Owning property

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.
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.
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.
New home sales fall in July
New home sales fell 5.7 per cent in July, seasonally adjusted, the HIA says.
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.