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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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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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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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Luxury Real Estate: 2009 Sep 02 Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine

It’s legacy week for Veterans in Australia and it features as the good cause in luxury real estate agency Marquette Turner Luxury Homes’ eMagazine for September 02, 2009. Also featured are articles on the credit crunch, business, consumerism, economy, chinese recipe, quotes, ecosmart fireplace, hollywood hills luxury homes.

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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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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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Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge”: the New Economic Normal

Sydney real estate agent and Co-President of luxury real estate agency Marquette Turner Luxury Homes talks of the new economic normal. The new “normal” will see people spending less and saving more. Choosing not to constantly eat out at restaurants and cafes will be seen as “smart”. Reputation will be more about someone’s show of responsibility rather than the colour of their credit card. Friends and family will become more important as people spend more time at home – the new “normal” is not about returning to the way we were and continuing spending – it is a fundamental shift in the way we approach our lives.

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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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