Real estate

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What does Kwarteng’s stamp duty cut mean for UK homebuyers?
As chancellor announces no tax to be paid on properties up to value of £250,000, we explain changes across UK

Jess Clark

23, Sep, 2022 @11:52 AM

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London council could seize oligarchs’ homes for affordable housing
Westminster could use compulsory purchase orders to tackle laundering of ‘dirty money’

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

21, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Queensland urged to hold its nerve in face of ‘baseless’ campaign linking land tax hike to housing crisis
Academics, economists and tenant groups have dismissed the claims by state opposition and real estate group

Ben Smee

20, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Vested interests can’t be allowed to dictate Queensland’s response to the housing crisis
Developers are being touted as saviours to the state’s housing woes but greenfield development won’t affect affordability

Ben Smee

17, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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After an autumn flurry, is the UK housing market going to fall at last?
Estate agents are reporting a surge in activity – which may be explained by the interest rate rises looming this year

Julia Kollewe

17, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Calls for 50,000 new social houses in Queensland before 2032 Olympics
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announces 200 new crisis accommodation units as prelude to upcoming housing summit

Ben Smee

16, Sep, 2022 @7:06 AM

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Australian sprawl: why developing our way to affordable housing could backfire
As Queensland focuses on greenfield development to solve its housing crisis, critics say it won’t help the people most in need

Joe Hinchliffe

15, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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CEOs of Australia’s top 20 companies given nine times the pay rise of full-time workers
Australia Institute urges 60% income tax on earnings above $1m a year

Ben Butler and Nick Evershed

14, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Annual rate of UK house price growth doubles to 15.5% in one month
Statistical surge reflects average house price drop last July caused by end to £500,000 stamp duty holiday

Rupert Jones

14, Sep, 2022 @12:20 PM

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New taskforce to crack down on real estate underquoting in Victoria
Inspectors will investigate deceptive property prices across state but buyers advocates say harsher penalties needed

Caitlin Cassidy

14, Sep, 2022 @2:57 AM

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New chief secretary to Treasury faces questions over financial interests
Chris Philp, who has responsibility for spending policy in relation to housing and planning, has stake in property finance company

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

13, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Fake fires and greener grass: the real estate photo tricks that make a house feel like a home
Fines apply for misleading photography in real estate ads but professionals have plenty of techniques to make the shabby seem chic

Caitlin Cassidy

10, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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