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Farm labourer who dropped out of school uses cunning strategy to buy 26 properties worth $9.5m

Farm labourer who dropped out of school uses cunning strategy to buy 26 properties worth $9.5m

Investor Sam Gordon quit his job at 28 and used the rental income from his properties to travel the world. High school dropout turned real estate investor Sam Gordon owns so many properties he often needs a minute or two to remember exactly where they are. At 31 , the Southern ...

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Homeowners got $2 trillion richer during the first three months of the year

Homeowners got $2 trillion richer during the first three months of the year

KEY POINTS Homeowners with mortgages saw their equity jump by 20% in the first quarter from a year earlier. This represents a collective cash gain of close to $2 trillion. Per borrower, the average gain was $33,400. Record-low mortgage rates for much of last ...

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Your guide to buying the perfect investment property: Young investor, 28, who bought her first block of land when she was 21 reveals why it's ALWAYS better to build rather than buy a home

Your guide to buying the perfect investment property: Young investor, 28, who bought her first block of land when she was 21 reveals why it's ALWAYS better to build rather than buy a home

Alex Fitzgerald purchased her first investment property when she was 21 and is inspiring other young people to get into the market. Alex Fitzgerald bought her first house and land package at the age of 21. The 28-year-old purchased her fourth investment property in Sep...

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Women in Property Investing: Part 1

Women in Property Investing: Part 1

This is the first part in our series of documenting the journey of our female investor clients. As most women would agree, ...

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Regional housing market doubles capital city value growth

Regional housing market doubles capital city value growth

Australia's regional housing market has far outpaced value growth across Australia's capital cities in the last 12 months, rising 13.0% compared with a 6.4% gain in capital city values. CoreLogic's quarterly Regional Market Update, which looks at capital growth over the 12 months to Ap...

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Growth in regional rents is almost 3 times that of capital cities

Growth in regional rents is almost 3 times that of capital cities

CoreLogic has released its Quarterly Regional Report, which revealed the annual growth rate of combined regional dwelling values (13%) was more than twice that of the capital cities (6.4%) in the 12 months to April. Remarkably, rent values across the combined regional markets have outp...

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'It would be horrific': Gladys Berejiklian comments on Spring Farm class action

'It would be horrific': Gladys Berejiklian comments on Spring Farm class action

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has offered her condolences to the community. Yet another group of NSW homeowners is dealing with potentially worthless property after homes started "sinking" into the ground. Residents in Spring Farm, in Sydney's west, last week filed a massive class...

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Morrison government to spend $600 million on new Hunter Valley gas power plant

Morrison government to spend $600 million on new Hunter Valley gas power plant

The coal-powered Liddell Power Station will shut in 2023. The Morrison government will spend up to $600 million to build a new gas power plant in the NSW Hunter Valley. The government says the plant, scheduled to come online in summer 2023-24 to replace the coal-fired Liddell p...

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Fair Trading inspectors find 'structural issues' at major Sydney apartment development

Fair Trading inspectors find 'structural issues' at major Sydney apartment development

One of Sydney's biggest residential property developments is under review amid the discovery of "structural issues" that will require "specialist engineering advice". Toplace Group's Skyview apartment complex in Castle Hill will consist of about 960 "luxurious" one, two and three-bedro...

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First-home buyers fear missing out more than overpaying for property

First-home buyers fear missing out more than overpaying for property

First-time buyers are growing wary of paying too much. Exhausted first-home buyers fear they're overpaying for property in the boom market but are diving into purchases anyway, research shows. An overwhelming 82 per cent of the property buyers polled in a quarterly survey by ME...

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New home sales sink as HomeBuilder qualifying period ends

New home sales sink as HomeBuilder qualifying period ends

More than meets the eye: New home sales fell in April, but from extreme highs. New home sales halved nationally in April, a month after the deadline ended for prospective buyers to benefit from the federal government's HomeBuilder stimulus, industry figures showed on Thursday. ...

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There will be 150,000 new homes in Sydney in four years. More than 200 suburbs will get none of them

There will be 150,000 new homes in Sydney in four years. More than 200 suburbs will get none of them

More than 150,000 dwellings are forecast to be built across Sydney in the next four years but more than a quarter of the city's suburbs will be untouched by the development. NSW Department of Planning forecasters estimate between 132,800 and 171,200 new homes will be built in Sydney by...

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First-home buyers get budget help to enter skyrocketing market

First-home buyers get budget help to enter skyrocketing market

Australians will be given more help to buy their first homes in a budget boost that offers loan guarantees and more scope for people to use superannuation to save a deposit that helps them enter the booming housing market. First-home buyers will be able to release $50,000 from special ...

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Newcastle Airport gets federal budget lift

Newcastle Airport gets federal budget lift

Large international aircraft such as Boeing 777s and Airbus 330s will be able to land in Newcastle under a plan to upgrade the regional NSW city's airport runway and other facilities. Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the $66 million investment, to be announced in next week's federal ...

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Sydney and Melbourne property prices slow after record-breaking boom

Sydney and Melbourne property prices slow after record-breaking boom

Buying a house in Sydney and Melbourne is now tens of thousands of dollars more expensive than it was just a month ago but there are signs the strongest property boom in decades is slowing. Property prices increased 1.8 per cent nationally in April with every capital city and region re...

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‘Land value only’: property buyers pay up to $6m at auction just for chance to bulldoze old houses

‘Land value only’: property buyers pay up to $6m at auction just for chance to bulldoze old houses

The backyard of this Riverview house was so overgrown the selling agency discovered a pool they hadn't known was there. Sydney bidders paid up to $6 million under the hammer this weekend for houses they didn't even want. Rundown properties with scope for development got some of...

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Happy Client of Koala Invest

Happy Client of Koala Invest

Koala Invest has assisted another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring an investment property. Our client wanted to buy a high cash flow and positive geared property : total budget was under $675k. They wanted a property with high rental yield and less vacancy rate. B...

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Why buying an apartment for investment is a bad idea despite Australia's booming property market

Why buying an apartment for investment is a bad idea despite Australia's booming property market

Apartments are in oversupply in suburbs where house prices are booming Rental vacancy rates are also higher than average in suburbs near universities  Belle Property Ryde principal Phillip Allison conceded unit oversupply issue  Moody's Investors Service issue...

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Unit prices fall in many city suburbs amid house-led real estate boom

Unit prices fall in many city suburbs amid house-led real estate boom

Ian Kingsford-Smith and Berni Joseph in front of their new apartment, near Parramatta in western Sydney. Despite house prices rising at their fastest pace in 32 years, apartments in Australia's most oversupplied cities aren't getting as much love from buyers. In some areas, uni...

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Housing again at forefront of Australia's economic growth, making banks happy

Housing again at forefront of Australia's economic growth, making banks happy

There has been a shift in housing preferences in Australia post-COVID-19. Miraculous. That's how Commonwealth Bank's boss described Australia's economic recovery last week. But it was a strange word to choose. "Miraculous" can suggest a miracle has occurred, which impli...

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Another Satisfied Client

Another Satisfied Client

Koala Invest has assisted another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring an investment property. Our client wanted to buy a high cash flow and positive geared property : total budget was under $650k. They wanted a property with high rental yield and less vacancy rate. B...

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‘Not in my domain’: Commissioner powerless to help woman at centre of Sydney defects debacle

‘Not in my domain’: Commissioner powerless to help woman at centre of Sydney defects debacle

Maryam Behrouz stands to lose her life savings. A Sydney woman has been told there is nothing the NSW Building Commissioner can do to help recover her life savings after she bought into a 300-apartment tower that had alleged major defects, despite him reportedly saying an investigation...

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Change in Price of the Property

Change in Price of the Property

There is a minor change in the Price of the Property, " 27, William Tester Drive, Cliftleigh" that is published in the our Newsletter yesterday. The price is to be discussed with our Associates.

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Happy Dual Occupancy Client !!!

Happy Dual Occupancy Client !!!

More Happy Clients have found their perfect investment with Koala Invest's assistance Koala Invest has helped another of its client in finding the perfect Investment home . Our client was searching for a ...

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‘Biggest boom ever’: Sydney suburbs where home prices could skyrocket even more

‘Biggest boom ever’: Sydney suburbs where home prices could skyrocket even more

Phil and Vanessa Machin, with daughter Chloe, bought in the red hot northern beaches market. Sydney's explosion in house prices is on track to become our biggest ever property boom, with prices set to continue rising in every city region this year. New sales analysis showed the...

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*Happy Dual Occupancy Client*

*Happy Dual Occupancy Client*

" Koala Invest" once again put forth an exclusive option considering the prerequisite of the Client offering a dual occupancy under $500k with a block size of at least 500 m2 , providing a high rental yield of 4.9%.The client bought the full turn key fixed price package within their budget.</p...

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Buyers struggle to get hold of accurate price guides in hot Sydney market

Buyers struggle to get hold of accurate price guides in hot Sydney market

Recent buyer Melissa Steckler said price guides were "laughable" as she quickly realised she was regularly underquoted. Desperate Sydney buyers are facing the near-impossible task of finding homes they can afford as increasingly inaccurate price guides are throwing many off course in t...

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Happy SMSF Client

Happy SMSF Client

More Happy Clients have found their perfect investment with Koala Invest's assistance. Koala Invest has helped another of its client in finding the perfect Investmen...

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Forrest willing to fund $1b green power station in NSW

Forrest willing to fund $1b green power station in NSW

Fortescue Metals Group chairman Andrew Forrest. Andrew Forrest says he is willing to build a gas and hydrogen fuelled power station at Port Kembla to supply Sydney and NSW industries and households with affordable, green energy, and will start work as soon as he gets approvals from the...

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Developers preparing for home buying frenzy

Developers preparing for home buying frenzy

Home sales are expected to spike in the next two weeks as first home buyers seek to get their purchases over the line before the HomeBuilder scheme ends. font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-s...

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Happy Investor

Happy Investor

Koala Invest has assisted another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring an investment property. Our client wanted to buy a high cash flow and positive geared property : total budget was under $650k. They wanted a property with high rental yield and less vacancy rate. B...

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**Happy Client **

**Happy Client **

Koala Invest has helped another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring their first investment property. Our client wanted to buy a high cash flow and positive geared property: total budget was between $600-$650k. They wanted a property which is close to all amenities with high ...

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Sydney auctions: West Pennant Hills house sells for $2.072m

Sydney auctions: West Pennant Hills house sells for $2.072m

Auctioneer Stu Benson from Benson Auctions at the successful sale of 102 Eaton Road. A tightly-held home in the Hills District sold for almost $450,000 above reserve on Saturday in a hot auction that drew more than 30 bidders. The four-bedroom West Pennant Hills home, on the ma...

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House prices record sharpest increase since 2003, CoreLogic says

House prices record sharpest increase since 2003, CoreLogic says

CoreLogic says housing stock on the market for sale is extremely low, while buyer activity is high. Australian house prices have posted their sharpest monthly increase since August 2003, with analysts at CoreLogic saying the market is now entrenched in one of its strongest growth phase...

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How COVID has shifted investor mindset in the property hunt

How COVID has shifted investor mindset in the property hunt

Historically, investor demand for housing has been very much focused on inner-city areas of major capital cities and popular holiday destinations, such as Queensland&rsquo;s Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. But the repercussions of COVID-19 and closed international borders have forced so...

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ASX gains as JB Hi-Fi profits surge; Commonwealth Bank forecasts house price boom

ASX gains as JB Hi-Fi profits surge; Commonwealth Bank forecasts house price boom

Commonwealth Bank economists expect national dwelling prices to increase 8 per cent in 2021. Economists at Australia's biggest bank think the housing market is "on the cusp of a boom", as record low mortgage rates collide with the recovery in the jobs market. Key Points : ...

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House prices return to record highs as COVID rally continues into 2021

House prices return to record highs as COVID rally continues into 2021

House prices are back around the record levels set in 2017, but apartments are not performing as well. A 0.9 per cent rise in house prices last month has taken Australian housing values to a record high. exceeding the peak reached in 2017. Key points: Home prices are 0....

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Sydney exodus drives regional property prices up and locals out of the market

Sydney exodus drives regional property prices up and locals out of the market

An influx of former Sydney residents combined with a lack of housing stock is propelling regional New South Wales property prices to record highs, while pushing locals out of the market. Key points: Regional NSW property prices rose by almost 10 per cent last year Resea...

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More Aussie house hunters looking to go 'off grid' in COVID's wake

More Aussie house hunters looking to go 'off grid' in COVID's wake

The coronavirus pandemic has brought about many unexpected changes to the property market, including soaring demand for regional properties and larger homes. But perhaps even more unforeseen is a strong trend towards 'off-grid' living.&nbsp; New figures have revealed a significant incr...

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A school, shopping precinct, playing fields and 5000 homes ready for Lochinvar

A school, shopping precinct, playing fields and 5000 homes ready for Lochinvar

LOTS FOR LOCHINVAR: Maitland City Council's Development and Environment Manager David Simm pictured last year at Gillieston Heights. Lochinvar is set to become Maitland's next boom town with the first of 5000 housing lots on public exhibition and a school and shopping precinct to come....

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* Happy Client *!!!!

* Happy Client *!!!!

Koala Invest has assisted another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring an investment property. Our client wanted to buy a high cash flow and positive geared property : total budget was under $650k. They wanted a property with high rental yield and less vacancy rate. B...

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First home buyers to slow down; investors to return in 2021

After the domination of first home buyers in the 2020 property market, investors are expected to make their market comeback this year. Following the introduction of the federal government's First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, the pandemic further accelerated first home buyer activity acros...

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Australia's housing prices are predicted to rise by more than $160,000

Australia's housing prices are predicted to rise by more than $160,000

Australian house prices are expected to skyrocket by 16 per cent over the next two years, rising by as much as $160,000 in some capital cities. Commonwealth Bank's head of economics Gareth Aird predicted house prices will rise by 9 per cent in 2021 and 7 per cent in 2022 in an economic...

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Rents in Australia are rising again, with tenants in some cities paying up to 12% more this year

Rents in Australia are rising again, with tenants in some cities paying up to 12% more this year

Perth's rental market is becoming increasingly expensive as low vacancy rates bite. Australia's rental markets are becoming increasingly expensive again, as vacancy rates fall across the country. Perth tenants are now paying 12% more than they were 12 months ago, while Darwin h...

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"Another Happy Client" !

"Another Happy Client" !

More Happy Clients have found their perfect investment with Koala Invest's assistance Koala Invest has helped another of its client in finding the perfect Investment home . Our client was searching for a ...

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The house always wins: why house sales vastly outstripped unit sales over the year

The house always wins: why house sales vastly outstripped unit sales over the year

In the year to January, CoreLogic estimates that there were 459,308 properties transacted across Australia. Most of these sales were houses, rather than units. It is not unusual for house sales to make up the majority of transactions, with houses making up an average 70.2% of annual sa...

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Williamtown set to become ‘Special Activation Precinct’ a win for defence industry

Williamtown set to become ‘Special Activation Precinct’ a win for defence industry

The NSW government has announced that the defence and aerospace hub supporting RAAF Base Williamtown will be designated as a 'Special Activation Precinct', drawing support from industry, accelerating economic development and the creation of highly skilled jobs. The Hunter region and no...

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 "Happy Client"!!!

"Happy Client"!!!

Koala Invest has helped another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring their investment property. Our client wanted to buy a high cash flow and positive geared property: total budget was between $650-$700k. They wanted a property with high rental yield and less vacancy rate.</p...

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"Another Happy Client"

"Another Happy Client"

Koala Invest has assisted another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring an investment property. Our client wanted to buy a high cash flow and positive geared property : total budget was under $650k. They wanted a property with high rental yield and less vacancy rate. B...

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HomeBuilder Take Up Doubles Expectations

HomeBuilder Take Up Doubles Expectations

The HomeBuilder grant scheme is twice as popular as anticipated and is set to cost the government an expected $2 billion. The original estimate for the scheme was $680 million for 27,000 grants when the prime minister first announced the initiative in June. The latest figures r...

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Capital City House Prices Hit New Peaks

Capital City House Prices Hit New Peaks

Australian house prices hit record highs along the east coast, marking the steepest increase in four years and rounding out a year of unprecedented events and price predictions. The median house value now sits at $852,940, up 4. 1 per cent over the quarter and 5.8 per cent in the year ...

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Stockland Lodges Plans for $500m North Sydney Tower

Stockland Lodges Plans for $500m North Sydney Tower

Stockland has lodged plans for a $500 million North Sydney office tower as it banks on a post-pandemic return of workers to Sydney's second CBD. Known as 110 Walker Street, the development application consists of 75,000sq m of net lettable area on a 2,300sq m site which was previously ...

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Another Happy Client-"Knock Down Rebuild" !!!

Another Happy Client-"Knock Down Rebuild" !!!

Glad Tidings of a brand new home in the same vicinity from a satisfied Client of "KOALA INVEST" through the "Knock down Rebuild Process". The budget of $610K for a new spacious and Contemporary home of 176 Sqm. was perfectly matched by providing appropriate drawings, materials and serv...

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"Happy Dual Occupancy Client"!

"Happy Dual Occupancy Client"!

Koala Invest has assisted another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring their first "Dual Occupancy" investment property. During the initial discussion,We explained the client about dual occupancy property as investment and was happy to acquire a property from us. Base...

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Client's Success Story

Client's Success Story

Koala Invest has helped another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring an investment property. Our client wanted to buy a high cash flow and positive geared property : total budget was under $650k. They wanted a property which is close to all amenities with high rental yield an...

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The year regional housing turned property on its head

The year regional housing turned property on its head

The pandemic that made city-dwellers flee urban environments for the relative safety and space of country living turned housing markets on their head, making regional prices grow faster than metropolitan values for the first time in near...

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Builder's collapse leaves apartment owners fearing alleged $30m defects bill

Builder's collapse leaves apartment owners fearing alleged $30m defects bill

Hundreds of Sydney apartment owners are facing an uncertain future after the collapse of a company linked to the builder of the Opal Tower, with allegations that it collectively owes them $30 million to repair seven defective builds across the city. The revelations come as another high...

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Housing markets predicted to have a bumper year

After a crazy year, record-low borrowing costs and government efforts to stimulate the economy have set Australian housing prices up for further growth in 2021 - after every city bar Melbourne closed the year in positive territory, having already made up their losses triggered by the pandemic....

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House prices rise with regional market outperforming capital cities, CoreLogic data shows

House prices rise with regional market outperforming capital cities, CoreLogic data shows

House prices in regional Australia have risen at a higher annual rate than in capital cities for the first time in more than 15 years, as COVID-19 increases people's desire to live outside the big smoke. Annual data by real estate analysts CoreLogic shows dwelling values in capital cit...

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Australia's property market 'far stronger than expected' considering the pandemic

REA Group Chief Economist Nerida Conisbee says Australia's property market has been "far stronger than expected," this year considering the COVID-19 pandemic. "When the first lockdown hit in March, I certainly don't think anyone though that there would be pretty much no price decline i...

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What happened to the property price crash that was predicted but never came?

What happened to the property price crash that was predicted but never came?

At the height of the pandemic, major banking economists sounded the alarm. They warned the coronavirus-induced recession could shave hundreds of thousands of dollars off the value of Sydney and Melbourne homes. But as the worst of the national COVID-19 restrictions passed, property pri...

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Buyers Turn to Outskirts of Byron Bay for Lifestyle in Line With a Post-Covid World

Buyers Turn to Outskirts of Byron Bay for Lifestyle in Line With a Post-Covid World

As the famed coastal hotspot is overrun with new interest--and sky-high prices--wealthy buyers are looking elsewhere BY MICHELLE SINGER As Australia's wealthy descend upon the coastal lifestyle hotspot of Byron Bay, helping house prices rise to record levels, the hunt is on to ...

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HomeBuilder success sees scheme extended beyond 2020

A further 15,000 homes are expected to be constructed or majorly rebuilt after the federal government revealed a three-month extension to its HomeBuilder scheme. HomeBuilder was initially brought in as a COVID-19 stimulus measure to drive demand in the construction sector and support j...

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Stiffer market competition on the horizon as investors slowly creep back

Stiffer market competition on the horizon as investors slowly creep back

With first-home buyers and upgraders dominating the market, the quiet pick up in investor activity is going largely unnoticed. The most recent home lending data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) found that in September 2020 there was $5.3 billion in new lending to investor...

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Happy Young Investor !!

Happy Young Investor !!

Koala Invest has assisted another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring an investment property. During the initial discussion , Koala team explained the benefits of positive geared and high cash flow investment properties to the client.And they understood that this kind of pro...

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Low cost of debt ‘firing up’ house prices in capital cities

Houses are rising in price again in most capital cities and although the rental market remains weak there are some surprising increases in value. REA Group Chief Economist Nerida Conisbee told Sky News 80 per cent of suburbs across Australia have seen prices soar. "Sydney is st...

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Federal Government extends HomeBuilder program for another three months but at a lower rate

Federal Government extends HomeBuilder program for another three months but at a lower rate

Property price caps have been lifted and the amount of time given to start construction extended. A Federal Government program offering cash grants for housing construction projects has been extended, but at a lower amount. The HomeBuilder scheme currently provides $25,000 gran...

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NSW to phase out stamp duty as state announces record deficit

NSW to phase out stamp duty as state announces record deficit

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet will undertake the state&rsquo;s biggest tax reform in decades with stamp duty to be phased out to boost the economy as NSW records a historic $16 billion budget deficit. In his fourth budget, handed down on Tuesday, Mr Perrottet said replacing stamp duty wi...

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Another dual occupancy happy client !!!

Another dual occupancy happy client !!!

Koala Invest has helped another client in achieving the milestone of acquiring their first investment property. Our client wanted to buy a high cash flow and positive geared property: total budget was between $600-$650k. They wanted a property which is close to all amenities with high ...

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House prices predicted to soar after RBA’s historic cut

House prices predicted to soar after RBA’s historic cut

The Reserve Bank's cash rate cut to 0.1 per cent will have ripple effects for Australia's property prices, as well as mortgages and personal savings, all which move according to the national interest rate. Historically, when interest rates have been slashed, house prices tend to push u...

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Cessnock and Maitland forecast to be among the fastest growing areas in the state

Cessnock and Maitland forecast to be among the fastest growing areas in the state

The Lower Hunter's population is forecast to boom in the next two decades with Cessnock and Maitland tipped to be among the fastest growing areas in the state. Department of Planning population projections show an extra 131,500 people will live in the Hunter Region by 2041, an average ...

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Looking towards 2036: what will Maitland look like in 20 years?

Looking towards 2036: what will Maitland look like in 20 years?

East Maitland will be one of the Hunter's "catalyst areas" in the next 20 years, setting targets for 1750 extra jobs, 550 extra homes and improved transport connections between Green Hills shopping centre and new hospital site. The plan is one of a raft of initiatives contained in docu...

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Sales of new homes increase since same time last year

Sales of new homes increase since same time last year

"The full impact of HomeBuilder is now evident in the HIA's New Home Sales Report with sales now 11.8 per cent higher in the seven months since restrictions came into effect than at the same time last year," commented HIA Chief Economist, Tim Reardon. The HIA New Home Sales report - a ...

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Plans for new $780 million John Hunter Hospital building unveiled

The concept design for the new, seven-storey Acute Services Building for John Hunter and John Hunter's children's hospitals has been unveiled, marking a milestone for the NSW Governments $780 million health precinct. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the John Hunter Health and Innovation...

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Costco plans $60 million Lake Macquarie project

Costco plans $60 million Lake Macquarie project

Costco is to develop a $60 million warehouse and fuel station project in Lake Macquarie City in New South Wales' Hunter Valley region. Occupying a 14,000sqm site, part of the former Pasminco mining company's land, the development will be Costco's fourth warehouse in the state. The proj...

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The Sydney suburb that's SINKING: Mayor issues chilling warning that 841 homes - worth $605million - are at risk of collapse or serious damage

Properties suffered sunken driveways, cracked brickwork and damaged roads The council have extended the number of homes with warnings from 195 to 841 Building group Lendlease is 'disappointed' by the council's 'premature response' Sinking ground reclaimed from a swamp i...

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Another Happy Client !!!

Another Happy Client !!!

Koala invest has assisted two young investors with their First investment property. The clients, who are friends, were looking at various options to invest jointly. We understood their requirements and suggested to invest in an off the plan dual occupancy property by explaining them th...

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Sydney’s newest urban master-planned community, Wilton Greens, has secured 105 land sales valued at $30.8 million.

Sydney’s newest urban master-planned community, Wilton Greens, has secured 105 land sales valued at $30.8 million.

Developed by Risland Australia, the sales occurred within three weeks of the project's launch, making it one of the fastest selling in New South Wales. Located within Sydney's south west growth corridor in the Wollondilly area, the Wilton Greens will comprise 3,600 land parcels spannin...

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Federal Government to pledge $560 million towards the construction of the Singleton Bypass

Federal Government to pledge $560 million towards the construction of the Singleton Bypass

AFTER years of talk, the Federal Government will finally commit $560 million towards the development of the Singleton Bypass at Tuesday's budget. Given the project's estimated cost of around $700 million, only another $45m would be required by the state government, who have already spe...

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Thousands of jobs for regional NSW through $3 billion jobs and infrastructure fund

The NSW Government can today reveal it has allocated another $400m of its $3 billion Jobs and Infrastructure Acceleration Fund to regional projects. Last week, the government announced $2.4 billion in funding, which included $1.4 billion in accelerated funding for regional projects. Th...

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Happy Client -!!

Happy Client -!!

Koala Invest has helped another client in achieving the mile stone of acquiring their first family home. Our client wanted to buy their first home and had certain requirements: total budget of under $700,000.They wanted property which is close to school, shopping, public transport as w...

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Not quite less than zero: RBA looks at lower rates and more borrowing

Not quite less than zero: RBA looks at lower rates and more borrowing

The Reserve Bank says with interest rates to remain lower for longer, all levels of government can borrow for job-creating projects. f...

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Billionaire family's windfall gain 'tip of iceberg' for land sales near new airport

Billionaire family's windfall gain 'tip of iceberg' for land sales near new airport

A billionaire family's windfall gain from the sale of land next to Western Sydney Airport has been described as the "tip of the iceberg" for the surrounding area, sparking calls for changes to ensure a far greater slice ...

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Whizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-19

Whizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-19

28-year-old real estate &ldquo;whizzkid&rdquo; Eddie Dilleen who has been buying up a storm across Brisbane when the rest of the country was in COVID-19 lockdown. Pictured at one of his prope...

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Even in the midst of a recession the Australian housing market continues along its merry way

Even in the midst of a recession the Australian housing market continues along its merry way

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Westpac Predicts House Price Surge

Westpac Predicts House Price Surge

Westpac is the latest bank to upgrade its short-term home price targets, citing record low interest rates, ongoing regulator support and a steadying economy for its more positive outlook. The bank says residential property prices are now expected to experience a 5 per cent correction t...

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House prices will boom again next year, according to Westpac, making Australia's cities less affordable. Here's how each capital is predicted to fare.

House prices will boom again next year, according to Westpac, making Australia's cities less affordable. Here's how each capital is predicted to fare.

Westpac has updated its property forecasts, expecting a serious boom in the coming years. <span style...

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Construction begins on $22m Corrimal housing project, a collaboration between Housing Trust and Traders in Purple

Construction begins on $22m Corrimal housing project, a collaboration between Housing Trust and Traders in Purple

A leading Illawarra community housing provider's latest project represents one of the largest purchases made in the organisation's 37-year history. ...

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Rezoning approved for a 300 lot housing subdivision

Rezoning approved for a 300 lot housing subdivision

A 27.2ha parcel of land at Lake Munmorah has been rezoned for a 300 lot housing subdivision to be bounded by environment conservation lands (green corridors). There was no debate on the matter when Central Coast Council put through the rezoning proposal at its April 27 meeting. <p...

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Economist update: Regional areas dominating strongest price growth

Economist update: Regional areas dominating strongest price growth

The shift in interest to the regions is one of the more fascinating (and positive) trends to come out of COVID-19 &ndash; and the high level of interest in regional Australia is now f...

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NSW Central Coast cafe owner says JobSeeker forcing closure ahead of bumper tourism season

NSW Central Coast cafe owner says JobSeeker forcing closure ahead of bumper tourism season

The New South Wales Central Coast is expected to boom this summer, with holidaymakers opting for a beachside getaway amid ongoing pandemic travel restrictions. But the future is not so bright for a well-established caf&eacute; in the coastal village of Avoca Beach, which has been force...

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Economist update: Regional areas dominating strongest price growth

Economist update: Regional areas dominating strongest price growth

Looking at the Local Government Areas that are seeing the strongest growth over the past three months, it is overwhelmingly dominated by regional areas. Most of these are l...

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Major housing and recreation redevelopment at Doyalson planned

Major housing and recreation redevelopment at Doyalson planned

Doylo Lifestyle Group has passed its first hurdle for a major housing and recreation redevelopment to be staged over 20 years on 45ha at Doyalson. At its April 27 meeting, Central Coast Council voted unanimously to rezone land for low density housing and to forward a proposal to the NS...

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Regional vacancies tighten as tenants flee CBDs

Residential vacancies in outer suburbs and regional areas fell sharply in July, while CBD apartments sat empty as professionals who could work remotely abandoned their city flats in favour of...

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Construction of new Sydney airport terminal due to start next year

Construction of new Sydney airport terminal due to start next year

Construction of a passenger terminal at Sydney's new $5.3 billion international airport is expected to start by the end of next year after several large contractors were shortlisted for the w...

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‘Licking their lips’: Who is still buying property in Australia’s recession?

‘Licking their lips’: Who is still buying property in Australia’s recession?

The Australian property market has taken a battering amid the COVID-19 pandemic with prices falling or stagnant in most cities, but white-collar workers, doctors and busy tradespeople have st...

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New housing code fast tracks development and packs in more people

New housing code fast tracks development and packs in more people

A new housing code, which allows dual occupancies, terraces and manor houses to be fast-tracked as complying development, now applies in all council areas....

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Shire gains major concession in new code governing dual occupancies, terraces and manor houses

Shire gains major concession in new code governing dual occupancies, terraces and manor houses

Sutherland Shire has gained a late, major concession in the application of a new state-wide housing code. Planning Minister Rob Sto...

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The NSW regions set to boom due to influx of Sydney residents

The NSW regions set to boom due to influx of Sydney residents

COVID-19 has accelerated a trend of Sydneysiders moving to regional NSW and the exodus from the big smoke is expected to drive up property values in key towns once the pandemic blows over.</s...

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Charter Hall plots research hub in Sydney's south-west

Charter Hall is laying the foundations for an emerging health and medical research hub in Sydney's south-west as it kicks off the first stage of a joint $350 million project with Western Sydn...

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New national park opens with aim to protect koalas 'for future generations'

New national park opens with aim to protect koalas 'for future generations'

Important koala habitat will be protected for future generations with the creation of Guula Ngurra National Park. Premier Gladys Be...

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Another Happy Client !!!

Another Happy Client !!!

Koala Invest has helped another client in acquiring the perfect investment property. Our client wanted to buy a property with high rental income and rental yield and had ...

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Buyer’s agent who owns $12m worth of properties reveals how to make money in a recession

A buyer&rsquo;s agent with a $12m portfolio of properties, many purchased during the global financial crisis and other downturns, has revealed how to capitalise on the current environ...

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Boy, aged just 8, becomes one of Australia's youngest property investors as he purchases his first home for $970,000

An eight-year-old boy has bought his first home after outbidding other shoppers at a Sydney auction. M...

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Oran Park Tavern gets the green light

Oran Park Tavern gets the green light

A rooftop cocktail bar, a gold class cinema and a high-end steakhouse are just some of the features listed in plans for the regio...

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Sydney market prepares for big Spring as 6000 properties hit market in past month

Sydney market prepares for big Spring as 6000 properties hit market in past month

The Sydney residential market looks set to kick off spring with a bumper number of offerings. Over the past month 6000 new listings have hit the Sydney market, which is up 27 per cent on the same period last year. These early bird offerings have taken the total Sydney listings to aroun...

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Sydney auctions: demand for multi-generational living pushes up prices for prized homes

Sydney auctions: demand for multi-generational living pushes up prices for prized homes

Two generations of a Caringbah South family joined forces to beat stiff competition at auction for their neighbour&rsquo;s house with water views. The family paid $1.897m for the&nbsp; r...

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Sydney apartment buyers pay 68pc premium

People in Sydney pay 68 per cent more for apartments than they cost to build, a gap the Reserve Bank says indicates a shortage of properties. RBA staffers Keaton Jenner and Peter Tulip said planning restrictions have created the shortage which is most acute in the eastern suburbs, Leic...

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All the grants, schemes and incentives available for first-home buyers around the country

All the grants, schemes and incentives available for first-home buyers around the country

If first-time home buyers manage to navigate their way through all the options, conditions and qualifications for assistance with buying their first home, then they&rsquo;ve earnt every cent. In some states you have to buy a brand-new home, in others it can be newly renovated or less t...

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Modern duplexes prove popular with young families

Modern duplexes prove popular with young families

These Ermington duplexes have been snapped up by out-of-area buyers. HOUSE hunters are flocking to a western Sydney suburb to choose from its selection of modern duplexes &mdash; many of which are the size of a typical stand-alone home. Two young families will so...

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Coronation Makes $293m Build-To-Rent Plans

Coronation Property are moving forward with plans to build 790 build-to-rent apartments in western Sydney&rsquo;s Merrylands at an estimated cost of $293 million. font-family: Roboto-Slab, sans-serif; font-size: 16px...

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NSW to cut land tax for 20 years in ambitious build-to-rent scheme

The Berejiklian government will cut land tax for the next 20 years for new build-to-rent housing projects in an Australian-first designed to give renters longer-term leases. NSW will give a 50 per cent discount on land tax to developers who invest in build-to-rent schemes, which are de...

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Sydney suburbs seeing double-digit price growth: REA's Nerida Conisbee

Sydney suburbs seeing double-digit price growth: REA's Nerida Conisbee

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NSW government announces changes to stamp duty threshold; boost for first homebuyers

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Big boost for first home buyers and construction industry as stamp duty slashed

First home buyers and the construction industry will be the big winners under a targeted boost, which will eliminate stamp duty on newly-built homes below $800,000 and slash thousands of dollars for prop...

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Stamp duty paused for NSW first home buyers to boost construction

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Oran Park Tavern one step closer to approval

Oran Park Tavern one step closer to approval

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The best places to buy a property in Sydney for less than $700k

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The 13 NSW projects set to inject more than $4 billion into the economy

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Western Sydney Aerotropolis: Australia’s Next CBD Takes Shape

Western Sydney Aerotropolis: Australia’s Next CBD Takes Shape

The Western Sydney Aerotropolis, a multi-billion-dollar development to complement the upcomin...

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Construction to begin on $11 billion Western Sydney airport metro line

Construction will begin this year on a metro line linking the new Western Sydney airport and St Marys railway station, after a $5.25 billion injection from the Federal Government announced today. Two new metro stations will also be ...

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Construction to Start on Macquarie Park’s Ivanhoe Estate

Construction to Start on Macquarie Park’s Ivanhoe Estate

Up to 3300 new homes will be built in Sydney&rsquo;s north west after the New South Wales government green-lit concept plans for Ivanhoe Estate in Macquarie Park as one it "shovel ready" projects. Frasers Property Australia and community housing provider Mission Australia Housing are b...

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Happy Client !!!

Happy Client !!!

&ldquo;Being a lean and agile organization, Koala Invest can offer a level of customization that many others are unable to offer. Recently, we helped a client acquire a property that consisted of a 3 bedroom house on a 1000 m2 land. Furthermore, we offered our services in getting the land su...

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Buying property in the Coronavirus times

Buying property in the Coronavirus times

Few of us will be buying or selling property in coming weeks, given the practical challenges and the need for caution. ...

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How much will property prices increase in Sydney this year? By a lot, new forecast says

How much will property prices increase in Sydney this year? By a lot, new forecast says

Sydney is set for a fresh property boom, with both house and apartment prices predicted to skyrocket, passing the 2017 peak and chalking up record prices by the e...

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Happy Client !!!

Happy Client !!!

Koala Invest has helped another client in achieving the mile stone of acquiring their first family home. Our client wanted to buy a home for themselves and had certain requirements: total budget of under $750,000, minimum block size of 300 sq. meters with a minimum 12 m of frontage and...

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Another client success story!

Another client success story!

Koala Invest has helped another client in acquiring the perfect investment property. Our client wanted to buy a property with high rental income and rental yield and had certain other requirements: total investment of under $650,000 and minimum block size of 500 sq. meters. Based...

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Alex Frino on Illawarra's economy, housing prices and employment

My first job out of university was as an analyst with a major global stockbroker with an exciting bunch of colleagues that would forecast the living daylights out of anything you might be interested in. ...

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Illawarra agents discuss hot spot, up-and-coming suburbs for 2020

Illawarra agents discuss hot spot, up-and-coming suburbs for 2020

Illawarra agents have shared their tips for up-and-coming suburbs and growth areas in 2020. Neil Webster from Stone Real Estate - Illawarra told the&nbsp;Mercury&nbsp;...

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Illawarra agents look at the 2019 property market, offer advice for buyers in 2020

Illawarra agents look at the 2019 property market, offer advice for buyers in 2020

Prospective buyers in the Illawarra should get their finances in order, be confident and take advantage of stamp duty exemptions in 2020, agents suggest. Daniel Hastings, direc...

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Illawarra's commercial property market enjoyed a strong 2019: agent

Illawarra's commercial property market enjoyed a strong 2019: agent

The year 2019 was "one of the stronger in recent times" for the Illawarra's commercial property market, an agent believes. Tim Jones, managing director of commercial sales at M...

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Sydney’s moment of truth

Adozen cranes branch into the sky where tenants Bri Voto and Jason Martin look out from their front porch. Their yard spills onto an empty block that touches James Ruse Drive, near where the highway crosses the Parramatta River. A plank forms a makeshift bridge ov...

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Mirvac, John Holland to develop $800m Waterloo metro station project

Mirvac, John Holland to develop $800m Waterloo metro station project

Developer Mirvac and its joint-venture partner John Holland have won a tender to build the $800 million mixed-use Waterloo metro station in Sydney's inner south. Under the plan, the consortium will construct the station, three towers and two mid-rise buildings abo...

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Central Coast properties sell well above expectations at auction

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Mulpha’s $1bn Norwest Masterplan Wins Approval

Mulpha’s $1bn Norwest Masterplan Wins Approval

A series of nine high-rise towers, ranging from eight to 26-storeys, has been approved as part of Malaysian conglomerate Mulpha&rsquo;s $1 billion masterplanned residential proposal for The Greens in Sydney&rsquo;s Norwest. The project will deliver a total of 864 residential apartments...

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Long Jetty highlighted as top suburb for consistent property sales

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Blue Haven on the Central Coast has affordable property and the best school in Australia

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Gregory Hills’ new lifestyle precinct one step closer

Gregory Hills’ new lifestyle precinct one step closer

A cinema complex, two hotels, a recreation centre and restaurants will be built in Gregory Hills.&nbsp; The NSW government Regional Planning Assessment Panel has approved a&nbsp;large retail centre known as&nbsp;SOMA&nbsp;Lifestyle.</...

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Landcom Plans 3500 New Homes in Glenfield

Landcom Plans 3500 New Homes in Glenfield

Plans for up to 3,500 new homes in Sydney&rsquo;s south-west are in place for surplus government land in Glenfield. Landcom, the New South Wales government property arm says it...

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Premium homes in Sydney to outperform in 2020

Premium homes in Sydney to outperform in 2020

Sydney's premium market is poised to grow by 4 per cent in 2020, while Melbourne is set to rise by 3 per cent &ndash; trumping Vancouver, New York and Dubai &ndash; amid growing confidence bolstered by lower interest rates and limited supply pipeline, the Knight Frank Prime Global Forecast...

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Parramatta high-rise towers to make Sydney Australia's first two-CBD city

Parramatta high-rise towers to make Sydney Australia's first two-CBD city

The cranes rising in the air above Parramatta are set to give way to towers up to 67 storeys over the next decade as the skyline of Sydney's fast-growing second CBD continues to take shape. The City of Parramatta Council, which is overseeing an unprecedented wave of public and private ...

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House Price Surge Continues in ‘Rapid Recovery’: Corelogic

House Price Surge Continues in ‘Rapid Recovery’: Corelogic

Australia&rsquo;s housing market is now five months into its recovery, as Sydney and Melbourne drive the turnaround with values up by 2.7 and 2.2 per c...

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Opal Tower unit owners launch multi-million-dollar class action against NSW State Government

Owners of units in Sydney's Opal Tower are seeking millions of dollars in compensation from the State Government in a class-action lawsuit. post-content single-post-padding-bottom-...

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Another Happy Dual Occupancy Client !!

Koala Invest has helped another of its client in finding the perfect Investment home. Our client was searching for a dual occupancy under $600k with a block size of at least 500m and garages for both units. We presented a ra...

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Sydney and Melbourne house prices could return to peak levels sooner rather than later

Melbourne and Sydney house prices could return to peak levels over the next three years, economists are predicting. With a quicker-than-expected turnaround since the market slump between 2017 and 2019 in both capitals, pressure is now increasing on those looking to g...

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House values jump 1.9 per cent in a month in Sydney and Melbourne

House values in Sydney and Melbourne jumped by 1.9 per cent in September as other capital city property markets struggled to gain traction on the back of the Reserve Bank's cuts in official interest rates. <...

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Proposed western Sydney airport to push up prices in Badgerys Creek

First home buyers, astute investors and optimistic land bankers are narrowing in on property in Badgerys Creek and neighbouring suburbs due to expected price growth following the eventual development of the Aerotropolis. https://i.postimg.cc/PrmxsVjw/c...

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Chinese-Australian property investors stand to lose millions in collapse of apartment developer Ralan Group

Property developer Ralan Group's collapse has left thousands of investors facing financial ruin https://www.abc.net....

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Shayher Group Returns to Sydney With $63.6m Ashfield Buy

Shayher Group has picked up two campus-style office buildings in Sydney&rsquo;s inner west less than a month after its near-$100 million&nbsp;https://theurbandeveloper.com/articles/deve...

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Sydney’s Emerging Aerotropolis Suburbs Offering Gains for Developers

Sydney's emerging greenfield suburbs such as Gledswood Hills, Oran Park, Gregory Hills and Leppington are benefiting from future infrastructure hotspots such as the Aerotropolis, Western Sydney International Airport and Sydney Science Park. post-content...

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Looking towards 2036:- 60,300 new dwellings proposed for the Greater Newcastle,including Maitland,Lake Macquarie and Newcastle

East Maitland will be one of the Hunter&rsquo;s &lsquo;catalyst areas&rsquo; in the next 20 years, setting targets for 1750 extra jobs, 550 extra homes and improved transport connections betwee...

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Looking towards 2036- 60,300 new dwellings proposed for the Greater Newcastle,including Maitland,Lake Macquarie and Newcastle

East Maitland will be one of the Hunter&rsquo;s &lsquo;catalyst areas&rsquo; in the next 20 years, setting targets for 1750 extra jobs, 550 extra homes and improved transport connections betwee...

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The Sydney suburbs bearing the brunt of a 20-year population boom

Five of Sydney's 15 major regions are bearing the brunt of the population boom, having absorbed well over half of the city's growth during the past two decades. _1665V u...

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Lendlease Wins Badgerys Creek Airport Contract

Lendlease&rsquo;s engineering arm is for sale following being hit by losses and concern private contractors had been taking excessive risks to win low-margin work, the unit is still taking on projects deemed lower risk. post-content single-post-padding-...

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NSW funds defence precinct near Williamtown

The new &lsquo;Astra Aerolab&rsquo; will house maintenance and support services for Australian fighter jets The NSW gov...

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Newcastle Airport purchases land for Astra Aerolab project

Development of a new high-tech hub at Williamtown could begin as early as next month after Newcastle Airport bought land for the project. https://i.postimg.cc/154ZgDrz...

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Changing places: research study finds population growth could be best placed in regional centres

Greater Newcastle's population could increase to more than 1.8 million by 2056 if a regional growth plan was adopted by governments to more widely distribute the future population settlement pa...

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Development Application to be lodged for 5 Parramatta Square

City of Parramatta Council is one step closer to the construction of 5 Parramatta Square, the City&rsquo;s new civic, cultural and community building, after it received endorsement from the Council to lodge a Development Application (DA) for the building. <div clas...

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Maitland and Cessnock big winners if airport expansion approved

FLYING HIGH: Cessock Airport could become a commercial aviation hub. &nbsp; asse...

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Newcastle University unveils plans for new $200m STEMM building at Callaghan

Newcastle University has unveiled plans for its grandest infrastructure investment, a $200 million "flagship" multi-discipline building at its Callaghan campus. ...

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Sydney house price falls slow as property market downturn nears its end: new report

Sydney&rsquo;s largest correction in house prices since the 1980s appears to be near its end, with prices increasing in more than half of the city&rsquo;s regions in the June quarter, new data shows. <div cl...

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Sydney home prices grow again for second consecutive month

Sydney home values have grown again for the second month in a row after falling for nearly two years. The median price of all dwellings, including units, townhouses and houses, increased 0.2 per cent over July, CoreLogic&rsquo;s latest home value index showed. This was an impro...

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Sydney property developer Ralan collapses

Hundreds of Gold Coast and Sydney off-the-plan apartment buyers have been caught out by the collapse of one of the country's biggest private developers, William O'Dwyer's Ralan Group. Hundreds of Gold Coa...

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Hong Kong developer snaps up popular land in Warnervale town centre

Property developers have scrambled to get their hands on a site in the master planned Warnervale town centre on the Central Coast, with the sale going to a Hong Kong buyer. po...

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Happy SMSF client leases property on the same day of settlement.

Great news from one of our clients with tenants found for their new investment home in Cliftleigh, NSW on the same day of settlement, a KOALA INVEST RECORD!!...

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Fourth Sydney Apartment Block Abandoned

A fourth Sydney unit block has been abandoned after the developer failed to undertake adequate remediation of the site &mdash; building 127 apartments and townhouses on contaminated ground. https://i.postimg.cc/8P9BnL37/fbe7068b-3725-4249-a690-327f0104...

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'It hasn't worked': Premier admits Sydney's building industry is failing

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the system of regulation in the building industry is not working after&nbsp;the Herald&nbsp;revealed the evacuation of a third apartment building in Sydney. Premier Gladys ...

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'It hasn't worked' Premier admits Sydney's building industry is failing

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the system of regulation in the building industry is not working after&nbsp;the Herald&nbsp;revealed the evacuation of a third apartment building in Sydney. Premier Gladys ...

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Zetland apartments abandoned in secret evacuation over 'severe' defects

An inner Sydney apartment building remains abandoned eight months after its occupants were evacuated over water and fire safety defects, in revelations expected to deliver a fresh blow to confidence in the city's building standards. post-content single-...

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Sydney property prices to rise by end of 2019, analysts predict

Leading property analysts believe the Sydney market will bottom out by spring and hit positive territory by the end of the year, on the back of a "confidence boost" from the Coalition's surprise election victory. post-content single-post-padding-bottom-...

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House prices boom in suburbs along Metro Northwest train line

House prices in suburbs along the new Sydney Metro Northwest train line have grown by almost triple the national average &mdash; and the new transport link has been credited as a significant driver. House...

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Rental Conditions Favour Tenants in These Capitals..

It's now more expensive to rent a house in Hobart than Melbourne, with rents rising in the Tasmanian capital 7.1 per cent over the quarter. ory-cell ory-cell...

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Mantle Group Lists 184ha Master Planned Site

The former home of the Terranora Lakes Country Club owned by hospitality heavyweights Godfrey and Jenny Mantle has come to market with project approval for more than 1600 residential lot...

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Sydney Rental Vacancy Rate Surges

Sydney's rental vacancy rate has lifted to 3.4 per cent in April with nearly 8,000 homes across the city emptying over the past year. Sydney&rsquo;s renta...

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Regional Australia is big winner in the Federal Budget

There was very little directly related to housing in this year&rsquo;s Federal Budget, however regional Australia is the clear winner. There was very little directly related to housing in this yea...

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Green light for $650 million Sydney's Cockle Bay project

$649 million redevelopment in Sydney&rsquo;s Cockle Bay, announced more than three years ago but left up in the air due to overshadowing concerns, has been given the green light by the state&rsquo;...

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Nanshan Group Plans $225m Tourist Resort, 300 Homes in Hills District

Nanshan has lodged plans with council for the progressive development of the 227-hectare site into a masterplan for 300 homes, a hotel precinct with a 150-key hotel and an internal road network and landscape strategy. https://i.postimg.cc/wBBjs36W/45d7...

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Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital to open in May 2019

&nbsp; Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital (TLPH), the former Wyong Shire&rsquo;s newest major health facility, has moved closer to completion, with staff announcing that the hospital will open i...

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Property buyers get twice the house with half the mortgage by using clever strategy

Young couples are securing Sydney homes while still living a high life of holidays and expensive dinners by using a clever home building strategy that minimises their mortgage obligations. https://i.postimg.cc/sDBdkST9/1f56803c3a17219d7334baecffecdd29....

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Rents Across Australia Rise Over The First Quarter Of 2019

The first CoreLogic Quarterly Rental Review for 2019, which tracks median rents and rental yields across Australia, shows that national weekly rents have risen by ...

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Australia’s Population Becoming More Diverse

Migration data which was recently released by the ABS showed that as of June 2018, an estimated 17,650,130 residents of Australia were born in Australia. post-content single-post-p...

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NSW set to save on stamp duty

The NSW State Government have announced plans to change stamp duty price brackets. From 1 July 2019, stamp duty price brackets will be pegged to CPI (Consumer Price Index) resulting in savings for property buyers. Initial savings would be anywhere between $200 to $600 with those saving...

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Maitland's new $43 million civic precinct will include the iconic Town Hall Cafe building

One of the city&rsquo;s oldest commercial buildings will be incorporated into Maitland City Council&rsquo;s...

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Macquarie Park to get new $750m business district

A new commercial development at Macquarie Park has been labelled &ldquo;Australia&rsquo;s first community business district&rdquo; by the developers who will commit $750 milli...

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Yet Another Happy SMSF Client!!

More Happy Clients have found their perfect investment with Koala Invest&rsquo;s assistance Koala ...

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Special planning proposals provide opportunity for 1,500 homes

Residential development at Lake Munmorah and a proposal to rezone land at Wallarah for employment uses and environmental conservation, are outlined in the Interim Darkinjung Development Delivery Plan Central Coast Council is currently progressing three Darkinjung plannin...

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2020 Tuggerah Lakes Restoration Project launched

A Notice of Motion from Councillor Greg Best called for council to engage all levels of government in the timely lead-up to the 2019 elections, taking a &ldquo;whole of lakes&rdquo; approach through triggering a much needed 2020 Tuggerah Lakes Restoration Project. ...

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NSW GOVERNMENT EYES NEW HOME FOR 4000 OFFICE WORKERS IN PARRAMATTA

The government&rsquo;s property management agency, Property NSW, is calling for expressions of interest to lease office space for more than 4000 staff from 2022. <div class...

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$470 million for the New Maitland Hospital.

The new Maitland Hospital could open as early as 2022, with the successful contractor and project manager announced on Wednesday.The new Maitland Hospital will be almost twice the size of the exist...

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$350m private hospital & medical precinct announced

A joint project by AA Crown Holdings and Northside Group, the $350m Northside Private Hospital and medical precinct will deliver world class medical services to compl...

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Sydney residents move out as city depends on migrants for growth

Thousands of Sydneysiders are leaving their home suburbs for other parts of the city and the state with new figures revealing a slowdown in the capital's runaway population growth.Australian Bureau of Statistics data showed the Greater Sydney area added 93,411 residents ...

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New $470m hospital brings care to country NSW

The new Maitland&nbsp;Hospital will provide an extensive range of adult and paediatric services including emergency, paediatric, maternity, chemotherapy and state-of-the-art operating suites.Located o...

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$780 MILLION TO REDEVELOP JOHN HUNTER HOSPITAL

Families across the Hunter region will benefit from the redevelopment of John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. As the major teaching and referral hospital for our region, this $780 million investment i...

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Yet Another Happy Client!!

More Happy Clients have found their perfect investment with Koala Invest's assistance Koala Invest has help...

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The Hunter Valley Investment Powers On

The project is set to generate 2000 new jobs and will be based at the Hunter Valley Economic Zone (HEZ), near Kurri Kurri at an estimated cost of 4 - 5 billion dollars. ...

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Coast’s water supply network gets $61million boost

Central Coast Council is preparing to deliver one of the region&rsquo;s most significant infrastructure projects &ndash; a nine kilometre water pipeline from Mardi to Warnervale. <div...

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The leading regional economy in Australia:THE HUNTER REGION NSW

The Hunter region has an estimated 322,000 jobs and this is projected to increase to 384,000 by 2036. The Hunter has a GDP of $43 billion, substantially outpacing NT, TAS and ACT. This is in addition to urban development projects totalling nearly $4 billion dollars, vaca...

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$2.8 Billion Tuggerah Precinct Investment : Central Coast

Now is the time to invest in Central coast region as NSW Government pledges $2.8 billion on new infrastructure. With creation of 5000 new homes, around 10,000 jobs created during construction of th...

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Warnervale new public school: Minister reassures parents

NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes has reassured parents that the new Warnervale Public School is on track to be completed by late 2021. ...

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Housing slump bites as Sydney apartments line up for fire sale

Scores of apartments in a multimillion-dollar Sydney complex will be sold in one line by receivers after the project&rsquo;s developer fell victim to Australia&rsquo;s property slump. In a further sign of cracks in the apartment market, receivers and managers Newpoint Advisory are sell...

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Maitland population breaks 80,000

Maitland&rsquo;s population growth is showing no signs of slowing down, with more than 80,000 people now calling city home. Preliminary data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday estimated that 81,235 people lived in Maitland as of June 30 last year, almost 2000 mo...

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Sydney rental reversal: falling rents, rising vacancies as landlords hang on

Fleet leasing executive Rebecca Crowley knew it was time to get out of Sydney when her landlord raised the rent on her two-bedroom apartment in Surry Hills to $900 a week. &nbsp; She and her flatmate were already paying $807 a week. Her shar...

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A Fast Rail Future for NSW

The NSW Government has a vision for vibrant and growing regional&nbsp;economies, providing NSW reside...

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Wyong Hospital redevelopment Pictures and video reveal plan

Designs have been unveiled for the $200 million Wyong Hospital Redevelopment. When complete, the redevelopment will increase the service capacity of the hospital w...

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Kangy Angy Rail Maintenance Facility: design images revealed

The first images of the $300 million new Intercity Fleet maintenance facility at Kangy Angy have been released by the State Government. The cont...

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Buying off-the-plan turns into a nightmare for Surry Hills couple

Apartment buyer Tom Christensen, 31, said buying a Sydney unit off-the-plan has left him &ldquo;scarred&rdquo;. He and his partner bought the inner city property four years ago for $1.65 million and despite being contracted to be completed in 2015 it was only finished this year. <...

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Listings Lurch Higher as Housing Market Conditions Languish

The volume of housing stock listed for sale is currently higher, for this time of year, than it has been in many years. While total stock is elevated, newly listed stock remains at fairly similar levels to recent y...

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Residents seek compensation from 'house of horrors' boarding home

It has been 11 years since the first disturbing allegations began to emerge from the Grand Western Lodge boarding house in the small town of Millthorpe, near Orange, but the residents&rsquo; stories still send a shiver down the spine. &rdquo;The residents have told us how they were bas...

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Third of new units worth less than owners have to pay for them

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