Couple uses cunning strategy to win auction

Auction in Brighton Le Sands

深圳风采投注 Sydney auctions continued to draw big crowds, despite the state election, with 60 people converging on a home in Sydney’s south to watch a couple smash the competition with a winning strategy.

Price falls will kill off ‘dog boxes’

Energy - APartment Block

As the property downturn picks up steam, apartment developers are going to the wall — and our cities could soon look a lot more like Paris.

$1.7m ‘squatter’ slams dead man’s family

Bill Gertos

A property developer who claimed squatter’s rights on a $1.7m home has poured coffee over a reporter and hit out at the deceased owner’s family.

Who tripped the housing boom?

Day in the life of an auctioneer

Forget immigration, investors, fixer-uppers, downsizers, Baby Boomers, and everything else, the Reserve Bank has its own theory on what really caused — and scuttled — the Australian housing boom.

Family home find all in the thrill of the Hunt

Ben Hunt

It has taken some time, but St George Illawarra Dragons star halfback Ben Hunt has settled into Sydney in the offseason, making a family home purchase after his move down from Brisbane.

$40k house deposit ‘so easy’ to save

Grace Rummery and Will Miller bought their first home in January. Picture: Supplied

Grace Rummery managed to put away a whopping $20,000 in just six months without noticing after making one simple but major change.

Own a slice of Aussie TV history

Artwork for Balmain pub for sale that was used in E Street

A converted pub in Balmain that was used as a set for iconic Australian TV series E Street, the show that launched Simon Baker’s career, could be yours.

The truth about housing price crash

New apartment building are seen in Sydney on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AAP Image/Paul Miller) NO ARCHIVING

House prices are plummeting and many are scared of Labor’s negative gearing policy driving it down even further. Should we be worried?

J-Lo and A-Rod nab Piven’s LA pad

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She says she’s still Jenny from the block, but nowadays Jennifer Lopez can actually afford to buy the entire block, and has the real estate portfolio to prove it.

‘Easy’ way Aussie picked up $580k flat

Adam Miles did what many struggle to - snap up a property in Sydney.

Adam Miles always dreamt of buying a property, but was convinced it was impossible — until a chance encounter changed everything.

‘Everyone who rents will pay more’

32 Pulford Cres, Mill Park, Whittlesea Leader real estate, house of the week, Wk 33

An issue that plagued the government for years has been turned on its head amid claims “everyone who rents a house” will have to pay more.

25yo’s $1.75m property empire

Picture: INstagram @joeydagata

Joey D’Agata bought his first home four years ago at just 21. Today, he’s built a four-property portfolio — and it’s making him rich.

Australia being ‘overrun’ by China

Cooperation flags.

The country is at risk of becoming the “24th province of China” as we fail to “stem the tide” of foreign investors, an expert has warned.

Million-dollar club loses 100 suburbs

This Wycombe Rd home in Neutral Bay sold prior to auction for more than $5 million, smashing the price guide of $4.6million-$4.9million

House prices have dropped so dramatically in the past year that there are now almost 100 fewer million-dollar suburbs in Australia.

House prices to drop by ‘20 per cent’

Row of four older houses in Concord West, Sydney.

Property values in Sydney and Melbourne are in for a horror plunge — and price falls across the country could also soon double.

Where to buy your own vineyard

Buy your very own vineyard.

A homegrown bottle of wine or a cosy country getaway are high on plenty of people’s Valentine’s Day lists, but here is the chance to offer up both on a grand scale.

Trend driving interstate property market

Aerial view of Surfers Paradise on Queensland's Gold Coast

Expensive property prices in Australia’s two major cities are creating an unexpected growing trend for two interstate regions.

Man scores first home in just two weeks

Mr Vo, who earns $100,000 per year, paid $230,000 for the fully-furnished flat located close to his workplace. Picture: JF Studios

Baron Rothschild once said “the time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets”. Those harsh words are the reason An Vo is now a homeowner.

How Macca’s worker made $4m

Eddie Dilleen

Eddie Dilleen has finally achieved the millennial dream of buying his first home. It only took him 14 investment properties to get there.

Ellen DeGeneres is the real deal

Dinner and Show - 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

She is the queen of day time talk with a very first world problem — Ellen DeGeneres can’t stop collecting real estate.

Dodgy magic number survives grilling

The cotroversial HEM has survived - for now. Picture: iStock

It’s one of the most controversial tools used by Aussie banks to decide whether you deserve a home loan. And it’s not going anywhere soon.

Home buyers ‘to pay extra $5000’

REAL ESTATE: This house at 27 Erobin St, Cleveland, is for sale.

Mortgage brokers say first homebuyers could be forced to pay thousands of dollars in upfront fees, but critics have slammed the “scare campaign”.

Australia’s 10 best off-grid homes

Far from the sounds of the city.

No bills, a low carbon footprint and plenty of serenity — it might sound like a pipe dream to many city slickers, but a sustainable lifestyle is possible with the right property.

‘Nightmare’: $840k flat now worthless

Andy Neverly in his Opal Tower apartment. Picture: 60 Minutes

Andy Neverly poured everything into his doomed Opal Tower apartment. Now, he says it’s worth nothing — and his life savings have “evaporated”.

Hotspots homebuyers can’t get enough of

INvestors are leaving Sydney - and this is where they're buying instead. Picture: News Corp Australia

In one booming Australian city, you can pick up an entire family home for $250,000. And savvy investors are now snapping them up.

Inside Tasmania’s most popular home

564 Nelson Rd, Mount Nelson, Tasmania

A Mount Nelson stunner has caught the attention of Tasmanian househunters this week — but you’ll need to have deep pockets if you want to snap it up.

House price collapse ‘fastest ever’

REAL ESTATE: This house at 1/183 Middle St, Cleveland, is for sale.

Experts have been left stunned after Aussie house prices plunged at “the fastest rate of decline ever seen”. And there’s more pain to come.

Sydney property price slide speeds up

Daily Telegraph

The start to 2019 has put further pressure on an already shaky Sydney property market, with new figures showing an acceleration in price declines.

Delta parks herself in flashy Sydney pad

Delta Goodrem artwork for apartment sale.

It was a long time searching, but Delta Goodrem was born to try. And The Voice judge is sure to learn to love her new incredible multimillion-dollar pad in a stylish part of Sydney.

2019 ‘may be worse’ for housing


Billionaire apartment developer Harry Triguboff has warned this year “may be worse” than 2018 for Sydney and Melbourne’s battered housing markets.

How to buy a $499k flat in one year

First home buyer Sam O'Connor just bought a two-bedroom apartment in Sydney. Picture:

A year ago, Sam O’Connor had “zero savings” in the bank. Today, he’s a proud homeowner — and he did it all completely on his own.

‘Wilko’ catches break in Byron Bay

Artwork for Matt Wilko Wilkinson

Professional surfer Matt ‘Wilko’ Wilkinson and partner Anna Jordan have launched their exciting new Byron Bay hinterland venture.

Neighbours’ brutal fight goes viral

Picture: Twitter @

Several sparring neighbours have become Twitter sensations after their epic “plank war” was caught on film by a bemused bystander.

Australia’s surprise bargain capital

Typical Australian suburb from above in autumn

It boasts incredible beaches, a booming population and jobs galore. But in this Aussie city, house prices are now at two-decade lows.

Aussies lose it over ‘McMansion’ shot

This photo was shared on the Redcliffe Peninsula Facebook page by resident Karen Evans. Picture: Facebook

A Queensland woman noticed something very wrong with these two houses — and countless others around the country agree with her.

Australian dream ‘severely unaffordable’

Sydney, NSW Australia March 31 2012 Suburbs nice houses

The news is still grim for struggling Aussie homebuyers, with most of the country still far out of reach despite falling house prices.

Lloyd Wright home redesigned by Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton has redesigned this Southern Californian home.

One of Hollywood’s most talented and popular actors has also made a name for herself in her role as a house flipper. And one of her best efforts is now listed for sale.

Giddy up to score NT’s most popular pad

1200 Cox Peninsula Road is proving popular with househunters.

Serious buyers better giddy up if they want to snap up the NT’s most viewed home this week — a resort style equestrian estate.

Why Aussie town has the ‘best kept secret’

This is the life, in Tin Can Bay.

One of the most Aussie-sounding towns in the country is home to some epic properties — but for the population of 2000-odd there’s one other big drawcard for living there.

Drop in house prices worst in the world

Images of residential properties in Sydney, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Property prices in the eight capitals shot up 4.1 per cent in the December quarter, official ABS data revealed, pushing the median valuation past $650,000 for the first time. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) NO ARCHIVING

The tumultuous drop in Australian house prices is reaching historic proportions. It’s predicted to be the worst in the world this year.

Iconic piece of NYC skyline up for grabs

New York City's Iconic Chrysler Building Is Up For Sale

New York City’s iconic Chrysler Building is now up for grabs, and the new buyers may be able to score it at a relative bargain, as the owners may struggle to recoup their huge investment.

Inside the deserted city of Disney castles

TOPSHOT - A photo shows hundreds of houses part of the Sarot Group's Burj Al Babas project on December 15, 2018 close to the town centre of Mudurnu in the Bolu northwestern region. - The project to build 732 villas and a shopping centre -- which began in 2014 -- encountered difficulties as Sarot Group applied for bankruptcy protection. Sarot Group made the decision to apply for bankruptcy protection after some of their Gulf customers could not pay for the villas they had bought as part of the $200 million (175 million euros) project, Sarot's deputy chairman, Mezher Yerdelen, said. The villas are worth between $400,000 to 500,000 each. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP)

It looks like a mirage — hundreds of luxury houses with pointed towers built for fairytale fanatics. But will anyone get to live in them?

Are termites a deal breaker?

Richard Strahan is a pest inspector for Total Pest Management. He is pictured with termite damage at a Varsity Lakes property.

It’s summertime and the termites are getting ready to celebrate. But should they put you off buying your dream home?

Region where home prices will fall fastest


It was one of the most resilient real estate markets last year, but the fortunes of homeowners in one of Sydney’s most prominent regions is set to change over the next two years, research shows.

Big myths about the housing downturn

Annual change in dwelling values.

The fall in house prices is being blamed on one particular factor but if you look at the figures, it doesn’t quite hold up.

Inside Hawaii’s record breaking mansion

This tropical paradise has sold for a record price. Source: Hawaii Life

A dream home, in the dream location, has sold for more than $46 million — smashing the local sales record along the way. Check it out.

Georgie Gardner scores keys to new home


Georgie Gardner has moved into her new multimillion-dollar home that fell on the same day colleague Karl Stefanovic was sacked from Today.

Sydney regions where buyers get best deals

BOUGHT FOR $225,000 LESS: 7/4-6 Harvard St, Gladesville sold in December for $340,000. The prior sale price was $565,000 in 2013. NSW real estate.

Home prices have been falling at varying rates across Sydney, with buyers getting the best deals in select city pockets. New data also reveals how prices in each region grew over the past year.

‘Crucial window’ for first homebuyers

Typical Australian suburb from above in autumn

Thinking of buying a house? Now’s the time to make it happen — before a set of crucial factors end your chances of getting a foot in the door.

Things to help manage your investment home

Founder of the Instarent app AJ Chand

Many Australians consider wading into the property pool by purchasing an investment property. And you want to make sure your home is getting you the most bang for your buck.

Want a waterfront villa for under $1m?

Bali beach house for sale Source: Mansion Global

A smidgen under $900,000 won’t get you much when it comes to prime beachfront real estate in Sydney. But jump on a plane, and suddenly you get a whole lot more bang for your buck.

Buy Italian home for less than a slice of pizza

Gangi, Palermo, Sicily Source: Case A 1 Euro

Who hasn’t ever thought of escaping to a pretty Italian village, setting up home and living the dream? You might be surprised at how little it could cost — you probably have it in your pocket right now.

Opal residents ‘crippled for life’

The Opal Tower at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Residents of Sydney's Opal Tower have been told to leave for a second time in four days to enable the company and investigators to conduct a "comprehensive investigation" into a crack on the tenth floor of the building. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

Some of Sydney’s Opal Tower apartment owners paid up to $1?million for their home. Now, they stand to lose a fortune.

Surprising suburbs we can’t get enough of

North Gosford in NSW is one of Australia's most in-demand suburbs. Picture:

Forget about fancy Point Piper or Toorak — these are the humble areas Australian homebuyers are actually flocking to in droves.

Ultimate dilemma amid house price fall

28 Spinebill Place, Cranebrook, is the Penrith house of the week. NSW real estate

House prices are plummeting — and they have further to fall yet. But with these falls comes an agonising choice for Australians.

Where to find a $850k CBD ‘bargain’

Flying over the suburbs of Melbourne

They’re just a few kilometres out from the centre of our capital cities — but homes in these suburbs are selling for an absolute song.

Drastic move as home loan risk shifts

26 Ardmillan Rd, Moonee Ponds, in a grand california bungalow that sold for $2.44 million.

Australia’s banking regulator is backtracking on a cap it introduced on risky loans, but there are concerns it’s making the wrong move.

Property price predictors on a ‘fool’s errand’

auction superday: 37 New Street West, Balgowlah Heights. NSW real estate

Plenty of experts believe they know how to predict the next Aussie property hotspots, but one analyst believes they could all be wrong for the same reason. Here’s why:

Agonising choice facing first homebuyers

Home under construction

For years, young people were priced out of our insane property market. That’s slowly changing — but many still face a huge dilemma.

Australia’s most expensive homes

Supplied Editorial PP 7/04/2018 21-23 Webb Road Sunshine Beach pics 1-3 of 3

The country’s first-ever $100 million home sold this year. But it wasn’t the only luxury property to fetch an eye-watering price in 2018.

‘Perfect’ houses nobody will buy

New data reveals properties that have lingered on the market.

They’re brand new “dream homes” perfect for Aussie families — but there’s an unexpected reason why these properties won’t sell.

Proof buying first home ‘isn’t impossible’

Sydney couple Hugo Da Silva and Bindi Cormack have just bought their first property. Picture: Supplied

Hugo Da Silva and Bindi Cormack bought their first home in Sydney after saving for less than a year. Here’s how you can do it too.

Town where beers are always half price

Bondi v Boorowa. Supplied for online

In one of the funniest property marketing videos this year, a young country bloke has weighed up some pretty compelling pros and cons for living in different Aussie towns.

Chance to snap up bargain before Christmas

Real Estate

An epic entertainer is sure to draw huge crowds at auction this weekend. And the good news is it’s more affordable than you may think.

How to bag a $500k property bargain

Property experts have revealed Australia's top "bargain" suburbs. Picture: Supplied

It’s easy to give up on the Australian dream when you look at our capitals. But homes in these up-and-coming spots could be yours for a steal.

Unit owners hit with $12.5m bill

Hundreds of apartment owners could take legal action after being told they may be forced to cough up $45,000 each.

Thor’s ridiculously huge Aussie mansion

Fortress Hemsworth Nears Completion

New photos have revealed Chris Hemsworth’s shopping centre-sized Byron Bay mega-mansion nearing completion - and it’s amazing.

Photo reveals terribly embarrassing error

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A real estate agent has posted an ad for a luxurious riverside property, but there’s one problem. When you see it, it’s hard to ignore.

$100k off units for Black Friday


A Melbourne developer is offering either the best Black Friday deal going around — or a dire sign for the property market.

Why we need house price ‘crash’

Row of detached bungalow homes in the residential suburb of St Kilda in Melbourne with white picket fence and a blue sky background. Power cables overhead.

For months now, Australians have been panicking about falling home values — but for many of us, it’s actually a very good thing.

Housing plan: $65k deposit in 15 months

Melbourne interior designer Krystal Sagona, 34, is about to buy her first home after saving for just 15 months. Picture: Supplied

Krystal Sagona is about to buy her very first home in Melbourne. And she’s done it entirely on her own — and in just over a year.

We’re building fewer ‘McMansions’

Street full of McMansions

Australian homes have shrunk to 22-year lows as the “McMansion” fades in popularity and more apartments are built.

What falling house prices mean

309 Moreland Rd, Coburg. For Moreland Leader Realestate house of the week HOTW sk 22 - higher res

After months of worrying news on the property market, there is a glimmer of hope on housing prices. And it all comes down to your expectations.

Suburbs most at risk of housing collapse

SnapSydney - Aeroplane Over Camden

If you’re unlucky enough to live in one of these five suburbs, you could be at the centre of a horror drop in house prices. And being rich won’t help you.

Why this book cost $18 million

House to buy a house for $1 by Rick Otton - book cover

This book claimed to be able to teach people “how to buy a house for $1” — but the author is now in a world of trouble.

Sydney prices to take unexpected turn

Darmo Aerial

SYDNEY real estate could be in for a longer slump than once thought, with one expert revealing agents are now “dying to get rid” of listings, giving buyers an unprecedented chance to cash in.

NSW pub could be yours for $100

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It boasts 13 guest bedrooms spread over two storeys, a family home and two acres of gardens. And you can pick it up for a steal.

Big reason house prices are nosediving

Preston Leader real estate week 21 House of the week 19 Murphy Grove Preston

As Aussies fret over a falling market, it’s important to remember that prices don’t fall of their own accord. There’s a big problem driving it.

‘Fun’ way couple saved $120k deposit

Sydney couple Anna and James Beaver recently bought their first home after ditching their car and moving in with mates. Picture: Supplied

With a combined income of $85,000, this 20-something couple aren’t “rolling in it” — but they’ve already bought a Sydney apartment.

Couple buys entire town for $550k


Harley Davidson-riding grandparents Karyn and Peter have snapped up an entire town for less than the price of a Sydney apartment.

Big clue about house price crash

1 Geary Pl, Elderslie is the Macarthur house of the week. NSW real estate

As property prices drop, Aussies are freaking out that a housing crash is coming. But there is a clue about what will happen next.

Owners hit back at ‘rich’ property myth

Modern apartments at Rhodes, NSW, Sydney. Rhodes is a growing suburb with a lot of new developments built in recent years.

Maureen Pound has three investment properties worth $1.5 million - but says she is “by no means a wealthy person”.

How this man made extra $43k in a year

JAD Davies bought his first home around a year ago — but has never seen the property in person.

Jad Davies shaved hundreds of thousands off his mortgage by giving up on the “Australian dream”. And he says it will make him rich.

Tiny $500 help for home buyers

close up view of saleman giving keys of house to new owners

BUYING a home in NSW will be about $500 cheaper from next year in the “most significant reform in a generation”.

Australia’s most popular streets revealed

No. 20 Wolseley Rd in Point Piper is on the market with a price guide of $48 million.

WE have crunched the numbers to reveal the best streets in Australia and one state dominates.

Entire town for sale ‘cheaper than a house'

Lot 83 Radburn Road (Lake Muir) Manjimup, WA

THIS could be the ultimate bargain. An entire town — complete with more than 20 houses — has hit the market, and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Grand Designs host’s extreme way we should live


GRAND Designshost Peter Maddison says Australians should be living in smaller and more expensive homes that involve a lot of sharing.

Disgusting racist note stuns family

US woman Deborah Cantwell has been charged with intimidation and criminal mischief after allegedly sending this note to a neighbour. Picture: GoFundMe

A FAMILY has been left “broken and disgusted” after finding a shocking letter at their door attacking their 15-year-old son.

‘Squatter’ scores free $1.7m home

The property at 6 Malleny Street, Ashbury , NSW

A PROPERTY developer has scored himself a free $1.7m house by simply moving in and renting it out following the death of the occupant.

Plan will ‘decimate housing market’

Suburban Street With New Modern Houses In A Sydney Suburb On A Sunny Summer Day, Australia

SOME say this controversial plan will destroy Australia’s housing market. But others argue negative gearing “fearmongering” is “bollocks”.

Blind spot costing ‘clueless’ Aussies

Mortgage Application Borrower Document with �Loan Denied� Red Rubber Stamp

A HUGE number of Aussies can’t answer these basic questions, and it could be costing them when it comes to home ownership.

High hopes for rare family offering

20 Tyndall Road, Bonnet Hill. Harcourts.

WITH just seven house sales in the past year, a Bonnet Hill home is almost as rare as hens teeth.

It’s not a lounge bar anymore

8 & 10 / 178 Channel Highway, Taroona. Knight Frank.

THE two-of-a-kind transformation of the Taroona Lounge Bar into a pair of luxury apartments is like nothing else on the market.

Sad reason this room is vanishing

Kitchens are shrinking - and Uber Eats is partly to blame. Picture: iStock

IT USED to be one of the most important parts of any Aussie home. But there’s a concerning reason why this room is shrinking.

Surprise city busiest for sales in Tasmania

15 Sumberg Street Devonport $299,000 Listed with View Devonport

WITH its affordable prices, quality homes and coastal lifestyle, it shouldn’t be a surprise that this city is leading Tasmania’s busiest property market. But it is.

Ultimate guide to Hobart listings

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WITH new figures showing a massive fall in the number of listings in Hobart, here’s everything you need to know if you’re looking to secure a home soon.

$180k salary not enough to buy home

Freddy Grant and his husband bought their home after years of searching. Picture:

Freddy Grant and his husband had a $100,000 deposit and a comfortable income. But for years a home was still “out of reach”.

‘Killing field’ house sells for $700k

In this Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 photo, registered sex offender Todd Christopher Kohlhepp's home is searched by Spartanburg County Sheriff's deputies and his vehicles are impounded in Moore, S.C., after he was arrested earlier in the day. A woman who was "chained up like a dog" for weeks in a dark storage container was lured to her captor's South Carolina property for a cleaning job, a family friend said Friday as search teams digging up the area found one body and looked for more. Kohlhepp, 45, who has a previous kidnapping conviction as a teenager in Arizona, appeared at a bond hearing Friday in Spartanburg on a kidnapping charge. More charges will be filed later, the prosecutor told the court. (John Byrum/The Spartanburg Herald-Journal via AP)

A MYSTERIOUS buyer has paid top dollar for the property where notorious killer Todd Kohlhepp tortured and killed victims.

House sells for price of a ute

32 Mill St, Mourilyan

A TWO-bedroom Queensland cottage has sold for the price of a new ute. But it’s not the only bargain to be snapped up this month.

Are vendors willing to wait it out?

CM Master Builders MBA generic

WITH fresh listing numbers in Sydney down by nearly 10 per cent this Spring, it is clear that many owners are in no rush to make a move, writes Jonathan Chancellor.

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