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Despite an almost universal shortage of new housing stock, high prices and cautious buyers are keeping the lid on the sale of new homes and units across Australia. Read more
The Housing Industry Association took another positive step to combat growing skills shortages in the residential construction industry, with the launch in Sydney today of its Youthbuild Foundation b… Read more
The Housing Industry Association today challenged governments to adopt a bold new plan for housing. Read more
A second consecutive rise in the value of new home lending has been welcomed by the Nations home builders. Read more
Inflation was higher in the September quarter, a result widely anticipated given the strength of energy prices. Nevertheless the overall profile for the Consumer Price Index remains consistent with t… Read more
Today’s fall in house approvals provides a timely reminder that steady interest rates need to remain the status quo. Read more
“HIA welcomes the introduction of the WorkChoices reform legislation into Parliament. The onus is now on State governments to support what Australia needs – one flexible, borderless IR sy… Read more
After 7 solid months of sales activity, new home sales have dipped in September. Read more
The number of housing starts in Australia fell moderately in the March 2005 quarter, providing further evidence that the housing industry is slowing but not falling in a hole. Read more
The peak building industry group, the Housing Industry Association, today welcomed the decision by the Federal Government to appoint a taskforce to identify practical options for alleviating the comp… Read more
Sydney councils have been urged to speed up approvals for new apartmentsas Sydney is caught in the grip of a looming rental crisis. Read more
The flat outlook for new home construction continued in August with lending for new homes improving only modestly. Read more
A sharp dip in the approval of flats, units and townhouses has seen total dwelling approvals fall to their lowest level since April 2001.
Home owners and investors being able to insure against a drop in the value of their property is great news for the home building industry. Read more
Solid increases in New South Wales and Western Australia has seen the number of new home sales across the country increase. Read more
Australia’s most comprehensive report card on the future of the housing andrenovation industry shows a period of consolidation ahead. Read more
Trade-up buyers and aggressive builders will keep Australia’s $10 billionkitchen and bathroom industry on the boil in 2005/06. Read more
The gap between the “haves” and the “have nots” is continuing to widen for Australia’s new home builders. Read more
Despite weakness in the leading indicators of new housing, Australia’s huge work pipeline has seen new home starts increase in the June quarter. Read more
Today’s release of the “Sustainable Cities” report had a very obvious exclusion – affordability, said HIA, Australia’s peak residential building industry association. Read more
Stable interest rates and resilient house prices have seen major renovation activity come storming back in the June quarter.
The passage of the new Building and Construction Industry Improvement Bill through Parliament today heralds a new opportunity to rule out corruption and illegal practices in the construction industry… Read more
Housing activity has turned in an impressive performance in the June quarter, contributing 0.2 percentage points to Australia’s growth rate. Read more
The number of home loans for owner occupiers tracked sideways in July, maintaining what is a reasonably healthy level of house lending activity.
Despite fears of a crash in house prices, Australia’s property market remains resilient. Read more
After a strong couple of months, a sharp correction in Victoria has seen overall dwelling approvals weaken in July. Read more
Stable interest rates and higher incomes have improved prospects for Australia’s struggling first-home buyers. Read more
The housing affordability gap remains an unbridgeable chasm for vast numbers of Australians, the Housing Industry Association said today. Read more
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