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Buy or Rent? Should you buy or rent? It’s a question that often occupies the waking hours and the sometimes-sleepless nights, of many people looking for a home....
Apartments Are A Well-Regulated Purchase
No matter the asking price, buying an apartment is a big investment both financially and emotionally. Following last week’s suggested check-list of key question...
Buying An Apartment - 10 Questions
Apartment living offers some great advantages, it’s a housing trend that’s here to stay, and while yes, it’s not for everyone more Australians are increasingly...
Historically Low Interest Rates
t appears that very low interest rates are here to stay, well at least for the immediate and foreseeable future. The Australian housing market has always been c...
We've Come A Long Way and There's Much More To Come.
Last week I looked back almost 20-years to the release of Paddington Green located in Sydney’s historic Paddington. At the time, this project to my thinking, de...
We've Come a Long Way - The Paddington Green Urban Development Success Story
In the introduction to their book ‘City Limits’ authors Jane-Frances Kelly and Paul Donegan comment: ‘Australia is a nation of city dwellers. Many of the joys o...
APRA Standards Updated For Home Lending
'APRA’ may well have been a name that was not very familiar to a majority of Australian homebuyers, that is until recently. Today however, APRA along with inter...
Cities are Complex Places: Why a Global Approach to Sustainable Urban Design Is Essential
Cities are complex places and even though they have been around for at least 6,000 years we are still working hard to get them just right. Cities and how they f...
FIRB Annual Report 2017-2018 Points To Slowing Development
Picking up from last week, the FIRB Annual Report 2017-18 includes this comment; ‘Australia’s foreign investment policy encourages foreign investment in the res...
FIRB Property Investment Trends
Looking back a little over 3-years ago, would be foreign investors in local residential property were the reprobates of the Australian housing market. Foreign i...
Residential Property Market Fog Lifting After 2019 Elections
Forecasts and hindsight are both interesting subjects, and that’s equally so when looking at our residential property markets. Not that long ago, just back in e...
Today's First Home Buyer
Owning your own home still remains a goal for many Australians and first-time buyers represent about 18% of total home loan lending. As the market has become mo...
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