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Housing market hits $10 trillion as 1.4 million Australians in rental stress

By ERIN MODARO The value of the Australian housing market has passed $10 trillion for the first time ever, with the average price of a Sydney home rising by 16.4%, coming to $1,245,000. The Australian Bureau of statistics announced the rise in housing costs for the past 12 months, noting that the total rise in […]

Airbnb is eating the neighbourhood

Opinion by JANE HEARN Last month the NSW “Airbnb Policy” was quietly gazetted by the Minister for Planning, Mr Robert Stokes MP. This is a major planning reform that permits all housing to be used for short stay tourism.  It takes some chutzpah to give in to tourist Platforms in the middle of pandemic with […]

Bondi’s unreal estate

Part 1 of a two-part feature by PAUL PAECH   It happens all the time: you’re chatting with some promising new acquaintance when they toss out the got-ya question, and you know you’re being pegged out. You’re trapped: whatever you answer it means way more than you want it to mean. Erskineville, Bronte, Ultimo they […]