New survey reveals changes welcomed, 85% of renters think landlords ‘too powerful’

Rent.com.au, Australia’s Number 1 website dedicated to rental property, has surveyed its user base to gauge the level of support for the “Make Renting...

NBN rollout snapshot: Rent.com.au Q3 data released

Despite some good growth in the number of NBN-ready rentals, the rollout in Australia’s largest states remains slow with overall NBN availability yet to...

Taking the pulse of a city: Melbourne’s vital signs

Vital Signs is a report that gathers good-quality data about a city from reputable sources to provide a snapshot of its community. Vital Signs...

This is what our cities need to do to be truly liveable

Urban planners, governments and developers are increasingly interested in making cities “liveable”. But what features contribute to liveability? Which areas in cities are the...

Some states do better than others on affordable housing

Doing something about improving housing affordability, particularly for people on low and moderate incomes, is difficult for Australian politicians. By Steven Rowley - Director, Australian Housing...

Some suburbs short-changed on services and liveability

Australia’s population has grown by 3.8 million over the last decade. Of the capital cities, Melbourne has grown the fastest – close to 1...

Room sharing is the new flat sharing

High rents and short-term rentals are driving people to organise themselves to share rooms with strangers in order to live in the city. By Christian Tietz - Senior Lecturer...

Evolutionary psychology explains why haunted houses creep us out

The Haunted House is a time-honoured horror setting. All of us have shivered our way through spooky flicks such as The Haunting, The Amityville...

Rent.com.au rental market snapshot: September 2017

Property leasing data released by rent.com.au for the month of September illustrates the shift in Australian median rental property prices (metro and regional) and...

Rent.com.au Quarterly Snapshot | Q3 2017

Rent.com.au has produced a report based on property leasing data from the July to September quarter (Q3), illustrating the shift in median rental property...