The biggest real estate news – The week ending 25 September

The biggest real estate news – The week ending 25 September

Western Australia gets an affordability nod, Australia’s top dealmakers revealed, and the RBA makes headlines once again: here are the biggest property and real estate stories from the past week.

Welcome to REB’s weekly round-up of the headline stories and news that are important not only for the real estate sector but also for the state of property in Australia more broadly.

To compile this list, not only do we consider the week’s most-read stories and the news that matter to you, but we curate it to include stories from our sister brands that also have an impact on the Australian property landscape. Here are the biggest property stories of the week:

  1. RBA expects rate hikes to scale back

The RBA has flagged more options are on the table for the next cash rate hike in October.

  1. Qld landlords urged to opt in to head leasing initiative

Landlords who own property in Queensland are being urged to apply for a new initiative aimed at boosting the supply of social housing in the state.

  1. Australia’s top dealmakers for 2022 revealed

REB and partner Realtair are thrilled to unveil the Top 50 Dealmakers rankings for the sixth consecutive year, recognizing those agents who have consistently gone above and beyond for their customers.

  1. PM and proptech leaders band together to improve the sector

Experts working across property management and proptech spaces have put their heads together in a bid to improve the experience of those working within the industry.

  1. Rate hikes could ‘lower’ repayments: RBA

The RBA says new home owners could benefit from lower mortgage repayments as rate hikes reduce property prices.

  1. Regions where house prices refused to bend the knee to rate hikes

A new report revealed that while national dwelling prices fell over the last quarter, house prices in some regions and cities are digging in their heels against the double whammy of rising interest rates and inflation.

  1. WA ranks as Australia’s second-most affordable state: REIWA

The revelation follows on from the findings outlaid in the Real Estate Institute of Australia’s (REIA) Housing Affordability Report.

  1. Property market update: Sydney, August 2022

Sydney remained at the forefront of the market downturn, with the city ending the winter season on a bleak note. As spring selling season begins, will the NSW capital also be roused from a price growth hibernation?

The biggest real estate news – The week ending 25 September

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Last Updated: 21 September 2022

Published: 23 September 2022

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