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National

National

Is Renting Really Dead Money? Not Always If You Invest Right

4 min read

Research into Sydney's housing market has shown that buying may not always be the better option -- but there's a catch.

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa Wilkinson

Why Our First House Will Forever Be Our Home

3 min read

Newly married, pregnant with our first child, and full of the promise of the life we were planning, we fell in love with our house, much as we had with each other – on the spot, and profoundly.

National

National

Concerns Aussie Households Will Be Shortchanged By Mortgage Broker Changes

5 min read

Mortgage brokers claim customers will pay more for their home loans if the government enacts a controversial change -- as they will be forced to pay a fee for the service that the big financial institutions used to bankroll.

National

National

Almost 100 Suburbs Slip Off Million-Dollar List As Property Prices Continue To Drop

2 min read

Almost 100 suburbs around Australia have dropped off the million-dollar list in the last year, with price drops seeing losses in property value of over 30 percent in some areas.

Views

Views

How Millennials Can Buy A House In Six Easy Steps

2 min read

I purchased a two-bedroom, inner-city terrace in Sydney as a first home buyer in my twenties.

Victoria

Victoria

Public Housing Wait List Is 82,500 And Growing By 500 Each Month

4 min read

When he was homeless, Shane felt so isolated from society he was more comfortable talking to dogs than their human owners.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Teacher Caught Allegedly 'Masturbating' Under Desk During Lesson

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

National

National

Opal Tower: 'Design And Construction' Issues As Residents Talk To Lawyers

3 min read

Engineers tasked by the NSW government to investigate Sydney's controversial Opal Tower claimed the building has "a number of design and construction issues."

National

National

You Might Finally Be Able To Buy A House In 2019 As Prices Plummet

3 min read

Aussie house prices declined dramatically through 2018, and as nervous buyers continue to wait it out, the downturn is likely to continue.

National

National

What To Do If Your Dream Apartment Turns Into A Nightmare

3 min read

It's the biggest purchase most of us will ever make -- but what if it goes bad?

Views

Views

Rich Parents Shouldn't Be A Pre-Requisite To Buying A House

4 min read

'Give up avocado toast. Spend less money on beer. Mooch off your rich parents'.

National

National

The Most Petty Strata Feuds And Nightmare By-Laws Revealed

5 min read

From one resident having exclusive access to the lift to another needing strata to approve his instrument -- here are some weird and whacky strata laws that govern the way some Aussies live.

National

National

The Public Housing Jobs Plan That Could Hurt The Vulnerable

3 min read

A program aimed at incentivising people in or applying for public housing to get a job could leave those who desperately rely on the system in the dark. 

National

National

Sorry First Homebuyers, But Falling House Prices Won't Help You Much

4 min read

Economists are warning of the biggest housing price falls since the GFC, but first homebuyers will be waiting a lot longer before affordability improves by any decent measure.

National

National

Predictions Property Prices Will Pick Up Met With Cynicism

4 min read

It's no secret property prices have taken a dive in major capitals, but new research from Domain predicts things will get better mid-next year. The findings are in stark contrast to pessimism from other industry analysts.

Sydney Storm

Sydney Storm

What Can You Do If Your Rental Is Smashed In A Storm?

3 min read

Renters and homeowners have a few options when it comes to dealing with the aftermath of damage from a severe storm.

World

World

If You're Willing To Move, We've Found A House That Will Cost You Pocket Change

1 min read

It's not exactly a homemaker's dream, but guys, TWO BUCKS.

News

News

What The Government Is Really Doing To Help You Buy A Home

2 min read

We break down exactly what the Government does and wants to do to make housing affordable and how it will help home buyers.

National

National

The NSW Government Is Cutting Stamp Duty, But Will It Make Houses Cheaper?

1 min read

The hammer falls, and then there's the sting of stamp duty. Most buyers get slugged tens of thousands of dollars for it.

National

National

Latest Housing Figures Look (Really) Bleak, But Are We Just Interpreting Them Wrong?

3 min read

It's the latest installment in a series of bad indicators regarding the current state of Australia's property market -- but not everyone is buying the dire headlines.

Robert Snell

Robert Snell

Property Prices Have Dipped But The Market Still Favours Rich Investors

2 min read

The housing market downturn is bad news for owners, but it's still not the good news we need for young and single-income Aussies.

National

National

Dramatic House Price Drops In Sydney And Melbourne

4 min read

The nation's property prices have dropped, but there's a surprising city bucking the trend.

National

National

Does The 'Worst Start To Spring' Auctions Mean The Property Bubble Has Burst?

3 min read

It's certainly starting to look that way.

National

National

Australian Housing Bubble Could Pop, Expert Says

2 min read

Australia faces a "real risk" of a US-style financial crisis prompted by a possible housing market blow-out.

National

National

Twenty Percent Drop Predicted As 'Perfect Storm' Heads For Property Market

2 min read

Property investors should remain cautious of the housing market in Australia's two major cities, an economist has warned.

National

National

Westpac Rate Rise Could Lower House Prices

5 min read

"Those record low interest rates could be a thing of the past"

Politics

Politics

New Zealand Bans (Non Australian) Foreigners Buying Houses

2 min read

Less than three percent of NZ house sales are to foreigners.

National

National

Short-Term Stay Regulations Passed In NSW

3 min read

The new policy will come into effect from 2019.

National

National

Homelessness Is More Than Just Straight White People

5 min read

LGBT, Aboriginal and migrant communities face huge homelessness issues.

Politics

Politics

Landlords Pet Peeves: Renters To Get More Rights

5 min read

"Renters deserve to enjoy the basic comforts of home."

Views

Views

What Renters Wish Their Landlords Knew

5 min read

The realities of renting can be ugly, and more and more of us are facing those realities long-term.

Views

Views

You Shouldn't Have To Wait For Your Folks To Die To Buy A House

7 min read

I recently tried to buy a home for my family. Just the one. To live in. I'm so old-fashioned.

Politics

Politics

Even Buying Units Now Very Unaffordable For Families

3 min read

Want to buy a unit? Moving to Brisbane may be your best bet

National

National

The NSW Government Has Cracked Down On Airbnb

3 min read

Planning on renting out your apartment for 181 days this year? You may need to think again.

National

National

Australian Home Prices Will Continue To Fall: Westpac

3 min read

The time to sell and cash in big appears to be well and truly gone, but is the time to buy on its way?

Politics

Politics

People On Centrelink Can Afford Literally Zero Percent Of Rental Properties In Australia

5 min read

'This is now our most critical social infrastructure crisis.'

Politics

Politics

Newstart Recipients On Just $17 A Day After Housing Costs, Salvos Say

4 min read

Salvation Army warns of "devastating hardship" faced by many on welfare payments.

Views

Views

Why The Government Doesn't Care That You Can't Afford A Home

7 min read

For State Governments, stamp duty in their capital cities are now in most cases 'rivers of gold'.

News

News

Sydney's Fastest Selling Property Hot Spots Revealed

1 min read

The property market may be slowing down, but houses are still selling quickly in Western Sydney and along the Central Coast.