Category Archives: Real Estate

Why we need to stop the shock over Sydney’s sky-high property prices

If you think about it as a popularity contest, then it makes perfect sense. Sydney is the sought-after celebrity everyone wants, so its value has shot through the roof. The cost of buying even a tiny slice of Sydney has become as inflated as a Kardashian/Jenner endorsement fee. It’s not fair, it’s literally not worth the money, but it is Read More


These are the suburbs where househunters are getting discounts

When it comes to real estate prices, the only way isn’t always up. There are places across the country where homes sell for less than their advertised price, but savvy househunters need to know where to look. Vendor discounting is the magical percentage between the original asking price of a property for sale by private treaty and the eventual sale Read More


Residents and development breathe new life into coastal suburb Labrador

RESIDING in the northern corridor of the Gold Coast, Labrador is fast becoming a paradise for residents seeking an affordable and central suburb that is still within arms’ reach of the beach. Younger families are coming in, attracted to the Broadwater views along with one of the best parks on the Gold Coast — Harley park. While the suburb is Read More


Hardware fees not just for cable Internet

Why didn’t you cover AT&T U-verse or Verizon Fios in last weekend’s column about renting or buying cable modems? A. Neither of those fiber-optic services have anything to do with cable — they’re both run by companies that began life as telephone firms, and both were built on top of the phone infrastructure, not cable operators’ separate networks. But after Read More


Brisbane residents fall in love with apartment living

Brisbane is falling in love with apartments – and it’s creating a dramatic shift in the way Brisbanites live. In the inner-southern suburbs, CoreLogic RP Data’s median unit price of $688,750 outstrips the median house price by almost $80,000. Real Estate Institute of Queensland CEO Antonia Mercorella says many significant apartment projects are now well under way. “Like many inner-city Read More


Sprawling Sydney mansion tipped to smash sales record

One of the northern beaches’ largest and most prestigious family estates has hit the market for the first time ever, and is tipped to smash the 2016 sales record out of the park. The sprawling property at 1-3 Amiens Rd, Clontarf, is part of the estate of the late Transfield founder Franco Belgiorno-Nettis, an Italian migrant who came to Australia Read More


Brisbane residents fall in love with apartment living

Brisbane is falling in love with apartments – and it’s creating a dramatic shift in the way Brisbanites live. In the inner-southern suburbs, CoreLogic RP Data’s median unit price of $688,750 outstrips the median house price by almost $80,000. Real Estate Institute of Queensland CEO Antonia Mercorella says many significant apartment projects are now well under way. “Like many inner-city Read More


Sydenham and Homebush West are inner-west Sydney’s cheapest

Only two inner-western Sydney suburbs remain under the million dollar mark, new data reveals. Sydenham and Homebush West still have six figure median house prices, according to CoreLogic RP Data. The median house price in Sydenham is $927,500, an increase of 11.4% in the 12 months to November 2015, and in Homebush West it is up 4% to $980,500. This two-bedroom home at Read More


Sprawling Sydney mansion tipped to smash sales record

One of the northern beaches’ largest and most prestigious family estates has hit the market for the first time ever, and is tipped to smash the 2016 sales record out of the park. The sprawling property at 1-3 Amiens Rd, Clontarf, is part of the estate of the late Transfield founder Franco Belgiorno-Nettis, an Italian migrant who came to Australia Read More