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Perth house prices could continue to rise as borders reopen.

When WA’s hard border comes down, will property prices go up?

Perth’s house prices could see another small boom once borders reopen and people start to return to the property market.

  • by Melissa Heagney
Novak Djokovic’s real estate portfolio

Novak Djokovic is heading home. Question is, which home to choose?

After his sensational deportation from Australia, Novak Djokovic has a string of prestige homes around the world to choose from.

  • by Kate Burke

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Homeowners have been selling homes on the Bellarine and Mornington peninsulas for hundreds of thousands in profit since COVID hit,

No signs of hot coastal holiday home market cooling, yet

Despite record prices, buyers are still flocking to popular beachside holiday spots across Victoria to buy a home, while others are cashing in.

  • by Melissa Heagney
Owners and managers of short letting accommodation will have new rules to abide by from February 1.

Can’t clap, can’t cheer: Law gets slap and jeers from Qld holiday lessors

Fears tourism in a Queensland holiday hotspot could be ruined have boiled over as the council prepares to introduce a contentious short-stay letting law.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
Crowds are capped at 50 per cent at this year’s Australian Open.

Open crowd caps give fans the advantage on accommodation

Tennis fans looking for last-minute accommodation are likely to find plenty of choice and perhaps a discount as the latest virus outbreak puts a cap on crowds.

  • by Elizabeth Redman
The Gold Coast was the highest-ranked Australian city on a new list of top holiday destinations.

How much it costs to buy a home in Australia’s top holiday spots

A new ranking of top holiday destinations as voted by travellers features a string of Australian cities. Here’s how much it costs to turn your vacation into a staycation.

  • by Elizabeth Redman
Villa Aurora

Mamma mia! Got a spare $740 million for this Italian masterpiece?

The price of an Italian villa with a Caravaggio masterpiece on the ceiling will be slashed by almost $150 million after it failed to sell at auction.

  • by Elisabetta Povoledo
Nurses are among the essential workers  who can struggle to find an affordable rental.

Rental ‘tragedy’ pricing out the essential workers who are keeping cities running

The housing affordability crisis is leaving essential workers – many of whom kept the country going during lockdown – increasingly facing rental stress.

  • by Kate Burke
Westbank, a clifftop mansion in Sorrento, sold for $30 million.

Sorrento mansion sets clifftop record in $30m secret sale

An ultra-prestige property sale on the Mornington Peninsula has set a new benchmark for clifftop homes in the coastal hotspot.

  • by Elizabeth Redman
Perth house prices could continue to rise as borders reopen.

When WA’s hard border comes down, will property prices go up?

Perth’s house prices could see another small boom once borders reopen and people start to return to the property market.

  • by Melissa Heagney
Bendigo has been attracting tree-changers from Melbourne.

The town where almost every home makes a profit, but not everyone wins

The growth – welcomed by sellers – has made it more challenging for locals to save a deposit as the market runs away.

  • by Elizabeth Redman
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How do you make a $270,000 profit? Sell your property in a pandemic

There wasn’t much for sale, and lots of people stuck at home wanted to move somewhere bigger and better. But sellers’ profits during lockdown depended on what - and where - they were offering.

  • by Elizabeth Redman
Novak Djokovic’s real estate portfolio

Novak Djokovic is heading home. Question is, which home to choose?

After his sensational deportation from Australia, Novak Djokovic has a string of prestige homes around the world to choose from.

  • by Kate Burke
Fancy a dip in Bill Papas’ pool?

Fresh record expected for Bill Papas’ waterfront holiday home

Hot on the heels of selling alleged fraudster Bill Papas’ home in Rozelle last week, liquidators have put up for sale the colourful soccer identity’s luxury holiday home on the NSW Central Coast.

  • by Sarah Danckert
This home is free to a good home.

Four-bedroom house offered free, with just one catch

It’s the home that’s free to a good home, you just need to pay the relocation costs and have somewhere to house it.

  • by Elizabeth Redman
Shore and ore

Shore and ore: Two factors driving record rent rises

The top 10 places for rent increases around Australia are either coastal holiday hotspots or resources towns.

  • by Sue Williams
Sarah King

‘We’re conning young people’: The double whammy trapping first home buyers

A tenant paying $50 a week more on rent has $50 a week less to save for a home deposit, a double blow to anyone trying to keep up with the extraordinary growth in pandemic-era property prices.

  • by Elizabeth Redman
Tenants have been moving to the Mornington Peninsula, to enjoy a beachside their lifestyle while they work from home.

How COVID-19 changed where Melburnians want to live

Decisions on where to rent a home sure have changed over the past three years, shifting from the inner-city suburbs to the coastal locations.

  • by Melissa Heagney
Kilcunda

Where rents have risen most as Melburnians chase a sea or tree change

Some regional areas saw rents soar by $80 per week over 2021, as Melburnians looked for lifestyle options, and to escape lockdowns, without the huge price tag.

  • by Melissa Heagney
Byron Bay in its first days of lockdown.

‘Not really that great’: The ripple effect of booming rents in Byron Bay

Sea-changers priced out of hippie-turned-glamour hotspot Byron Bay are resorting to more affordable beach towns in northern NSW.

  • by Elizabeth Redman
Karl Mannix

Melbourne house rents the nation’s cheapest despite record high

Melbourne house rents rose to a record $445 per week over the December quarter, but despite the leap they’re still the cheapest of Australia’s capital cities.

  • by Melissa Heagney and Elizabeth Redman
Brisbane is forecast to hit 33 degrees on Thursday.

The city where house rents are growing fastest in Australia

The second-best performing city was Canberra, where house rents rose by 12.5 per cent over the year to $675 per week.

  • by Sarah Webb
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