Median house prices have risen nationally for the first time since September 2010, indicating early tentative signs of recovery in the housing market, according to Australian Property Monitors’ Quarterly Housing Report.
Following five consecutive quarterly falls, national house prices increased marginally in the December quarter, though units fell (-0.5 per cent).
The rise in the national median house prices reflects activity in the Sydney and Melbourne housing … Continue Reading »
Posted on 25th January, 2012 in Landlord News, Market talks, Property Search, Real Estate News by
Reprinted courtesy of APM – Andrew Wilson, January 15, 2012 (as published in The Sydney Morning Herald at smh.com.au)
Despite difficult circumstances, the Sydney housing market generally performed solidly last year.
After unsustainably strong price growth in 2009 and into 2010, and numerous interest rate rises, housing affordability and buyer confidence had tumbled by the start of last year.
The unemployment rate in Sydney began to rise … Continue Reading »
Posted on 18th January, 2012 in Market talks, Property Search by
Australians consider their health, family wellbeing and love to be the most important measures of their prosperity, over solely their financial status, according to the results of a national survey launched today. But whilst these family-oriented values play an important role in our overall wellbeing, only half of us consider ourselves to be prosperous, as the year draws to a close.
The Prosperity Survey was … Continue Reading »
Posted on 14th December, 2011 in Finance, Market talks by
Every Australian worker has two sometimes confusing but necessary things in common – superannuation and taxation. Recently, super has become a hot topic with sides forming to debate whether or not compulsory super is actually beneficial. The proposed launch of a government default fund called ‘My Super’ has fuelled the fire, and people have started asking questions like whether or not they should be able … Continue Reading »
Posted on 21st October, 2011 in Uncategorized by