Archive for the 'Your Say' Category

The Problem of Australia’s Negative Equity on Real Estate

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

The latest statistical figures from RP Data, a CoreLogic-owned provider of risk management services and investment property information and analytics in Australia and New Zealand, revealed that there is a significant increase in the number of Aussie homeowners who find themselves in negative equity. This means that their properties, as of the time of study, […]

I Still Call Australia Home – Peter Allen

Friday, November 20th, 2009

I’ve been to cities that never close down From New York to Rio and old London town But no matter how far or how wide I roam I still call Australia home I’m always traveling, I love being free And so I keep leaving the sun and the sea But my heart lies waiting over […]

My Lifestyle Change – Part One -

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

No, not THE change of life dont get that confused, although, that is looming ever so closer, but change of lifestyle. My story starts as a suburban girl who wanted to live closer to her horse, so moved 40 minutes south of Sydney to a semi-rural coastal community on the South Coast of New South […]

Australians’ Favourite Biscuit

Monday, November 16th, 2009

THe ANZAC Biscuit History During World War 1, the wives, mothers and girlfriends of the Australian soldiers were concerned for the nutritional value of the food being supplied to their men. Here was a problem. Any food they sent to the fighting men had to be carried in the ships of the Merchant Navy. Most […]

An iconic poem about Australia

Friday, November 13th, 2009

My Country by Dorothea McKellar (1885–1968) The love of field and coppice, Of green and shaded lanes, Of ordered woods and gardens Is running in your veins. Strong love of grey-blue distance, Brown streams and soft, dim skies – I know but cannot share it, My love is otherwise. I love a sunburnt country, A […]

Interesting Facts About Australia

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Our Landscape A wide, brown land Australia is the sixth largest country in the world. It’s about the same size as the 48 mainland states of the USA and 50 per cent larger than Europe, but has the lowest population density in the world – only two people per square kilometre. Beach paradise Australia’s coastline […]

City or the Bush

Friday, December 12th, 2008

The terms sea change (moving to coastal areas) and tree change (moving inland) have become very popular in Australia to describe those from metropolitan cities seeking new life styles and opportunities within Regional Australia. We actually dislike the terms because (in our view) they deliver the wrong messages. However, we have used them because they […]

What is a Lifestyle Property?

Friday, December 12th, 2008

We hear that term used a lot, but what does it mean exactly? When looking over the internet I found that a Lifestyle Property seemed mainly to be a property or piece of real estate, that is set in a rural, coastal or tourist area. Not one was found in a city setting. These properties […]

Will I sell my property privately, with no agent?

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Or should I choose an agent? As with most things there are fors and againsts in any decision we try to make. Who knows and loves a property more than the owner/occupier? The resident of a house knows fully all the wonderful benefits, points and aspects of their home and property and are able to […]

Housing Affordability in Australia – A Hot Election Issue

Friday, October 19th, 2007

Housing affordability in Australia has emerged as a major election issue, after the First Home Buyer Affordability Index, compiled by the Housing Industry Association and the Commonwealth Bank, fell to its lowest level. Prime Minister Howard says he understands there is a problem with housing affordability. “You won’t solve it by releasing for housing the […]