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Australia for Sale

Faraway Bay, the location used in Baz Luhrmann’s movie “Australia”, is up for sale. The award-winning movie, renowned for it’s spectacular backdrop, featured the dramatic twin waterfalls on the King George River. Faraway Bay is nestled on a rocky hilltop overlooking the Timor Sea, 280km north-west of Kununurra in Western Australia.

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One of the Best Beach Houses in Australia

Nominated as one of Australia’s best beach houses, this Chapel Place property in Margaret River in Western Australia – one of Australia’s most celebrated (and beautiful) wine regions – epitomizes everything that coastal living can offer. The house is minimalist by design, embraces environmental consciousness and by using natural materials seamlessly blends into the surroundings.

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Australia Real Estate Guides and Resources

We have Australia real estate resources listed in numerous categories below. Simply click on the link. Buying Guides Economics & Statistics Forums & Blogs Landlord & Tenant Laws Mortgages Taxes Yellow Pages & Directories General Country Links Country Description Investment Climate Newspapers, Magazines & Blogs Travel & Tourism Click on the image below for all […]

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The Most Expensive Places to Live in Australia

Where is Australia’s most expensive suburb and council area? Which state has the most expensive suburbs? These are questions that the Marquette Turner team often get asked, by Australian’s and non-Australian’s alike.

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Australian Real Estate Hotspots for 2010

Simon Turner of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: Property research company, Australian Property Monitors (APM) have released a report stating where they believe the real estate hotspots will be in 2010. Both Brisbane and Perth are listed as the best cities to achieve “bang for ones buck”, and for new buyers there’s still some areas in Melbourne to be rewarded and even in Sydney, where prices can still be below 2007 levels.

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Real Estate News: Reserve Bank of Australia Increases Interest Rates Again

The Reserve Bank of Australia has, on Melbourne Cup Day, raised interest rates. For the second month running, rates have increased by 25 basis points (.25%), increasing from 3.25% to 3.5%. Should the RBA raise rates again in December, it will be the first time Australian rates have ever been increased in three consecutive months.

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The Four Phases of Australian Interest Rates

With Australian interest rates at historic lows, consumers are quite conscious that it won’t last forever. Simon Turner of luxury real estate agency Marquette Turner Luxury Homes in this article talks about the four phases of interest rates that Australia has experienced in the last 30 to 40 years.

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I Still Call Australia Home

Qantas have been producing ads featuring the Peter Allen song “I Still Call Australia Home”, which has become a pseudo national anthem for Australian’s.

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First Home Owner’s Grant (Australia)

AUSTRALIA: If you are planning on buying your first home, then you may be eligible for the First Home Owner Grant (“FHOG”).  It is a national scheme funded by the States and Territories and administered under their own legislation.

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Australia’s property investment blackspots

The Australian has reported that Parramatta, Bankstown and Blacktown have become the home repossession capitals of Sydney. Terry Ryder, property reporter, states that Bankstown offers “a smorgasbord” of reasons not to buy, and the Blacktown/Mt Druitt region is regularly held up as a symbol of society gone wrong. Ethnic tensions, high crime rates and aircraft […]

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