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Australian Housing Affordability and Household Debt

We have long argued that Australian real estate prices are at unaffordable levels. It is, of course, easy to prove ones own argument by finding information and statistics that support it. So, we set out to disprove ourselves, by finding current expert opinion from reputable sources.

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Are Interest Rates in Australia Going to Rise Soon?

Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge” this week looks at where Australian interest rates are heading: It is widely believed that Australian interest rates will increase by a further 0.25% when the Reserve Bank meets on February 2. The markets have already factored in the rise, with positive economic data showing continued strength within the economy.

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Real Estate News: Nov 11, 2009 Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine

In this Remembrance Day issue, there’s articles on Why wear a Poppy; Architecture in Chile; How much sleep do you need? There’s also an interesting feature on who is rich enough to buy a country, plus the good causes One Million Women as well as details of our Foxtel Lap efforts on this coming Friday for the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. There’s also luxury homes featured in Queenstown, New Zealand and Manhattan, USA.

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Real Estate News: Nov 06 – 09, 2009 Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine

In this weekend edition of the Marquette Turner Luxury Homes real estate news eMagazine, there’s articles on the rise and rise of Melbourne, Australia, plus the cost of living, contemporary Mexican architecture, spinach and cheese filo pastries, Movember as well as luxury homes in New Zealand and Greece and more.

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Michael Marquettes View from the Bridge: Sydney Property is More Expensive than New York

Michael Marquette of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: In raising interest rates yesterday by 0.25% the Reserve Bank of Australia has signaled that it is hugely concerned by the level of property prices in Australia. Without question prices for residential dwellings decreased since the beginning of the financial crisis. What is also without question is that properties under $600,000 AUD have been uncomfortably increasing in price throughout 2009.

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Real Estate News: Reserve Bank of Australia Increases Interest Rates Again

The Reserve Bank of Australia has, on Melbourne Cup Day, raised interest rates. For the second month running, rates have increased by 25 basis points (.25%), increasing from 3.25% to 3.5%. Should the RBA raise rates again in December, it will be the first time Australian rates have ever been increased in three consecutive months.

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Luxury Real Estate: October 16-18 2009 Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine

Hi Welcome to the latest MTLH eMagazine.   In this edition Michael Marquette in his regular column gives an insight into the state of the current Australian real estate market.  There’s also articles on Asia’s most expensive luxury apartment, the value of The White House in Washington DC, plus auction results, eating chocolate whilst dieting and […]

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Luxury Real Estate: October 9-11, 2009 Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine

Thelatest edition of the Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine. features articles ranging from the innovative “Save the Boobs” Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, to Michael Marquette’s latest “View from the Bridge” installment. There’s also articles on Football fever, an example of some of the interesting enquiries we receive (in this case from a “Captain” with the “UN Mission” in Iraq – read for yourself). There’s also details of Marquette Turner’s announcement regarding it’s global Affiliate launch, Fish Pie recipe and much more.

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View from the Bridge: Australians Far Too Complacent About the Economy

Despite the monumental shift in the World economy and the considerable distance we still have to travel to recover and restructure, the Australian media, Reserve Bank and the population as a whole has decided to put their heads in the sand. The overwhelming sentiment is that Australia has in some way missed the worst of the economic crisis and is powering ahead. Sydney real estate agent Michael Marquette of luxury real estate agency Marquette Turner Luxury Homes explains that the decision of the Reserve Bank to lift interest rates from 3% to 3.25% today is testament to this way of thinking

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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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