The levy would deter speculative holding and bring under-utilised properties to the market
The lowest-priced houses in greater Sydney are more expensive compared with other assets – including office space in the CBD
This is severely reducing the already limited supply of properties for tenants looking for long-term homes
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Master Builders has criticized the Senate's move yesterday to pass the carbon tax legislation, claiming it will increase the cost of housing.
The median house price in Perth continued to fall through the September quarter, while rents went up for the second time this year, according to the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia.
A new poll by PRDnationwide has gauged the biggest deterrents to house hunters.
First home buyers are heading back to the market in droves, new figures suggest.
Major and second tier banks have continued to respond to this week's RBA rate cut by dropping standard variable rates.
The mortgage industry has praised the RBA rate cut, saying it will provide a boost to the economy and comfort to stressed homeowners.
Westpac and Commonwealth Bank are the first major banks to announce rate cuts in line with yesterday's RBA cash rate move.
New dwelling numbers are up, but migration has dropped off and affordability is faltering, a new report indicates.
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Unit rental prices are edging upwards, and are now approaching those for houses in most capital cities.
Slowing population growth has halted house price rises in large regional centres, but two are going against the trend.
The consumer price index for the September 2011 quarter confirms that in recent quarters the RBA has judged monetary policy on the basis of overstated inflation figures, leaving the path clear for an immediate rate cut, says the Housing Industry Association (HIA).
Dampened by fragile buyer confidence and a quiet winter selling season, growth in house prices across all mainland capital cities recorded falls over the September quarter, according to an Australian Property Monitors housing report.
Melbourne's vacancy rate has hit 'equilibrium' as national vacancies edged up slightly in September.
More than half of potential first homebuyers polled in a new survey have said a lack of affordability would make them consider becoming lifelong renters.
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