Category: Special reports

A helicopter view of the Winter 2012 Sydney property market for hibernating buyers

July 31st, 2012

Media reports of rising clearance rates disguised the fact that relative to the same month last year, turnover in Sydney’s property market plummeted this month. As a comparison between statistics compiled by Australian Property Monitors for each of

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Have Sydney property prices doubled in the past seven to 10 years?

September 30th, 2011

It is often said in property circles that house prices in Australia double every seven to 10 years. Prompted in part by the fact that September 2011 marks the seventh anniversary of a relatively sharp downward correction in Sydney housing prices

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Coal Seam Gas (CSG) mining and the need for due diligence

August 31st, 2011

For those looking to buy a house in Sydney or an investment property in Sydney, the issue of CSG mining is a further and increasingly high profile example of the regulatory and environmental risks which can be encountered in the Sydney’s ever c

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Light rail is the next big thing for inner Sydney property prices – a tall tale or true?

April 30th, 2011

In addition to being at the heart of the newly elected State Government’s election pledges to fix Sydney’s long standing public transportation problems, Sydney’s existing and proposed light rail systems are seen by some watchers of the Sydn

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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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