Defects are the biggest concern for Australian apartment owners: report

A new study into apartment living has one professor calling for a federal government inquiry.
A new study into apartment living has one professor calling for a federal government inquiry.
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LAST week's correction of the wool price was short-lived, with the AWEX EMI closing on 1242 cents, a seven-cent lift. LAST week's correction of the wool price was short-lived, with the AWEX EMI closing on 1242 cents, a seven-cent lift.
IN spite of a report issued by the USDA that was widely interpreted as bearish for wheat prices, international values have spiked in the past week. IN spite of a report issued by the USDA that was widely interpreted as bearish for wheat prices, international values have spiked in the past week.
FARMERS have been urged to keep children off quad bikes and never let quad riders carry a passenger to reduce the risk of deaths and serious injuries on farms.
FARMERS have been urged to keep children off quad bikes and never let quad riders carry a passenger to reduce the risk of deaths and serious injuries on farms.
THE world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures. THE world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures.
23 May 15 The glamour of living in a hotel with room service, housekeeping and five-star resort facilities was a fantasy for all but the rich and famous. Until now.
An architect has fun combining one client's yen for concrete with the other's for mid-century California modernism.
23 May 15 An architect has fun combining one client's yen for concrete with the other's for mid-century California modernism.
You'll feel as if you have walked into the pages of Vogue Living when you visit this gorgeous Victorian Italianate manor.
23 May 15 You'll feel as if you have walked into the pages of Vogue Living when you visit this gorgeous Victorian Italianate manor.
As Sydney embraces medium- and high-density living, the pressure is on for homes to be more smartly designed in order to stay sunny and bright, and avoid being overshadowed by ever-higher neighbours.
23 May 15 As Sydney embraces medium- and high-density living, the pressure is on for homes to be more smartly designed in order to stay sunny and bright, and avoid being overshadowed by...
Bondi Beach seems to be attracting more interest from would-be owner-occupiers than investors at the moment.
23 May 15 Bondi Beach seems to be attracting more interest from would-be owner-occupiers than investors at the moment.
Local opposition to a developer's plans for Middle Head parkland has resulted in approval for the project being overturned.
23 May 15 Local opposition to a developer's plans for Middle Head parkland has resulted in approval for the project being overturned.
The new Fair Trading Minister purportedly
22 May 15 The new Fair Trading Minister purportedly "feels our pain" but wants further consultation.
22 May 15 But the adman still managed to lose money in the process.
21 May 15 Modifying homes to be suitable for the elderly is not keeping up with projected demand, the age anti-discrimination watchdog says.
20 May 15 A culture of anonymity and the lack of affordable housing has led some people to try to exploit those needing shelter.
18 May 15 Because it's incredibly easy to lose hours in a vortex of storage space ideas (truly) here are ten of the best ones, according to effectiveness and practical application.
18 May 15 What to do with all the things that you accumulate in life but don't necessarily want to display.
The number of first home buyers purchasing investment properties has jumped to record levels in Australia, a new report has revealed.
18 May 15 The number of first home buyers purchasing investment properties has jumped to record levels in Australia, a new report has revealed.
18 May 15 Now is the perfect time to ‘winterise’ your home. Depending on your interior, a tweak or two may do, or a mini-new season’s overhaul may be in order.
A five-bedroom house on a large block in Balwyn has returned an extraordinary $960,000 profit in just eight months after lying empty for that time.
18 May 15 A five-bedroom house on a large block in Balwyn has returned an extraordinary $960,000 profit in just eight months after lying empty for that time.
18 May 15   A modernist house designed by Harry Seidler is on the market for the first time since it was built more than 60 years ago.
This follows his purchase of an unrenovated terrace in Paddington.
16 May 15 This follows his purchase of an unrenovated terrace in Paddington.
16 May 15 From the cartoonish decks of The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou's Belafonte to the pastel facade of The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson fans have long admired the director's kitschy,...
16 May 15 Once derided as the one-way street to the slums, this housing style is no longer found just in the inner-city.
16 May 15 There is a certain cachet that comes with buying into one of Sydney's seminal apartment blocks.
16 May 15 The tower was the last one allowed to be built in the suburb.
Some of Sydney's old buildings are getting a new lease of life as the demand for apartments drives development.
16 May 15 Some of Sydney's old buildings are getting a new lease of life as the demand for apartments drives development.
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Barnaby must be the world's first Agriculture Minister to make the US's Entertainment Tonight!
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Curious that Rob Moore thinks that scientist = money. He should have a look in the nearest CSIRO
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AUSVEG, between the supermarkets screaming in their ears and the public servants resisting
THE TASMANIAN Government has launched a new project, it claims should push up farm productivity and create jobs across the state.15 May 15 THE TASMANIAN Government has launched a new project, it claims should push up farm productivity and create jobs...
TONY Abbott says the Vic government is “ripping off” Tasmanian exporters by allowing a massive increase in charges at the Port of Melbourne.14 May 15 TONY Abbott says the Vic government is “ripping off” Tasmanian exporters by allowing a massive increase in charges...