Game-changing weekend for property

1/8 Matthieson St, Highett, Moorabbin Leader real estate, house of the week, Wk 48

深圳风采投注 This weekend will be crucial in determining whether the property slump has reached its lowest point, or whether another downturn is coming.

10 worst suburbs to buy property

BCM Property Home liftout. Cavcorp Lucent mixed-use residential apartment project at Newstead, in the Gasworks precinct.

Weakened housing demand and a high supply of new housing has made purchasing property a risky prospect in some popular suburbs, research has revealed.

Billionaire elated with ScoMo’s victory

Bradfield Red Tape

Property mogul Harry Triguboff is so happy that the Coalition has won, that he is scrapping a 10 per cent discount on his apartments.

Wright drops in on big Byron break

WSL Day 2

Professional surfer Owen Wright has emerged as the mystery buyer of luxury beach villa building opportunity within the heart of Byron Bay.

Getting a bigger loan is about to get easier

Family with two boys (4 and 6 years) standing in front of house with FOR SALE sign in front yard. Focus on sign.

Australia’s tense lending environment could soon be easing as the country’s banking regulator announced a review of a policy that has been making it difficult for buyers to get into the market.

Aussies given green light to borrow more

Construction Men Framing New Building

People planning to take out a new home loan could soon be able to borrow even more cash, with a controversial rule set to be scrapped.

$11m Bronte house sells for more a year later

18 St Thomas St, Bronte. NSW Real Estate.

The Bronte house that sold for $11m exactly a year ago has just sold again for even more money. And the deal was done in just six days.

This house is cheaper than a handbag

426 Murray Street, Hay was for sale at $7000. NSW real estate.

The property downturn has been serving house hunters up some scintillating deals, including a range of houses priced under $20,000 and one house that’s become Australia’s cheapest home.

Burnt home covered in soot gets buyers fired up

32 Rawson Rd, Fairfield West. NSW real estate.

A fire-damaged house in Sydney’s west became an unusual battleground for property buyers when it went under the hammer, selling for a red hot price considering its condition.

Clues hidden in new housing price data

A real estate advertising board is seen next to a house in Canberra, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

It would be easy to get excited and think now is the right time to jump into the housing market. This is why you need to be careful.

First home buyer scheme ‘dumb’, analyst says

A real estate advertising board is seen next to a house in Canberra, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

A property analyst has slammed a recent proposal to help first home buyers get into the market with 5 per cent deposits, saying it showed politicians did not understand the housing market.

Peter Dinklage and Sophie Turner’s Game of Homes

CROATIA .. for Nicole Manktelow story .. Trsteno Arbortem Botanical Gardens. Peter Dinkladge as Tyrion Lannister and Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark. Picture: HBO

They were once married onscreen, but now that actors Sophie Turner and Peter Dinklage are biding farewell to their iconic characters Sansa and Tyrion, where do they retreat to in real life?

Huge promise for first homebuyers

A real estate advertising board is seen next to a house in Canberra, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

First homebuyers spend almost a decade saving up for a house deposit. The Coalition plans to change that in a bid sure to lure young voters.

Happy Mother’s Day — here’s a house

Premiere Of TriStar Pictures' "Cadillac Records" - Arrivals

What do you get a mother who has already been given the gift of an extremely successful child? Well, apparently real estate is a popular option.

Best suburbs to buy in if Labor wins

Aerial shot of Burnell St in Drummoyne - NSW real estate - supplied by Ray White Drummoyne

House hunters hoping to best weather any market changes brought about by a potential Labor cut in negative gearing should be looking into these suburbs, according to new research.

The stupid tax that has to go

A real estate advertising board is seen next to a house in Canberra, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

A 20 per cent deposit is always touted as the magic number needed to score your own home — until you’re hit with another huge cost.

Brisbane five bedders under $500k

9 JANELLE STREET, Bellbird Park, Qld 4300; House 5 2 3 0.51 ha; Offers over $475,000 via Click2Offer; Ipswich Real Estate - Ipswich agent Jason McNamara 0412327472.

Five bedders under $500,000 are not unicorns in Brisbane, with one of the cheapest right now on a lot 10 times the city’s average with a pool — and it’s not the only one.

Double Bay’s stairway from heaven

Amazing Staircase

When you discover that perfect house, sometimes it’s just one feature that stands out as must-have.

RBA move could totally change housing market

Group Sale at Baulkham Hills

The Reserve Bank of Australia has decided to keep the cash rate on hold but it remains under pressure to make a later cut. And when it does it could be a game changer for the housing market.

Hidden pitfall of popular home loan trick

84 Markwell Street, Hamilton, Qld 4007: For sale via Auction @ The Calile 6pm May 28th 2019, if not SOLD prior; Agent Christine Rudolph, Ray White - New Farm 0400 943 984.

Thousands of Australians could lose their homes thanks to a mortgage manoeuvre that could come back to bite them.

Edward Cullen’s mansion set for auction

84 Markwell Street, Hamilton, Qld 4007: For sale via Auction @ The Calile 6pm May 28th 2019, if not SOLD prior; Agent Christine Rudolph, Ray White - New Farm 0400 943 984.

One of our most graceful Georgian homes — built for a celebrated engineer whose work transformed the shallow Brisbane river into a usable channel — is set to go under the hammer.

20 suburbs affordable again for average earners

Homebuyer in Liverpool

Homes in 20 Sydney suburbs once beyond the budgets of buyers earning the city’s average wage have become accessible again and are offering up property deals for as little as $300,000.

Housing downturn is losing steam


Sydney home prices are no longer falling as rapidly as they once were and property analysts say the market is starting to show green shoots that point to a coming rebound in values.

Don Jr.’s one demand for $6m mansion

Supplied Donald Trump Jr and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle

Donald Trump Jr. only had one requirement when house hunting for a multimillion-dollar mansion with girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle.

Units come with a year’s avo on toast

Avocado Toast On A Wooden Cutting Board

At this luxury development, “you can have your avocado toast and eat it too”. They’re offering a year’s worth of smashed avo with every apartment.

Court orders man to stop using toilet

Mr Brown

A New Zealand man named Mr Brown can’t flush it down after a court ordered him to stop using his own toilet. He says he’s been unfairly vilified.

Rundown home asking $1.7 million

460 Albion St, Brunswick West - for HS real estate

The long-time owners of this ramshackle Melbourne residence are hoping to clinch $1.7 million for the poor-condition pad.

Biggest losers of major housing upset

Flying over the suburbs of Melbourne

It’s one of the biggest — and most controversial — issues of this federal election. Here’s what a Labor or Liberal win would mean for you.

Crucial clue overlooked on house prices

A real estate advertising board is seen next to a house in Canberra, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

It’s a gloomy time for the property market. But one set of figures shows where things might turn around first, writes Jason Murphy.

Buyers scared to go to auctions

House Hunter Luisa Low

Increased home discounting has meant more people are starting to search for their next property, but some buyers remain so fearful of auctions they are spoiling their chances of getting a bargain.

Penniless to $9m property tycoon

Sydney man Paul Glossop mnaaged to "retire" at 33. Picture: Supplied

Paul Glossop was broke, out of a job and in debt. But a simple decision to give up his seat on a plane changed all that. Now, he says, he’s basically retired at 33.

From $15K debt to first homebuyer

Queenslander Kris Hany is building his first home. Picture: Supplied

Kris Hanny had racked up quite a bill, but five key strategies helped him turn things around — and buy a house within a few years.

House prices could fall by 50 per cent

TWAM 7 May 2016

Prices in some areas of Sydney and Melbourne are set to tumble even further by 2022, with experts predicting the worst is yet to come.

Double Bay home sells $600k over reserve

14 Epping Rd, Double Bay. NSW Real Estate.

The publican of the newly refurbished Rose Bay Hotel has sold his stylish Double Bay home for $4.237 million — $600,000 above reserve at auction last night.

Worst Aussie suburb for housing collapse

House prices in Ryde are expected to be savaged. Picture: Google

House prices in Australian capital cities are set to fall sharply over the course of the year — and one ritzy suburb will be savaged.

Big thing missing from the Budget

25 Beech St, Malvern East

The Treasurer appears to realise housing affordability is still a major problem for Australians, but you wouldn’t know it from his first Budget.

New photos of Hemsworth’s mansion

ONE TIME WEB USE ONLY - FEE APPLIES FOR REUSE - EXCLUSIVE: Work continues on Chris Hemsworth & Elsa Pataky�s Byron Bay mega-mansion. Photo credit: MEGA +1 888 505 6342

It’s one of the most talked-about mansions in the country right now and new photos reveal just how extravagant it is.

House prices headed for $60k tumble

REAL ESTATE: This house at 218 Arthur St, Teneriffe, is available for sale for buyers with champagne taste on a beer budget.

House prices have been falling sharply, but the market is a long way from rock bottom. Experts have tipped a huge tumble is expected by 2020.

Grim housing market sign we’re missing

9 Kintore St, Camberwell. For Progress and Stonnington Leader Realestate house of the week HOTW wk 40

There are some healthy signs for the property market after months of downturns. But there’s something the figures don’t tell you.

Couple uses cunning strategy to win auction

Auction in Brighton Le Sands

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

91st Annual Academy Awards - Vanity Fair Party - Arrivals

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.

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