Chinese nationals aren’t the only foreigners splurging on Australian property


Over the past 12 months there has been much debate regarding the impact of Chinese investment on residential real estate.  In one corner we have Simon Henry, CEO of Juwai, the Shanghai -based Chinese property portal, arguing that Chinese investment is propping up our economy and warning against tighter rules;  “At a point when foreign […]

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Top Ten things you hate about buying property in Sydney

It’s a world of pain out there! We talked to hundreds of home buyers, property investors and some realestate agents too (they also buy property!). These are their top ten hates. Please let us know if you think we have it wrong! Number 10: Driving round every Saturday looking at properties that don’t resemble the […]

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Five reasons the Chinese Nouveau Riche want your home


It can be pretty frustrating trying to buy Australian property in areas popular with the Chinese buyers.  Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne are seeing Chinese money pouring into realestate with no sign of a slow down. While there has been some public backlash and a crack down on agents skirting foreign investment rules, the boom is […]

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The inconvenient truth about suburbs


It’s easy to be fooled by a suburb name.  Even very expensive suburbs have bad neighbourhoods. It could be a busy road, a public housing block or a noisy hotel.  If you bought there before finding out you probably don’t want to talk about it until you can sell. Buying a cheaper property in a […]

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Five reasons Sydney Mega Councils might improve your life


With so many councils trying to block the NSW Government’s push for amalgamation and claiming mega councils will be the end of local democracy,  we thought we would look at the contrary position.  Here are five reasons mega councils could improve things for most citizens. 1. Lower rates  Consolidating staff and  service infrastructure will reduce […]

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Sydney’s second airport set to transform the city


After decades of argument, procrastination and deeply democratic consultation, Sydney is finally moving ahead with its urgently needed second airport.  Located at Badgery’s Creek  in Western Sydney, the airport will drive social and economic change in the local area and underpin growth in Sydney and NSW in general. Work has commenced with the airport planned […]

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