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What the latest Census figures reveal about our housing market


Despite a slow decline in home owners amid a country-wide housing affordability crisis, new Census data has revealed that the notion of possessing property is still achievable. The recent release of Census datas shows that national home ownership and rental

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Golden soil | Quality earth and running water were the defining factors in Australian real estate evaluation 100 years ago


While today suburb prices are dependent on quality cafes and dining establishments, a century ago it was just good soil and running water that was all the rage. Real estate in Sydney has changed drastically since; back then, Bronte was

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Sydney’s sky-high housing prices finally hit turbulence


It seems that Sydney’s rocketing housing prices are finally set to plateau, with June posting the slowest quarterly median home price rise in over a year. Despite the slow growth, however, the current median home price of $880,000 in the

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Back in “bid-ness” | First home buyers return to the market amid stamp duty concessions


First-home buyers have made the most of the Government’s new stamp duty concessions as part of their housing affordability package, returning to the auction market in force over the weekend. The measures, which kicked in on July 1, mean that

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Survey reveals 25-29 year olds believe home ownership is out of their reach

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The Daily Telegraph reports that a national survey, branded as Australia’s largest outside of the official Census, has revealed that over half of NSW residents between 25 and 29 believe that home ownership is no longer realistic. The survey, which

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NSW government announces 15 new priority precincts for Sydney

NSW government announces 15 new priority precincts for Sydney

Fifteen new priority precincts around Inner Western, South West and Northern Sydney have been announced in a move to combat the city’s housing affordability crisis and assist first home buyers. The new precincts are all located nearby public transport and

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Hillsdale continues to attract developers

Hillsdale attracting developers

In Sydney property terms, Hillsdale could be considered an affordable suburb with a median unit price of $653,500. It’s also a lesser-known suburb in heart of south-eastern Sydney, predominantly made up of apartments. has recently reported that a four-level

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Townhouses face competition as developers focus on larger apartments

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Family-sized apartments with features like internal lifts are being used by developers to attract down-sizing baby boomers into suburban areas, the SMH reports. Melbourne’s average apartment size is 95 square metres, but Tony Huang’s Auyin Property Development plans to launch a

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Growth in the North Sydney development sector

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Attracting a price of about $60 million, a potential new mixed-use development has been earmarked for North Sydney at 8 West Street, the SMH reports. The development is a free-standing building over 11 storeys, with 77 parking spots and a

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SMSF property valuations & the superannuation balance transfer cap

SMSF property valuations

This year the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and the Australian Tax Office (ATO) have reported there are close to 600,000 self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) managing $653.8 billion in assets. Recent changes to how much individuals can hold in a

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