A shared equity scheme allowing first homebuyers to buy a property with a two per cent deposit has passed the House of Representatives.
There was an unprecedented number of domestic building insurance claims after the collapse of builders like Porter Davis with more than 1000 claims not settled.
Turning a historic Sydney racetrack into homes for 55,000 people became a compelling opportunity once a $500 million metro station was put on the table.
Builders who don't take out insurance on behalf of paid-up customers will face new offences under a legislative crackdown by the Victorian government.
Quarterly data on social and affordable housing will become publicly available in Queensland after the state government committed to its release.
A Melbourne couple's debt has soared after their cousin defrauded them by offering a fake $388,000 house and land package, and pocketing the money for herself.
The Queensland government will build another 600 social homes across the state thanks to a federal funding injection of almost $400 million.
An influential lobby group says a minister for Sydney would solve a political tussle over increased housing in the city's business centre.
Australian businesses are still faring relatively well but consumers remain fearful, despite the interest rate hiking cycle drawing to a close.
Hundreds of thousands of properties have fallen off the rental market amid a mass exodus of investors.
There is no relief on the horizon for renters after national vacancy rates dropped to a record low of 1.1 per cent.
Consumer confidence is still hovering well below long-run averages even with interest rates holding steady and a soft landing starting to materialise.
With vacancies at historically low rates across the country, the race to secure a rental is fiercer than ever and it is weighing on vulnerable communities.
House prices are down in most regional markets with real estate analysts pointing to interest rates and migration after the COVID-19 pandemic as factors.
Sydney is falling behind on building new homes compared with elsewhere in the country, despite being the most acutely affected by shortages and price hikes.
A liquidator has revealed dozens of families are in limbo and others have lost thousands after the collapse of Melbourne home-builder Bentley Homes.
Melbourne-based Bentley Homes has collapsed, citing economic pressures, with the builder abandoning further works.
Families and tradies have been left in limbo after the collapse of Bentley Homes and must wait until early next week before hearing from liquidators.
Representatives of hundreds of creditors owed millions of dollars by builder Porter Davis have met liquidators for an update on getting their money back.
Liquidators for collapsed company Porter Davis say the builder may have been trading while insolvent, as new builders are found to quote for unfinished homes.
A Victorian working group identified a number of short-term measures to fix the construction industry months before Porter Davis went into liquidation.
The NSW productivity commission's latest report suggests building higher and more densely in Sydney's inner suburbs, including along public transport lines.
Treasurer Jim Chalmers says he is open to negotiating with state and territory government on possible extensions of funding for housing.
The Victorian government will stump up $15 million to pay back 560 Porter Davis customers who put down a deposit but never had insurance filed by the company.
Documents filed with the corporate watchdog show the Commonwealth Bank of Australia is owed millions by home builder Porter Davis, which collapsed last month.
Victoria's housing minister was briefed about reducing the risk to construction customers months ahead of the Porter Davis collapse, the state opposition says.
Nostra Property Group will complete up to 375 of the houses left in limbo after home builder Porter Davis collapsed, liquidators Grant Thornton has confirmed.
Families impacted by the collapse of builder Porter Davis have staged a protest calling for state and federal governments to intervene to help them.
The Housing Industry Association is pushing for new energy efficiency requirements for builders to be deferred, triggering fierce backlash from some experts.
Porter Davis liquidators have been working to find solutions for staff and clients since the home building company collapsed a week ago.
Authorities are probing whether one of Australia's largest home builders illegally took deposits from customers before securing their insurance policies.