Property Editor at The Age and BusinessDay journalist for Fairfax's theage.com.au, smh.com.au, watoday.com.au and brisbanetimes.com.au.
Simon Johanson Number of new homes being built will plummet below levels seen during 2008 GFC if current building approval trends persist, housing body forecasts.
Simon Johanson The number of new homes being built will plummet below levels seen during the GFC if current building approval trends persist, the housing body warns.
Simon Johanson Thrift is the new normal. Pummelled by insecurity over Europe's near meltdown and falling house prices, Australians are paying down their mortgages at record rates.
Simon Johanson Melbourne's streets will host about 1000 home auctions this weekend, the largest number of dwellings likely to go under the hammer in a two-day period this year.
Simon Johanson Australia's focus on saving is being driven by a desire to "bolster wealth'', the Reserve Bank says.
Simon Johanson Australians are paying their mortgages in big numbers and keeping their cash in the hip pocket.
Simon Johanson Gone are the days when a pool or gym would suffice in a new apartment building.
Simon Johanson and Chris Zappone The number of people whose home was worth less than what they paid for it has risen.
Simon Johanson Two eco-friendly houses are rising from the ground in suburban Melbourne built from a plant normally associated with 1960s hippie heaven: hemp.
Simon Johanson The tiny enclave of Deepdene last year knocked blue-blood Toorak off its most expensive suburb perch for the first time.
Simon Johanson If you thought selling your ordinary home in an average suburb last year was hard, spare a thought (or not) for your wealthy neighbour.
Simon Johanson Home lending slumped in January as investors shunned bricks and mortar and New South Wales borrowers pulled back.
Simon Johanson New home buyers and investors are giving up on the housing market, official figures show.
Simon Johanson New buildings are putting a spoke in the wheels of inner-city drivers.
Simon Johanson AUSTRALIA'S supermarket chains have become 'reluctant' property developers.
Simon Johanson Smith Street to get a Coles supermarket and apartment complex after controversial development is approved.
Simon Johanson In a world first, property-focused investors can check house prices daily and trade on an index.
Simon Johanson and Chris Zappone Property-obsessed investors will now be able to check house prices daily and trade on an index that tracks the ebbs and flows of dwelling prices across Australia.
Simon Johanson New home sales slumped in January, posting their biggest ever monthly fall since records began in October 2000.
Simon Johanson Wage growth and interest rate cuts have made housing more accessible in most Australian cities but Sydney remains the least affordable, a housing group says.