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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. […]

Artist’s notebook reveals what Sydney’s real estate market was like a century ago

 A small notebook unearthed at Mittagong rubbish tip, in the NSW Southern Highlands, and detailing a Sydney couple’s real estate adventures is charming readers more than a century on.Outwardly grubby and missing its cover, the notebook was donated to the State Library of NSW in 1984.It sat among the bulging manuscript stacks in the library […]

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 […]

Covid-19 hands millennials massive win

The Covid-19 pandemic has delivered a blessing in disguise for young Australians, putting home ownership within reach. The virus has slowed down the real estate industry and reduced demand from overseas investors, meaning prices have come down nationally. New research from online bank ING showed that this slowdown has made buying a home more achievable […]

Should agents fear the September cliff?

Real estate agents and mortgage brokers are being advised not to fear the “September cliff”, as business can still be transacted without government support. The September cliff could see house prices plummet as JobSeeker payments are halved, JobKeeper payments are removed and banking deferral of loans are ended. During a recent recording of What’s Making Headlines, host […]