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Hot Property: The biggest property headlines from the week 12 to 16 July

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The weekly round-up of the biggest news stories from across Momentum Media’s property titles from the week ending 16 July.

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

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

NSW releases COVID-19 support for SMEs and individuals


The NSW and federal governments have launched expanded support for businesses and workers affected by extended lockdowns.

TechLend launches new ‘BNPL’ bridging loans

A broker and an ex-lender strategy head have teamed up to launch a digital non-bank, rolling out an interest-free bridging loan product.

More dwellings cheaper to buy than rent post-COVID

It is now cheaper to service a mortgage than pay rent on a larger proportion of properties compared with pre-COVID-19 crisis, according to new research.


Volt acquires Australian Mortgage

Volt Bank has acquired fintech mortgage manager Australian Mortgage – formerly known as Australian Mortgage Marketplace – as it looks to roll out its digital mortgage offering.

Eviction moratorium reinstated

A 60-day moratorium on evictions has been announced in NSW, as landlords are once again incentivised to reduce the burden on COVID-19-affected tenants.

Luxe Listings Sydney gears up for season 2

Fresh off the launch of Luxe Listings Sydney worldwide last Friday, Gavin Rubinstein, D’Leanne Lewis and Simon Cohen have already revealed they’ll be going for a second spin.

Perth’s top 10 fastest-growing suburbs revealed

The Western Australian capital now boasts 10 suburbs where median price growth exceeded 25 per cent in 2020.

Certificates of title on their way out: Abolition date announced

New legislation that will enable 100 per cent electronic lodgement of land transactions in NSW will kick in on 11 October 2021.

Young renters cry out against ‘lack of respect’ in rental market

Young Australians have expressed dismay over the perceived discrimination within the rental market as the wealth divide forces them into long-term renting.

The standout performers of Brisbane’s real estate market revealed

Brisbane has seen a swift recovery from the pandemic, with sellers and buyers said to have whiplash as property prices continue to outdo themselves month-on-month.

[Related: Hot Property: The biggest property headlines from the week 5 to 9 July]

Hot Property: The biggest property headlines from the week 12 to 16 July
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