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Residential capital growth and foreign investment drive property in 2015

20 Jul 2015

Business sentiment for the Victorian property sector has risen slightly in the September 2015 quarter.

Sydney industrial steady as she goes

14 Jul 2015

Sydney’s industrial property market has continued its strong performance over the first six months of 2015, according to m3property’s latest report, which predicts the outlook for the sector will remain positive over the next few years.

GST changes not political poison: New poll

13 Jul 2015

New research points to a significant shift in community attitudes toward tax reform in Australia with GST considered the fairest of all current taxes.

Lending up but housing finance declines

10 Jul 2015

Finance for new housing construction declined in May 2015 however new construction finance was still up over the year. Notably, investor finance for new and existing housing also declined over the month but rose for the year.

Construction conditions favour Australia

07 Jul 2015

A falling Australian dollar, low interest rates, the slow-down in the mining sector and interest from foreign investors is creating favourable construction conditions, according to Turner & Townsend’s International Construction Market Survey 2015.

Houses continue to trend up

07 Jul 2015

The latest statistics on house prices and building approvals, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne, show a continuing trend – and the only way seems to be up.

Lack of supply the big issue in housing affordability

07 Jul 2015

Housing affordability remains prominent on the national political agenda, with the House of Representatives inquiry into home ownership continuing, the Federal Government releasing the latest State of Australian Cities report and a national partnership agreement on homelessness.

Non-listed funds continue to perform

07 Jul 2015

Australia’s non-listed real estate funds have produced their best performance since Q4 2010, according to the latest ANREV Quarterly Index, with a total return of 3.1 per cent.

Sydney retail strips languishing

07 Jul 2015

Shopper attitudes, smaller tenancy areas and the dominance of major shopping centres mean vacancy rates in Sydney's prime retail strips remain high, according to research from Ray White Commercial.

Report underscores need to plan for smart cities growth

06 Jul 2015

The Property Council of Australia welcomes the release of the latest State of Australian Cities report on Monday noting that a solid statistical base is vital to proper planning and increased national prosperity.