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May 2008 News Article
29 May Canberra is the most affordable capital city
Canberra is Australia's most affordable capital, according to Real Estate Institute of Australia figures made public today (29 May 2008).
29 May Tax warning to landlords
Landlords will come under closer scrutiny by the Australian Taxation Office, accountants warned today (29 May 2008).
28 May Call to end 'triple tax' on homes
Abolishing taxes on taxes could save $30,000 on the cost a new dwelling, according to the Housing Industry Association.
26 May Green building technology on display
Some of Australia's leading builders are taking part in a nationwide event aimed at showing potential homebuyers and renovators the very latest in techniques and technologies available in environmentally responsible housing.
24 May Prices drop in capitals, survey says
Home prices have dropped in all capitals bar Hobart in the three months to March, according to a survey by the Real Estate Institute made public today.
20 May ACT land rent scheme under fire
The ACT Government's proposed land rent scheme has been attacked as leaving people with a mortgage on a structure with no ownership of the land component – the bit that increases in value.
18 May Half of home buyers postpone in face of debt
Half of Australia's prospective home buyers are putting their plans on hold for fear of debt, according to a survey published today (18 May 2008).
12 May Housing finance plunges
Housing finance for both owner occupiers and investors dropped significantly in March, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released today (12 May 2008).
7 May Property owners, renters 'to pay for ACT Budget spend'
Property owners and renters will pay for the ACT Government's big spend on health, education and transport infrastructure, industry leaders said today (7 May 2008).
2 May CPI reading shows rents blowing out
Rent has gone up 7.1 per cent in the past year, well over the 4.2 per cent inflation increase, according to figures released today (2 May 2008) by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.