Real Estate Archive

The rental market tightens

Victoria's regional rental markets perform better than the capital market, with the former reporting a decrease in vacancies, according to the latest figures from the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV). The vacancy rate in …

How does a clearing account work?

Although paying off your investment or mortgage faster is not always effective for tax reasons, in some cases it can save you thousands of dollars in interest. But how can a clearing account help you …

Revealed: Perth's Busiest Markets

The Perth sales market managed to post a substantial improvement in activity from its recent low in April, with five suburbs leading the recovery, according to the latest report from the Real Estate Institute of …

COVID not enough to deter Australian homebuyers

Since Australia was first affected by COVID-19, a wave of national economic commentary has ensued. A series of fiscal and monetary interventions have been deployed to mitigate the projected damage. Australia has done pretty well …

Loans to investors in June

Housing finance rebounded in June, recovering from its historic drop in May. This could signal a resumption of activity for buyers and investors, experts say. The value of home loans rose 6.2% in June on …

Living room

When it comes to renovating a property, the living room is one of the most versatile and valuable aspects. This is an area that is viewed the most by guests in your home, and one …

Are owners "enticed" to sell?

The increase in listings in July seems to indicate an increase in homeowners' interest in selling their homes, according to an expert. National listings rose 3.8% in July, with all capitals except Darwin reporting an …

Occupation of vehicles and returns

With vacancy rates rising in Melbourne and Sydney, investors may find it difficult to reap solid rental income. But the growing popularity of short-term hosting can turn out to be an integral part of the …

Are the prices slowing down?

Home values ??in Australia fell for a third consecutive month in July, but several factors are preventing substantial declines, according to CoreLogic's latest market report. The national value of dwellings fell 0.6% in July, somewhat …

Regional prices still on the rise

According to the latest report from PRD Real Estate, regional housing markets in Australia performed well in the first half of the year despite the risks associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. Regional housing markets, on …

Are satellite cities the next hotspot?

Strong government support and well-planned strategies to connect skilled workers to job opportunities near them are key to unlocking housing affordability and improving urban productivity, new study finds . The recent report by the Australian …

Downward trend in US approval

The latest building approval figures continue to reflect the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, but one state appears to have turned the tide of single-family homes in June. Victoria was the only state to post …

Australia's "most resilient" luxury market

Australia's main residential market performed best in the second quarter of the year, with prices remaining resilient despite the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the latest Knight Frank study . Australasia and the …

Calls to end emergency rental laws

The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia is calling on the state government to meet the original deadline for emergency rental legislation for residential and commercial properties. Damian Collins, chairman of REIWA, said the state …

How to Profit as a Post-Pandemic Developer

The author of this article, Anton Flynn, is the Development Director and Strategist for the FLYNN Subdivision Experts based in Perth, Western Australia. He has authored a 225-page guide, The Infill Developer: a Concise Guide …

Rental markets likely to ease

According to CoreLogic's latest quarterly rental report, Australian rental markets are expected to ease further as the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to weigh on demand for housing. The value of rents fell 0.5% …

State unveils stamp duty exemption

As part of its efforts to boost the housing industry and the economy, the State Government of New South Wales has decided to temporarily increase the price ceiling of newly built houses which will be …

ING on the future of Australian homes

Months of pandemic-induced social isolation has led to a shift in the way Australians view their homes, and more and more people see their homes as 'lifestyle hubs' for a range of different activities. “COVID-19 …

Is Brisbane eclipsed?

It appears Brisbane is being eclipsed, with other housing markets in Queensland showing more substantial gains in house prices, according to the latest Domain report. Prices in Brisbane fell 1.4% to $ 582,847 for homes …

Be careful with low rates, experts warn

The mortgage rate war continues to escalate with a new lender rolling out a variable rate below 2%. Experts, however, are urging borrowers – both homeowners and investors – to consider other factors first before …

How to profit as a post-pandemic development

The author of this article, Anton Flynn, is the Development Director and Strategist for the FLYNN Subdivision Experts based in Perth, Western Australia. He has authored a 225-page guide, The Infill Developer: a Concise Guide …