Australian housing markets are likely to be even more concentrated than in the US because of the population size of Sydney and Melbourne.
Iain Gillespie A fierce battle over disused laneways in Melbourne's northern suburbs has led to residents accusing Darebin council of trying to sell off their backyards, pitting pensioners against cashed-up developers.
Lucy Macken The son of one of China's richest men "Jeremy" Jianmin Song has ramped up his push to buy Australian assets.
Jim Malo "I think if people are passionate about buildings like this people should fight, and they should do what they can to stop this sort of thing," Councillor Jonathan Sri said.
Rachel Packham It's fire resistant, termite proof, completely natural and carbon positive.
Peter Barrett Writer, composer and performer, Eddie Perfect, on the best things about living in Melbourne.
Steve Gibbons The suburb already holds a firm place in the heart of millions of golf enthusiasts so it seems fitting that sport is giving it an even greater prominence.
Jennifer Duke Insiders argue a recent report doesn't reveal "anything meaningful" about Chinese investment behaviour in Australia.
Jenny Brown As characterful as it is, the sale before auction a fortnight ago of a one bedroom, single-fronted Carlton Victorian cottage for $1.47 million left even the seasoned local realtors bemused.
Chris Kohler What if the thing in your garage appreciated in value faster than your entire house? It happens more than you think.
What a week of news for our region.