Wood Waste, The New Building Material

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Wood waste could become the building material of the future, creating stronger, more watertight homes with a lighter footprint on our environment. Researchers from the National University of Singapore have come up with an innovative way to turn biochar from sawdust into cement, as an alternative use for the large volume of wood waste being […]

HIA Affordability Index Shows Affordability is Improving

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Housing affordability is improving across most Australian capital cities, helped by recent falls in property values. The Australian Housing Industry Association’s (HIA) Affordability Index rose by 0.2% in the March quarter, largely reflecting price declines in Sydney. “Affordability improved in most of Australia’s capital cities during the first three months of 2018 as house price […]

Gender Trends Shifting In The Property Market

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Women across Australia are taking over the reins when it comes to the property market, with findings from Westpac’s annual Home Ownership Report showing women are now significantly more likely than men to be considering a range of housing actionsin the next five years (71% vs men 61%). The research surveyed over 1,000 Australian home […]

Property price downturn extending beyond Sydney and Melbourne

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Australian home prices fell a further 0.7 per cent last month and are now down nearly 7 per cent from their peak, as the downturn extends beyond Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney and Melbourne have still suffered the worst fall over the past year, down 10.4 and 9.1 per cent respectively. Even the Brisbane market, which […]