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Where Are Property Prices Growing Australia-Wide?

Australia's property downturn seems to have already found the floor, but some suburbs in Australia appeared unscathed – and even managed to record robust sales volumes and sustained price growth. The latest Hotspotting Price Predictor Index listed 10 precincts in Australia where suburbs performed steadily amid the downturn. The index took into consideration the sales volume recorded in each local housing market as well as price growths. "The reality is that it's rare for one suburb to star while its neighbours under-perform. Market performance tends to happen in clusters, with a group of suburbs with similar qualities being influenced by the same factors, such as a major new piece of infrast

Reno Focus: Kitchen

The kitchen is the big-ticket item in every renovation. It is the room in the house that sees the most action, and it has everything going on – cooking, refrigeration, dishwashing, cleaning, eating and everyday living. It is often the first room a potential buyer looks at when walking into a home, which is why it stands to reason that a great kitchen renovation can increase the appeal of a home and add value. After all, the kitchen is considered the heart of a home. However, because of its importance, it can also quickly turn into a money pit when you’re in renovation mode. Your budget will dictate how much you spend on your kitchen renovation. If you will be living in your home for 10 to 15

How Property Styling Boosts Sale Price

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover – but buyers can and do judge a property by its presentation. With property styling, sellers can rise above the competition and negotiate the best possible profit. In a digital age where buyers generally first view a potential new home or investment online, your property obviously needs to make a strong visual first impression. As the seller, you want the property you are aiming to offload to look its very best, to appeal to as many potential buyers as possible. Think of your home as a model. Professional models who sell products typically require some help to look as good as they do on promotional material: hair, makeup, styling, good lighting. The sa

June quarter figures show 'all is well' in SA housing market

The Real Estate Institute of South Australia has welcomed the Valuer-General’s median house price data for the 2019 June quarter, with Vice President Robin Turner saying it shows that confidence had "returned to both vendors and buyers". New data showing an increase in the number of house sales across metropolitan Adelaide and South Australia reflects the state's appeal to investors and home buyers alike, the Real Estate Institute of South Australia says. The Valuer-General's house price data for the June quarter indicates there was a quarterly increase of almost 10 per cent in the number of sales across metropolitan Adelaide, and about six per cent across South Australia. There has also bee

The Best-Performing Suburbs In Australia

The country’s best-performing suburbs have defied the market’s downward trend over the past 12 months, according to Domain’s June quarter house price report. Mount Pleasant was at the top growth spot in the country, with its median house price increasing 26.5% in the 12 months to June 2019, according to the report. Brisbane’s Chelmer suburb experienced a 25.5% rise in median house value, the figures showed. Other suburbs with strong growth included the wealthy Sydney suburb of Vaucluse, Wallaroo in South Australia, Tasmania’s East Devonport, and Wonthaggi in Gippsland, Victoria, the report showed. Here are the best performing suburbs in the country for houses with their year-on-year increase

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