Townhouses vs Houses vs Apartments

Townhouses vs Houses vs Apartments With Melbourne’s population set to increase to nearly 8 million by 2051, increases in dwelling density will be key to managing this population growth. It has been acknowledged by Plan Melbourne that it is no longer sustainable to continue expanding outwards to cater for the additional demand of 3.6M+ residents [...]

New million dollar suburbs propping up

Melbourne has 17 new suburbs with a million-dollar median house price, latest data from the Valuer-General reveals. One council in particular seems to be growing steadily in value, and that's the Glen Eira council - which welcomed four new suburbs into the million-dollar club in 2014. Those include Caulfield, Bentleigh, Glen Huntly, Ormond & Caulfield [...]

Retirement more costly than most people think

A carefree comfortable retirement may cost a lot more than you think.  Unfortunately, the average Australian adopts a 'carefree' passive attitude when it comes to retirement - putting it off as something you need not worry about until years later down the track. But it's this lax attitude which is a real cause for concern when [...]

Australian Property Market Outlook for 2015

With the new year well underway, Australian Property Investor has published their market outlook for 2015 and the years to come. Here we recap some of their predictions.  Retail sales grew moderately from 2013 to 2014, having increased from 3.4% to 5.5%. This growth is expected to slow through 2015 to 5.3%. GDP Growth will continue [...]