Category: OTHER PROPERTY NEWS AND VIEWS

Average Investors Time Property Markets Poorly

August 28th, 2013

Average investors are notorious for timing property market cycles poorly, according to finance and property writer Pete Wargent, who stresses the importance of long-term outcomes. People should see property as a 25-year investment and realise that pr

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Spike in Auction Clearance Rates Show Consumer Confidence in the Property Market

August 27th, 2013

Auction clearance rates rose to 10% from last year as consumer confidence grew in the property market, according to Property Observer. However, the recovery of the property market, with clearance rates over 70% in Sydney and Melbourne, was seen si

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Six Property Sector Megatrends for 2013

July 30th, 2013

According to GPT’s sustainability manager Bruce Precious, there are six megatrends that will affect the property sector in the coming years. Trend 1 – Rapid technological advances are changing the way people shop and work. Online retail is gro

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Australian Housing Market Slows But Avoids Crash

July 29th, 2013

The Australian housing market is still going strong, with rising house prices and low interest rates, despite a slowdown and predictions of a housing bust. Neil Jenman predicted a real estate market crash back in 2001, but it never happened. Inste

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The Real Story Behind Australia’s Unemployment Rate

July 25th, 2013

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australia’s unemployment rate is 5.7%, but there’s more statistical information behind this worth examining. The employment and population growth figures indicate whether the number of jo

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