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Rents fall in Darwin and Perth

06 August 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, General

The cost of renting a home in Darwin and Perth has fallen in the past year but costs have risen in other capital cities. House rents in Darwin have fallen by 3.3% in the past 12 months to an average of $580 while units (apartments) have dropped 6.1% to $465. The cost of renting a house in Perth has also fallen, by 4.3% to $445, and rents on units have dropped 4.6% to $420. Rents…

Big rise in Hobart tourists

06 August 2015 In: Travel, Hobart, Tasmania, General

More hotels are needed in Hobart as result of a big rise in the number of tourists visiting the city. Room occupancy rates are predicted to reach 80% in the next two years, prompting calls for more hotels to be build in Hobart and across Tasmania. There are also calls for more flights into the city to cope with an expected rise in tourist numbers over the next six months. The Tasmanian government is spending…

Biggest snow in Hobart for 30yrs

04 August 2015 In: Hobart, Tasmania, General

The city of Hobart is experiencing its’ biggest snowfall for three decades. Residents awoke this week to find a blanket of snow had fallen across city in the biggest dump of ‘white stuff’ since 1986. The snow has even fallen on some beaches around Hobart. Meteorologists say record snowfall comes from very cold air that has travelled in a big cold front up from Antarctica. There was a big snowfall in Hobart in 2005 but…

Pastry Chef wanted in Hobart

25 July 2015 In: Jobs, Hobart, Tasmania, General

A leisure services company is seeking Pastry Chefs to work in Hobart Tasmania. The client is seeking a creative and passionate Pastry Chef to join their team and utilise their skills, knowledge and creative flair to produce a variety of specialty cakes and desserts. Do you want to take up a new challenge in the beautiful surroundings of Tasmania? To be successful you will demonstrate: A proven track record in a la carte and production…

Sydney – Hobart Yacht race

25 July 2015 In: Sydney, Hobart, Tasmania, Sport, General

Almost 120 entries have been received for the annual Rolex Sydney-to-Hobart Yacht race to be staged by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. Due to the large number and sheer size of some yachts, there will be three start lines this year. The last time numbers topped 100 was in 2004, when 116 boats started, although just 59 finished. Five super maxis, 10 international entries, previous overall and line honours winners, old timers, record breaking…

Home rental costs in Australia

19 July 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart

Rents have fallen in Darwin by 16.4% for houses and 9.8% for units over the past year. Rents also fell in Perth (6.2% for houses and 4.9% for units), according to latest research. The number of empty properties available for rent across Australia rose by 2.4% last month. Almost 73,000 houses and units (apartments) were available for rent in June, compared to 71,970 in May, according to latest research. Perth and Canberra saw the biggest…

Hobart high on property yields

18 July 2015 In: Property, Finance, Hobart, Tasmania, General

Hobart has been named as one of the best holiday destinations in Australia in which to invest in rental property. The capital of Tasmania is ranked fourth in the country for rental yields on houses and tenth for unit rentals, according to a new survey. Hobart is ranked behind Cessnock, Margaret River and Adelaide but ahead of Cairns, Noosa, Port Douglas, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. Hobart with its average house price of $521,000 returns a…

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…

Winter comes to Hobart

11 July 2015 In: Hobart, Tasmania, General

Frost and ice has blanketed Hobart as winter arrives in Tasmania. Hobart has experienced one of its coldest July mornings in over a decade. The temperature dropped to 0C in Hobart, the lowest July reading since 2001. The temperature is well below the minimum July average of 5C and is also the coldest in Hobart for two years. The lowest temperature recoded in the state was -9C. In the South, the lowest temperatures were at…

Flag raising ceremony in Hobart

08 July 2015 In: Hobart, Tasmania, General

Celebration of the multi-cultural society in Australia took place in Hobart with a ceremony to mark the raising of the official Aboriginal Flag. The Aboriginal flag is an official flag of Australia and was recognised under Federal legislation in July 1995. Designed by Aboriginal Elder Harold Thomas the flag symbolises Aboriginal identity. The top half of the flag is black to represent the Aboriginal people. The red in the lower half represents the red earth…

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