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  1. 23 April 2015 Important storm update

    Across the last three days much of the east coast of NSW has been subject to severe storm conditions. One of the worst hit areas has been the Hunter region, but also affected are homes in Sydney and the Illawarra regions.

  2. 25 November 2014 DHA steps it up as they build networks in the financial services industry

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has met with experts from the financial services and superannuation industries at the recent ‘Stepping it up’ ASFA 2014 National Conference Super Expo in Melbourne and the Financial Planners Association Congress in Adelaide.

  3. 24 November 2014 Partnership with local builder wins award

    DHA’s partnership with Darwin builder PTM Group has seen its leading residential development in Darwin, Breezes Muirhead, take out top honours at the premier building industry awards recently.

  4. 5 September 2014 Contact Centre to provide seamless service

    DHA has this week officially opened its Adelaide Contact Centre, a part of the new National Housing Network model.

  5. 3 September 2014 New kiosks to make communicating on the move easier

    As Defence families gear up for another posting cycle, Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has launched an innovative new communication tool to assist members to connect while on the move.

  6. 2 September 2014 90,000 reasons to buy a badge

    We are proud to support Legacy Week, an annual national appeal that raises awareness and funds for the families of our incapacitated and deceased Veterans.

  7. 15 August 2014 Chief Information Officer selected as finalist in Executive of the Year Awards

    Chief Information Officer, Shane Nielsen, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to Defence Housing Australia.

  8. 9 July 2014 Defence members to benefit from double discount

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is making it even easier for Defence members to invest in its property investment program by doubling the discount for Defence members.

  9. 4 June 2014 DHA to be a part of scoping study

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has been announced in the Federal Budget as one of the government agencies to be a part of a privatisation scoping study. The results of this study will determine if and when DHA will be sold.

  10. 24 February 2014 Tell us your story and get a free photo shoot

    Moving a family around the country from one posting cycle to the next is a challenge that every Defence family faces, but doing so when you have big family and several pets creates a whole new meaning to the word challenge.

  11. 20 January 2014 Housing finance through the roof

    Home loan approvals in November reached their highest level in more than four years, according to new data released yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

  12. 13 January 2014 Housing approvals rise again

    New figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows approval growth was strongest in Queensland, up 4.9 per cent, followed by South Australia, up four per cent.

  13. 3 December 2013 ‘Treehouse’ apartments among first release at Crimson Hill

    Unique, bushland apartments, some so sensitive to their location they appear more like treehouses, are to be released at Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA’s) new residential community at Lindfield this month.

  14. 21 November 2013 AE2 sets new standard for green communities

    Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) newest residential development AE2, located 5km east of Parramatta CBD and 15km west of Sydney CBD, marks the first DHA development to be awarded Urban Development Institute Australia’s (UDIA) esteemed EnviroDevelopment certification.

  15. 28 October 2013 Accolades for DHA’s Bayriver residential development

    Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA’s) Bayriver residential development has received a commendation award at the 2013 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) awards for excellence.

  16. 2 September 2013 Housing picks up where mining leaves off

    Home prices are reported to be lifting at the fastest annual rate in more than two and a half years.

  17. 2 September 2013 Consumer sentiment stronger as housing finance increases

    Optimism among property investors is rising.

  18. 26 August 2013 Stronger market awaits election outcome

    The Federal election is likely to free up the property market regardless of the outcome, according to property experts.

  19. 26 August 2013 NT Property market on the up

    The latest House Price Index points to increased confidence in the greater Darwin property market.

  20. 20 August 2013 DHA launches property fund

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has today announced the launch of DHA Investment Management Limited (DHA IML), and its first residential property fund.

  21. 20 August 2013 DHA goes mobile

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is on the road to mobile technology with the introduction of the latest mobile devices. Theses devices will allow DHA staff to provide more efficient service to Defence members and their families.

  22. 31 July 2013 DHA to give Indigenous trainees hands-on experience

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) will team with Greening Australia to provide hands-on horticultural experience to local Indigenous students. Through DHA’s residential development at Breezes Muirhead, the Breezes Muirhead Indigenous Training Program will deliver on-site training aimed at Indigenous participants in the local area.

  23. 30 July 2013 Land sales boom continues at Muirhead

    In late July, the latest land release at Breezes Muirhead, Aquilo, sold out in hours. All 52 land lots, with a combined value in excess of $15 million, sold to buyers eager to claim a stake in the sought-after residential development. This is the fourth consecutive land release at Breezes Muirhead to sell out.

  24. 17 July 2013 The value of vegetation in inner city Melbourne

    Melbourne-based buyers' advocate ‘Secret Agent’ has surveyed the impact that greenery, from median strips to front gardens, can have on property values.

  25. 7 July 2013 Damaging your home borrowing power is easier than you think

    Many people don’t realise how heavily late payments can impact on their credit rating cautions Heidi Armstrong, chief executive of State Custodians.

  26. 4 July 2013 5 keys to successful property investing

    Nila Sweeney, managing editor of Your Investment Property magazine, says there’s so much ‘noise’ in the property market that if you followed all the ‘chatter’ and prognostications you would be scared to make a move. She offers five tips on what to do.

  27. 2 July 2013 Property preferences are changing

    A barometer of property trends for 2013 shows increasing buyer interest in new properties as well as an 8% increase in investor interest to purchase.

  28. 24 June 2013 Rental demand key to finding best property

    Sixty-six per cent of investors in a recent survey ranked tenant demand above other factors in choosing an investment property.

  29. 12 June 2013 Quick ways to get your SMSF ready for property

    Paul Cahill, CEO of ‘Club Plus Super’, the superannuation fund set up for Club Industry employees in New South Wales and ACT, suggests five steps investors can take to prepare themselves for SMSF property investing.

  30. 4 June 2013 Invest now but be cautious

    Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) reports that while property investment opportunities are the best seen in years, potential buyers should remember to differentiate between advisers and marketers.

  31. 28 May 2013 Defence families urged to have a voice

    Defence members and their families should let their voices be heard by participating in the Defence Families of Australia (DFA) family survey. The survey, which measures effectiveness of existing services as well as what needs are not being met, is produced annually.

  32. 28 May 2013 8 per cent growth predicted for two cities

    There is speculation that property prices could rise by 8% in Sydney and Perth this year.

  33. 24 May 2013 Property investors face greater ATO scrutiny

    The Government will invest almost $78 million over the next four years to to strengthen its capacity to uncover tax avoidance schemes.

  34. 22 May 2013 Confidence surges in the property market

    The number of active buyers likely to be in the market for a home loan over the next year has risen by almost 50%.

  35. 10 May 2013 Darwin set for further growth

    Major resource projects are likely to further reinforce the Northern Territory’s economic position and demand for housing.

  36. 8 May 2013 Best property market performance since 2010

    Australian Property Monitors’ senior economist, Andrew Wilson, says the national housing market has recorded its best start to a year since 2010.

  37. 7 May 2013 Do your sums to see if a no-commission home loan works for you

    Finance expert Effie Zahos of Money magazine isn’t convinced about ‘no-commission’ home loans. She cautions that they might not lead you to the cheaper lenders.

  38. 6 May 2013 Rates expected to drop even further

    Weak economic indicators have led some experts to predict further interest rate cuts by mid year.

  39. 23 April 2013 Rent Allowance Review has commenced

    Rent Allowance (RA) Review for Defence members commenced on 23 April.

  40. 22 April 2013 Build real estate knowledge

    It might not be as easy as ABC, but learning key property terms is a great idea.

  41. 12 April 2013 Rates have hit the bottom

    Interest rates appear to have bottomed out, causing analysts to wonder if investors should now be bracing for increases?

  42. 3 February 2013 DHA welcomes new Managing Director

    Defence Housing Australia today announced the appointment of a new Managing Director, Mr Peter Howman. Mr Howman has worked at DHA for the past five years in the role of Chief Operating Officer.

  43. 29 January 2013 Apply for RA online

    You can now apply for RA via Online Services - leaving the old paper application behind and allowing you to apply directly to the HMC. You can also update your domestic circumstances details and cease your RA via Online Services.

  44. 9 January 2013 DHA awards FMIS tender

    Defence Housing Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of TechnologyOne to supply and implement a new finance system for the business enterprise.

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