Housing affordability: Laing+Simmons CEO Leanne Pilkington says landlords aren’t to blame for rent increases

One of Australia’s best known real estate bosses has divided the nation by defending “greedy landlords” as further rent increases loom. Leanne Pilkington, CEO and director at Laing+Simmons, is calling on Australians to “change the narrative” when it comes to blaming investors for the nation’s housing affordability crisis. In a post on LinkedIn, Ms Pilkington … Read more

Pay The Rent scheme calls on weekly non Indigenous payments

Momentum is building for a campaign that would call on Australian property owners to pay a percentage of their income to traditional land owners out of respect for their ancestral land claims. The scheme, Pay the Rent, would work as a voluntary weekly payment to a body led by Aboriginal elders and managed without interference … Read more

Tea Wright-Finger: Body found believed to be missing girl

A woman’s body has been found in bushland near Richmond during the search for a teenager who vanished over a month ago. The body is believed to be 19-year-old Tea Wright-Finger who has been missing since October 16. Police are treating the death as non-suspicious and will prepare a report for the coroner. Around 10.30am … Read more

Horrific footage of teen bashing kangaroo joey to death sparks outrage

Disgusting footage of a young man bashing a kangaroo joey to death has been filmed and shared on Snapchat and Facebook, sparking outrage from animal activists. The eastern gray kangaroo can be seen attempting to crawl to get away. Its leg appears to have already been snapped at the hip before the teenager hauled it … Read more

New twist in missing Melbourne woman Lucinda Miller’s case

The friends and family of missing Melbourne woman Lucinda Miller have shared a frightening update. Lucinda Miller has not been seen since 11am last Sunday, when she was dropped off by a rideshare driver 2.5km away from her home in West Gippsland, Victoria. Now it has been revealed that the 24-year-old’s phone was no longer … Read more

Lucinda Miller missing: Woman vanishes after catching cab in Victoria

A woman has been missing for five days after vanishing on her way home. Lucinda Miller, 24, was last seen at 11am on Sunday when she was dropped off by a rideshare driver about 2.5km from her home in West Gippsland, Victoria. Police initially launched a search of the dense bushland between where she was … Read more

Rental properties: Immigration rise means prices will blow up across Australia

PropTrack’s September rental report revealed that property rents nationally surged 10.3 per cent over the past year, with most markets recording double digit growth. The share of rental properties listed on realestate.com.au for less than $400 also fell to just 19.3 per cent in September 2022, down from 41.8 per cent at the start of … Read more

Nevada homebuyer gets 86 homes for price of one due to copy-past error

A tiny mishap that has caused a lot of paperwork has landed a homebuyer with a small city’s worth of homes purchased for the price of one. Thanks to four mistaken keystrokes, the new owner of a single-family home received an additional 84 house lots, plus two common spaces for a total of 86 properties, … Read more

CBA, ANZ, NAB, Westpac: When interest rates will rise and by how much

The four major banks have revealed alarming predictions for interest rate rises, with expected borrowers in for multiple hits this year. The major banks have confirmed homeowners’ worst fears – changing their forecasts to flag higher interest rates hitting much sooner, after the shocking increase in the cost of living was unveiled earlier this week. … Read more