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A Moving Miracle: Episode 1 - The search for a home

A Moving Miracle: Episode 1 - The search for a home | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
Moving in a hurry doens't have to be hard with the right tools, as our Christmas drama reveals.
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Paul Simpson's curator insight, May 2, 2014 8:58 AM

This is a good read. What do you think?

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4 problems that could ruin your mortgage - MSN Real Estate

4 problems that could ruin your mortgage - MSN Real Estate | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
Follow these tips to ensure your home purchase goes smoothly.
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Sydney's an easy sell for the Chinese

Sydney's an easy sell for the Chinese | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
In Shanghai, Domain Prestige Property Reporter Lucy Macken says Australia's a breath of fresh air.
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What to buy in a bull market

What to buy in a bull market | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
Opportunities still good for longer term gain.
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Paul Simpson's curator insight, May 2, 2014 9:03 AM

You really cant go wrong investing in the property market. Just do your research and use an honest agent to help with the purchase or sale!

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First home buyers squeezed as investor borrowing hits record levels

First home buyers squeezed as investor borrowing hits record levels | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
First-home buyers continue to struggle to enter the housing market even as it grows, as investors take on record levels of home loan borrowing.
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Hoarder's home surprises at auction

Hoarder's home surprises at auction | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
Six bidders compete for unit abandoned 20 years ago.
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Apartment of the week: Kirribilli

Apartment of the week: Kirribilli | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
Walk into this apartment and you're confronted by the in-your-face snapshot of one of the world's great harbours.
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Micro mansions

Micro mansions | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
Smaller than most studio apartments, these two projects celebrate the benefits of a compact design.
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House price rise slows to a crawl

House price rise slows to a crawl | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
The strong run for the housing market may have hit its peak, with capital city prices rising at the slowest rate in half a year.
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Buyers burned by frantic auction market turning to new or off-the-plan apartments

Buyers burned by frantic auction market turning to new or off-the-plan apartments | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
Inner-city buyers who have missed out in Sydney's frantic auction market are turning to off-the-plan or newly built apartments.
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Sydney property boom delivers record stamp duty receipts to NSW's coffers

Sydney property boom delivers record stamp duty receipts to NSW's coffers | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
Sydney's residential property boom has delivered a record month of stamp duty receipts for the NSW government as the market prepares for what is expected to be the busiest auction weekend in history.
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Another bumper weekend for Sydney auction market

Another bumper weekend for Sydney auction market | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
Sydney's weekend auction market shows no signs of slowing down, with another bumper weekend in store for the city's buyers and sellers.
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Half of home owners plan renovations, study shows

Half of home owners plan renovations, study shows | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
More than half of Australian home owners plan to renovate in the next four years.
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Paul Simpson's curator insight, August 21, 2014 5:04 AM

Especially now with interest rates so low...

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A house that speaks, with feeling

A house that speaks, with feeling | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
A daring, remote temple of a house evokes delight, joy, and respect for the power and beauty of the Australian bush, and so much more.
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Paul Simpson's curator insight, May 2, 2014 9:01 AM

This is a great article and worth a read!

Paul Simpson's curator insight, August 21, 2014 5:05 AM

Gorgeous....

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Sydney Central Park project shows sustainable living

Sydney Central Park project shows sustainable living | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
Inner-city developments, such as One Central Park in Sydney’s Chippendale, have thrown the outdated logic of fleeing city centres for the suburbs on its head.
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Better safe than sorry for unit block pools

Better safe than sorry for unit block pools | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
Strata schemes need stricter observance of safety rules than houses.
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Old becomes gold in Dulwich Hill

Old becomes gold in Dulwich Hill | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
After 70 years in the same hands, this house will have its narrative continued by a new family.
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A very Sydney Christmas: all they want is to sell their home

A very Sydney Christmas: all they want is to sell their home | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
The fortnight before Christmas is a time when most Sydneysiders traditionally battle crowded shops, wrapping presents and stocking the fridge with turkey.
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Rates on hold as market slows

Rates on hold as market slows | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
At this last meeting of the year, Reserve Bank keeps rates at 2.5%.
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Buyers and sellers meet in the middle

Buyers and sellers meet in the middle | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
Sydney market passes its greatest ever test.
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Sydney's record-breaking selling season reaches peak as 902 properties go under the hammer

Sydney's record-breaking selling season reaches peak as 902 properties go under the hammer | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
Auctioneers are booked out, sellers have champagne on ice and agents are expecting a big payday - spring's crescendo is upon us.
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Home truths: DIY renovating means knowing your limits

Home truths: DIY renovating means knowing your limits | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
An expert advises which jobs you should do yourself, and which you should outsource.
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Could you manage it all by yourself?

Could you manage it all by yourself? | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
Buying an investment property isn't the end of the story. You need to manage it and that can, sometimes, be very tricky.
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Has Germany Figured Out the Way to Keep Rents Affordable?

Has Germany Figured Out the Way to Keep Rents Affordable? | The Australian Real Estate Market | Scoop.it
The country has passed new set of rules to make sure city dwellers don't get priced out of their neighborhoods. Will it work?

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Richard W J Brown's curator insight, November 22, 2013 7:05 AM

Many commentators in the UK cite Germany as a model for the private rental sector for the UK to copy but as you can see there are still some issues arising in their system also.

 

The irony is that the predictability of their system also makes this appealing to investors, so perhaps they have got it more or less right after all...?