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October 2004 News Article
29 October New home sales continue to fall: HIA
New homes sales fell for the second consecutive month in September, adding further weight to the case for interest rates remaining on hold, according to a statement released today (Oct 29) by the Housing Industry Association.
28 October Houses ‘rotting through lack of care’
Houses in NSW and the ACT are being allowed to rot by their owners, according to a recent survey.
27 October Housing costs up more than inflation rate
Housing costs are rising faster than inflation, according to consumer price index figures released today (Oct 27) by the Australian Bureau of Statistics
27 October NSW exit tax backfires, costs govt
The NSW Government’s exit stamp duty is officially a revenue failure, with new figures showing revenue from the tax is going backwards and actually costing the Government money in lost purchaser stamp duty, according to a...
22 October ActewAGL warns on increase in sewage leaks
ActewAGL advised residents of houses built before 1993 today (Oct 22) to check their sewerage overflow relief gullies
22 October ACT Treasurer to review land tax
ACT Treasurer Ted Quinlan is to review land tax.
21 October Architects seek water-efficiency before home sales
Homes should be made more water-efficient before they are sold, according Australia’s leading architecture body.
18 October Interest rise tipped
Interest rates are likely to rise substantially in the next three years, according to economic forecaster BIS Shrapnel, it was reported today (Oct 19).
16 October Gardens ‘being neglected because of water shortages’
More than 70 per cent of people are confused about water restrictions and just do not know how to care for their gardens at present, according to a survey by the Nursery and Garden Industry Australia.
14 October Expand A10/core areas, HIA urges
The A10/core areas should be expanded to accommodate changing demographics, according to the Housing Industry Association.
13 October Investment lending falls slightly in August
Demand among Australia's property investors continues to peel off from the euphoric highs of 2003.
12 October Housing finance largely flat in August
There were very small gains in both the number and value of home loans in August, according Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released today (Oct 11).
12 October Police called in over tree poisoning at East O’Malley
The Australian Federal Police are investigating an apparent case of tree poisoning at the new residential sub-division area at East O’Malley, Environment ACT said today (Oct 12).
11 October First Kingston Foreshore residential complex completed
The first Kingston Foreshore residential complex, The Gateway, is completed.
10 October Agents have moral duty to disclose horror events: REI
Real-estate agents have a moral and ethical duty to disclose a home’s horror past if it has one, the Real Estate Institute was reported as saying today (Oct 10).
8 October Bushfire warning for new houses
New housing estates are not immune to bushfires, the NRMA warned today (October 8).
6 October Interest rates stay unchanged
Interest rates will stay unchanged, the Reserve Bank announced today (Oct 6).
1 October Building approvals down again in August
Building approvals dropped for the fifth consecutive month in August, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today (Oct 1).