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Luke Metcalfe is founder and CEO of Microburbs, a site that provides free comprehensive scorecards for every address in Australia. He has been founding big data tech companies since 2001 and is best known for NationMaster, an international statistics comparison site. Using data science to make the economy work better is his passion. Visit his blog at

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As balance of power shifts to buyers, smart buyers seek knowledge advantage

Prices in November across the country actually fell, with the CoreLogic combined capitals price index down 1.5%, and Sydney and Melbourne down 1.4% and 3.5% respectively. Clearance rates continue to fall, selling times continue to rise and lending continues to tighten. This could be the start of a serious correction, or it may just be…