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Apartment Prices in Sydney Will Drop 8% in 2019: Report

Apartment Prices in Sydney Will Drop 8% in 2019: Report

Apartment values across Australia are expected to plummet by the end of 2019. According to finder.com.au, prices along the east coast are predicted to fall as much as eight per cent by the end of next year with Sydney’s apartments expected to be the hardest hit. The negative sentiment was shared by a panel of…

Top 5 Homes of the Week That Take Apartment Living Up a Notch

Top 5 Homes of the Week That Take Apartment Living Up a Notch

These modern apartment designs prove that creativity can be found in all shapes and sizes. Take a peek at these Dwell-curated homes from our community that pack a lot of great design into small spaces. 1. Park Ave Live Work Architect: YBA Architects, Location: Portland, Oregon From the architect: “Partnering with YBA Architects, and hiring…

Eight pitfalls to avoid when buying your first apartment

Eight pitfalls to avoid when buying your first apartment

Not only is apartment living convenient and low maintenance, it is also much more affordable than buying a house. But unlike purchasing a home, when you buy an apartment you’re not only buying a place to live, but also investing in part ownership of a building. Here are eight pitfalls to avoid before signing the dotted…

How ‘doing nothing’ will harm your apartment property investment

How ‘doing nothing’ will harm your apartment property investment

While many apartment residents complain about the decisions their strata committees make, it could be the ones they don’t make that are causing the most harm. These five examples show how doing nothing could be costing you money – and sleep. Physical neglect More than half of Australian apartments are owned by investors, many of…

Ikea launches buy and sell program for used furniture

Ikea launches buy and sell program for used furniture

Sydneysiders will be able to bring back used furniture in return for cash to spend in store, under a new pilot program to be unveiled at Ikea. The first Take-Back service – to be launched at the homeware giant’s Tempe store – will see customers issued with vouchers in return for items they no longer…

Apartment Approvals Fell 11.5% Last Month

Apartment Approvals Fell 11.5% Last Month

The number of Australian home building permits fell by 5 percent in April from March, led by a sharp drop in in apartment approvals. The market was expecting a 3 percent fall in new home building permit approvals. Total building approvals fell to 18,701 in seasonally adjusted terms from 19,693 in March, the latest Australian…