Property

Home prices still strong in July: RP Data

by AAP
Capital city home price growth eases from last year's peak, index finds.

Chinese in box seat for Sheraton

Sunshine Insurance Group is eyeing Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park for a record $465m.

Goodman pipeline hits $1bn in Brazil

Goodman Group’s Brazilian ambitions back on track as development pipelines swell.

Frasers heightens Australand pressure

Australand suitor says it will walk away if 50% acceptances not reached by August 7.

Cromwell Property site falls to Invesco

American investment heavyweight snaps up Melbourne ­office tower for $208m.

Building approvals slide in June

Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows approvals down 5 per cent, well below forecasts of flat result.

Blame the in-laws for China's soaring house prices

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A running joke in contemporary China is that demanding mothers-in-law are responsible for driving up house prices. It’s not as ridiculous a theory as it sounds.

Investa shrugs off takeover focus

Investa's latest deal offers strong signal it will continue to do business in the face of speculation about its ownership.

Sam Zell puts Australian assets on the block

Chicago-based property giant Commonwealth REIT to sell its $300m worth of local assets.

Property trusts in spotlight

Westfield Corporation is again in the takeover spotlight, but this time as a suitor.

Higher rates needed to prevent housing bubble: HSBC

by AAP
HSBC says house prices on track to rise 10% in 2014, Sydney trend 'worrisome'.

Genworth tips higher FY profit

by AAP
Shares rise as mortgage insurer lifts H1 underlying profit on strong property market.

How to heal the housing market

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Macroprudential policies that restrict credit growth will do little to alleviate Australia's housing affordability crisis and could even act against the national interest. But there is another solution.

UK mortgage approvals rise to four-month high in June

Data shows sector adapting to measures designed to reign in risky lending.

S+P warns banks on high residential exposure

Ratings agency says exposure levels a 'natural red flag' as housing risk indicators resurface.

New home sales lift in June quarter: HIA

Survey shows apartment sales spike, detached house sales slip over the month of June.

Stockland eyes Leighton assets

Local property group vying with Singapore's City Developments for $7bn portfolio: report

A worrisome debt trap for first-home buyers

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Nick Xenophon’s proposal to let young Australians put their super towards a housing deposit will only keep prices out of reach and increase the likelihood of an inevitable market correction.

Dexus deal to reset city values

Dexus continues to reshuffle its portfolio with a Melbourne office tower the latest asset in play.

London rents double rest of UK

by AAP
Property price rises fan concerns over cost-of-living crisis.

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