Investment Property

WA introduces new policy for small lots

Micro-lots will be a positive introduction to the market and will receive strong demand from a range of buyers, according to an industry group

Brisbane tops luxury property

An industry professional explains why the city stands out amongst other luxury residential markets as a top performer

Landlord and Tenant Act to be revoked

The Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Act 1948 (NSW) will be repealed on July 1 as part of the state government’s Better Business Reforms package

The ‘risky’ investor

“The banks only saw risk – I was single, a female of childbearing age and a small business owner."

Qld land tax hike could hurt investors

The Queensland government has handed down its 2020 budget – and it includes an increase in land tax, which is likely to burden property owners

Housing prices continue to slide

New data from REIA show a continuing decline in the market since June 2018, for both house and other dwellings

Property listings hit 12-year low

Data reveals that there are now fewer new listings of property sales than at any time in the past 12 years

Auction market records subdued results

Both auction volumes and clearance rate were down, as most states welcomed a long weekend with the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on Monday

Lower interest rates pose risk to property

While the recent RBA cut could drive property prices up, it is also an indication of a sluggish economy and likely consequences to the sector

New lending to households increases

Recent ABS data show that new lending commitments to households slightly rose in April, while lending for investment tracked downwards

Why the best time to buy is now

Real estate in the country is the most affordable since 2016 due to a combination of price declines and low interest rates