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Hot Property: The biggest property headlines from the week 17-21 January

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The weekly round-up of the biggest news stories from across Momentum Media’s property titles from the week ending 14 January.

Welcome to The Adviser’s weekly round-up of the headline stories and news that are important not only for the mortgages 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 matter to you, but we curate it to include stories from our sister brands that also have an impact on the Australian property landscape.

Here are the biggest property stories of the week:

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COVID shifted home-buyer preferences: Mortgage Choice

The pandemic has changed what buyers look for in housing, according to new research.  

Property profitability hit high despite lockdowns: CoreLogic

The September quarter last year recorded the highest level of profitability from home sales in more than a decade, but researchers have warned the trend may not last. 

Tasmania rolls out granny flat grants

The state’s government has thrown support behind the construction of granny flats, presenting the program as a way to house Tasmanians.

Victoria extends commercial rent relief  

The Victorian government has extended its Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme (CTRS) until 15 March 2022, following suit with the NSW government’s announcement last week. 

SA unveils housing construction stimulus

The South Australian government has launched its Housing Construction Stimulus Package, with an aim to keep boosting residential building post-HomeBuilder.

Ex-CBA head to join growing Highland Group

Commonwealth Bank’s former head of NSW and ACT working capital services will be taking on the role of co-director of sales and leadership at the Sydney agency group.

Auctioneer’s new agency borne of Qld activity boom

After a huge 2021, the former Queensland partner of Cooley is now heading up his own auction agency.

The best suburbs for property growth – Part 2

Growth is currently forecast for these 15 suburbs in the year ahead.

Brisbane investors shouldn’t bank on Olympics glory

With the 2032 Olympics on the cards, Brisbane has been tipped as one of the country’s hottest spots for investing. But one expert is cautioning prospective investors eyeing a purchase in the Queensland capital not to assume the whole city is gold. 

Nationwide search sees CEO appointed at REINT

The Real Estate Institute of the Northern Territory (REINT) has named its new chief executive. 

5 reasons SA property prices could jump 15% in 2022

As open borders boost demand, one network GM expects South Australia to grow by 15 per cent in 2022.

[Related: Hot Property: The biggest property headlines from the week 10-14 January]

Hot Property: The biggest property headlines from the week 17-21 January
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