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Regional cities

Housing in the major capital cities is moving beyond the reach of first home buyers.  And at the other end of the life cycle, older people are finding that their greatest financial asset to fund retirement is often the family home.  These phenomena are creating some interesting push and pull factors driving Australia’s regional cities. […]

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Investing in regional Australia

As housing markets in regional Australia have increasingly turned negative, people have become reluctant to invest in areas outside the metropolitan capitals.  But there are good property investments further afield; it’s just a matter of knowing what to look for. Historically, investment in regional Australia has occurred either with increases in local population or strong […]

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Polycentric cities

One of the utopian ideals for planners has been the polycentric city. Unlike the model we currently have in most places around the world where cities are made up of one large CBD with satellite suburbs fanning out.  A polycentric city would have a number of similar sized centres, each offering the full range of […]

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Manufactured housing estates

Not so long ago, retirees looking to sell up the family home and move into a retirement living facility, may have faced a stark contrast in their options.  On the one hand, a traditional retirement village complex consisting of well-appointed, bricks and mortar buildings.  On the other, a caravan park. In terms of amenity, it’s […]

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Going places

With more and more people choosing to fly, and airport traffic around the country on the increase, we can tell you that airports present a great opportunity for long-term investment. One of the main features of airports is that public transport systems are built to connect them with the CBD.  This is because public transport […]

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The long term housing equation

Whatever is happening in the housing market, whether it’s a building boom in one part of the country or a lack of supply in another, one thing is certain; in the long term shelter is required for all Australians. But not all Australians want the same type of roof over their heads in the same […]

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October E-News

Message from the CEO It may sound strange, but the next ‘big thing’ for those of us in the property business is “mobility”. Our big news in October is Brian Haratsis will launch his new book, Autropolis: The Diverse Mobility Revolution on November 23 in Sydney. We are also focused on the Greater Sydney Commission’s recent release […]