Property

RBA blamed for housing speculation

Warwick McKibbin links bank’s ultra-low rate policy to surging property speculation.

REITs look to float assets

The real estate investment trust sector is set to defy tough equity markets with a series of new vehicles aiming to list this year.

News Corp to buy Move for $1.1bn

Acquisition of online property site will boost media group's presence in US real estate.

House prices flatten in September: report

by AAP
Private data report shows house prices cooled in September after 7-year strong winter gains.

RBA officials to front Senate hearing

Senate economics committee to probe RBA's plans for tougher lending rules: report.

Caution urged on housing tools

Former US Fed governor says new options to slow house price growth could prove risky: report.

Grocon sells CUB sites for $60m

Private developer Grocon secures about $60m from the sale of two development lots in Melbourne.

Housing bubble or not, negative gearing should stay

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If the tax advantages of negative gearing were restricted investor demand for housing would be dampened, keeping a lid on property prices. But it would come at a high cost for renters and low-income households.

Why Chinese property developers are targeting sites outside of China

Faced with a tough property market at home, Chinese developers are increasingly acquiring land overseas, including Australia.

Why the RBA's macroprudential move will fail

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The great flaw in the macroprudential view of the world is that it confuses short-term speculative demand with prudent, long-term property investment.

RBA lending curbs will hit housing: Triguboff

Harry Triguboff says RBA proposals could seriously damage confidence in the housing market.

RBA faces lender backlash

Lenders step up opposition to threatened regulatory moves to curb house prices.

LJ Hooker taps Lazard for sale

Residential real estate agent appoints Lazard to assist with the sale of the business.

Ingenia oversubscribed for institutional offering

Retirement village operator believed to be at least twice oversubscribed on strong local, offshore demand.

Number of properties for sale falling: RP

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Home hunters are battling for fewer properties as the traditional spring market heats up.

Why the RBA will struggle to rein in housing activity

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The lure of the commission structure on housing loans will frustrate the RBA's attempts to cool the property market.

NAB dismisses property bubble talk

Andrew Thorburn says 'old-fashioned' supply and demand is driving the surge in house prices.

Investa rejects consolidation talk

Investa Office chief says only poor performers will be takeover targets.

Centres seized as funds bulk-up

Challenger and APN Property Group among firms to strike a series of ­retail property deals worth about $300m.

Devalued China property exposes shadow banks: RBA

RBA warns risks posed by debt-loading Chinese banks could rise as growth in nation slows.

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