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Keeping up with the latest updates on the real estate industry is now a breeze with Real Estate Business’ News category. This section contains breaking news stories on topics such as property management, real estate business marketing and regulation.

Darwin houses most expensive

Darwin has pipped Sydney to become the most expensive place in Australia to buy a home, with an average price climbing to $549,000, according to the A...

Agent uses Twitter to double business

Altitude Real Estate’s director Paul Tonich has started hosting training seminars for agents looking to “double their business” using social net...

Victorians hold property longest

Victorians have forgone the idea of selling their property in favour of staying put, according to RP Data senior research analyst Cameron Kusher. Mr ...

Agents shy away from property quoting

Melbourne’s inner-east real estate agency Jellis Craig has said it will no longer make quotes on property values. In a statement on the Jellis Crai...

Housing bubble will force RBA to raise rates

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Glenn Stevens has said he will not hesitate to raise interest rates if he sees a bubble forming in house ...

Clearance rates continue upward trend

Auction clearance rates were up in almost every capital city this weekend, according to Australian Property Monitors (APM). The auction clearance rat...

Governor quiet on potential rate moves

The Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens would not be drawn into comment concerning a potential shift in official interest rates at the Ho...

Realestate.com.au scores highest with agents

Real estate agents have voted realestate.com.au as the best performing industry portal, the Australian Real Estate Portals Survey has found. The surv...

Buying activity heats up

Home buyers are snapping up property left, right and centre in Surfers Paradise, with clearance rates above 70 per cent, Australian Property Monitors ...

House price increase pushes inflation up

Rising house prices and a lower than expected unemployment rate has caused the median inflation rate to rise 0.3 percentage points in August, the Melb...

Housing affordability slides - August 2009

Housing affordability dropped more than 5 per cent in the June quarter on the back of rising house prices, the Housing Industry Association-Commonweal...

More households set to feel mortgage stress

The number of households suffering mortgage stress could eclipse one million by June next year as rising unemployment levels and interest rates take t...

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