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Australia's leading independent property commentator, brings together leading authorities on the property market. Each week at Real Estate Talk we take a fresh look at the property market so you get all the facts to help you make the right choice.


Changing nature of apartment developments

In his column for Switzer, John McGrath discusses how apartment developments have changed over the last 30 years.  For the first time ever on record (since 1984), we’ve seen more new apartments completed than houses in Australia.  The latest Building Activity report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows 28,102 new houses and 28,527 new apartments and townhouses were completed…

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Ask Michael Anything [Video] – What are the implications for beginning investors?

Is everything really as bad as some may have think? If you’re at the beginning your property investment journey – chances are you have been overwhelmed by the doom and gloom of potential changes to the market. This week watch Michael explain and discuss how beginning investors can protect themselves in a changing market. This weeks…

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Is one growth driver more important than others? | Michael Yardney [Podcast]

It’s often asked – “What is likely to drive future property price growth?” Clearly, there are many different growth drivers, but is there one that stands out, one that’s probably more important than the rest. On a recent Real Estate Talk show I spoke with Michael Yardney, from Metropole Properties, who gave us his thoughts on the matter. HERE’S…

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NSW affordability package: Stamp duty savings

In his column for Switzer, John McGrath discusses the latest addition to the NSW affordability package.  The third installment of Government measures to address the affordability struggle in Sydney and Melbourne has been delivered, with the NSW Government announcing a package of reforms commencing July 1.  This follows announcements by the Federal and Victorian Governments in recent months. The primary…