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Stamp duty could be dumped by next year: survey

Stamp duty could be dumped by next year: survey

Economists are tipping stamp duty could be phased out as early as the end of next year, as state governments seek to stimulate the ailing property sector by making it less expensive to purchase a house.

House prices resilient, transactions rebound

House prices resilient, transactions rebound

Capital city median house prices dipped slightly in May for the first month-on-month decline in a year, but markets were nonetheless resilient with transactional activity starting to bounce back.

REINSW renews calls for landlord support

REINSW renews calls for landlord support

The Real Estate Institute of NSW is heaping pressure on the state government to provide additional support for landlords affected by COVID-19, saying several insurers were not honouring rent protection policies if a tenant’s rent is voluntarily reduced, while stimulus announced to date only is available to a small percentage of property owners.

Agents, builders at odds on housing stimulus

Agents, builders at odds on housing stimulus

Australia’s peak real estate industry group has warned the federal government that providing stimulus for new homes and not established dwellings could have detrimental effects on the property sector and the wider economy.

Sublease stock in Sydney CBD hits 10-year high

Sublease stock in Sydney CBD hits 10-year high

Sublease office space in Sydney’s CBD has surged to a 10-year high, but COVID-19 hasn’t been the primary cause, according to analysis by commercial agency CBRE.

Renters data pointing towards positive

Renters data pointing towards positive

ASX-listed residential leasing portal Rent.com.au says a recent surge in the number of renters getting ready to move is indicative of the increasing optimism in property circles that Australia is past the worst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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