Following years of consultation and review, strata law reforms have finally come into effect in New South Wales
The latest figures from ABS show a marked decline in dwelling approvals in New South Wales, particularly for apartment approvals
Newly built or significantly renovated homes in Queensland need to be compliant with the new smoke alarm legislation by 1 January 2017
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The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics housing finance figures suggest that the Australian property market may be recovering thanks to investors.
The federal government has launched a voluntary code of building design guidelines for new homes that will help to more easily accommodate the elderly and disabled.
The number of properties sold under the hammer has fallen sharply in the week ending 10 July according to Australian Property Monitors.
Property investors who are starting later in life may want to rethink their strategy to avoid losing out on the benefits of property investing.
Inner-city high rise apartments are becoming the property purchase of choice for younger buyers.
The housing market may soften over the next 12 months but prices are unlikely to drop
Industry commentators believe there will only be one more interest rate rise this year - but do not agree when that might happen.
Strong self-regulation of the reverse mortgage and equity release sector will mean an impending Government regulatory review will only be a "health check", according to SEQUAL.
The mortgage industry could see an overall increase in interest rates as a result of difficulties in obtaining wholesale funding.
Lenders have ramped up their credit controls by further lowering the amount they lend to borrowers.
Property values in Sydney suburbs with rail links to the CBD have outstripped those in suburbs without, says new research.
Appetite for fixed rate home loans is fast increasing as interest rates rise and better deals are put on the table by lenders, according to mortgage broking group Loan Market.
The rapid growth recorded during 2009 is finally slowing with RP Data figures showing Australian capital cities notching their second consecutive month of low single digit annualised growth.
National Mortgage Company has cut its variable rates on selected products by 0.10% ahead of the policy meeting of the Reserve Bank of Australia next week.
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Would be interested to read an updated version of this article for 2016!