Some home rentals in Townsville are going for more than double their normal asking price as locals fight it out for a rapidly dwindling housing stock.
Demand for housing loans is dwindling from both investors and owner-occupiers, and some experts are warning the lending slump is creating a "feedback loop that drives prices significantly lower".
Falling house prices have done little to worry most Australians as the vast majority of investors and homeowners cling to a belief their own property won't drop in value, according to new research.
Western Australia's ice epidemic could impact homeowners, with the State Government set to consider mandatory testing for methamphetamine contamination in rental properties.
West Australian calls to the National Debt Helpline skyrocket by more than 60 per cent in a year, dwarfing every other state or territory, as the effects of the mining construction and housing downturn continue to bite.
New research finds owners who entered the housing market 10-15 years ago are less likely to be in housing stress compared with renters or prospective home buyers, writes Mustapha Bangura and Chyi Lin Lee.
Dwelling prices in Launceston, the south-east, west and north-west continue to boom, while property prices in Hobart record their first fall since 2016.
Tiny houses aren't for everyone, but most people who live in them are positive about the experience. Yet planning laws still make this way of life harder and less secure than it could be, writes Heather Shearer.
2018 was a record year for real estate sales in Tasmania but industry players say urgent changes to planning rules are needed or activity will slow right down due to a lack of things to sell.