Real Estate

Thu 25 Jul 2019

Photo reveals family’s $103k reno ‘hell’

Photo reveals family’s $103k reno ‘hell’

An Aussie couple have become trapped in a debt “nightmare” after rogue tradies managed to botch their bathroom renovations — twice.

Tue 23 Jul 2019

Surprising group investing in property

Surprising group investing in property

NEW statistics show Australia’s home-ownership rates continue to drop and one surprising group has turned to investment properties.

Sun 21 Jul 2019

Should first-home buyers wait for ScoMo’s scheme?

Should first-home buyers wait for ScoMo’s scheme?

THE PM’s scheme to help first-home buyers enter the market with 5 per cent deposits was an election promise. We asked experts whether it’s worth waiting for.

How do I sell my property to overseas buyers?

How do I sell my property to overseas buyers?

Overseas property seekers looking to buy Queensland homes are searching for seemingly everything, but they can all agree on one must-have.

Mon 15 Jul 2019

Cladding fires: Industry demands states be pulled into line

Cladding fires: Industry demands states be pulled into line

INDUSTRY groups are calling on the Commonwealth to pull the states and territories into line over their response to combustible cladding on high rise buildings.

Oversupply to cap house prices: forecaster

Oversupply to cap house prices: forecaster

BIS Oxford Economics says an oversupply of dwellings in many parts of Australia means a near-term surge in property prices is unlikely.

Sun 14 Jul 2019

Town where homeowners lost everything

Town where homeowners lost everything

Once, this humble Aussie town was booming. Then, one decision sparked a downturn which caused workers to be forced to live in carports.

Wed 10 Jul 2019

Viral wall-less ensuite home ‘flush with fans’

Viral wall-less ensuite home ‘flush with fans’

This ‘ensuite without walls’ went viral on social media, and now its auction has turned into a ‘real’ community event complete with pizza and champagne.

Mon 8 Jul 2019

Would you pay $3 million for this?

Would you pay $3 million for this?

This tired Templestowe Lower home is on the market for an eye-watering price — and the agent reckons it’ll only be listed for a couple of weeks. The vendors are...

Fri 5 Jul 2019

Is this Australia’s cheapest island?

Is this Australia’s cheapest island?

A 28-hectare island that’s just hit the market is easily one of the cheapest in Australia.

Thu 4 Jul 2019

Inside Ellen’s $34m beachfront compound

Inside Ellen’s $34m beachfront compound

TV host Ellen DeGeneres should add property mogul to her title, after deciding to sell her amazing four-bedroom house, with ocean views from almost every room.

Tue 2 Jul 2019

Interest rates slashed again: what it means for you

Interest rates slashed again: what it means for you

Home loan customers may save about $600-$1000 a year thanks to today’s landmark rate cut by the Reserve Bank - but there are other bigger benefits too.

Mon 1 Jul 2019

House prices bounce back in June

House prices bounce back in June

Is the worst of the housing downturn over? Sydney and Melbourne house prices have notched their first monthly gains since 2017.

Where $500k still goes a long way

Where $500k still goes a long way

A NEW report has revealed the best places to park your money and while Brisbane offers the best bang for buck, even Sydney is back in the game.

Sun 30 Jun 2019

Top restaurateur’s old pad has $50,000 oven

Top restaurateur’s old pad has $50,000 oven

Buyers hungry for a bargain will love his Hawthorn East house built by a well-known restaurateur, who added a wine and cheese room and $50,000 oven.

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Documents hold key to Mascot crack crisis

Documents hold key to Mascot crack crisis

Engineers have finally received the documents they need to figure out what caused huge cracks to appear in Mascot Towers, leaving hundreds homeless.

Sat 22 Jun 2019

Man buys house by selling Lego

Man buys house by selling Lego

One millennial turned his favourite toy into cash, selling enough to pay for the deposit on his new home. Do you have any lying around?

$79K house could be Australia’s best bargain

$79K house could be Australia’s best bargain

Much has been reported about the falling property market, but new figures show the surprising suburbs and towns across the country experiencing dramatic price...

Fri 21 Jun 2019

Tenant’s bizarre spat with landlord over pet

Tenant’s bizarre spat with landlord over pet

A man became embroiled in a bitter fight with his landlord after he discovered he was sharing his apartment with a very unlikely guest.

Tue 18 Jun 2019

Tradie buys four properties by age 22

Tradie buys four properties by age 22

Norbert Kaess is an “average” bloke with an “ordinary” job — but he’s still built up a lucrative property portfolio in his early 20s.

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