The winners of the 2018 HIA CSR South West Housing Awards were announced at an elegant ceremony on Saturday 15 September 2018, at Black Brewing Co, Wilyabrup. It was a special night highlighting the outstanding building work and success of HIA Members in the South West Region. The event was well attended by local residential […]
“A growing list of disincentives are deterring investors from Australia’s housing market,” stated HIA economist, Diwa Hopkins.
“Stronger new home building, off the back of strong population growth, is continuing to drive the improvement in economic conditions in Australia,” stated Tim Reardon, HIA’s Principal Economist.
The prestigious 2018 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home was presented to ACT building company Prostyle Building Group. The award is the highest accolade presented at the 2018 Housing Industry Association (HIA) Lawn Solutions Australian GreenSmart Awards.
“The First Home Buyer share of owner occupier housing loans increased again during June 2018 and is now at its highest since late 2012,” stated HIA Senior Economist, Shane Garrett.
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has sent a submission to the Australian Energy Market Commission to express its concern “that builders and owners of newly constructed homes have faced significant delays in getting power provided to site and meters connected,” after the introduction of the Federal Contestable Metering (Power of Choice) legislation in 2017, said […]
The Property Council of Australia supports the intent of the Victorian Government’s rental reforms to be introduced to Parliament, but is calling for greater support for a build-to-rent asset class that will provide tenants with greater amenity and security of tenure.
Builders remain relatively upbeat despite the moderating housing market, according to the latest real time snapshot of business confidence in the building industry.
“New home sales rose 2.0 per cent in June 2018, the first rise,” stated HIA’s Principal Economist, Tim Reardon.
New rules that clarify the framework for institutional investment in real estate, including allowing investment in Build-to-Rent housing, have been warmly welcomed by the Property Council of Australia, although tax levels for international investors in Build-to-Rent remain a concern.