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The Road to Recovery: The Global Financial Crisis and You

We recently held a poll for our readers to find out how 2009 was treating them and whether they felt things were getting better. Is the road to recovery real and how are people now seeing the global financial crisis?

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Interest Rates: Reserve Bank Hold Rates in Australia for September 2009

The Reserve Bank of Australia has decided to put rates on hold for another month. Luxury real estate agent Michael Marquette of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes provides commentary regarding Australia’s official rate of 3% being the highest in the OECD.

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2009 September 09: Invest or Spend Our Way to a Better Future?

The subject of business, money, finance and economic prudence effects us all. Luxury real estate agent Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge” this week looks at whether Federal Government policy requires spending or investment to ensure a brighter economic future for us all. Includes podcast.

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The Credit Crisis Confusion: Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge”

Luxury real estate agent Michael Marquette is not surprised at the confusion in the real estate market place, given the mixed messages the media is giving. They are inconsistent and hedging their bets is not helpful. We cannot be having a boom in property prices at the same time as having no boom. Marquette Turner Luxury Homes continue to say it like it is.

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2009 July 28: Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine

Luxury real estate company Marquette Turner Luxury Homes features articles in this emagazine on the world’s number 1 hotel in cape town, south africa, real estate news, australian auction results, salad recipe, melbourne real estate – notably in southbank, google maps takes on the world, luxury real estate, inflatable furniture, the economy, Michael Marquette’s View from the Bridge, the footpath library good cause, quotes and much more.

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Real Estate: Watergate Hotel to be Sold after Foreclosure Listing

The Watergate Hotel, made infamous by a political scandal that was instrumental in ending President Richard Nixon’s administration in 1972, is likely to be a simple piece of real estate auctioned off very shortly. a piece of architectural history as well as political history, the complex is on the National Register of Historical Places.

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Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge”: High Speed Trains for Australia

Sydney real estate agent, Michael Marquette, looks at the vital need for the Federal Government to build high speed trains in Australia. If public debt is necessary, particularly during the credit crisis, at least fund infrastructure. Growing household debt, often for real estate as a consequence of the First Home Owners Grant, is a crisis that will not go away.

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Credit Crisis & the Recovery: Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge”

The Power of History I’m alarmed at how stupid we can all be. There is so much focus on “green shoots” and recovery at the moment that we are failing to look back at what caused the current mess so we can make the necessary changes to ensure it doesn’t happen again. The media is […]

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Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge”: The Media’s Mixed Messages

Price Obsession, Credit Explosion and the Road Ahead. The media’s obsession with the possibility of property price increases has been the annoying page filler over the last few weeks. It seems when you need to fill a newspaper column you simply speculate about what could happen and hope it comes true. The average first home buyer now borrows $283,000 compared with $229,000 just 2 years ago. Even more frightening is the increase in the size of the average loan to first home buyers over the last decade – they have increased by more than 220%.

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Housing Prices: Similar Yet So Different Throughout the World

Whether we’re talking about Sydney Real Estate prices, Australian real estate prices, Swiss, British or American real estate prices, there are similarities with some countries, yet wide variances with others. Just going to show that that same global downturn is hitting real estate markets differently, and indeed differently for sub-classes within the same market.

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