Category Archives: Home Ownership

Signs of Market Recovery As Home Loan Approvals Lift For Second Consecutive Month

Century 21, the largest real estate sales organisation in the Asia Pacific region, believes that the increase in dwelling finance commitments over September 2012 could indicate further strengthening in the residential property market.   According to recently released figures by … Continue reading

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RBA holds interest rate on Melbourne Cup Day

This is the first time in 6 years that the RBA has not moved interest rates in Australia on Melbourne Cup Day. The Reserve Bank of Australia today decided to hold the official cash rate at 3.25 per cent– a … Continue reading

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Positive Signs For The Australian Housing Market

Century 21, the largest real estate sales organisation in the Asia Pacific region, believes that a spike in housing approvals over August, falling interest rates and rising capital city dwelling values suggest a housing market recovery may be well underway. … Continue reading

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Make Your Garage Work

Do you use your garage to park the car, or as a junk room?  Too often the home garage is used for storing household detritus such as discarded toys, tins of paint, old furniture, clothes and documents, barely-used garden tools … Continue reading

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First Home Buyers in Queensland benefit from buying off the plan or building

Queensland first home buyers and the construction industry will benefit from the Newman Government’s first State Budget, which more than doubles the grant for new first home buyers. Premier Campbell Newman said first home buyers would receive $15,000 – up … Continue reading

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Australians pay off mortgages at record speed

The acting CEO of Westpac, Australia’s biggest bank, has claimed that today’s homeowners are paying off their mortgages at twice the average rate for the past 30 years.             Speaking in Canberra at last week’s … Continue reading

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Australians love to renovate

Australian spending on renovations hit $31 billion last year. The current economic climate has made Australians hesitant to take on additional debt. Rather than purchasing a new home, people are investing in renovation projects on their current properties.  TV shows … Continue reading

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Great returns on granny flats – but extra insurance required

Investors are getting returns of 10-16 per cent on the cost of adding granny flats to their existing properties – and increased cash flow courtesy of two lots of rent for the same land.             … Continue reading

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RBA: the purported Housing Bubble, Australia’s economy and China

The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Glenn Stevens, recently delivered a speech at a charity luncheon in Sydney that provided some telling commentary for Australian property investors. A highly respected figure that is watched closely by markets due … Continue reading

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Rate Hold Will Strengthen Stability Within Housing Market

Century 21 Port Douglas Real Estate, believes that the Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to keep the official interest rate on hold at 3.5 per cent for a second consecutive month will help to continue to stabilise Australia’s residential property … Continue reading

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