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October 2010 Sydney property prices – behind auction clearance rates lies a two speed housing market between $1 million and $2 million

October 30th, 2010

While auction clearance rates have definitely fallen this month relative to the levels experienced at the same time last year, the devil is in the detail underlying the published statistics. In an attempt to reconcile mainstream media reports wh

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Fitch’s gives Australian house market a tick

October 15th, 2010

In a study much anticipated by some housing bubble doomsayers but which reinforces the views expressed in CurtiseCall August 2010, preliminary calculations just released by credit agency Fitch Ratings suggest that local banks would be able to withsta

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Is Sydney’s property market in bubble territory? Lessons from September 2007 and the unimportance of interest rates

October 8th, 2010

Driven by sustained auction clearance rates in September 2013 over 80%, property chatter this month has largely and again been about the existence or otherwise of a bubble forming in Sydney's property market.We thought we would approach the t

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Sydney’s Spring 2010 residential property market – a bubble ready to burst?

August 31st, 2010

Driven by cold weather, a never ending Federal election and lingering uncertainty about the global economy, much of the Sydney residential property market has been in a holding pattern for the last six weeks. Media reports of rising auction clear

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Will ASIC one day regulate the Australian residential property market?

July 20th, 2010

Regular visitors may recall CurtiseCall - April 2010.As The Age reported today, in a paper reflecting his personal views rather than those of his boss, ASIC’s Chief Economist also thinks there is a case to be made for ASIC’s regulation of the

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