Investment Property

Demand for fixed-rate loans spikes

Demand for fixed-rate home loans rises, with Queensland home to the highest percentage of borrowers who opted for this type of loan

Sydney's rental vacancies rise

Sydney records an increase in vacancy rates month-over-month, while some areas in New South Wales remain steady

RBA hints at more interest rate cuts

Aussies could expect more declines in the cash rate moving forward after the Reserve Bank reduced it to a record low of 1.25%

APRA lashes Bank of Mum and Dad

One of the country’s top property lenders is under fire for its lenient standards, which could compromise the financial welfare of borrower and lender

SA budget champions housing industry

HIA said that the budget assists in the economic revival of the state with measures that aim to boost employment in the housing industry

NSW budget supports investment

The NSW budget delivers a record infrastructure spend to drive investment and assist growing communities

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The Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Act 1948 (NSW) will be repealed on July 1 as part of the state government’s Better Business Reforms package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