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Pain and Gain – here’s where property owners made and lost money
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Profitable dwelling resales continue to rise according to the latest CoreLogic Pain and Gain report which analyses the performance of property resales across the nation. Almost nine in ten (87.4 per cent) property resales over the September 2019 quarter sold for more than their previous price, delivering a gross profit of $18.7 billion for resellers…

The custom of making New Year’s resolutions has been around for thousands of years, but it hasn’t always looked the way it does today.  The ancient Babylonians held their new year’s celebrations in mid-March when the crops were planted. They made promises to pay their debts or return items they borrowed.  These promises were the…

What all property investors should understand about the six stages of suburb gentrification
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One of the significant changes to occur in Australian cities over the past 50 years, which has pushed up inner and middle-ring suburb property values, is gentrification. Interestingly this wasn’t caused by deliberate planning policy, but resulted from a set of demographic changes that occurred in most major capital cities around the world, and especially in the inner-ring of city suburbs. Gentrifiers were…

10 property forecasts for the new decade and 10 things that will stay the same
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We’re already well into a  new year, in fact a new decade. And that means it’s time that little creatures come out of hibernation – they’re called forecasters and their predictions of what lies ahead of us abound. These relate to all areas but particularly property because almost anyone who owns real estate would give…

Reports of a home building revival are misleading and premature
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The ABS reported a sharp increase in dwellings approved over November compared to October. Capital city building approvals increased by 19.7% to 11,781 – the highest monthly result since May. November’s sharp increase however reflected the previous months low result of 9840 dwelling approvals – the lowest since January. Surging unit approvals were a major…