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9 things that turn buyers off

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While every buyer is their own man or woman, there are some common complaints from buyers looking for properties that don’t pass muster. Know what they are and you can avoid them when it’s your turn to sell. Clingy sellers It…

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Are shipping containers really the answer for affordable housing?

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Time for a reality check By Vidyasagar Potdar, Curtin University Housing affordability issues in Australia have resulted in people looking for alternative ways to build accommodation more cheaply. A recent worldwide trend has been to convert shipping containers to liveable accommodation.…

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Rental home horrors & how to solve them

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Every home – rented or not – has its quirks. But what if foliage starts sprouting from your lounge room brick work?  Or no matter how much you scrub your dunny ceiling, a film of mould reappears within a week? Tenants tell…

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Building industry forecasts released

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Building and construction industry forecasts released today document the passing of two booms – mining and residential – and the impact of that on this sector of the Australian economy. The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) today released the latest…

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Construction industry should benefit from Budget 2016

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While last night’s Budget was anything but revolutionary, with little to affect property investors and the world of real estate, one sector that will benefit, according to Master Builders Australia, is the construction industry. “Tradies and builders in the nation’s…

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Political uncertainty on taxes could hit development

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The latest State of the Land report by The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has for the first time in its eight-year history found that uncertainty at the federal level is at greater risk of hurting the property development…

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Women deserve respect on building sites

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Challenging the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) to do better in their treatment of women on building sites is important, and couldn’t be timelier in celebrating International Women’s Day, according to Wilhelm Harnisch, CEO of Master Builders Australia.…

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Permits proving more popular

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There’s been a strong resurgence in the popularity of permit-approved sites in Victoria, with more than $145 million worth of permitted development site sales transacting since November 2015 according to CBRE. The trend is being underpinned by two key factors…

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Debut development nets $400,000 profit

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Premium Content / February 10, 2016 Posted by: Heidi Davoren in Case Studies & Investor Profiles, Premium Content, Property Development Premium Content preview… When Victorian Andrew Rowe decided to take on a development project he had grand plans but was…

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