Owning property

WikiHouse pioneers do-it-yourself home building
MAR 01, 2013
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
FEB 28, 2013
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
JAN 21, 2013
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
NOV 23, 2012
Residential developer AVJennings is beginning to see "green shoots" emerging in the affordable housing market.
Property Council calls for Qld tax review
JUL 20, 2012
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
JUL 02, 2012
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
JUN 25, 2012
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
MAY 29, 2012

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

Rising petrol prices could see fall in house prices, interest rates
MAR 30, 2012
The trend of rising petrol prices could slow down any recovery in the property market and prompt the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates, according to experts.
When you should turn your DIY reno project over to the professionals: Chris Gray
NOV 17, 2011
You may decide you will be the one to complete or oversee the renovation. Doing the renovations yourself means you have complete control over timing, costs and scheduling as well as saving on labour costs along the way. It can be a great way to go if you have plenty of time, knowledge and skill.