Owning property

Harbour front home sells for more than $7m
The Sydney waterfront home of a well-known eastern suburbs local has sold for more than $1 million above the asking price after a fierce bidding war at auction.
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John Hewson fails to secure bidders for $7m country estate
John Hewson’s criticism of Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity as prime minister might stem from a personal frustration over a multi-million dollar estate rather than being entirely politically motivated.
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Short men and overweight women worst paid
John Hewson’s abrupt criticism of Malcolm Turnbull’s ability as prime minister might stem from a personal frustration over a multi-million dollar estate rather than being entirely politically motivated.
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Hockey puts humble Canberra home on the market
Joe Hockey has signalled his intention to remain State Side for the foreseeable future after putting his Canberra home on the market.
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'Round The Twist' lighthouse cottages up for grabs
Lighthouse keeper cottages which featured in the Australian children’s TV show Round the Twist are on the market for close to $2 million.
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New home sales fall in July
New home sales may have peaked in April, but the subsequent downward trend is very mild and new home construction is expected to remain healthy.
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RBA leaves interest rates on hold
The central bank has kept the cash rate at a record low of 2.5 per cent, marking 15 months since its last move.
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RBA interest rate announcement - full text
The full text of the RBA's interest announcement on Tuesday. After its monthly meeting, the RBA board said the cash rate would stay at 2.5pct.
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City homes under $400,000 a rarity
The number of capital city houses priced under $400,000 in capital cities last financial year has more than more than halved from a decade ago.
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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?
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