PROSPECTIVE first-home owners are giving up their dreams of owning property in massive numbers as less generous government assistance and a tight housing market push the property ladder out of reach of young buyers.
Lower first-home owner grants have combined with above-average interest rates and higher house prices to scare first-timers away from [...]
The state government is considering whether to reassess land valuations in flood and cyclone-affected areas following the natural disasters.
And if property values are adjusted, Brisbane City Council will adjust rates accordingly in June, Lord Mayor Campbell Newman said last night.
Updated land valuations on every property in Queensland are due next month [...]
As 2010 draws to a close, and after the tumultuous year that has been, there’s plenty of speculation — and not a little concern or fear — about what may be in store for the property market in 2011.
It’s only natural, considering how differently the year ended compared to the way it [...]
Once again The Planning Boardroom is pleased to partner with Dyson Austen to present their latest Dyson Austen Top 10 Prestige Residential Survey prepared for the Real Estate Institute of NSW for the 3rd Quarter of 2010.
A summary of the survey is as follows:
The survey has increased 42% in the [...]
Unit prices in Brisbane are now among the cheapest in the country, while house values continue to slide.
Brisbane’s property market woes look set to continue for the forseeable future due a slump in migration and an oversupply in the market. Analysts have tipped prices to remain stagnant or dip further at least until [...]
The triple whammy of soaring electricity, gas and water costs follows years of financial pain already biting into budgets across the state.
A Herald Sun investigation has found typical households are paying a staggering $900 more for the essentials compared with 2005.
The blowout is forcing some to cut back on fresh food and skip [...]
WESTERN Australia is staring down the barrel of a housing downturn, according to residential building industry body the Housing Industry Association (HIA).
The HIA’s ‘National Outlook’ stated that in the 2009/10 financial year there was a stimulus-driven recovery in housing starts in WA, with a rise of 37 per cent taking starts to a level [...]
WITH an emerging recovery in Australian commercial real estate, there should be a performance gap between assets in the top-tier (prime) and mid- to lower-tier (secondary) markets.
Ordinarily, prime markets improve earlier, and more swiftly, during the initial recovery as investors narrow their focus on to core assets.
The pattern of [...]
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While studying my Bachelor of Planning degree at university, I completed quite a few assignments on affordable housing as I felt it was an important topic to the urban planning and property industries. Two years later I am still very intrigued, to the extent that I will publishing a series of articles on this epidemic. [...]
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