RESIDENTIAL AND DOMESTIC NEWS

GST needs to be part of stamp duty removal solution

  • July 2, 2020
  • FENCiT
The Thodey Report provides a welcome perspective on options to overhaul federal-state financial relations and tax reform, but limits the...

Make your home more private and secure with a COLORBOND®…

  • July 1, 2020
  • FENCiT
Say goodbye to that gap in the fence that the neighbours can see through. When installed correctly, the more common...

Final touches add certainty to HomeBuilder scheme

  • June 19, 2020
  • FENCiT
HIA welcomes the release of crucial final touches to the Federal Government’s HomeBuilder scheme. “The addition of this extra detail...

Building defects in strata schemes

  • June 18, 2020
  • FENCiT
There is some confusion among strata mangers about responsibilities on fixing building defects. The protections provided under the Home Building...

New home sales continued to contract in May 2020

  • June 12, 2020
  • FENCiT
“New home sales have fallen in each of the three months since the introduction of COVID-19 restrictions. This will flow...

COVID-19 yet to Fully Impact ABS Finance Data

  • June 10, 2020
  • FENCiT
“The number of loans to owner occupiers for established homes fell by 6.3 per cent during April 2020,” commented HIA...

Building approvals still reporting pre-COVID data

  • June 3, 2020
  • FENCiT
“Building approvals data released today (June 3 2020) by the ABS relates to projects lodged with local councils well before...

Housing weighing heavily on economy

  • May 29, 2020
  • FENCiT
“In a quarter that largely preceded the COVID-19 disruption, residential building activity chalked up the sixth consecutive quarterly contraction in...

Housing industry seeks greater flexibility

  • May 29, 2020
  • FENCiT
HIA has asked the Fair Work Commission to consider changes to the Building and Construction General Onsite Award that help...

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