes taken to auction across the combined capital cities this week, …

Sphere Wins Stockdale & Leggo

Stockdale & Leggo has appointed The Sphere Agency as its strategic business partner and integrated agency.Sphere has been commissioned to review …

Real Estate

Furniture business John Cootes to close by end of year

ASX-listed real estate investment manager Elanor Investors Group will be closing its John Cootes furniture business by the end of the year, as weak …

Real Estate