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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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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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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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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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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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Trade and product shortages amid HomeBuilder Grant-induced building boom 'a perfect storm', industry experts say By Rachel McGhee

Trade and product shortages amid HomeBuilder Grant-induced building boom 'a perfect storm', industry experts say By Rachel McGhee

Australia's building sector is bearing the brunt of a "perfect storm" of events, with near-record new home approvals putting intense pressure on supply chains and sparking construction delays. December 2020 has seen 13,527 new homes approved, the Housing Industry Australia (HIA) said, ...

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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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HomeBuilder’s success has a dark side with building prices set to increase

HomeBuilder’s success has a dark side with building prices set to increase

Metricon Queensland general manager Luke Fryer, with developer Keith Johnson (right), says they are committed to fixed-price contracts and they absorb the price rises. Budding property owners are being urged to lock in the price of new builds with costs set to rise dramatically because...

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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’s Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. But the repercussions of COVID-19 and closed international borders have forced so...

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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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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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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.  New figures have revealed a significant incr...

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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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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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Government Lists 9.5ha Site in Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct

Government Lists 9.5ha Site in Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct

The Queensland government has launched a parcel of development-ready land within the 200-hectare Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct at Southport. Development of the 9.5 hectares, marketed as "Lumina", will be a commercial cluster based within the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge P...

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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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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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Why now might be the time to invest in the property market

Why now might be the time to invest in the property market

A shortage of rental accommodation, multiple applications per property and rising rents are proof that Australia's rental market is undersupplied, with predictions the country could soon see the "biggest rent increases in living memory". Propertyology head of research Simon Pressley sa...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 “whizzkid” 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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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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Teen homeowner Maddie Pickering started saving for home aged 11

An Aussie teenager who started planning and saving for her dream from the age of 11 saved up a $30,000 deposit and hopes to move in to her new home by Christmas. Maddie Pickering, 19, who has worked and saved through her school years, finished her senior matriculation certificate a yea...

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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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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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‘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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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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Gold Coast property in demand from southern state buyers despite the closed border

Gold Coast property in demand from southern state buyers despite the closed border

Queensland&rsquo;s border may be closed to NSW, Victoria and ACT but that&rsquo;s proving no obstacle for property hunters from the southern states, with reports of a surge in buyers snapping up homes sight unseen.</span...

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Ripley Rail Line a Crucial Link in Region’s Infrastructure Chain

Ripley Rail Line a Crucial Link in Region’s Infrastructure Chain

Connectivity is key to transforming the Ripley region over the next decade, with Ripley ...

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Gold Coast Airport Rail Plans Pick Up Steam

Gold Coast Airport Rail Plans Pick Up Steam

Plans are picking up steam to connect the Gold Coast light rail to the airport and create ...

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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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Proportion of first-home buyers in the market hits a decade high

Proportion of first-home buyers in the market hits a decade high

Millennials are leading Australia&rsquo;s house hunting charge as real estate agents across the capitals report a surge in first-home buyers looking to make lemonade from COVID-19 lemons. While investors steer clear of the market and mature property owners resist the...

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Cross River Rail: Everything You Need to Know

Construction on Queensland's biggest infrastructure project, the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail is quickly taking shape. When realised, the Queensland government-led project will comprise a 10.2 kilometre rail line which will run from Dutton Park in Brisbane's southern suburbs to Bowen ...

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Brisbane’s Top 15 Major Projects 2020

Brisbane is officially under construction. Everywhere you look, there is a major construction site underway. A city of 2.5 million, a region of 3.6 million, the city is undergoing monumental change, with 2020 welcoming the start of many new major projects about to come online. The vide...

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Developers report a rise in new home inquiries amid coronavirus restrictions

Developers report a rise in new home inquiries amid coronavirus restrictions

Isolation has put property at the front of people&rsquo;s minds with developers reporting a rising rate of new home inquiries. Home buyers are making virtual inspections of new homes and visiting property websites in increased numbers, despite the limitations imposed...

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Brisbane apartments 'have the highest level of risk

Although the&nbsp;South East Queensland&nbsp;property market will have improved capital growth in 2020, investors should steer well clear of new inner-Brisbane apartments, a leading research house says. Riskwise Property Research expects prices across Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunsh...

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Dexus secures $2.1 billion redevelopment of Brisbane's Eagle Street pier

Dexus secures $2.1 billion redevelopment of Brisbane's Eagle Street pier

Two sparkly new office towers, a variety of restaurants and shops, a green open space, and enhanced riverbank facilities are on the cards for a $2.1 billion Brisbane waterfront master plan. Announced this morning by the Queensland Government the development will be helmed by property g...

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Queensland Push for 2032 Olympics

Queensland Push for 2032 Olympics

A collection of 32 prominent business and sports personalities have urged premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to commit to south-east Queensland's bid for th...

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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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Brisbane house price growth to ‘accelerate’ 19pc in next 3yrs

Brisbane is on the cusp of a mini boom with house prices set to &ldquo;accelerate&rdquo; over the next three years. https://i.postimg.cc/VLTnFTLx/775c2f0c...

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Yet Another Happy Dual Occupancy Client!!

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

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Tenant Demand in Gold Coast Office Market Expected to Rise

Investment activity in the Gold Coast office market was subdued in 2018 with few assets on offer, although Knight Frank expects the tide to change this year with around $90 million in assets hitting the market in 2019's first quarter. post-content singl...

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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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Inner Brisbane Apartment Market to Stabilise in 2019

Brisbane&rsquo;s apartment market has been steadily declining since 2016, but as supply and demand rebalance, inner Brisbane&rsquo;s apartment market is expected to stabilise this year and into 2020. https://i.postimg.cc/pXF6c38B/df7cbd37-5eca-4aad-b25...

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Sunshine Coast Gets $225m Airport Runway in Tourism Boost

The Sunshine Coast will open up to more airborne visitors as a result of the construction of a new airport runway, generating demand for more tourism accommodation and services. al...

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Brisbane’s out-performing real estate markets: Hotspotting’s Terry Ryder

Brisbane is like a car where the engine is revving but it can&rsquo;t move forward because the handbrake is on. The city&rsquo;s property market is poised for an up-cycle but, according to ...

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Australia’s new capital for residential market growth

Brisbane has just earned the title of Australia&rsquo;s top capital for price growth in the luxury residential market for the first time. Brisbane has just earned the title of Australia&rsquo;s top capita...

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How good an investment is south-east Queensland..

Why do we believe we&rsquo;ll see increasing investor interest in this market? Strong population growth, a diversified and growing economy, and substantial investment in infrastructure should combin...

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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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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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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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Big incentives for property investors under new housing package

As part of its housing affordability plans, the federal opposition has announced its plans to incentivise property investors should it come into power next year. post-cont...

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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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Australian sustainable design The challenges, what we’re getting right, and where to from here

The drive behind building more environmentally friendly residential homes is coming from individuals, not government bodies, and cookie-cutter developments are holding us back, according to a think tank assem...

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Sydney home prices just fell at the fastest annual pace since 1990

Australian home prices fell for a 13th consecutive month in October, driven by continued falls in Sydney and Melbourne, the largest and most expensive capital city markets. CoreLogic&rsquo;s Home Value Index slid 0....

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How Have Dwelling Values Shifted Across The Regional Areas Of Australia?

The latest CoreLogic home value index results show the slowdown in the national market has become more broadly based with regional dwelling value growth continuing to slow. In this week&rsquo;s Pulse we lo...

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Major infrastructure projects set to transform Brisbane into a world-class destination

BRISBANE is on the brink of something big. Very big. A generational investment in infrastructure will transform Queensland&rsquo;s capital over the coming decade. ...

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Reliable returns and low holding costs on offer from this ‘disappointing’ state

While one expert has labelled this state as &ldquo;disappointing&rdquo; with a lack of high returns, he di...

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Aussie: 25 Years of Housing Trends

Aussie recently released there 25 Years of Housing Trends report. This report showcases: Strong housing market conditions have boosted household wealth over the past quarter of a century. The ave...

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Domain’s Rental Report: June 2018

Only one capital city&rsquo;s median rental price for houses increased over the June quarter according to the latest&nbsp;Domain Rental Report out today. The national median rental price for houses remained ste...

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Brisbane Office Market's $2 Billion Investment Boom

Brisbane&rsquo;s office market is starting to feel the positive effects of an economic turnaround coupled with a flurry of investment activity, with more than $2 billion worth transactions taking place in the city&...

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Australia’s Top Performing Suburbs Revealed

Despite recent&nbsp;house price weakness...

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Extremes of Australia’s property market growth and decline revealed

The disparate state of Australia&rsquo;s property market has been laid bare in a new report, with prices in some markets falling by 7.4%, while others are booming, with price growth of just over than 16% year-on-...

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Brisbane’s population picks up, but more people moving to Pimpama

BRISBANE is back among Australia&rsquo;s fastest-growing cities thanks to a growth spurt, but more people are flocking to areas outside the state&rsquo;s capital....

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