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Hot Property: The biggest property headlines from week 25–29 March

by Staff Reporter8 minute read

The weekly round-up of the biggest news stories from across Momentum Media’s property brands from the week ending 29 March.

Welcome back to The Adviser’s weekly round-up of headline stories and news that are important not only for the real estate sector but also for the state of Australian property more broadly.

To compile this list, not only do we consider the week’s most-read stories and the news that matter most to you, but we also curate it to include stories from our sister brands that also have an impact on the Australian property landscape.

Here are the biggest stories of the week:

Brokers see surge in tiny home demand

More Australians are looking at funding tiny homes, however, securing a loan has proved difficult for some, brokers have revealed.

Government should look to pilot tracker mortgages, says competition report

A range of recommendations to improve mortgage competition have been put to government by the House standing committee on economics.

Mortgage stress up despite no rate rise: Roy Morgan

Borrowers at risk of stress hit another record high in February, Roy Morgan research has revealed.

ATO investigating 16.5k SMSFs over valuation compliance

More than 16,500 SMSFs are being scrutinised by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as they allegedly reported certain classes of assets at the same value for at least three income years.

Seasoned coach appointed at Harcourts Tasmania

A new performance coach has arrived to inspire success among the network’s members in Australia’s southernmost state.

New taskforce set to stamp out ‘dodgy’ Victorian rentals

Aiming to send “a clear message to rental providers”, the state is putting $4 million into a team to crack down on those breaking tenancy laws.

‘Shrinkflation’ hits kitchen and bathrooms renovation market

The cost-of-living crisis and higher construction costs are leading to smaller kitchens and less bathrooms in new builds and renovations.

Knight Frank and Bayleys enter McGrath acquisition talks

John McGrath has called the potential alignment “a marriage made in heaven”.

Nearly 90% of Aussie markets have seen prices leap

The national median home price has jumped a whopping 8.9 per cent since last February to hit a record high.

Embracing the new possibilities of agency operations

In an industry beset by change, taking on new mindsets and technologies can better help businesses to thrive.

[RELATED: Hot Property: The biggest property headlines from week 18-22 March]

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