Property

Scentre hoses down NZ exit rumours

Westfield spinoff rejects speculation it is planning to exit NZ market.

Scentre Group prices $400m senior notes

Seven-year notes given a coupon rate of 4.5 per cent.

New home sales fall in July: HIA

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Housing Industry Association suggests new home sales may have peaked for the cycle.

Call for lenders to ration credit

Strategist says Aust banks need to ration credit to avoid inflating housing bubble further.

RBA warns on home lending

Central bank cautions on systemic risk linked to policies that boost supply of mortgage finance.

Chinese pay $80m for Gold Coast Sofitel

A major Chinese group makes surprise purchase of Sofitel Hotel on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

New mandate for 360 fund

Listed minnow CVC Property Fund is openly chasing asset repositioning plays and debt investments.

Schwartz sell-off to fund Sydney Sofitel

Jerry Schwartz confirms Sofitel buy, may need to sell assets to fund deal.

US home price growth stalls

US home price index increased 6.2% in 12 months to June, broadly in line with expectations.

Scentre sees mild income lift

Westfield's Australian spin-off reaffirms second-half distribution guidance.

Aust housing may be 30% overpriced: expert

Former senior economist at RBA cautions on local property prices: report.

Banks face a correction: Murray

Head of financial services inquiry says system needs strengthening after global stimulus.

Median house price reaches $1m in 417 suburbs

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Over 100 suburbs join the list over last twelve months.

AVJennings swings to FY profit

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Home builder eyes stronger 2015 as market conditions remain supportive.

CFS Retail lifts FY profit

Retail property group upbeat about FY15 after strong lift in full-year profit.

Mirvac FY profit jumps

Property group expects to increase its dividend in fiscal 2015 as revenue lifts.

How Obama pushed Chinese property investors toward Australia

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Chinese property investors are buying up real estate in Australia in droves after Barack Obama made the US less attractive to seek residency.

Watching the housing market for vital signs

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Assessing the health of Australia’s housing market is more complicated than it seems with valuable statistics providing an insight into the direction of the sector.

Scentre Group weighs its options

Newly minted Westfield spin- off will consider asset swaps, may create new unlisted funds.

Home loan focus hurting economy

Banks’ preference for home loans over business lending is slowing economy: report.

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