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Buying a House in 1991 – Fast Forward to 2017
2 years ago

Buying a House in 1991 – Fast Forward to 2017

Following two recent posts looking at house-hunting circa 1991, lets fast forward to 2017. In 1991 some home loan interest rates peaked around 17%, today we’re sitting much lower at …
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Buying a House in 1991 – What’s Changed – Marketing & Apartments
2 years ago

Buying a House in 1991 – What’s Changed – Marketing & Apartments

Jerry Tyrrell’s book: Househunting – A consumer’s guide to buying a home in Australia makes interesting reading. Based around the housing market in 1991, the contents remind me how much …
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Buying a House in 1991 & 2017 – What’s Changed
2 years ago

Buying a House in 1991 & 2017 – What’s Changed

What do you remember about 1991? For some, the answer might be nothing, because you were not even born, for others 1991 was a time of recession for Australia and …
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Build to Rent Looking After Tenants
2 years ago

Build to Rent Looking After Tenants

According to a recent national study of the local private rental market co-authored by Choice Magazine, ‘thousands of tenants are being discriminated against and live in a climate of fear.’


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Affordable Housing MITs – The Social Dimension
2 years ago

Affordable Housing MITs – The Social Dimension

This post continues my discussion on the new Federal Government policy aimed at creating more affordable rental housing looking at the social context and benefits of the initiative.

As a …
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Affordable Housing MITs
2 years ago

Affordable Housing MITs

Like many other countries, Australia is looking to create more affordable housing including wider rental options. The 2017 Federal Budget included measures to boost the supply of affordable rental housing.


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Town Houses, a Perennial Winner
2 years ago

Town Houses, a Perennial Winner

I’ve often spoken here about lifestyle and amenity, and these two ideas are the perfect starting point when thinking about town house living. Today’s town house, while still owing much …
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New ATO Rules for Sales above $750,000
2 years ago

New ATO Rules for Sales above $750,000

Will you soon be selling a house or apartment (or commercial) property for more than $750,000? 

From 1 July 2017, all Australian residents selling real estate for more than …
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Understanding Common Property Part Two
2 years ago

Understanding Common Property Part Two

Individual Apartments & Lot Owners

As previously outlined the OC covers many areas of maintenance and repair in a strata plan scheme, and the date of registration of the strata …
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Understanding Common Property Part One
2 years ago

Understanding Common Property Part One

When buying an apartment, it’s essential to have a full understanding of exactly what is ‘Common Property’ in a Strata Plan, and the associated maintenance responsibilities and boundaries that exist …
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