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Buyers are increasingly bidding above asking prices
06 December 2013

New research from realestate.com has found that across Australia a healthy 41 per cent of property buyers in the market in September and October were willing to bid above the asking price.

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Interest rates remain steady over Christmas break
05 December 2013

In its final meeting of the year the RBA has kept interest rates on hold.

The RBA released a statement that was identical to the previous month, stressing that the value of the Australian dollar was 'still uncomfortably high'.

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Brokers warned about 'scheme promoting'
04 December 2013

Mortgage brokers may be unwittingly breaking the law with investment loans that the Australian Tax Office (ATO) see as 'scheme promoting'.

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What do property buyers want?
02 December 2013

What is it that buyers are after when buying property? The features they might be looking for can depend on how much they are paying for the property, the size and location of the property and who it is that is buying the property, that is, whether the purchaser is an owner-occupier, investor or developer.

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Banks getting nervous around risky mining towns
26 November 2013

It's about to become harder to get finance in mining towns as banks rein in loans in resource sector areas.

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