Archive for August, 2007

Wake up to a new Australian dream

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

It doesn’t always make financial sense to own a home. We do the sums. To rent or to buy, that is the question more househunters are asking as affordability sinks to its lowest ebb in a quarter of a century. Yet it is not a simple question to answer. The Housing Industry Association-Commonwealth Bank Housing […]

Property running hot

Friday, August 17th, 2007

MELBOURNE and Canberra were the standout performers in a mixed bag of capital city housing results for the June quarter while unit prices are improving nationwide. Melbourne house prices jumped 6.5 per cent to a median of $398,217, the strongest growth in six years, according to researcher Australian Property Monitors. But it was a different […]

Property For Sale Midgee South Australia

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

Rural living or working farm, a perfect place to raise horses or cattle and the best country lifestyle for children and family. Beautiful wildflowers, birds and wildlife. Massive dam. View this Property

Police recruit estate agents in drug war

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

POLICE are enlisting real estate agents as spies in their battle to uncover clandestine drug laboratories in suburban homes. Property managers, who inspect hundreds of rental houses and flats a year, have been urged to look out for tell-tale signs of amphetamine manufacturing. These include large amounts of cold and flu tablets (these contain a […]

Unaffordable housing ‘a myth’

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

HOME ownership rates for the mainstream family – a couple with dependent children under 15 – have improved over the past 10 years despite the doubling of property prices in that time. New census data supplied to the Weekend Australian yesterday challenges the conventional wisdom that housing has become less affordable for this pivotal group. […]