Australia’s inflation rate stays at 3.4%: What it means for borrowers and savers

Annual inflation for January remained steady at 3.4%, signalling stability since November 2021 and a trend towards the RBA’s target band.

Perth property market climbs higher in rankings for investors

Popularity in the western capital continues to grow, but some are overpaying by a country mile as bidding wars break out.

The cost of Australia’s housing crisis: 350,000 low-income households face housing affordability stress

Australia has a shortage of 348,000 affordable rentals, with 82% of very low-income households experience housing affordability stress.

Despite efforts to address Perth’s construction bottlenecks, root causes behind housing crunch remain unsolved

Efforts to improve construction bottlenecks in Perth are underway, but demand continues to outpace the supply of available homes.

Building approvals are falling, underscoring Australia’s failure to meet its housing supply goals

Latest ABS data reports a 9.5% drop in building approvals for December 2023, revealing a disappointing year for housing supply.

Growth in construction costs may have normalised

Ezzy noted that the pace of CCCI growth this year could be shaped by a few factors, such as the national dwelling approval levels.

Calls for revisions to Australia’s Cyclone Pool scheme amid Queensland flooding

REIQ CEO is urging the Federal and State Governments to expedite an insurance pool in Queensland amid Cyclone Jasper fallout.  

Home completions on the up, with WA recording levels not seen since 2017

While commencements fell, completions rose, with WA figures not seen since 2017.

Mortgage stress saw a consecutive decrease across Australia despite high interest rates

Australia’s interest rates are currently at an eye-watering 4.35%, but levels of mortgage stress eased throughout November.

Lending rises for owner-occupiers, investors, and refinancing also lifts in November 2023

The number of new owner-occupier loan commitments rose 7.3% in the year to November 2023.

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Australian commercial property update: Industrial and tourism assets lead the pack in trying times

Commercial assets have faced volatility recently, driven by financing changes and demand fluctuations from institutions and funds.

WA has emerged as a property investment hub, and why that's a good thing

Eastern investors chase Perth's affordability, doubling the distance between home and investment in 2023, reveals MCG research.