Category: OTHER PROPERTY NEWS AND VIEWS

Putting an End to the Green Building Movement as a Distinct Group

December 27th, 2013

Ending the green building movement as a distinct group is the only way for it to become successful, according to Matthew Trigg, a cities and urban policy specialist, for The Fifth Estate. Green building means creating better or good-quality buildi

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Sydney Breaks House Price Record

December 26th, 2013

Australian Property Monitors revealed that Sydney has broken house price records with its highest median price, on Your Investment Property. Median house prices for outer Sydney and Canterbury-Bankstown improved from the 2011 peak by over 10%. The

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Bubbles in House Prices Aren’t Fully Inflated

December 25th, 2013

House prices are increasing, showing signs of bubbles, but they aren’t fully inflated, according to The Economist. Homes in Australia, New Zealand and Canada are overpriced and there are bubbles in house prices in Britain and Sweden. However, in

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A Look at the Australian Property Market in 2013

December 24th, 2013

There were many things that happened and didn’t happen in the Australian property market this year, according to Terry Ryder for Property Observer. What never happenedHousing bubble White-hot property market Inability to afford property

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New Planning Reforms Essential to Managing Growth in the Cities

December 23rd, 2013

Australia needs strong cities, and new planning reforms are essential to managing growth in the cities, according to Lucy Turnbull, Chair of the Committee for Sydney, for The Fifth Estate. First is social sustainability, which can be achieved by dev

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