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 Auction results from last weekend are a good measure of buyer and seller confidence.  Dr Andrew Wilson says sellers are showing more caution with auction numbers still down on last year but clearance rates are remaining high.  Less choice for buyers is still a big...

Australia’s largest body of professional buyer’s agents is warning property buyers not to make their purchasing decisions based on median house price values alone. This has long been a beef of mine and I talk to Rich Harvey about why it is a mistake to...

Rental yields are on the improve especially in Melbourne.  Cate Bakos says the competition for rental properties is really heating up. Transcript: Kevin:  There have been some mixed stories about the Melbourne market in recent times, but some good news emerging. Cate Bakos from Cate Bakos Buyer’s...

Australia is just starting to get its first taste of consumer artificial intelligence.  What role will AI play in how we buy and sell property.  We discuss that with Nigel Dalton, REA Group Chief Inventor Transcript: Kevin:  You only need to have seen Star Wars, The Matrix, Westworld, or...

Rental prices for the December quarter demonstrated that Australia’s capital city markets are operating on different property cycles, as Sydney unit rental prices ease slightly, while Canberra and Hobart markets continue to grow, according to Domain’s quarterly Rental Report. Dr Nicola Powell, Domain’s Data Scientist...

Toilet blockages, carpet burns and broken bed legs are just some of the accidents hitting holiday rental property owners and it is on the rise as a result of an increase in the number of people who rent their property out on Airbnb.  Mitch Sweeney...

The real estate industry is expected to be one of the top industries transformed by virtual reality in coming years. Sydney company Inspace XR is using virtual reality to revolutionise the real estate industry allowing customers to step in and inspect a home, a shopping centre,...

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