What it costs to rent in the world’s top financial cities

Think renting in Sydney is tough? You're not alone. Turns out, renting in Sydney is more expensive than in 21 other bustling financial hubs around the world. There...

NSW apartment living? Be aware of these controversial new strata rules

New strata laws in New South Wales could ban barbecues, but at least owning a pet might be easier. Under the new changes, neighbours could...

Apartment residents need better protection from secondhand smoke

People living in apartments are much more likely to experience secondhand smoke wafting into their homes and across shared areas. It’s an issue that can divide...
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Renting landscapes in 30 countries around the world

Rising housing costs, economic recessions and demographic changes around the world have given renting a big boost in recent years. Has the world entered...

Harry Potter’s Privet Drive house is on sale

Potter fans, rejoice! The house that was used as the setting for Harry Potter's childhood home at 4 Privet Drive in "Harry Potter and the...

Lovability: restoring liveability’s human face

Liveability has become one of the most important ideas to influence international urban governance and planning. On one level, this should be no surprise...

Neighbours’ fears about affordable housing are worse than any impacts

Housing affordability is a hot topic in Australia. Governments are increasingly recognising that more needs to be done to provide a greater range of...

RBA Cash Rate: What is Australia’s current interest rate?

Australia's official interest rate is determined by the Reserve Bank of Australia in a board meeting every month (excluding January).
Sleeping cat in the sun: Relief for pet-loving SA tenants in sight

Relief for pet-loving SA tenants in sight

The Real Estate Institute of South Australia (REISA) has formalised a new pet agreement which intends to protect both tenants with pets and landlords. After...

Rental stress on the rise in Australia

The latest report from the Productivity Commission “Report on Government Services 2017, Volume G: Housing and homelessness” shows rental stress is on the rise....