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Where house prices are falling the fastest

House prices fell in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth over the three months to end-September, while values grew fastest in Hobart and Canberra, according to the latest figures from real estate website, Domain.

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House sellers face rethink on price hopes

If you're a spring property vendor secretly hoping to get significantly more than the Joneses did down the street you may be in for a rude shock.

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Vic cracks down on dodgy landlords, agents

Dodgy Victorian landlords and real estate agents risk being put on a blacklist under state government reforms aimed at giving tenants more rights.

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Home prices up but growth slows

Home prices across Australia's capital cities have edged higher over the September quarter but the growth rate is slowing, influenced by Sydney's housing market where capital gains have stalled.

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House hunters turn to Brisbane

House hunters are steering away from Sydney and Melbourne and turning their attention to Brisbane, according to property data group CoreLogic.

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Household debt remains RBA's main concern

Worries about the state of Australia's housing market, persistent high levels of debt and the high Aussie dollar convinced the Reserve Bank to keep its official interest rate on hold in September, despite improvements in the jobs market.

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Housing market concerns stay RBA on rates

Worries about the state of Australia's housing market, persistent high levels of debt and the high Aussie dollar convinced the Reserve Bank to keep its official interest rate on hold in September, despite improvements in the jobs market.

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Govt pushes first home buyer super scheme

The Turnbull government will present to parliament its much-spruiked plan to help first home buyers save for a deposit through superannuation.

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Land, capital gains tax for housing: CEDA

Stamp duty on homes should be dumped and a larger portion of capital gains made on property should be taxed, according to a leading independent national think-tank.

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Mortgage Choice profit up 13.5% to $22.2m

Home loan broker Mortgage Choice has lifted full-year profit 13.5 per cent to $22.2 million after growing its loan book to a record $53.4 billion.

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Rates fail to dent Melbourne house prices

Melbourne has overtaken Sydney as the country's hottest housing market, with prices rising five per cent over the past month despite increases in interest-only mortgage rates.

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Measured housing policies working: govt

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison says new house price figures support the government's approach to tackling housing affordability in the May budget.

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House prices to ease rather than collapse

Whether or not the overheated Sydney and Melbourne housing markets constitute a "bubble", prices are more likely to decline gradually than sharply over the next few years.

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Housing rules dampen investor spirits

 Domestic and foreign investors are beginning to turn away from Australia's housing market due to tighter government regulations.

A report by professional services company KPMG says the new measures, such as increased rates of stamp duty taxes on vacant property, have dampened the spirits of prospective investors and anticipates they will be less active in the market in the coming years.

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Melbourne, Sydney home prices cool again

Melbourne and Sydney home prices edged lower again last week, further suggesting regulatory intervention is helping cool the country's two hottest property markets.

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Property price drop in most capitals

Property prices have dipped across most of Australia's capital cities, adding to speculation that the housing price boom is past its peak.

Latest auction result figures from property information group CoreLogic show the number of auctions, and the number of successful sales, increased in the week to May 14 compared with the previous week.

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