Housing affordability is becoming a "moral issue" that the government must tackle with a complete and apolitical debate that includes negative gearing, say growing numbers of the coalition.
D'Leanne Lewis of Laing+Simmons Double Bay + Bondi spoke to SCHWARTZWILLIAMS about what buyers will be looking for in 2017.
Investorist's Chinese and Australian offices are preparing for a flood of new enquiries in the lead up to ‘Golden Week’, one of the biggest property buying periods of the year.
New home sales rose 6.1% in November 2016, but recorded a decline of 0.7% for the quarter, according to HIA's New Home Survey.
One of the appeals of the Sunshine Coast is the range of property available, from high-end luxury villas, to apartments and affordable family homes.
If variable interest rates begin rising in the middle of 2017, as predicted by Zac Peteh, director of mortgage broker Mint Equity, it could be time to consider fixing your rate.
The increase in the value of loans for investors "may continue to cause policymakers angst over 2017" says Craig James, chief economist of CommSec.
Because they are delaying the purchase of their first home, more Australians will have a mortgage later in life, according to The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.
Mortgage holders should review their home loans after a number of lenders imposed out-of-cycle interest rate rises, says John Kolenda of mortgage broker 1300HomeLoan.
LJ Hooker has identified five trends it predicts will shape Australian real estate in 2017.
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