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Beware vested interests on the ‘credit squeeze’ and property price spin

Beware vested interests on the ‘credit squeeze’ and property price spin

The Australian media is screaming about the sky falling but, once again, the facts don't really back that up.

House prices hysteria reveals the hypocrisy of old media 

House prices hysteria reveals the hypocrisy of old media 

Five minutes ago, Nine and News Corp were bemoaning the unaffordability of housing for young people. Now? Not so much...

Want to pay out property agents in a community newspaper? Good luck …

Want to pay out property agents in a community newspaper? Good luck …

You can't slam the competition (or even issue a gentle, and kind of lame, rebuke) in a newspaper whose bread and butter (ahem) is real estate advertising.

Why are our suburban houses so enormous?

Why are our suburban houses so enormous?

It's a commonplace observation that new detached houses in Australia's outer suburbs are much bigger than in the past. The interesting question is, why?

Cutting the brakes on a runaway housing market

Cutting the brakes on a runaway housing market

The question isn't if we can do it. The question is whether we can do it fast enough.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Salvos v sex workers ... where's Peter? ... your home is your (bouncy) castle ...

Business bites: Vocation on the brink … News blinks … <em>AFR</em> out of sync …

Business bites: Vocation on the brink … News blinks … AFR out of sync …

Vocation placed in voluntary administration. And other business tidbits of the day.

Mayne: Abacus Property Group joins the club shafting retail investors

Mayne: Abacus Property Group joins the club shafting retail investors

It's time the government fixed Australia's broken investment system that tends to more often favour the big end of town.

Meet the real estate interests behind the No Land Tax Party

Meet the real estate interests behind the No Land Tax Party

The nascent No Land Tax Party is fielding candidates in every lower and upper house seat in the NSW election. Alex Mitchell and Sally Whyte ask: cui bono?

Domain hopes to sneak up on a distracted REA

Domain hopes to sneak up on a distracted REA

Fairfax will be spruiking Domain in an investor briefing next month -- and all anyone will want to know is how it plans to take on market leader REA. Crikey writers Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.