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RBA leaves interest rates on hold
The central bank has kept the cash rate at the record low of 2.5 per cent, marking one year since its last cut.
Reset your mortgage for the best deal
Here is a quiz. When you are looking for a place to fill your car with petrol, do you look at prices? Do you compare them? If there is cheaper petrol two minutes down the road, do you go there?
WikiHouse pioneers do-it-yourself home building
WikiHouse is putting a new spin on old-time barn-raising with a free online resource that lets people put homes together the same way they might a giant jigsaw puzzle.
Home sales rise fourth time in a row
The momentum of late 2012 carries into the new year, with new home sales rising for a fourth consecutive month.
Veggies, flats and free time: hello, 2025
On the eve of our national holiday, a research firm has released its predictions for what the average Aussie lifestyle will look like in 2025.
AVJennings notes positive signs in market
Residential developer AVJennings is beginning to see "green shoots" emerging in the affordable housing market.
Property Council calls for Qld tax review
The Property Council is calling on the Queensland government to review the state's entire tax system, branding it uncompetitive.
The Block bodes well for property market, expert says
Better-than-expected results at the Block auctions at the weekend show Australians continue to see value in prime real estate "even in less certain times", according to a leading real estate agent.
Housing market forecast to improve
NSW and the resource-rich states will lead the property market's recovery in Australia over the next three years, a report from BIS Shrapnel says.
Mystery Sydney flat owner gets $700k surprise

A young US woman stands to earn around $A700,000 virtually overnight from a rental property in Sydney she did not know she owned.