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The asking price has increased on this $66 million sandpit in Los Angeles

The asking price has increased on this $66 million sandpit in Los Angeles

In high-end real estate, it’s all about the address - even for a dust bowl connected to a Colombian billionaire that just got much more expensive.

  • by Emily Power

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The unexpected hurdle for first home buyers after saving a deposit

The unexpected hurdle for first home buyers after saving a deposit

They’ve put together a deposit, got a home loan approved and are counting the cost of rising interest rates – but many potential buyers aren’t prepared for the next challenge.

  • by Kate Burke
Therese Rein sells Noosa cottage to Gina Rinehart, makes $3 million in six months
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Therese Rein sells Noosa cottage to Gina Rinehart, makes $3 million in six months

Two of Noosa’s most high-profile trophy home owners have done a deal on a beach shack, leaving Therese Rein – Kevin Rudd’s wife – $3 million richer in six months.

  • by Lucy Macken
Surry Hills cottage in need of a reno snapped up for $1.35 million at hot auction

Surry Hills cottage in need of a reno snapped up for $1.35 million at hot auction

Nineteen buyers turned out to compete for the two-bedroom renovator’s delight, undeterred by a falling property market and soaring building costs.

  • by Kate Burke
First home buyer beats investors for $771,000 Altona North house at auction

First home buyer beats investors for $771,000 Altona North house at auction

Six bidders fought for the stylishly renovated home, a mix of downsizers, investors and first home buyers trying to get into the market before the next rate rise.

  • by Melissa Heagney
Kerry Packer’s $25m retreat atop Toft Monks claims Elizabeth Bay record
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Kerry Packer’s $25m retreat atop Toft Monks claims Elizabeth Bay record

Kerry Packer’s long-time confidant Julie Trethowan looks to have reset an Elizabeth Bay apartment record. Elsewhere, Paul Keating has reshuffled his local portfolio, and guess who bought a $44 million pad in Barangaroo?

  • by Lucy Macken
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‘I don’t know what to do’: The Melbourne suburbs where rents have risen most

‘I don’t know what to do’: The Melbourne suburbs where rents have risen most

Rents have risen in the majority of Melbourne’s suburbs over the past year, offering little respite to priced-out tenants searching for affordable options.

  • by Melissa Heagney
‘Definitely a landlords’ market’: The Sydney suburbs where rents have risen most

‘Definitely a landlords’ market’: The Sydney suburbs where rents have risen most

Sydney tenants are facing sky-high costs, with median rental prices in some suburbs increasing by hundreds of dollars a week over the past year, and there could be more pain to come.

  • by Kate Burke
Holly Valance to kiss LA mansion goodbye for $126 million

Holly Valance to kiss LA mansion goodbye for $126 million

The former Neighbours star and her British billionaire husband Nick Candy are set to shift from their Los Angeles mansion, an art deco 10-bedroom estate complete with guest house.

  • by Emily Power
‘Ridiculous prices’: Regional rents in NSW up 30 per cent since start of pandemic

‘Ridiculous prices’: Regional rents in NSW up 30 per cent since start of pandemic

Locals face displacement and homelessness, agents say, as they compete with city escapees who have bigger budgets.

  • by Tawar Razaghi
‘Gone up astronomically’: Rents spike in regional Victorian towns

‘Gone up astronomically’: Rents spike in regional Victorian towns

Regional households are facing higher rent prices or being forced to move away from their community, after many landlords sold their properties to owner-occupiers from Melbourne or converted them to short-term holiday rentals.

  • by Elizabeth Redman and Tawar Razaghi