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Australian property is beating shares

Despite the ongoing negative sentiment, property investors in Australia have fared better than their share market counterparts. Residential properties have increased by 1.46% nationally over the three months to March and achieved an annualised return of around 6%. Despite rising interest rates and inflation fears, RP Data’s national research director Tim Lawless said that when […]

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Interest rates remain on hold

Even though the Reserve Bank this week kept interest rates on hold, it still faces a tricky balancing act in bringing inflation back to its 2-3 per cent target band as it risks pressing too hard on the rate brakes and driving the economy into recession.House prices grew at their slowest quarterly pace in a […]

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Buy before they climb – property prospects looking up!

New figures released by Residex reveal that Sydney property values have increased by 6 per cent plus (6.39 per cent median) in the past 12 months. This is despite nerves of a continuing slump as a consequence to rising interest rates and the housing affordability crisis. As such, prospective homebuyers could do far worse than […]

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That shrinking feeling: house prices & the brain matters

As recently reported by the ABC following an imaging study, stress from high house prices and sporting failures is shrinking Sydneysiders’ brains, compared to those of their counterparts in Melbourne. The study, published in the journal Australasian Psychiatry, is the first scientific study into the long-standing rivalry between Australia’s most populous cities. A team of […]

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