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'Uninhabitable': Geocon settles lawsuit over alleged defective home

'Uninhabitable': Geocon settles lawsuit over alleged defective home

The lawsuit claimed the unit had been "defective and leaking" from the moment the owner first moved in.

  • by Elliot Williams

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Stuart Flats split into four blocks to attract international buyers
Public housing

Stuart Flats split into four blocks to attract international buyers

Of the three former public housing sites going under the hammer in March, only one will require its developer to ensure some affordable housing remains.

  • by Cassandra Morgan
More projects likely to get shelved: survey
Property development

More projects likely to get shelved: survey

More building projects are likely to get shelved over the next year as challenging funding conditions hit industry sentiment, a survey forecasts.

  • by Simon Johanson and Carolyn Cummins
Only a matter of time until high-rise disaster strikes again in Sydney
Opinion
Opinion

Only a matter of time until high-rise disaster strikes again in Sydney

Successive governments have loosened every bolt in a system that ensured skyscrapers were safe.

  • by Elizabeth Farrelly
'It’s starting to bite now': builders worry about slowdown

'It’s starting to bite now': builders worry about slowdown

Buyer defaults, falling housing starts and sliding prices are just some of the signs of weakness in the nation’s property market that may prompt the Reserve Bank of Australia to lower interest rates.

  • by Simon Johanson and Sumeyya Ilanbey
Deborah was in the middle of building her 'forever after' home when two cracks appeared
Property development

Deborah was in the middle of building her 'forever after' home when two cracks appeared

Ms Camilleri said all the drawings, permits and approvals had been done and work was well under way when it came time for her “milestone moment” of laying the foundation slab at the site.

  • by Hannah Barry
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Approvals for new homes fall amid property price slump
Property prices

Approvals for new homes fall amid property price slump

There are signs the house price slump is spilling over into the broader economy after a sharp fall in council approvals to build new apartments and houses.

  • by Matt Wade
Taxpayer risks mount for Opal Tower fallout
Property development

Taxpayer risks mount for Opal Tower fallout

Taxpayers in NSW may be forced to bear the burden of repairing the structure and compensating those who have lost out.

  • by Jacob Saulwick
Mantra: Four-star Northbourne Avenue hotel hits the market
Canberra

Mantra: Four-star Northbourne Avenue hotel hits the market

The site of the Mantra MacArthur Hotel is set to be rezoned to allow buildings up to almost 50 metres in height.

  • by Dan Jervis-Bardy
'We had no choice but to sell': FONGO taking hold of home sellers
Property development

'We had no choice but to sell': FONGO taking hold of home sellers

The thought of being left with even less money is motivating sellers in a falling market.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey & Nick Bonyhady
Housing slump bites as Sydney apartments line up for fire sale
Property development

Housing slump bites as Sydney apartments line up for fire sale

Scores of apartments in a multi-million dollar Sydney development will be sold in one line by receivers.

  • by Simon Johanson & Carolyn Cummins