Australian Property Bubble

Analysts sceptical over property price plan

Some 600 cities and county-level cities have submitted their annual targets for property price control to the central government, Xinhua reported last night. Of them, 70 large and medium-sized cities have made public their targets.

Saturday, 2 April, 2011, 12:00am

Don't blame Chinese for the housing boom

There is a long and unfortunate political tradition in Australia of using foreigners as scapegoats for problems, particularly if they are from Asia. This time it is Chinese investors, many from Hong Kong, who are being blamed by politicians for forcing up house prices and making it impossible for Australians to own their own home.

27 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Sunshine State is a safe haven in turbulent times

Sun, surf, sand and some outstanding yields on property have been unquestionable reasons for investing in Queensland in recent years - particularly in Brisbane City and around Surfers Paradise, and Southport on the Gold Coast.

24 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Boom and doom

A SENIOR housing official has urged potential home-buyers to wait until government measures to bring down property prices take effect. Should people take this advice seriously, and would they? Like the territory's stock market, Hong Kong's property market seems set to defy conventional wisdom.

5 Apr 1994 - 12:00am