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Uninhabited Dwellings Exacerbating Housing Affordability Crisis

Scores of foreign investors are acquiring property in highly desirable metropolitan areas, only to leave them unoccupied. This trend is exacerbating Australia’s housing affordability crisis, according to Douglas Driscoll, chief executive officer of Starr Partners.  Driscoll estimates that the number of uninhabited dwellings in Sydney alone is more than 200,000. “We know that the current…

Chess and hand

Choose Your Virus

There is a great deal of science surrounding the impact our social networks have on us.  Numerous studies have shown that we pick up most of our habits from our parents (Brown Univ. Study – 50,000 families). In a 2012 Yale University study, parents who gambled  increased the likelihood that their children would gamble as…

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