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  • Shop Local Initiative

    Lane Cove residents will have noticed an alarming number of local businesses closing over the past year with a weak economy combining with the closure of Rosenthal car park for redevelopment causing weakness in local shopping appetite. This week we saw the closure of well loved Big Barra Seafoods, which leaves yet another space in … Read more

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  • Property sentiment growing as house prices predicted to keep rising

    Property market sentiment has rebounded, with a greater percentage of Australians reporting they are feeling positive towards the current market. That was the standout finding from ME’s third Quarterly Property Sentiment Report, conducted in October 2019. The report shows sentiment towards the property market has improved considerably over the past quarter, with 42 per cent of … Read more

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  • Busiest week for auctions for the year

    CoreLogic has reported 2,610 homes taken to auction across the combined capital cities this week. This represents a 33.5 per cent increase on last week to record the busiest week for auctions since early December 2018. The higher activity returned a preliminary auction clearance rate of 75.3 per cent, which … Read more

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  • How to invest in real estate without affecting your lifestyle

    Most investors buy property as a means to securing a better financial future, but sometimes our future comes at the expense of our current lifestyle. But there are ways to minimise investing expenses so you can still indulge in dinners out, a gym membership and even the occasional holiday abroad. … Read more

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  • Fundamentals in place for a growth in Sydney property prices – REINSW

    The decline in housing prices experienced across Sydney in the past year is likely plateauing, according to the Real Estate Institute of NSW, backing up Ray White Lane Cove’s own analysis and empirical evidence we published mid-June. As a further slump in median house prices is met with improving … Read more

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  • RBA rate cut hot off the press!

    As was broadly expected, at today’s RBA meeting interest rates have been cut by 0.25%, bringing interest rates to a historic low of 1.25%. This is positive for real estate and also the broader economy which is in much need of a boost. Expectation is that banks will pass a … Read more

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  • New residential tenancy laws

    Parliament has passed a series of amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010, which are designed to increase protection and certainty for renters, while ensuring that landlords can protect their investment and effectively manage their properties. It’s important that landlords in particular are aware of the changes and how they … Read more

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  • A Little RAY of Giving

    Every child deserves to smile this Christmas. We’d like to send A Big Thank You to everyone who has contributed to our collection under the tree. We collected nearly 100 gifts half of which had already been distributed by Rotary last week. But there’s still time to donate. Our … Read more

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  • Sydney Property Market Musings

    Readers will know I have been relatively bullish on the Sydney property market for the past three years, especially on inner-ring suburbs close to the CBD and transport. There will come a time, perhaps this year, when market sentiment will change and we will experience a flattening of prices. I … Read more

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  • Real Estate Market Update

    As always, buyer sentiment is heavily influenced by the combination of local area market conditions and the overall macroeconomic environment. The Reserve Bank’s decision last week to leave the official cash rate on hold at the historical low of 1.5% was widely expected amid the current low inflation environment. News.com.au … Read more

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