Rental Market News

City by City Property Guide
Published 1 February 2010 12:00AM | source: | by Tim Lawless

Australian home values recorded a -0.3% fall in the month of December as the seasonal effect of the summer slowdown, combined with rising interest rat... more

Rebound tipped for stagnant rents
Published 13 January 2010 12:00AM | source: | by Bridget Carter

RENTS across Australia stagnated and in some cases even fell in the December quarter, but are expected to rise later this year. A report to be rel... more

Prices tipped to rise in Brisbane rental market
Published 12 January 2010 11:00PM | source: | by Melissa Ketchell

INVESTORS will be smiling but renters could be feeling the pain if the prediction of rising rents from Australian Property Monitors eventuates. Aft... more

Sydney rental property market stagnates
Published 12 October 2009 12:00PM | source:

Sydney rental property market stagnates October 12, 2009 AAP The rental property market in Sydney has stagnated, the Real Estate Institute of NSW... more

Rental prices to remain high over next year
Published 14 August 2009 9:50AM | source: | by Lanai Vasek

TENANTS struggling to pay rent will get no relief over the next year with prices set to remain high, housing professionals say. Vacancy rates for a... more

Renting a home
Published 4 July 2009 12:00PM | source:

Although you're not planning to land yourself with the responsibilities of actual property ownership, renting is still an activity that demands rigoro... more

Rental squeeze unlikely to ease in inner Brisbane
Published 27 May 2009 3:22PM | source: | by Melissa Ketchell

INNER Brisbane rents are increasing at more than 10 per cent a year, with a downturn in new apartments expected to keep vacancies tight. DTZ Resear... more

Rents for luxury property in Australia tumble
Published 18 May 2009 12:01PM | source: | by Bridget Carter

The number of properties being put up for rent in Australia's wealthiest suburbs has soared. Mansion owners try to avoid selling Luxury rentals fl... more

Renters scaling back
Published 4 May 2009 12:01PM | source: | by By Bridget Carter and Turi Condon

Worried ... Tim Evans has moved out of his pricey apartment and into a share house , shaving off $190 p/w on his rental bill / File THE threat of p... more

No rental relief as Perth crashes
source: | by Amanda O'Brien

Perth house prices are in freefall after a fourth consecutive quarterly fall in the median price - but renters are yet to see any benefit. ... more

Government plans to boost rental fund
Published 5 February 2009 12:00AM | source: | by Lenore Taylor

A BIG increase in funding to encourage the construction of affordable housing could form part of the stimulus package being considered by the Governme... more

From gen Y to gen buy
Published 24 January 2009 12:00PM | source: | by Susan Wellings

Amaloya Rattanathasaniya and Michael Ng at their new home. Shut out for so long, young people are finally able to pursue the great Australian dream. ... more

Rents go through the roof
source: | by Daily Telegraph

Renters won’t be surprised by new figures that confirm Sydney is the most expensive place to rent in Australia. The Rocks topped the list as t... more

Bad News for Renters
Published 20 December 2008 12:00PM | source: | by ENZO RAIMONDO

THE most recent rental vacancy statistics from the REIV show Melbourne is still in the grip of the tightest rental market since record-keeping b... more

Housing NSW shows rent rises steepest in western Sydney
source: | by Rhett Watson and Nick Gardner

As if things were not tough enough in Sydney's western suburbs, now comes news that rent rises are outstripping the rest of the city. ... more

Rate cuts ease landlords' pain
Published 10 November 2008 10:45AM | source: | by Anthony Keane

Interest costs on $350,000 variable loan are down almost $550 a month RBA cut the official interest rate by 75bp last week In-depth: More interest r... more

Top 10 tips to avoid landlord hell

TENANTS from hell, rising loan repayments and persistent maintenance problems can conspire to make landlords feel investing in residential property ... more

Relief for renters
Published 20 October 2008 12:00PM | source:

RENTERS finally look set to gain some breathing space because of lower interest rates and the possibility of a global recession. The latest quarter... more

Generation X is choosing shared accommodation in the name of lifestyle.

REIWA president Rob Druitt said an increasing number of people had decided to rent houses in suburbs such as Cottesloe and Subiaco to take advantage o... more

Rate cut may help with rent
Published 17 October 2008 2:28AM | source: | by BY SEAN PARNELL AND ANDREW FRASER

TENANTS across Australia look set for a short-term reprieve from rising rental prices, with analysts expecting landlords to pass on the benefits of in... more

REIA welcomes First Home Owners Grant announcement

The REIA provided its support to the Government’s initiative to double the First Home Owners Grant on existing property, and triple it for new housing... more

Not even last week's interest rate drop is enough to convince Mr Crosby to buy in a falling market.
Published 14 October 2008 11:38AM | source: | by The Australian

"They were talking in America about houses halving in value," the 29-year-old Brisbane school teacher said yesterday. "I heard earlier this year th... more

Big banks move on rates after RBA's shock 1pc cut
Published 7 October 2008 6:27PM | source:

AUSTRALIA'S big banks have moved to cut interest rates on home loans, although all have declined to pass on in full the RBA's shock one percentage poi... more

Property pain for another year
Published 6 October 2008 12:01AM | source:

PROPERTY investors and homebuyers hoping for a revival in the housing market will have to wait another year, according to experts, as property clearan... more

Rental vacancies remain critically low
Published 27 September 2008 12:00AM | source:

The rental vacancy rate in Melbourne improved slightly in August, from 1.3 per cent in July to 1.4 per cent. Across regional Victoria the rate remaine... more

Landlords warned on rent hikes
Published 24 September 2008 1:03PM | source: | by Janet Fife-Yeomans

GREEDY landlords have been warned not to exploit Sydney's dire rental squeeze where desperate tenants are vying for only 739 available rental properti... more

City of five million, just 739 homes for rent
Published 24 September 2008 2:36AM | source:

SYDNEY'S rental squeeze has hit a new low with desperate tenants vying for only 739 available rental properties on the market across the whole of the ... more

Tenants just need tender loving care
Published 23 September 2008 8:30AM | source:

TREATING tenants nicely will help property investors avoid damage bills and late rental payments, one of Australia's biggest landlord insurance provid... more

New way to buy property
Published 11 September 2008 9:55AM | source: | by Maurice Dunlevy

BUYING into Australia's $3.2 trillion housing market -- without owning a single property -- will soon be a mouse click away. An agreement between ... more

Dodgy agents drive rental bidding wars
Published 27 August 2008 7:40AM | source: | by Justin Vallejo

DESPERATE tenants are being exploited by real estate agents using the housing crisis to drive up rents. Would-be renters are spending months apply... more

Is your suburb cashflow positive?
Published | source: | by Charlotte Cossar

How good is the rental return in your area? New research reveals 45 Australian suburbs are cashflow positive and this is likely to increase with the c... more

Rents to soar as housing crisis worsens

The Daily Telegraph March 25, 2009 12:01am More homes to be built in Adelaide, Melbourne Sydney in lowest rate of growth in 50 years Rents tip... more

Rental Market Update for Tenants and Landlords
Published | source: | by Curtis Cooper

It's a topical question for tenants and landlords alike - What’s happening with rents? Currently renters want to know if they will be able to afford t... more