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Adelaide to host Solar Challenge

14 October 2015 In: Travel, Darwin, Adelaide, General

A pioneering solar-powered car has been shipped across the world for a record-breaking road race in Australia. The car, called Stella Lux and built by students at Eindhoven University of Technology, is due to take part in the World Solar Challenge, a 3,000km race between the Australian cities of Darwin and Adelaide The vehicle (pictured) was shipped by TNT from the Netherlands to Liege in Belgium before flying to Singapore and Melbourne to be ready…

Rental costs fall in Australia

09 October 2015 In: Travel, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, General

The cost of renting a house or apartment in Australia has fallen by almost 9% in the past 12 months. A huge increase in the number of residential properties – especially units (apartments) – that have come onto the market over the past couple of years has created an over-supply of properties and forced landlords to reduce rents in many major cities. In Perth, rents are at a three year low and the number of…

Joan Baez tour of Australia

03 October 2015 In: Darwin, Cairns, Adelaide, Brisbane, New Zealand, Entertainment, General

Legendary folk singer Joan Baez is currently on a nationwide tour of Australia. For more than 50 years the American singer and activist has been an outspoken figure in the cultural and political life of the US. She is part-Spanish, part-Scottish and she sings in Spanish and English on the more than 30 albums she has released during her career. Apart from her own self-penned material, Joan has covered songs by contemporary stars as Ryan…

House prices fall in Australia

02 October 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, General

The price of residential property has fallen in half of all capital cities in Australia. In the past three months the value of residential property in half of Australia’s capital cities has decreased, with traditional ‘hotspot’ Sydney seeing flat price growth. Darrell Todd of thinkingaustralia says: “A fall in house prices is good news for buyers and migrants seeking to purchase their first home down under. I have been predicting a housing price slowdown since…

Darwin out-performs capitals

01 October 2015 In: Property, Darwin, Northern Territory, General

House price growth in Darwin has exceeded all other capital cities in Australia over the past decade. Latest official figures show Darwin was the strongest performing city during the mining boom and far ahead of second place Perth. And the city’s growth trend continues with record demand for new apartments. And more new buyers are purchasing their homes off-plan. Industry observers predict rising demand for units in Darwin will continue well into 2016. The average…

House prices fall in Australia

24 September 2015 In: Migration, Property, Finance, Perth, Darwin, General

The price of homes in Perth and Darwin in Australia has dropped by almost 2% in the past 12 months. Although house and unit prices have risen in Sydney and Melbourne in the past year, house price inflation is slowing down in other cities and in Perth and Darwin prices have shown a marked fall. In the past three months Capital city residential property prices rose 8.9% in Sydney and in Melbourne by 4.2%. In…

$50bn boost for Australia cities

23 September 2015 In: Jobs, Migration, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Economy, General

Major cities across Australia such as Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, are to benefit from $50bn in new infrastructure projects. The money has been set aside by the government to fund a wide range of projects including new road and rail links, hospitals and community facilities to keep pace with the rapidly expanding population of Australia’s capital cities. Darrell Todd of thinkingaustralia says: “This is great news for potential migrants as thousands of skilled workers will…

Australia house prices fall

16 September 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, General

The price of homes in 50% of Australia capital cities has fallen over the past three months. Darwin recorded the biggest fall in values with prices dropping by 3.2% over the past quarter. Prices in Perth were down by 1.5%, Canberra is 0.8% lower and Adelaide prices are slightly lower, at 0.1%. The average price of a house in Adelaide is now $425,000 while average cost of a Unit (apartment) is $342,000. While prices in…

$32bn in Australia home loans

15 September 2015 In: Property, Finance, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Victoria, General

New Government lending rules aimed at cooling the property market in Australia has yet to have a big impact on home loan demand. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 53,095 home loans were approved in July, a rise of 0.3% on the previous month. The total value of all dwelling commitments also increased with more than $32 billion in home loans written in July. Major banks and finance house in Australia have recently changed…

Australia home rents falling

10 September 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, Victoria, Tasmania, General

The cost of renting a house in Australia has fallen by 1% and across the country combined rent is increasing at its slowest on record. Rent inflation is slowing down as the construction boom brings tens of thousands of new homes onto the market in Australia’s capital cities. And in three major cities rental costs have fallen in the past 12 months, in one case by over 10%. Sydney, at $592 per week, remains the…

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