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Thumbnail image for Luxury Real Estate News: 9 July 2010 Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine

Luxury Real Estate News: 9 July 2010 Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine

In the 9 July 2010 edition of the MTLH eMagazine we feature the stunning waterfront “Fish House” in Singapore, home improvement apps for the iPhone, and news on interest rates in Australia and data on foreign property buyers in the United States. We also present an outstanding new resort, “Akasha” in the African republic of Mauritius, and a wonderful waterfront home in Boca Grande, Florida.

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Reserve Bank Keeps Australian Interest Rates on Hold – July 2010

The Reserve Bank of Australia has decided to keep interest rates on hold for another month. The official cash rate is currently 4.5% and with confidence decreasing throughout the economy, some people are questioning whether a rate reduction is needed. Some economists are predicting flat or negative price growth for the remainder of 2010.

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June 2010: Australian Interest Rates Kept on Hold at 4.5%

After raise after raise, there has been some reprieve for borrowers with the Reserve Bank of Australia deciding to keep interest rates on hold at 4.5% following their June meeting. The RBA has clearly taken into account the debt crisis in Europe, as well as closer to home economic data including somewhat less than enthralling consumer confidence and weak retail sales.

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Luxury Real Estate News: 5 May 2010 Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine

In the 5 May 2010 eMag from Marquette Turner Luxury Homes there’s our opinion on what’s happening with the Chinese real estate market, a look at the new super-Casino in Singapore, the outstanding Tuscan and Umbrian hills in Italy, plus there’s news on toughened rules for foreign investors in Australian real estate, a video of the 330 sqft apartment in Hong Kong with 24 rooms, global headlines from the last week, as well as great homes in Costa Rica, South Australia and many more.

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Australian Interest Rates Raised 25 Points to 4.5% – May 2010

With inflation at the higher end of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s desired levels (currently at 2.9%), a surge in house prices in March, worldwide GDP growth revised upwards, and Australia’s terms of trade rising more than expected, the RBA in their monthly meeting on the first Thursday of the month have once again increased interest rates by 25 basis points. This means that the basic cash rate now stands at 4.5%.

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Australian Interest Rates on Hold in February 2010

The Reserve Bank of Australia has decided to keep interest rates on hold at 3.75%. It was widely expected that interest rates would increase by 0.25% and the markets had already factored in that expected increase. Rates are still 3% less than when the current Federal Labor Government won power in November 2007.

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“View from the Bridge”: The State of the Australian Real Estate Market

What is the state of the Australian real estate market? Luxury real estate agent Michael Marquette of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes in his View from the Bridge column looks at rental prices, the first home owners grant, coastal areas, price reductions, the sale of LJ Hooker, International Monetary Fund, and household debt.

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The Four Phases of Australian Interest Rates

With Australian interest rates at historic lows, consumers are quite conscious that it won’t last forever. Simon Turner of luxury real estate agency Marquette Turner Luxury Homes in this article talks about the four phases of interest rates that Australia has experienced in the last 30 to 40 years.

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Australian Interest Rates at Lowest Level in History

The Reserve Bank has slashed interest rates to the lowest level in history to 4.25%. The Reserve Bank cut rates by a full 100 basis points (1%), making property an attractive option for those in search of investment options given the volatility of the stock market. Australian interest rates have averaged over 8% for the […]

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Luxury Sales in Sydney: What’s Truth & What’s Fiction – Part 2

Part 2 of a 2 Part Investigation The low sales volumes that we have seen in 2008 have resulted from fear, necessity and pride. Each has played a role in reducing the number of sales. In so much as fear has contributed people are always cautious during times of upheaval or unrest. Economically it has […]

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