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August 02, 2018

Housing markets and wage growth - were we better off 20 years ago?

It’s a great topic of conversation at many a backyard barbecue. At some point over the past year, you’ve probably found yourself chatting to your mates about the good old days. And for those who are trying to get a foothold in the midst of Australia’s current housing climate, the dialogue has probably been centred around housing affordability.

When it comes to the basic cost of living, many feel a dollar just really...

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August 02, 2018

Property Chilling out

When the weathers’ cold, it’s easy to assume that spring is a better time to sell your home. The sun will be shining, the grass green and birds singing, tra-la-la.

But is it really the best time to sell? Yes and no, according to statistics compiled for H&G by property-research company CoreLogic. While spring is indeed the peak time for total property listings, more homes are actually sold in autumn, albeit by a small margin. And listings in autumn...

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August 18, 2017

THE VALUE OF A REAL ESTATE AGENT? LIKELY MORE THAN YOU THINK

We are living in an age of disruption where we are offered a range of new solutions which claim to make our lives easier and save us money.

In real estate, there is a new provider appearing almost every week declaring they can take the hassle out of choosing a real estate agent to sell your home. Some even suggest skipping the agent altogether.

Some of these providers are claiming they will save you a fortune by helping you choose the cheapest...

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