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  1. City's 'livability' drives up prices

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Institute of Victoria's (REIV) September Property Update revealed that the median price of a house in Melbourne has increased by 6.4 per cent since August to A$520,000 (HK$3.7 million)- ... international population.' Matthew Bell, an economist at Australian Property Monitors, said the trend showed no signs of abating. 'In June 1999, the median price of a Melbourne house was 61 ...

  2. Thunder but no lightning in land of the long white cloud

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Apartments and rents have fallen by around NZ$50 ($274) per week. 'My advice is to try to add value to the property so you counter any lack of house price growth. By adding value, especially ... which is typically the time when house prices are overvalued following the boom phase. Comparing house prices to income (affordability), house prices to rentals (price earnings) and household ...

  3. Market stays balanced after a soft landing

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... the demand is there to pick it up.' Mr Braddick also disputed the much-mooted 'negative wealth' effect. He argued that house prices had doubled over the past five years, and now that they had levelled out, individual wealth had not fallen- it just had not had further gains. 'We do expect house prices will be quite flat until the middle of next year, and beyond that we ...

  4. Burke's final 'hooroo' may signal the end of property infatuation

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... property on a pedestal, it was never going to last. 'The house price growth experienced up to the end of 2003 was clearly unsustainable. While we do not expect any significant falls, we do think house prices are likely to remain relatively subdued for a number of years. Investors have reassessed potential capital gains and should now be more focused on rental yields,' he ...

  5. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Sport raises housing stakes in Brazil

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:08am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson Analysts split on role World Cup has played in surging market in Brazil, writes Peta Tomlinson Home prices remain strong After successfully staging football's World Cup, Brazil has something else to offer: property. However, will time ever be called on a bull run that has seen house prices almost double since 2008? Fitch Ratings kicked off the conversation ...

  6. Property - International

    Dublin's real estate prices increasing while other parts of the country stagnate

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... property prices grew by 3.3 per cent in July, gaining 8 per cent year-on-year. This contrasts with house prices in the rest of Ireland (excluding Dublin), which lost another 0.1 per cent in July. Dublin apartments have done even better, appreciating in value by 11.6 per cent in< 12 months. It's not all joy for owners: even with the recent growth, Dublin house prices remain 52 per ...

  7. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Deals abound in Tasmania

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... of affordable locations, Tasmania claimed the top spot: A$91,000 (HK$656,000) being the median house price in Queenstown, an historic mining town on the west coast. But in the Derwent River suburb of Bridgewater in the southeast, only 19km from the central business district of the capital city Hobart, the median house price last year was still just A$177,822, according to RP Data. While ...

  8. Property - International

    South Korean housing market hindered by traditional system

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:13am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... in a recent report by Nomura, a Japanese investment bank, which notes that South Korea is the only property market in Asia which has failed to bounce back from the global economic crisis. House prices ... Korea's property market couldn't have looked bleaker. National home prices had been falling or, at best, remained flat for 12 straight months- a situation exacerbated in July last year, when ...

  9. How the west has won out

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... is the standout performer in the country's property market, with Perth experiencing an almost 24 per cent increase in house prices in the 12 months to March. According to the Real Estate Institute ... typically selling within 18 days, down from 48 days a year ago. Houses were frequently selling above asking price, Mr Druitt added. 'It's at the point where many agents don't list ...

  10. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    'Golden state' bounces back

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 05:33am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... on the market. In Oakland, the median list house price has risen more than 40 per cent- from US$339,000 to US$479,000 in a year- the report found, while in Orange County, which had record numbers ... (California) came in ninth. Detroit, ranked No 7, enjoyed the "most noteworthy" rise. Despite the city having filed for bankruptcy, median house prices on realtor.com rose 37.8 per cent ...




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