Strata reforms pass in Western Australia

Western Australia's new Strata Titles Amendment Bill 2018 and the Community Titles Act 2018 will make redevelopment of ageing apartment buildings easier, according to the...

Interest rate update: November 2018

The cash rate for November 2018 has been announced by the Reserve Bank of Australia following its regularly scheduled monthly board meeting. You might also...

Stamp duty reform first in a generation

New South Wales will be the first state or territory in Australia to index Stamp Duty brackets to CPI, guaranteeing everyone in the housing market...

Gold Coast Homelessness Symposium to focus on older people

Finding innovative solutions to homelessness will be a key focus of the 14th annual Gold Coast Homelessness Symposium at Carrara tomorrow (November 7). Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon, who will...

Where are Chinese migrants choosing to settle in Australia? Look to the suburbs

In the iconic book The Lucky Country, author Donald Horne described Australia as the first suburban nation. Via The Conversation, by Thomas Sigler (Lecturer in Human Geography, The...

Safety issues topping the list as renting survey shifts focus

More than 97 per cent of people who have taken part in the Palaszczuk Government’s Open Doors to Renting Reform consultation are indicating that...

Renters beware: how the pension and super could leave you behind

How we fund retirement in an ageing century ought to worry all of us. But one group of us should be much more worried...

REIA calls for a holistic approach to property taxation

The Real Estate Institute of Australia welcomes the recent contribution by the Master Builders Association and the Housing Industry Association to the understanding of...

Tiny home prompts larger discussion about housing choices

A tiny home will hit the road tomorrow as part of a public campaign to raise awareness of housing choice in Western Australia. Housing Minister...

To make housing more affordable this is what state governments need to do

House prices might now be falling, but Australians’ anxiety over housing affordability is not. Price falls of a few percentage points in Sydney and Melbourne...