Category: OTHER PROPERTY NEWS AND VIEWS

Privatising the LPI

February 1st, 2017

As we said months ago, it's an A1 stupid idea which will see property buyers and others paying more than they do now to fund the operator's profit. However, this great piece of investigative journalism - don't you love leaks - exposes the heart of

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Do DA’s add value to a property?

January 17th, 2017

Do DA's (literally "Development Applications" but a shorthand misnomer for development consent) add value to a property? The answer is yes but often, no. This typically upbeat mainstream article focuses only on the yes's without mentioning the

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Sydney’s development pipeline

January 14th, 2017

This is a pretty useful, albeit uncritical summary of what's happening around Sydney: https://www.linkedin.com/…/sydney-changing-boom-has-started…

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Investing in Sydney property?

January 9th, 2017

This interesting study (despite some crude assumptions) confirms the adage that 'the money is always in the buying': http://www.smh.com.au/…/rent-or-buy-the-evidence-is-in-2017…

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Energy efficiency

January 4th, 2017

A topic which a competent buyers' agent should cover as part of pre purchase due diligence: http://theconversation.com/why-bad-housing-design-pumps-up-…  

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