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Pundits predict RBA rate rise

Australian property buyers have until next June to find a competitive home loan ahead of a predicted rise in the cash rate by June 2015, which may continue for a further three years.

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Friday Funnies: Ship shape

Without a doubt, houses made from shipping containers are cool. Not hipster cool, nor retro cool or funky cool, but cool in the sense that a once boring and common object can be reappropriated into something that people can call home.

While most people would smirk at the idea of living in a shipping container, we here at Real Estate Business think that with a little personality and effort they can exude a style all of their own.

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REA takeover rocks US listings

REA Group chief executive Tracey Fellows has ruled out any takeover of Australian real estate listings sites as News Corp and REA Group purchase US-based property listings business Move.

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Shock exit at McGrath

McGrath real estate has confirmed the shock exit of former director of sales and partner in the McGrath business James Dack.

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Auction key to record sale

A record auction sale has been made in western Sydney, in keeping with the old chestnut that good things come in threes.

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Pick-up in Perth ends bad month

A weekend of interruptions has ended a slow September for Perth despite a pick-up in the last weekend of the month. However, experts believe the slight pick-up is largely due to Perth not having a team in the AFL grand final and the Royal Show.

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High-flyers bet bucks on marketing

High-flying real estate agents making their name selling properties above the $5 million mark base their success on a mixture of direct communication with vendors and potential buyers and appropriate marketing.

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Macro tools may strangle growth

The Reserve Bank’s future in implementing macroprudential tools to regulate the domestic housing economy has again come under discussion following Governor Glenn Stevens’ earlier prediction that it may be a ‘sensible’ move, despite his initial scepticism.

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