The NSW government insists first home buyers are "back in the game" as a result of increased stamp duty relief introduced in mid-2017.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Sunday said she was "thrilled" by figures which suggest more than 19,000 people accessed stamp duty concessions since the more generous regime was introduced in July.Read More
The "conventional wisdom" that low income earners don't stand to benefit from building more housing has been tackled head-on in a new report.
The Grattan Institute, a public policy think tank, has railed against a view it believes is shared by many affordable housing advocates about who stands to gain by boosting the supply of market-rent housing.Read More
Wellington is bearing the brunt of fierce demand for rentals, and there is no relief on the horizon.Read More
Some turn up to flat viewings in suits, others arrive with professionally designed rental CVs, all in the hope of standing out from the crowds that gather for flat viewings.Read More
The great Australian backyard appears to be a "romantic" dream that's fading as more people eschew a lawnmower and move into apartments.Read More
The number of new homes consented in New Zealand hit a 13-year high in November 2017, boosted by apartments in Auckland.Read More
Frankton man Brian Burne has been fending off developers with million-dollar pitches for his property.Read More
Landlords' fears about looming changes to the property investment market look to have subsided.Read More
Thirteen homes for Wellington's most needy are going on the private market, and more are expected to follow as the city council faces "commercial realities".Read More
2017 was the year New Zealand's housing market slowed, new data from QV shows.Read More