The strong growth in dwelling prices has led to disproportionately larger hikes in the stamp duty bill for home buyers
Instead of splurging your savings or racking up debt this holiday season, why not invest in a property for the long term benefit of your family?
According to a new survey, two thirds of Aussies who want to buy investment properties want to acquire one in a capital city
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Struggling to find a tenant? Spare a thought for the landlords in these suburbs, where residential vacancy rates are reported to be as high as 41%.
One of the country’s leading real estate moguls has revealed the Sydney and regional suburbs that he expects to outperform the rest of the pack for capital growth.
It could take only a modest decline in the growth of China’s economy for Australian property prices to falter, as new research revealed that even a slight slowdown in Chinese growth could send local prices into dangerous territory.
Upwards of 500% capital growth over 20 years may sound hard to believe, but it's been a reality for suburbs in places everywhere from eastern Sydney to central Melbourne. When digging through the records we found something equally startling: the massive growth in some of these suburbs isn’t done yet.
Fancy a property for less than $30,000? We’ve sought out the cheapest properties on the market and found that a paltry $29k is enough for a unit on a popular Qld island, $27k bags you a Masonic Lodge and $30k nets you the keys to an old miner’s cottage.
While “renovate and flip” remains a great strategy for creating cashflow, it is only investors who know what will appeal to buyers that net big profits. Key Media’s upcoming Property Investors Forum will discuss how anyone can learn this. Read on to find out how to take advantage of this amazing opportunity.
Brisbane’s unit and townhouse market appears to be on the up, with mixed results highlighting last year's hotspots and not-spots for unit capital growth.
Think an investment in Pendle Hill, NSW, would be a good addition to your portfolio? What about Blackwater, Qld, or Koondoola, WA? These are just some of the suburbs tipped to have high value growth this year. The icing on the cake: none are priced above $400,000.
As a new report highlights some well-known areas where new houses are at risk of being swept away by rising sea levels, concerns are being raised about the potential for thousands of dollars to be knocked off the value of coastal homes.
Topping the list of suburbs with the longest property selling periods is a small Victorian town where it takes almost a year for an average property to sell, despite a median house price of only $120,000. It is joined on the list by a host of other locations where your chances of selling in a hurry are slim.
With the Bank of Queensland becoming the latest lender to increase its interest rates despite the RBA keeping the official cash rate on hold, borrowers have been advised to prepare for the worst.
The Reserve Bank has been criticised for keeping the official cash interest rate on hold this month, as claims are made that a rate cut was required to boost the property market.
Following the Labor Party leadership spill that rocked Australia last week, the housing industry has labelled Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s newly announced appointments as an “opportunity” for housing.
The number of first homebuyers who are making home loan enquiries has dropped off significantly compared to this time last year, according to recently released statistics.
Australia’s building approval numbers remain weak, but the latest figures reveal some surprising state by state results.
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