Lewisham townhouse sells for $1.44 million as auction market returns

Lewisham townhouse sells for $1.44 million as auction market returns

Sydney home buyers flocked to auctions on Saturday,as a shortage of new homes for sale drives up competition for properties.

  • byTawar Razaghi

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The Sydney suburbs where homeowners can’t pay their mortgages

The Sydney suburbs where homeowners can’t pay their mortgages

Last year’s record-breaking run of rate rises has hit households hard,and they are even more likely to fall behind with every future interest rate rise.

  • byTawar Razaghi andJim Malo
‘Pretty bleak for tenants’:Rental vacancy rate at record low

‘Pretty bleak for tenants’:Rental vacancy rate at record low

The rental market is becoming even more difficult for tenants to navigate,prompting calls for better protections.

  • byJim Malo andTawar Razaghi
Sydney house prices have plunged,but property is no more affordable

Sydney house prices have plunged,but property is no more affordable

One first home buyer’s borrowing capacity fell from $1 million to $750,000. He hoped for a house,but now his options are an apartment - or a move interstate.

  • byTawar Razaghi andMelissa Heagney-Bayliss
The NSW tree-change towns where house prices jumped last year

The NSW tree-change towns where house prices jumped last year

Regional house prices are unlikely to return to pre-COVID levels,experts warn. Many recorded double-digit growth,but some started to reverse.

  • byTawar Razaghi
The Victorian tree-change towns where house prices jumped last year

The Victorian tree-change towns where house prices jumped last year

Some regional towns have boomed 30 per cent in a year even as others start to cool,and experts warn the rush to the regions has permanently lifted prices.

  • byJim Malo andTawar Razaghi
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Does a swimming pool add value to your home in Sydney?

Does a swimming pool add value to your home in Sydney?

Australians have spent big upgrading their properties with pools over the last few years,but does it really translate to a higher sale price?

  • byTawar Razaghi
The NSW towns where tenants face the largest rent rises

The NSW towns where tenants face the largest rent rises

House rents jumped as much as $70 per week in some regional areas amid record low vacancy rates,which are driving strong competition for properties.

  • byKate Burke andTawar Razaghi
‘Permanent state of crisis’:Sydney rents hit fresh records

‘Permanent state of crisis’:Sydney rents hit fresh records

Unit rents soared 18.6 per cent in a year and are tipped to continue rising,prompting warnings of increased inequality and homelessness.

  • byTawar Razaghi andJim Malo
‘Life’s tough if you’re a renter’:Melbourne rents skyrocket to record high

‘Life’s tough if you’re a renter’:Melbourne rents skyrocket to record high

Melbourne renter Emily Shoobridge spent six months couch-surfing because she struggled to find a home amid Victoria’s rental crisis,before settling on a studio in the CBD.

  • byJim Malo andTawar Razaghi
‘Our oasis’:How homeowners splashed cash during the great swimming pool boom

‘Our oasis’:How homeowners splashed cash during the great swimming pool boom

Installing a pool can increase the resale value of a property and improve its owner’s lifestyle – and for a short period,it became more achievable than ever.

  • byTawar Razaghi andElizabeth Redman