Real Estate News & Articles

Brisbane's Toombul Shopping Centre retailers have leases terminated by Mirvac after floods

20 Jun2022
Retailers and shoppers have been left devastated by developer Mirvac's cancellation of retail leases after Toombul Shopping Centre was flooded in February.  Business owners have been [...] Read More...

A decade of savings isn’t enough for most first home buyers, as deposits soar out of reach

17 Jun2022
It takes a first home buyer almost 11.5 years to save a 20 per cent deposit for an average priced home. And as of March 2022, the national median dwelling value was estimated to be eight-and-a-half times the [...] Read More...

Climate change is changing the gardening game in Queensland's flower capital

16 Jun2022
The Queensland city of Toowoomba boasts Australia's longest and proudest floral histories, but a new breed of green thumbs is having to get savvy and adapt to a changing climate. Participants [...] Read More...

Banks crack down on high debt-to-income home loans as regulator APRA comes knocking

15 Jun2022
Two of Australia's biggest banks have moved to curb high-risk home lending, as the regulator revealed it has been warning some institutions to cut back on risky loans. This week, ANZ told mortgage [...] Read More...

Is this Australia's first meat workers' choir?

14 Jun2022
Pacific Islanders working at a Brisbane abattoir are using singing to keep homesickness at bay. The 40-strong choir formed after Samoan and Solomon Islander workers at Australian Country Choice's Brisbane [...] Read More...

Pivotal Homes staff terminated, customer set to lose $18k as construction company collapses

13 Jun2022
A Queensland family has lost their $18,000 deposit while staff were terminated immediately, with no warning of the company’s impending collapse. A Queensland family has been left reeling after learning [...] Read More...

Cross River Rail's Merle tunnel welcomes walking tour group before track is laid

10 Jun2022
More than 100 Queenslanders have left their mark on the Cross River Rail tunnel during a "once-in-a-lifetime tour" before rail tracks for a multi-billion dollar project are laid. The northern portal entrance, [...] Read More...

How the economy could be holding housing 'hostage'

09 Jun2022
Westpac economists believe the future of the housing market will effectively become 'hostage' to wider economic outcomes. Housing sentiment is pointing to a decline in turnover throughout the first half [...] Read More...

Brisbane renters emerge as key force behind Greens’ election success

08 Jun2022
Neglecting renters was a key factor behind the major parties losing their hold on inner-city Brisbane, according to two of the city’s three successful Greens candidates. The cost of renting has risen at a [...] Read More...

Whose responsibility is mould in a rental home and how should a tenant deal with it?

07 Jun2022
What are renters' rights when health-threatening mould takes hold in the property they occupy? The landlord, right? Well, that depends.  Relentless rain and high humidity in Australia [...] Read More...
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