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A PROFILE OF AUSTRALIAN PROPERTY INVESTORS

An excellent article by the Real Estate Institute of Australia research office Evgeniya Hawthorne. The Real Estate Institute of Australia has long argued that the majority of investors in residential real estate are ordinary mums and dads who have only …

MOUNT BARKER RETAINING WALLS

One of the common costs associated with building in the Mount Barker area is the cost of Retaining. It is also a part of building that is generally underestimated in both its cost and importance. The lack of clear and …

Mount Barker Real Estate & Verification of Identity.

In SA it is now a requirement for all parties in a property transaction to verify their identity as part of the Conveyancing transaction. The introduction of this policy should reduce the risk of fraud, strengthen the integrity of South …

FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN THE AUSTRALIAN HOUSING MARKET.

An excellent article by the Real Estate Institute of Australia research officer Evgeniya Hawthorne. The topic of foreign investors, particularly Chinese investors, pricing out Australian buyers has recently received a lot of media coverage, prompting a Government inquiry to examine whether foreign …

FIRST HOME SAVER ACCOUNT: LOW UPTAKE OF GENEROUS SCHEME TO ASSIST IN SAVING FOR A DEPOSIT.

Another great article by the Real Estate Institute of Australia research officer Evgeniya Hawthorne. The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) is concerned about declining rates of home ownership in Australia and in its Pre- Budget Submission calls on all …

Stamp Duty is not Affordable

Another interesting article by the Real Estate Institute of Australia research officer Evgeniya Hawthorne. The housing sector in Australia contributes nearly $40 billion in taxation revenue to federal, state and local governments each year, or 11% of the total taxation …

Cul de sacs are bad for your health.

Written by Charles Montgomery this post talks about urban design in American cities and the effect it can have on peoples health. Award-winning Canadian journalist Charles Montgomery’s fascinating new book Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design examines how …

Wisteria in Spring

Wisteria announces spring with its vibrant purple flowers climbing over many of our landmark buildings. The Bridgewater Mill is spectacular in its own right but the beautiful scent and flowers from the old wisteria adds another dimension. This tough and …

FENCING IN A MOUNT BARKER RESIDENTIAL AREA

Fencing between neighbouring properties in a new residential area is something that needs to be done and should be a simple process. If neighbours are agreeable, if there is some give and take and understanding of others’ financial situation, provided …

Adelaide Hills in a Picture

The Adelaide Hills are a special part of South Australia and it’s beauty and variety continue to surprise. We have created a page on our website where glimpses of this area can be displayed and enjoyed, even posted to Pinterest …