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Market Commentary

Why We Buy: Why We Sell
3 weeks ago

Why We Buy: Why We Sell

Why we buy and sell our homes is an absorbing topic. The motivations driving us into the market can be a as simple as running out of space or much …
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The Airbnb Debate – Won’t Go Away – Lets Find a Solution
3 months ago

The Airbnb Debate – Won’t Go Away – Lets Find a Solution

The rapid growth of short stay accommodation via Airbnb and Stayz has caused debate worldwide and right in our own backyard and sometimes a deal of controversy in places as …
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Affordable Housing MITs – The Social Dimension
4 months 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
4 months 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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Affordability
8 months ago

Affordability

A Bigger & Better Role for FHB Grants?

Assistance for first time homebuyers is not a new concept, the Federal Government’s first scheme dates back to 1964.

Having past …
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Supply & Demand Trends Look Stable

For any real estate investors looking at the Sydney housing market I think that one of the best overviews of activity is provided by the regular figures published by the …
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Don’t Forget the Basics

After several decades working in this industry, I often get asked for advice. I am referring to the casual questions that family, friends and associates ask me, such as – …
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The Housing Market 2014 An Overview

Every year the Housing Industry Association (HIA) publishes a detailed summary of the key facts about the Australian housing and construction industry. With some figures going back over a decade, …
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Not The Budget

Over the past week or so there’s been no shortage of comment on the Federal Budget and it’s sure to be an ongoing topic, and so I would like to …
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Are We Heading Towards a Two Speed Residential Market.

Last week we saw jobs losses across the car industry joined by the loss of 5000 jobs at Qantas projected for the next three years which, along with jobs going …
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