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CBA confident of economic recovery as housing market beats expectations

Commonwealth Bank chief executive Matt Comyn says the economy has made a marked recovery over the last six months and he expects more positive trends this year as low interest rates, government stimulus measures and rising house prices support a rebound in activity. After the nation’s biggest bank delivered a $3.9 billion half-year profit on […]

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 […]