The reserve bank's decision to leave the official cash rate on hold this month has come as no surprise to economists.
Pre-budget submissions have called on the government to tackle low levels of first home buyers and soaring house prices.
The latest inflation figures point to interest rates remaining at their current all-time low for the foreseeable future, say analysts.
As the year draws to a close, RP Data’s Cameron Kusher takes a look at where the housing market stands and where it’s heading
Declining market share has seen competition heat up between the majors, leading to greater incentives for brokers and their clients – as well as commission hikes.
A rise in interest from both foreign investors and overseas banks is likely to be a key factor influencing the Australian property market in 2014.