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How Australian Capital Cities Grow

The urbanites among us know all too well the continuous growth of our capital cities. We’re exposed to the factors of growth on a daily basis; whether it is upgrades to our transportation systems, property development, or even new cultural initiatives to drive tourism to the area. On a social level, we must also consider […]

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The Homeowner’s Handbook – How to Be a Successful Landlord

For the average Melbournian the dream of a comfortable retirement will mean early planning and investing. Home buyers in the past thirty years in particular, appear to have enjoyed their own personal game of monopoly, buying and selling property – creating and building impressive portfolios and making substantial profits. Whilst that may have been the […]

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The Future Top 10 Tallest Skyscrapers in Australia

In this news piece we highlight Australia’s future top 10 tallest skyscrapers in the development pipeline however, it does not include completed buildings.. It should come as no real surprise that the eastern seaboard cities are leading the skyward charge, with Melbourne potentially reclaiming the crown from the Gold Coast’s Q1 should the recently announced […]

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10 reasons why you should use an online estate agent over a traditional agent

If you know anything of the real estate business and you haven’t been living under a rock, you would have heard of a new little sub industry that has emerged known as; online estate agents. Yes, that’s right, you’re now able to sell your massive house while sitting in chair behind your computer screen. The […]

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The value of Australian property through the eyes of foreigners

While Sydney property has had extraordinary growth over the last three years (52.5 per cent according to RP Data), putting it out of reach of many Australians, it is still relatively affordable for many foreigners. In the last three years, the Australian dollar has dropped in value by 34 per cent when compared to the […]

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Homeworkers in the UK on the Rise

Talk to anyone you come across on the commute to work and you will find that a good number of them would rather work from the comfort of their homes. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as there are lots of benefits to gain from working from home; not least avoiding the weather in the […]

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Irish Manors for Sale Proving Popular with American Property Investors

No matter the real estate climate, there will always be investors looking to buy and there will always be owners wanting to sell.  That’s certainly one of the truths of the property market. Having recently visited Belfast, Northern Ireland we were blown away to see that the cheapest property on the market in the UK […]

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The Countries with the Most and Least Secure Energy Supply

A new report released by British risk analysis firm Maplecroft, the 2011 Energy Security Index, evaluates the energy security of 196 countries, looking at both the risks for the short and long-term. Canada is the only G8 country not at a “high-resk” for short-term energy security during geopolitical upheaval & dwindling traditional resources

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The Two Achilles Heels of the Australian Economy: Debt Levels and Housing Prices

For years we have been arguing that Australian real estate prices are obscenely high and ultimately unsustainable. Despite our citing of data from such respected institutions and organisations as The Economist, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, it is only now that the message and our warnings seems to be catching up with reality. Are we predicting a massive bursting of an unflatteringly obese bubble?

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The Expensive Tastes of Russian Officials

We recognise that working in Russia can often be a grimey job, so news from the UK Guardian newspaper that members of President Dmitry Medvedevs’ security detail have ordered a 336,000 Ruble ($11,900 USD) bathtub should barely makes a splash in the media.

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