Property prices up $52,600

By Adam Nobel

Property prices around Australia grew at record-breaking speeds in the June quarter, according to new data released this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The figures show that residential prices rose 6.7% in the June quarter 2021, the…

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Why do we love online listings?

By Adam Nobel

Have you ever checked out other peoples’ homes online, even if you’re not looking to buy? It’s a surprisingly popular pastime, research shows. A survey conducted recently by UK multi-listing site Zoopla found that a whopping 59% of Brits admit…

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Rental affordability improves

By Adam Nobel

Rental affordability improved marginally across Australia, the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) announced this week. The REIA’s latest quarterly Housing Affordability Report shows that rental affordability around the country improved by 0.3 percentage points over June quarter 2021. REIA…

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Taste the difference, make a difference

By Adam Nobel

With awareness growing of the importance of the quality of food we eat and products we use in our homes, Australians are increasingly adopting organic practices and materials. Next week (Monday 20 to Sunday 26 September 2021) is National Organic…

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Million dollar parking spot

By Adam Nobel

If we thought property prices were soaring in Australia, it’s nothing compared with Hong Kong, where a car space sold recently for AU$1.74m. According to the BBC, the sale was one of several at a new luxury development on The…

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Change here for a good night’s rest

By Adam Nobel

Want a quick easy change you can make to your home this weekend? Move your bedroom furniture around – put the bed against a different wall and maybe add a comfy chair by the window. Take care with the bed’s…

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We are ‘REIQ Awards For Excellence’ Finalists

By Adam Nobel

This week we have been nominated as Finalists in several categories for the upcoming Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) Awards for Excellence. We have been nominated for: Residential Property Manager of the Year (Lisa Adaway), Residential Salesperson of the…

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Value growth healthy

By Adam Nobel

Home values around Australia continue to rise despite some disruption from lockdowns, a new report shows. CoreLogic’s national index has revealed that values rose 1.5% in August. This is the lowest monthly rise since January, yet remains well above average.…

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No change at the bank

By Adam Nobel

Once again the Reserve Bank has made no change to interest rates this month, leaving the cash rate at the record low setting of 0.1%. While recognising current conditions, RBA Governor Philip Lowe said that the Board considers any setback…

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