Imposing tougher lending conditions in Western Australia could "see the green shoots that are just starting to emerge killed off", says UDIA WA CEO, Allison Hailes.
First-home buyers who use their superannuation to purchase their own home could end up with larger 'nest eggs' at retirement than if they continued to rent their whole lives, says the REIA.
Population growth has driven Darwin rental yields to 5.1 per cent, the highest in the country.
REINSW has created an advisory group of industry leaders and stakeholders to examine ways to professionalise the real estate industry.
National Australia Bank is the first of the big four banks to raise owner-occupier home-loan rates, lifting the rate by 7 basis points to 5.32 per cent.
Between July and September 2016, foreign nationals accounted for 11 per cent of all NSW residential property sales, compared with first-home buyers who accounted for only 7.51 per cent.
With Melbourne's population expected to grow by 100,000 new residents every year, the changes allow for greater density in the city's middle-ring suburbs, says Joseph Walton of the REIV.
One third of Australian mortgage holders are worried about job security.
Raine & Horne is cementing its position as Australia's fastest-growing real estate network with the opening of a new Botany office.
Damian Percy, general manager of Adelaide Bank, says affordability won't improve while there is an unwillingness to "confront" voters who are "enjoying structural advantages that continue to keep a fire under house prices".
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