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Canberra buyers are out in force in time for spring rush
30 September 2015 comments Nicola Powell

Canberra buyers are out in force in time for spring rush


The Canberra and Queanbeyan property market performed against winter tradition. Normally activity levels fall as the temperature drops. However, through the cooler months buyer activity was higher than the previous winter. Buyer demand strengthened 12.4 per cent over the year but supply grew at a much slower pace of 3.4 per cent. This has helped the housing market gain momentum. With [...]


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Why use a Mortgage Professional to help you Purchase your next Investment Property?
30 September 2015 comments M'OR Mortgage Options

Why use a Mortgage Professional to help you Purchase your next Investment Property?


So, you're looking for finance to purchase an investment property.  Why would you see a mortgage professional (or broker) instead of just going directly to the bank? There are actually lots of reasons!  A mortgage professional can provide significant benefit to you as a property investor.  Especially if you happen to come across a good one who specialises in investment finance! [...]


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Market Update - September 2015
30 September 2015 comments Symon Badenoch

Market Update - September 2015


Spring is not near, it’s here! Sales market update With Spring now here we have seen an increase in property come on the market with demand for free-standing houses in the more established suburbs continuing to be popular. Auction clearance rates continue to stay strong in Canberra with 77% of stock sold last Saturday. We are still seeing an increase of interstate investors in the [...]


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Demolishing 800 Mr Fluffy homes in three years 'ambitious' but possible
31 August 2015 comments Megan Doherty

Demolishing 800 Mr Fluffy homes in three years 'ambitious' but possible


Demolishing 800 Mr Fluffy homes in three years was "ambitious" but still possible, the head of the Asbestos Response Taskforce said on Friday as contractors started considering tendering for the demolition work across Canberra. For the deadline to be met, an average of about five homes would have to be levelled per week for the next three years. The demolition work is expected to start lat [...]


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Sydney a 'no-go zone' for first home buyers by 2019
31 August 2015 comments Jennifer Duke

Sydney a 'no-go zone' for first home buyers by 2019


Sydney will be a "no-go zone" for first home buyers within just four years as the number of Gen Ys getting on the ladder plummets faster than ever before, according to new forecasts. By 2019 research house BIS Shrapnel predicts that just 23.7 per cent of Sydneysiders aged 20 to 34 will own their home, compared to 43.2 per cent in 2011. NSW is the hardest hit by affordability problems so will s [...]


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Has the rise of Instagram killed originality and the interior designer?
31 August 2015 comments Amber Creswell Bell

Has the rise of Instagram killed originality and the interior designer?


In the world of interiors we know all too well that style and trends are ephemeral. What is a hot ticket item today becomes yesterday's pineapple, chevron or gold gilded skull ornament. This is just the way it goes. But, are we bearing witness to this style-to-dead-file cycle moving faster than ever? Social media and smart devices are having a growing effect on the way we live, the way we [...]


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Feature Property - 21/6 Tauss Place Bruce
31 August 2015 comments

Feature Property - 21/6 Tauss Place Bruce


Contemporary Executive Lifestyle $630,000+   Undoubtedly Bruce's best kept secret! This 3 bedroom 2 storey freestanding townhouse of 158sqm of living will impress young families and executive couples alike. Be welcomed on the lower level by tiled private front courtyard with beautiful maple tree. Make your way inside to the spacious living areas, dining area, gourmet custom [...]


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Six strategies for smart property investors
31 August 2015 comments

Six strategies for smart property investors


1. Be in it for the long-term You need to be an expert to ‘buy low’ and ‘sell high’. This takes a lot of time and is hard to achieve if you have a burgeoning career and a young family. Most successful property investors keep their properties long enough that it doesn’t matter when they sell – they will still make a good capital gain.   2. Buy for [...]


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6 real estate myths busted
31 August 2015 comments Caroline James

6 real estate myths busted


The property market can be confusing enough without throwing in tall tales and outdated assumptions. We set out to bust some popular myths in the real estate business with a little help from the experts. “Myths are perpetuated in two main ways in real estate,” says Craig Heppell, CEO of Agent in a Box. “They are either fed by ourselves as agents and by sellers, and [...]


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Sky high price for vertical real estate as Melbourne CBD wall sells for $3.05 million
31 August 2015 comments Simon Leo Brown

Sky high price for vertical real estate as Melbourne CBD wall sells for $3.05 million


It seems Melbourne's booming real estate prices are not restricted to homes, with part of a wall in Melbourne's CBD selling at auction this week for $3.05 million. Known simply as "the wall", the 117-square-metre "property" is the side of a building near the corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street, Melbourne's busiest pedestrian crossing. Speaking before the auction, [...]


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