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Brisbane’s growth spurt will outpace the rest of world

As Australia’s resources boom puts Brisbane on the map and sees demand for Queensland based labour intensify, it’s hardly surprising that the Sunshine State’s capital is set for rapid expansion between now and 2020. The question is; what will it mean for the local property market, which has famously had its fair share of ups…


Cashed up would-be homebuyers continue to proceed with caution

We Australians can be an impulsive lot. Particularly when it comes to home loans and whether we choose to fix interest rates or take our chances with the going variable rate of the day. More often than not, a large percentage of homeowners jump on the fixed rate wagon when it’s too late; just after…


Sydney property investors enjoy growing rental returns

The latest Australian Property Monitors Rental Report will come as no surprise to Sydney locals trapped in the rental roundabout and continuing to fork out exorbitant costs as tenants.  For property investors, being a harbor city landlord is becoming increasingly lucrative, with median weekly house rents rising by 1 per cent in the December quarter alone.


Our Chinese neighbours are turning to Australian property investment

Asia’s wealthy population is increasingly turning to the Australian property market for investment opportunities, hoping to park their money in a more stable, long-term haven than what’s on offer closer to home. Speaking to Property Observer, head of Melbourne based residential developer Pan Urban Mr Morry Schwartz, says Chinese buyers see our housing market as a…

IMF says the world economy will slow, but no recession in sight

Recently the International Monetary Fund (IMF) updated its ‘World Economic Outlook’ reporting a cut to their world growth forecast for 2012. They expect Europe will fall into a mild recession which will affect other parts of the world including the USA, emerging markets, and developing countries. Projected growth in the advanced economies has been revised…

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