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FRIDAY FUNNIES: In the doghouse

The term ‘in the doghouse’ normally applies when someone is in trouble - usually domestic trouble - and the idea of being sent to such a home is never a good thing.

We are not sure if that phrase was originally supposed to be ‘in the kennel’ or ‘banned from the house for an indefinite period’ but either way, these doghouses look like pretty swanky places to spend a night.

Source: furniturefashion.com

Source: furniturefashion.com

Source: furniturefashion.com

Source: furniturefashion.com

Tassie eclipses national sales growth

Tasmanian properties are leading the country with a growth in sales not seen in the state since July 2009. A year-on-year comparison of sales across Tasmania ending July 2014 showed sales increased 26.4 per cent when compared to the same period in 2013.

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Sydney stable, Melbourne wobbly

The Sydney home auction market bounced back last weekend, recording a clearance rate of 81.1 per cent despite over 700 properties going under the hammer.

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Investment driving prices higher: RBA

Residential property investment through self-managed super funds is driving residential property prices up, according to Reserve Bank of Australia deputy governor Philip Lowe.

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Agents risk becoming 'commoditised'

Estate agents must provide more value to customers than merely processing a transaction, or risk becoming a commodity should they fail to step up and do more for customers.

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National house prices dragging heels

The current national house price shows the lowest quarterly growth rate since last year and rests solely on the strength of the Sydney market, which is beginning to show signs of moderating.

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