2017 predictions on how Australian house prices will perform | afr.com

Most property analysts are predicting solid growth in the price of houses in 2017, but it’s a different story for apartments, and indeed for all property in “gloomtime” cities Perth and Darwin. It may not hit the boomtime peaks of 2013, but a survey of property analysts shows most are predicting solid growth in the price of houses in 2017. …

The Australian Financial Review’s Rob Harley: Lessons from a life in property

The Australian Financial Review’s property editor, leaves the industry after three decades. I joined the The Australian Financial Review as a young property writer. The cities were full of cranes building office towers underpinned by the seemingly inexorable growth of financial deregulation and the supposedly inexhaustible finance from the Japanese miracle. In the suburbs, house prices were about to rocket …

House values rise in February

House values rise in February Updated: 1:55 pm, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 Capital city property prices rose a further 1.4% in February, according to the latest monthly CoreLogic Home Value Index. Dwelling values in Canberra led the way, up 3.2% month on month. This was followed by Sydney values, which rose 2.6%.House prices in Melbourne rose by 1.5%, followed by …

Changes for OTP foreign buyers rely on broken supply argument

November 30, 2016 The government is proposing changes to the foreign investment framework that will allow a foreign real estate investor to purchase an off-the-plan dwelling when another foreign investor has failed to reach settlement. In announcing the changes, Treasurer Scott Morrison deployed a familiar narrative about foreign investment increasing housing supply and making “housing more affordable for more Australians”. …

Stamp duty axed for Victorian first home buyers from 1 July 2017

  VICTORIA has thrown a lifeline to young people struggling to get on the property ladder by axing stamp duty for first homebuyers. From July, the controversial property tax will be abolished for any first homebuyer in Victoria whose property costs less than $600,000. There will also be discounts for properties worth between $600,000 and $750,000, regardless of whether they …

OECD warns continued housing boom in Australia could lead to a ‘rout’ on prices, demand

The OECD says local owner-occupier buyers and investors have largely pushed up home prices in Australia. Picture: Nicki Connolly PROPERTY prices and household debt have reached “unprecedented highs” in Australia — and a continued rise could lead to a hefty fall that “spreads to the rest of the economy”. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development made the warning in …

Trans-Seasonal Decorating Ideas: Summer to Autumn

As the busy summer months slow down, it could be time to embrace your inner homebody.So, how do we transition our home decor and styling as we shift from warm, fun-filled summer days to the cooler autumn months? Simple. All you need are a few small changes to increase the happy, cosy vibes around the home.Jessica Bellef, head of styling …