Property

China challenged by deepening property slump

Decline hits many households and industries, scams burn speculators.

Book closes early for $161m Simonds IPO

Homebuilder sees strong institutional interest, will lodge prospectus on Wednesday.

Don’t blame Chinese buyers for Australia’s real-estate boom

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It’s time to slay the notion that Chinese money is behind the sharp rise in Aussie house prices.

Ingham IPO moves forward

Roadshow for Ingham family’s modular housing park float will begin in next fortnight.

Property fears overplayed: Labor

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Penny Wong says talk of Chinese buyers inflating Aust prices is 'overblown'.

UK private sector rents hit new all-time high

Busy autumn period boosts prices, seasonal peak eyed.

What can we expect from Chinese property buyers in the next 12 months?

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Chinese property buyers are expected to increase purchases in Australia over the next year. Here are the four main factors driving the trend.

Ingham sale delayed

CBA's plans to float the Ingham family's holiday park portfolio could be put on the backburner.

Stockland offloads $228m Qld stake

Property group sells 50% stake in Townsville Shopping Centre to AMP fund, forging new JV.

Lowy family injects $177m into Westfield

Stock purchase raises speculation of a sell down in spin-off Scentre Group.

Inquiry seeks tougher screening for foreign buyers

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Parliamentary committee wants stricter review processes, national register.

Foreigners buy 1 in 6 new homes: NAB survey

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NAB's residential property survey predicts number of foreign buyers snapping up local homes will rise.

Augmenting home buying: Technology vs the real estate industry

Australia's property sector may not seem like the place for cutting edge technology. However, when it comes to innovating, our real estate players are starting to wake up.

REA Group increases stake in Asian firm

Online advertising firm lifts its stake in Asian-based group iProperty.

McGrath tipped as LJHooker suitor

McGrath Real Estate denies interest, but appears to be at centre of rival's sales process.

Mystery Leighton suitor named

Apollo Global Management is believed to be circling Leighton's services division.

Charter Hall to raise $350m

Property fund manager Charter Hall Group is tapping investors for $350m for two specialist funds.

US to finalise mortgage market rules

Key piece of Dodd-Frank law on track, will see looser lending standards than initially planned.

Dexus flags share buy-back

Property group's board approves buy-back of up 5% of securities on offer as part of capital management.

The property bubble myth that refuses to die

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The idea that Chinese investment is to blame for Australia's housing bubble persists despite evidence suggesting otherwise.

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