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Rental costs across Australia

13 July 2015 In: Property, Finance, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, General

Only four state capitals in Australia saw an increase in house rents in the past 12 months. Sydney was the only city to see house rents rise in the past quarter, with the weekly average rate up 1.9% to a record high of $530. Rental growth in two capital cities remains flat while prices have fallen in two capital cities. Latest figures from Core Logic RP Data show capital gains ranged from +16.2% in Sydney…

28% rise in Darwin house sales

08 July 2015 In: Property, Darwin, General

The number of properties listed for sale in Darwin has increased 28.8% in the past 12 months. In the latest nationwide survey Perth was the only other capital city to see an increase in properties for sale in the year to June 2015. Perth and Darwin saw year-on-year increase in listings, with total Perth listings up 14.8% and total Darwin listings up 28.8% Sydney has seen the biggest fall in sales listings with the number…

$5.6bn for Northern Australia

07 July 2015 In: Finance, Darwin, Northern Territory, General

The $5.6bn re-development of Northern Australia will be boosted by a new ‘one-stop’ investment service to be based in Darwin. “The development of Northern Australia is a core focus of the Australian Government. The new service will identify priority investment projects that will deliver immediate tangible benefits to residents, with the office set to focus primarily on major projects starting at $50 million and above,” said Warren Truss, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure…

Record exports for Northern Territory

07 July 2015 In: Darwin, General

The Northern Territory of Australia has set a new record for the export of live cattle. More than 613,470 head of cattle were exported from Darwin Port in the last financial year, a 51% increase on 2014’s record of 406,055 head. Chief Minister Adam Giles said: “Growth of the live export industry has been spectacular and is worth $230 million per year for the Northern Territory economy. The industry will play an integral part in…

Volcano grounds Australia flights

05 July 2015 In: Travel, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, Cairns, Adelaide, South Australia, General

Flights in and out of Darwin, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Cairns were grounded by ash from an Indonesian volcano. A tourist flight between Darwin and Bali was one of 13 Jetstar flights cancelled due to ash from Mount Raung in Eastern Java that has been erupting for two days. Flights across Australia were cancelled upon advice from the Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre, one of nine around the world that monitors all active volcanoes in…

Firework celebrations in Darwin

01 July 2015 In: Darwin, Northern Territory, General

July 1st in Northern territory is the annual ‘cracker day’ when tens of thousands celebrate their independence with giant firework displays. Just like Guy Fawkes day (Nov 5th) in Britain, the night sky is lit up with exploding fireworks from public displays and DIY celebrations among households across the city and state. Residents of Darwin will gather at Mindil Beach to watch a big professional display while families load up the Barbie and set off…

Apartments/Units in Darwin

29 June 2015 In: Property, Darwin, General

As an example of new apartments available in Darwin, here is a spacious (178m2) well maintained unit close to city centre. It comes with two under cover car parks with easy walking distance to Wharf and waterfront as well as city night spots. Enjoy the privacy and security of Level 7 living Admire the views over Frances bay, the duck pond, and beyond Three good size bedrooms all with built in robes En-suite to master…

Average house prices in Australia

21 June 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, South Australia, General

Average house prices in Australia have risen to almost $660,000 with Darwin showing the largest increase among the capital cities. Sydney’s average house price is close to $1 million but property prices in some cities have fallen. Average property prices overall have increased by almost 9% over the past 12 months, driven by a rising population, a shortage of property and low interest rates. But there is some good news – average price of apartments…

Best place to buy property in Australia

20 June 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, South Australia, General

Hobart, Brisbane and Darwin are currently the best (ie: cheapest) places to buy property in Australia. A new report shows that the best property buyer markets are outside capital cities in regions linked to the mining sector where the property market is now slowly moving in favour of buyers due to high supply and low demand. The most favourable conditions for buyers in Australia’s state capitals are in Brisbane, Hobart and Darwin. Queensland, Western Australia,…

$1.2bn boost for northern Australia

18 June 2015 In: Darwin, Northern Territory, General

Northern Australia is to get $1.2 billion in new money in a bid to boost infrastructure, jobs and business. Prime Minister Tony Abbott this week unveiled a new 20-year plan for the region that also includes new roads and water resources. “If the north does well, our country does well,” Abbott told reporters. “The money will go towards better infrastructure and more efficient and effective land use. It’s directed towards making the north more attractive…

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