Yearly Archives: 2011

Implications for interest rates and investors

Lending slumps; Petrol slides and further falls likely Weekly Petrol Prices; Lending Finance; Credit & debit card statistics Petrol prices fall. According to the Australian Institute of Petroleum, the national average Australian price of unleaded petrol fell by 2.5 cents … Continue reading

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Nearly half of Aussie Properties Double in Value

New research from RP Data has found that 45% of Australian properties are worth at least double their original purchase price – and less than 4% are in negative equity. The research firm’s latest Property Equity report has revealed that … Continue reading

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SMSF changes could impact rental market

Changes to regulations surrounding self-managed super funds could ultimately impact on rental affordability, it has been claimed. The ATO has released a draft ruling opening up the use of SMSFs for renovations on existing properties.   Previous ATO regulations restricted … Continue reading

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New home sales edge up

Sales of new homes rose slightly in August following two consecutive falls, the Housing Industry Association (HIA) has recently announced. The report which was a survey of Australia’s major residential builders, showed that the number of new homes sold in … Continue reading

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Can an offer be too low?

As a purchaser, you might feel a property is worth less than the asking price, based on your knowledge of past sales, available properties, condition, location, sitting, design, etc. But how do you know what the seller will accept unless … Continue reading

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If interest rates fall, it will be a windfall

What would you do if the Reserve Bank decided to reduce the cash rate next month?  Would you continue to pay the same amount off your mortgage, or use the extra cash in some other way? A national survey of … Continue reading

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Four ways to figure out what your property is worth

Why is it so hard to value residential property and what can you do to get a realistic idea of what your property is worth? We show you how! Ascertaining a property’s true value is a tricky business: Gaining an … Continue reading

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Port Douglas Weddings…..Get Married in Paradise

It is not difficult to understand the appeal of a Port Douglas Wedding. Location and climate ensure it will be a very special day. Over 600 couples a year choose Port Douglas as the place to have their special day. … Continue reading

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Wyndham buys Treetops Port Douglas and renames it Ramada Resort

In a statement released this week,  Phil Holloway, Principal of Century 21 Port Douglas Real Estate who is also Secretary of the Body Corporate at Treetops Resort now Ramada Resort Port Douglas “The Body Corporate welcomes Wyndham Vacation Resorts and … Continue reading

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LIFT IN HOUSING AFFORDABILITY SHOULD BENEFIT RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MARKET

Century 21, the largest real estate company in the Asia Pacific region, believes that the recent increase in housing affordability should help to deliver a much needed boost to the residential property market in Australia. The June 2011 quarter saw … Continue reading

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