What happens when a property passes in at auction?

What happens when a property passes in at auction?

As property prices fall,some buyers hesitate to bid on auction floors in the hope of picking up a bargain later. But what if their rival is trying the same tactic?

  • byElizabeth Redman

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Sell or stay put? Where more Victorians are trading places

Sell or stay put? Where more Victorians are trading places

John and Yuko Peavey recently upsized their home in Ferntree Gully,jumping at the opportunity to buy in a market where a lower percentage of people have been selling.

  • byMelissa Heagney
The Sydney regions with the lowest and highest turnover of homes

The Sydney regions with the lowest and highest turnover of homes

About one in every 17 homes sold across Greater Sydney during the past year,with home owners in some lifestyle locations particularly keen to cash in on strong price growth.

  • byKate Burke
Sydney’s inner-city set for sparkling rooftop pool in $200m project

Sydney’s inner-city set for sparkling rooftop pool in $200m project

The sweeping infinity pool will rival any beach setting when TFE Hotels opens its first Collection brand boutique-style property within the TOGA group’s $200 million mixed-used project.

  • byCarolyn Cummins
Australia ranks fourth on global property risk list. Will we dodge it?

Australia ranks fourth on global property risk list. Will we dodge it?

Australia is one of the most likely countries in the world to experience property price falls,a new ranking shows,but the drops might not be as deep as priced-out buyers hope.

  • byElizabeth Redman
House prices are falling,but buyer beware of holding out for a better deal

House prices are falling,but buyer beware of holding out for a better deal

Some property buyers are putting off their purchase,banking on finding a cheaper home later this year,but experts warn trying to pick the bottom of the market has risks.

  • byElizabeth Redman
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Stamp duty catch:what happens when it’s time to sell?
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Stamp duty

Stamp duty catch:what happens when it’s time to sell?

First home buyers could get into the market sooner under a NSW plan to let them avoid stamp duty. But when it’s time to sell,experts warn there’s a catch.

  • byElizabeth Redman
Demand for new homes,renos contributes to delays in major projects

Demand for new homes,renos contributes to delays in major projects

The budget papers show the building boom is bigger than the 2016 flurry of apartment construction in Brisbane - but not everything can be done at once.

  • bySean Parnell
Where essential workers can buy in Sydney under the shared equity scheme

Where essential workers can buy in Sydney under the shared equity scheme

Essential workers who qualify for the trial of the NSW shared equity scheme could choose an apartment closer to the Sydney CBD or a house further away,analysis of data shows.

  • byMelissa Heagney
First home buyers given land tax option in Perrottet’s stamp duty overhaul

First home buyers given land tax option in Perrottet’s stamp duty overhaul

NSW first home buyers will be given the option to pay an annual land tax rather than stamp duty.

  • byAlexandra Smith
Essential workers’ home buyer scheme welcomed amid wider crisis

Essential workers’ home buyer scheme welcomed amid wider crisis

Experts have welcomed a NSW state government plan to help essential workers buy homes,but warn it won’t solve the housing affordability crisis and may push up prices.

  • bySue Williams