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May 2007 News Article
31 May Householders query water plan
Public concern about ACTEW’s water plan is coming out at ACTEW public forums, according to the Leader of the ACT Opposition, Bill Stefaniak.
31 May Stamp duty puts $20 on to rents: study
Stamp duty was responsible for $20 extra in rent a week, according to a study commissioned by the Menzies Research Centre.
29 May Home-owners poor on fire drill: NRMA
Families should do more to protect themselves and their property from fire, according to NRMA insurance.
29 May Affordability worst on record for first buyers
Housing affordability for first home buyers is at its lowest since the index was established in 1984.
25 May Home sellers are mugs over print adverts
How effective are all of those print advertisements for house and units in the capital city dailies?
25 May Water supply a key buyer priority
Drought would propel homeowners to places with secure water supplies, a national property researcher warned this week (week ends 26 May 2007.
21 May Ways to reduce injury in the home in winter
As the weather gets colder and the heaters come out St John encourages people to take precautions to minimise the chance of fire in the home.
20 May Vacancy rates plummet in capitals
Vacancy rates in capital cities are now at a 40-year low.
16 May Tips for the household budget
With the end of the financial year approaching, householders may decide it’s time to take a leaf out of Federal Treasurer Peter Costello’s book and take another look at the household budget.
16 May ACT Govt caught short on land: Seselja
The Stanhope Government has been caught short by the expansion of Canberra's workforce as a result of last week's Federal budget by failing to have enough residential land ready to come on line, according to shadow...
14 May Auction prices and clearances booming
Auction clearances and prices have boomed at the weekend in the four cities monitored by Australian Property Monitors.
13 May Axe stamp duty for building bonanza: PCA
The NSW government must abolish stamp duty on new dwellings in its June budget to boost housing supply and counteract new property tax cuts in other states, according to the Property Council of Australia NSW.
11 May Housing prices expected to rebound in the next year
House prices are rebounding around the nation, including in Sydney, with property investors flocking back to the market given rising rents back on the rise, according to a leading property researcher.
10 May Who wants to be a millionaire?
Five couples who have become multi-millionaires through the property market have told Australian Property Investor magazine how they did it.
8 May Housing approvals slump
Housing approvals slumped to their lowest level in more than three years, according to figures released today (8 May 2007) by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
5 May Home-buyers seeing green
Home-buyers are becoming more concerned about environmental matters, according to Archicentre, the architectural advice arm of the Australian Institute of Architects.
4 May Home-buyers in better interest-rate position
The Reserve Bank lowered its inflation forecast today (4 May 2007) making an interest rate rise this year unlikely.
2 May Stockland goes into home loans
The Stockland property group will go into the residential mortgage broking business to provide a one-stop shop for buyers of Stockland homes.
2 May Victorian Budget cuts land tax by $500 million
The Victorian Government cut land tax to the lowest in Australia in this week’s Budget (week ends 5 May 2007).