There are more interesting articles, commentaries and analyst reports on the Web every week than anyone could read in a month.
Each Saturday morning I like to share some of the ones I’ve read during the week.
Monday will be here before you know it, so enjoy some weekend reading…and please forward to your friends by clicking the social link buttons.
This Morning’s Coffee To Sell For Between $1 and $1.20 Barista Tells Real Estate Agent
With all the talk about agents underquoting and buyers missing out – I had to chuckle when I read this on The Shovel.
A small flat white is expected to fetch north of $1, a real estate agent was told at his local café this morning.
The coffee – which eventually changed hands for $3.80 – went well above the quoted price, but was a reflection of market conditions, the café’s owner said.
“We were surprised by the strong interest in this coffee. It certainly surpassed our expectations,” owner Mark Crawford said.
The real estate agent said he was caught unawares by the price, and was not able to secure the coffee.
“I only came in here with $1.50 to spend – which is a good 20% above the upper end of what they were quoting, so I’m pretty gutted that I’ve walked out of here today without a flat white,” he said.
The café’s owner said he was unaware of sales of similar coffees in the area, which all reached between $3.50 and $4.
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Changes that add value + 5 Must Ask Questions for every property investors
Another great Real Estate Talk show produced by Kevin Turner.
In this show:
- Michael Yardney tells us about the 5 ‘must ask’ questions every property investor should ask
- Graham Ross from Better Homes and Gardens discusses how to add value to your property from the outside.
- Darren Palmer, judge on the Block, has some great advice about getting the inside of a property looking great.
- Jane Slack-Smith gives us the renovation lowdown.
- Mark Stockwell, the former Olympian, discusses how he has taken his family development company to new heights
- Simon Pressley from Propertyology adds his voice to the Negative Gearing debate
- Michael Teys Gives a solution to a listenenr’s question – who pays for the power when charging an electric car in a strata situation?
If you don’t already subscribe to this excellent weekly Internet based radio show do so now by clicking here.
Sydney land prices +50pc in 3 years
Data from the Urban Development Institurte of Australia (UDIA) revaled that median lot prices in Sydney have increased by +49.4 per cent in only the past three years.
The increase in 2015 alone was $100,975 or +22.9 per cent. to $440,725
It’s all relative: how to understand cancer risk
I would seem that every day we read a new headline or breakthrough to catch, prevent or treat cancer.
Furthering our understanding in their recent article, The Conversation helps establish the difference between:
Your Smartphone knows who you are and what you’re doing
Many years ago an entertainment show by the name of ‘Big Brother’ hit our shores, at the time it seemed like a little light entertainment.
But according to the latest article from Bloomberg.com big brother wasn’t only on our televisions – he’s now known as out smartphone.
Your phone knows more about you than you think.
It knows where you’ve been and who you were with, the birthday gift you bought your mother and who you plan to vote for.
Sex last night? It knows that too if you’re using one of the applications for couples trying to conceive.
From pre-installed apps that count your steps to saved passwords for banking accounts and social media, smartphones have evolved from devices that make calls into digital repositories for the most intimate details of life.
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