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Is the Australian Dream still alive?

February 28, 2012

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The Australian Dream of home ownership is an ideal that many Australians believe in. Owning your own home brings an immense level of stability, security and comfort. It is the hub from which you base all of your activities. You invite your family and friends into it. You sleep in it. You grow up in […]

The Melbourne Property Market in 2012

February 20, 2012

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If you have come here from our email newsletter, you are in the right place! Now, continuing on… Ian James, Director of JPP Buyer Advocates has said, ” you can safely assume that property prices in the top third performing suburbs in Melbourne will more than double their current value. ” This comes on the back of […]

The RBA and the Big Four

February 10, 2012

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The ANZ have increased their rates. While 0.06% may seem a very small amount, across its  retail mortgages and small business lending, it will no doubt account to many, many millions of dollars. The shocking thing is that this increase comes after the RBA held off on increasing the cash rate. If we see the trend […]

Rezoning in NSW giving way to developers

February 7, 2012

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When this article was posted on The Age a week or so ago I was stunned at what I was reading. The scenario is this. NSW needs 25,000 homes built a year. At the moment, only 17,000 odd are being built. If this were to continue, prices will no doubt inflate due to a shortage. […]

ANZ: What housing bubble?

February 1, 2012

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“There is no Australian housing price bubble, says ANZ in its latest assessment of the Australian property sector.” While many people have proclaimed that our housing market is a bubble waiting to burst, the ANZ denies all claims, with good reason. “A combination of lower interest rates, falling house prices and rising household incomes has […]