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House prices up almost 4% over 12 months

Home prices across Australia's five major capital cities have dipped, falling 0.1 per cent over the past week, but they have risen 3.9 per over the past 12 months.

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Stoush continues over negative gearing

Labor has seized upon research presented at a Reserve Bank of Australia workshop to back its case for doing away with negative gearing but the government says the paper is "preliminary and incomplete".

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Flat week for capital city house prices

National home prices remained flat last week, but the continued drift in Sydney means they dropped on a monthly basis.

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Softer housing conditions expected in 2018

National house prices fell in December, dragged down by weakness in Sydney's housing market, and have set the scene for softer housing conditions in 2018, new figures show.

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NAB refunds $1.7m in mortgage interest

National Australia Bank has refunded $1.7 million to almost 1,000 mortgage customers after charging them too much interest because it failed to properly set up their offset accounts.

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Australia's housing boom won't crash

Australia's property boom is almost over, but its two key markets will have a soft landing not a crash, a leading economist says.

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Australia's housing boom is almost over

The Aussie property boom is nearing its end, with housing price growth to run in the low single-digits in 2018, a leading economist says.

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Home prices fell 0.2% in Sept quarter

Capital city home prices fell 0.2 per cent in the September quarter.

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Home auctions bounce back from 2-year low

The number of homes going under the hammer has risen across the nation over the past week, while housing prices have hardly moved.

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Home loan values lift 0.6% in Oct

The value of home loan approvals has risen 0.6 per cent to $32.8 billion in October compared to September.

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Less new stock coming onto property market

Australia's property market is continuing to come off the boil, with Adelaide and Darwin the only major cities with more new homes listed for sale than a year ago.

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Flat week for capital city house prices

The combined home values of Australia's five major capital cities were flat last week, although the Sydney market continued to show signs of deterioration.

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Hobart unit sales quicken, Sydney slows

Selling an apartment in Hobart takes on average half the time than it did a year ago, and it's gotten quicker to sell homes in Perth and Adelaide.

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Low income renters squeezed out of cities

A single person on welfare can no longer afford to rent in Australia's cities and would need 150 per cent of their income to live in Sydney.

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Foreign demand easing for Aussie property

Purchase of residential property by foreign buyers, particularly from China, has eased over the past year because of tighter capital controls by Beijing and limited access to local finance, a top central bank official has said.

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New NSW housing tied up in red tape

Red tape is preventing developers from building hundreds of thousands of new homes on land in Sydney.

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Home price growth continues to slow

Home price growth in the capital cities has continued to slow on a quarterly basis, weighed down by tighter lending by the big banks and easing market conditions in Sydney.

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Keating slams super for home deposit idea

Former prime minister Paul Keating has slammed the idea of allowing young people to raid their superannuation for home deposit, saying it would "pull the backside out" of the system.

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Confidence may get lift from housing talk

New confidence figures will show whether Australians have been encouraged by the Turnbull government's focus on housing affordability.

The Westpac-Melbourne Institute monthly consumer confidence survey carries a specific question on whether it is "time to buy a dwelling".

In February, this index tumbled 7.8 per cent to its lowest level since May 2010.

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Home auctions strengthen in every capital

Home auctions were stronger in every Australian capital city last week, despite public holidays reducing the number of properties going under the hammer and potential buyers.

The national clearance rate across the capital cities was 80.8 per cent in the week to March 12, up from 74.6 per cent a week earlier, latest data from CoreLogic shows.

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