Property

Melbourne apartment prices take hit

Lift in number of new apartments is devaluing properties in Melbourne: report.

Triguboff considers $3bn sale: report

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Harry Triguboff strongly considering sale of half of Meriton Apartments business.

Tower a test for Brisbane market

The Future Fund and Stockland are ­expected to bring Brisbane’s $600m Waterfront Place office tower to market later this year.

Foreign property demand lifts: NAB

Survey finds demand for new, established houses rises strongly in March quarter.

Australand flags higher dividend

Property group tells AGM it expects takeover offer from Stockland.

TIAA-CREF buys stake in Mirvac property

TIAA-CREF acquires 50% stake in Melbourne office development for $73m.

The good, scary return of mortgage backed securities

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The money pouring into the RMBS market is good news for lending competition, but a limited supply of land means it will just add more fuel to the real estate boom.

Asset sale may put Mirvac on prowl

Mirvac Group’s transformation under chief executive Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz is stepping up a gear.

The Westfield empire's defining moment

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There is strong logic to the splitting of the Westfield group. Two independent endorsements may just get the proposal, and its controversial terms, across the line.

Westfield restructure 'fair': experts

Independent experts find proposal is fair, reasonable, in shareholders' interests.

Hockey must work an economic miracle

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On so many issues, Treasurer Hockey is between a rock and a hard place. Keeping growth alive will be an extraordinary achievement.

Wheatley to head Goldman's real estate banking

Goldman Sachs has named Simon Wheatley, formerly chief of the bank’s real estate research in Australia, as the new head of its real estate investment banking.

App to track Chinese investment in Aust

by AAP
A new online database mapping Chinese investment in Australia is the latest tactic the federal government is using to fast-track talks on a free trade deal with Beijing.

Li Ka-shing family sells Beijing property

by AAP
The company linked to Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing has sold a landmark Beijing development, the fourth property sale by the group since August.

Property sell-off to top $1bn

Burst of activity in commercial property sector ahead of Easter: report.

Blackstone to buy Westpac HQ

Private equity firm close to finalising deal to buy half of Westpac Place: report.

Govt rejects foreign house purchase

by AAP
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Hockey knocks back Sydney house purchase by Chinese buyer as 'contrary to the national interest'.

Housing finance beats forecasts

ABS data shows stronger than expected lift in housing commitments in Feb.

Prepare for a sharp house price punishment

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As demographics turn against the housing market and a terms-of-trade boom recedes, foreign buyers and SMSFs are unlikely to fill the gap. There’s every chance values will fall painfully.

A sudden conversion of property bubble doubts

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Christopher Joye and others who argued stridently against a housing bubble are now warning on overheated prices. Have debt conditions changed, or commentators' attitudes to them?

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