A different perspective

Economists suggest that falling prices are simply a temporary adjustment of an imbalance in the market. Also in our news, the real dirt on clearing out dust; and the apartment building made for dog owners…


VUE - 102/421 King William Street, Adelaide
Stunning in every way, this magnificent apartment on the 1st floor offers convenient city living The property features the following:- - Good bedrooms with floor to ceiling mirrored robed, one with deluxe Queen size bed - Quality freedom furnishings - Separate kitchen and living area - Kitchen with gas cooktop, integrated dishwasher and integrated Fridge/Freezer - European style laundry with linen cupboard and washer/dryer combo - Easy care floating floors to living and soft carpet to bedrooms - Sparkling bathroom - Split system heating and cooling (cost effective) - Balcony that takes in the city - Own car space in secure carpark - Pool and gym for resident use that overlooks the city and surrounds - Just bring your linen and your in! OH SO CLOSE TO EVERYTHING! -Transport at your door (tram around city, entertainment centre and Glenelg) -Local Schools -IGA supermarket behind the building, the Market Shed on Holland of a weekend for organic produce and a myriad of restaurants including Asian fusion within the building - It is also home to the beautiful Veale Gardens, which is notable for its semi-formal mix of deciduous and evergreen trees, its rose garden, the conservatory and watercourse, and the Japanese Himeji Gardens.

Property prices down in June quarter

Residential property prices fell 0.7 per cent in the June quarter 2018, according to figures released this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

ABS Chief Economist Bruce Hockman said that Australia's two largest cities continued to lead the fall.

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A different perspective

With much of the media bannering headlines about falling house prices this week, it was good to see a different perspective from the global markets research team at National Australia Bank...

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Who let the dust in?

For many people Spring is the season of sniffing, coughing, itchy eyes and allergies. On top of that, we have dust storms and smoke from bushfires.

With the change of season come all types of air born pollens and pollutants and while we may think staying indoors is the best solution, sometimes inside our homes is just as bad as outside. What’s to be done?

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Must have dogs (to live here)

Australian apartment owners might be wrestling with the pros and cons of allowing pets in their properties, but not so the owner of a block in Denmark.

Danish entrepreneur Niels Martin Viuff recently unveiled plans for an 18-unit complex called Hundehuset (‘The Dog House’) because not only are dogs allowed in the apartments—they’re required (so long they’re under 45kg). The complex is designed to purpose, with tough, easy-to-clean flooring and a garden complete with dog bathing area.

Save now - buy sooner

Property ownership, whether for home or investment, is an aspiration for many Australians, yet the prospect of saving enough for a deposit can put the dream off into the future.

Goal setting, clever planning and a commitment to following through are often the keys to solving this savings problem. It also helps to remember that creating a savings plan need not result in the stripping away all the good bits life has to offer; more likely, it will prioritise them…

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Work shed is a winner

A place to work with plants, bugs and bees has been crowned the UK’s 2018 Shed of the Year, beating a musical boat-shed and Irish pub to the top spot.

George Smallwood’s environmentally-friendly ‘Bee Eco Shed’ is a self-watering, self-sufficient space of discovery and interaction with the different species occupying it, including the bees that live in hives on its roof.