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Property investment


Melissa Caddick’s gift to the luxury home market

The listing of the missing fraudster’s home brings a welcome offering to a top-end market frustrated by a lack of stock.

  • Nila Sweeney

Construction sector enthusiastic about housing plans: Collins

Labor has brought forward its first home buyer guarantee scheme for regional purchasers by three months.

  • Tom McIlroy

This Month

Land in one of Sydney’s most affluent suburbs to get $170m makeover

The 3500sq m site at Woollahra consisted of 14 lots under separate ownership, making it the largest land consolidation in the suburb.

  • Nila Sweeney

Residential rental listings plunge as landlords sell up

The share of residential ex-rental properties listed for sale has jumped to 31.2 per cent of all new listings nationwide as landlords ditch the market.

  • Nila Sweeney

Landlords to leave Queensland ahead of new land tax rule

Nearly one in five landlords nationwide plan to divest at least one investment property in the next 12 months, many of them to avoid the sunshine state’s new tax law.

  • Nila Sweeney

Lendlease in $1.4b London office deal

The 21 Moorfields deal is typical of the assets Lendlease wants to acquire as it increases its global funds under management to $70 billion by 2026.

  • Michael Bleby

Departure of housing investors sends rents higher

Investors are selling more homes than they are buying, a trend which is driving the shortage of rental stock and surging rents.

  • Robert Harley

‘Amazing’ gap in property fund returns sparks correction fears

The returns from unlisted funds are blitzing the market. But experts question their valuations.

  • Duncan Hughes

Top-end suburbs fall harder as rates climb

House prices in some of the most expensive suburbs in the country, such as Bellevue Hill in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, have fallen by as much as 11 per cent.

  • Nila Sweeney

For Balmain’s lefty millionaires it’s all about property

A plan to break up a council in the prime minister’s electorate would make it harder to build desperately needed housing.

  • Aaron Patrick

Housing market will return to balance in 2024: Stockland CEO

Rising wages and falling prices will reduce affordability problems that are keeping buyers out of the new home market, Stockland’s Tarun Gupta says.

  • Nila Sweeney and Michael Bleby

How to stop the neighbours ruining your investment property

The best way to avoid costly disputes is through open communication, a knock at the front door and a cup of tea.

  • Richard Wakelin

Sydney house beats reserve by $800,000 as rate panic eases

The house in Gordon sold for $3.8 million. Overall weekly residential auction volumes jumped to the highest since June as vendors sought out a faster way to sell.

  • Nila Sweeney

Inner Melbourne apartment prices surge as buyers seek out better value

Apartment prices in some inner Melbourne suburbs are hitting fresh cyclical highs, surging by as much as 21 per cent in the past 12 months.

  • Nila Sweeney

Emission ratings to hit real estate values, banks warn

Australian Bankers Association chief executive Anna Bligh says investors will force banks to rebalance their mortgage books to favour low-emission housing.

  • Tom Burton

The suburbs where pandemic gains will soon be wiped out

Some suburbs within Sydney’s inner city and inner south are close to losing all capital gains reaped during the pandemic.

  • Nila Sweeney

How to save on costs but keep the quality in your apartment block

There are many ways you can cut charges and curb levies, and some will even make your building a better place to live.

  • Jimmy Thomson

National residential vacancy rate falls to 16-year low

The rate dropped to 0.9 per cent nationwide in August, as rental supply dwindled amid soaring demand.

  • Nila Sweeney

Australian Unity to fund $190m expansion of Robina Hospital

Expansion of the existing 90-bed hospital aims to tap an existing demand for healthcare services spurred by the pandemic in fast-growing Gold Coast.

  • Michael Bleby

Eight biggest mistakes made by DIY super funds

Many trustees are losing out on returns or paying unnecessary penalties – this is what they need to change.

  • Jeremy Chunn