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Bohnock has a little Secret

A country within a town within a state, within a country. That’s the secret that little Bohnock holds. Situated south of the Manning River South Channel is this rather unusual piece of landscape. Carved up from the earth, a seemingly very country proud Australia has gone to the effort of creating their own little Australia. […]

Sydney rents: Influx of short-stay accommodation puts downward pressure on longer-term rent prices

Landlords of short-stay rentals in the heart of Sydney that once fetched hundreds of dollars a night have been forced to return them to the long-term rental market amid the pandemic, with the supply glut slashing prices for locals. Some owners of traditional rental properties are renovating dated listings to compete better with the influx […]

first homebuyers a golden ticket to property ownership

Market forces and a raft of government support packages have made it the ideal time for Sydney’s long-frustrated first homebuyers to be hunting for property, housing pundits claim. First homebuyers Ellouise Dunn and Robert Cacciola got government support to buy a unit. Picture: Brett CostelloSource:News Corp Australia First homebuyers are being urged to capitalise on […]

Melbourne real estate sector could come to a grinding halt under strict new rules: Lockdown 2.0

Home-builders can now only have five workers on site during stage four restrictions in Melbourne. Photo: Metricon Melbourne’s real estate market could come to a grinding halt under strict new stage four rules announced by the Victorian government on Monday. Despite releasing directives that showed online auctions and private one-on-one inspections could still go ahead at 6pm […]

Gold Coast house prices lift

While the COVID-19 crisis has hit house prices across the country, there’s one major region where they’ve risen – the Gold Coast. And experts believe the pandemic is what’s actually caused the healthy 1.5 per cent lift over the June quarter, with so many Sydneysiders and Melburnians taking a long hard look at their lives […]

Most profitable postcodes

Homeowners in some of Sydney’s most sought after pockets have been reselling their properties for an average of $1.3 million above the prices they paid for them, a new study indicated. The CoreLogic pain and gain report examined the average profit home sellers made in various city markets over the first three months of the […]

How JobKeeper can help stop property ‘falling off a cliff’

Housing prices and industries will benefit from extended JobKeeper payments. The extension to Australia’s JobKeeper program will do more to protect housing prices and industries than the federal government’s HomeBuilder scheme, experts have claimed. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Tuesday that the employment support program would be expanded into 2021, though payments will reduce from […]