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Fantastic investment opportunity in Woollahra

This larger than life terrace in Woollahra is close to Bondi Junction, this impeccably presented home is for sale for just $1.2million. To see more of 40 Adelaide Street, Woollahra on the web, simply click on the link. See other properties to buy from Marquette Turner Luxury Homes. For more information contact Michael Marquette on […]

Property investment: once a good buy, always a good buy

Surely everyone has come to terms with the fact that the heady days of the real estate boom are well behind us. Quite simply, lamenting “those days” is like the dull sound of a sinking bell. On the polar side to that period, however, is witnessing the interesting positions people are taking. Right now: some […]

Top 10 tips on finding an investment property

There is certainly no science in finding an investment property, or none that as yet has been discovered. There are, however, some solid rules of thumb that by checking as many off as possible, you will have a excellent strategy and reduce as many of the risks as possible. Here are Marquette Turner’s Top 10 […]

Budget ’08: Housing affordability and property investment

The budget has introduced a range of measures to address housing affordability. The Government is committing to spend $623 million over four years on a rental affordability scheme that will stimulate the construction of new rental properties by providing investors with $8000 a year for 10 years for each property that they rent out for […]

Australia’s property investment blackspots

The Australian has reported that Parramatta, Bankstown and Blacktown have become the home repossession capitals of Sydney. Terry Ryder, property reporter, states that Bankstown offers “a smorgasbord” of reasons not to buy, and the Blacktown/Mt Druitt region is regularly held up as a symbol of society gone wrong. Ethnic tensions, high crime rates and aircraft […]

What Women Want: Guess Who Makes the Investment Decisions!

A survey by Suncorp Metway has uncovered that women make most of the big decisions when it comes to investing in property. A staggering 85 per cent of all purchasing decisions are influenced by a female despite the findings that most women are ignored during the purchasing process. Real estate agents and mortgage lenders seem […]

7 landscaping tips to help your investment grow

By spending even just a few hundred dollars on the rights plants and materials and a few hours of time, you can achieve a well-landscaped look without shelling out for professional help. Besides the personal enjoyment you’ll get from a prettier yard, landscaping adds more value than almost any other home renovation. A recent study […]

New South Wales Investment Property Boost

Investing in the residential property market in NSW could become a more attractive prospect following a review currently being conducted into the state’s Residential Tenancy Act.A change that would make it easier for landlords to evict tenants who are behind in their rent payments is perhaps the most controversial of more than 100 recommendations contained […]

The Road Home: Cutting Homelessness In Half

The number of Australians living on the streets will be halved in the next 12 years, Prime Minister has asserted recently. Launching the Government’s White Paper on Homelessness, “The Road Home”, Mr Rudd outlined the Federal Government’s plans for reducing homelessness in Australia by 2020, with specific goals to cut homelessness by half and provide […]

The Homes of Elizabeth Taylor

The English born star, winner of two Academy awards and known for her style, extravagance and husbands, is the owner and resident of these stunning American mansions: Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA The 7,172 sq ft home has six bedrooms and bathrooms, multi-car garaging, stunning gardens and swimming pool. Miami Beach, FLORIDA Situated right on the waterfront […]

Luxury Homes: Hope Island, Sanctuary Cove

Three stunning homes, three vacant blocks of land, and a water front parcel of land have just been listed by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes on Hope Island at Queensland’s Sanctuary Cove. Sanctuary Cove is Australia’s leading lifestyle community offering wonderful facilities and 24 hour active land and water security. Sanctuary Cove has Foreign Investment Review […]

Australian Interest Rates at Lowest Level in History

The Reserve Bank has slashed interest rates to the lowest level in history to 4.25%. The Reserve Bank cut rates by a full 100 basis points (1%), making property an attractive option for those in search of investment options given the volatility of the stock market. Australian interest rates have averaged over 8% for the […]

If A Deal Sounds Too Good To Be True…

Overseas property still remain enthusiastic when the right investment is presented to them, as the results of a campaign of 14,000 investors displayed when questioned on the subject of “Irresistible deals”. investors were presented with the opportunity to acquire an apartment in Paris with a nine year rental guarantee, taxes paid by the government, 100% […]

Investors LOOK Here: Properties With a Price Reduction!

Without fear nor contest, the following listings of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes have received a price reduction in the past week, with the explicit consent of the owner. Woollahra Stockton Merewether Corlette Simon Turner FYI: Read related articles on Luxury Homes; or Buying Real Estate; or Investment

The Future of Newcastle – Thanks to GPT

After years (at least 20 – maybe even 30) the money to revitalize the city of Newcastle is on the way. After the Newcastle Earthquake in 1989 there were as expected – losers and winners. Hamilton did well although the movement of shops into shopping malls outside the city in the suburbs didn’t assist the […]

WISE GUY: Why Does the Australian Dollar Suddenly Have So Few Friends?

It was almost like you went to put the kettle on during the ad break and everything changed with the Australian Dollar: one minute we’re pushing (almost) the 1 AUD for 1 USD and within a few months the AUD is struggling to buy 60 cents US. Not being an economist, and learning on the […]

We Can See Russia: Marquette Turner Featured in Russia’s Leading Luxury Magazine

We can indeed see Russia from where we are, but no, we’re not in Alaska. This article is actually absolutely nothing to do with Sarah Palin or the recent US Presidential Campaigning.   Marquette Turner Luxury Homes has the privilege of featuring on the front cover of Russia’s leading Luxury Homes magazine, International Residence. I […]

I Have A Dream: NSW Stamp Duty Slashed

Over the last month or so I have had numerous discussions with people from all around the world about the level of Stamp Duty we pay in Australia on property transactions. In my opinion it acts as a huge disincentive for people to transact and puts additional and unnecessary barriers in place for buyers and […]

Short Vs Long-Term Interests: The Challenge For Australia’s Banks

The Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) decisions to decrease interest rates over the last few months were welcomed by borrowers and lenders alike, most recently with the 0.75% cut in October and the 1% cut in September. The reality is, however, that most of Australia’s lending institutions have chosen not to pass on the full […]

Australian Interest Rates Slashed by 0.75%

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has cut its key interest rate for the third month in a row as it attempts to prevent Australia’s economy stalling. The central bank trimmed three-quarters of a percentage point – or 75 basis points – off its key cash rate, reducing it to 5.25%, the lowest level since […]