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  1. Housing
    People moving to Australia who want to make a new life in the country will find that home prices in the big cities are becoming more unaffordable. There is concern that property prices in places like Sydney and Melbourne, popular with expats from all around the world, are rising and it has...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Australia is not set to curb immigration with skilled and professional people from abroad regarded as an important part of the country's nation building, according to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. He has defended Australia's immigration programme against calls for it to be reduced. In...
  3. Jobs and work
    New jobs adverts in Australia are increasing which means more job opportunities in the country with real estate and construction showing the biggest overall rise in demand. There were 2.7% more new roles advertised on SEEK in April compared with the same month in 2015 and while the rate of...
  4. Visas and immigration
    The Chinese are leading the list of foreign property investors in Australia with strong demand for real estate also coming from the United States, Singapore and Malaysia. Foreigners buying real estate is a controversial subject in Australia with concerns being voiced that in the residential...
  5. Housing
    Australia is very popular with British people but now it seems the love affair is more than just the lifestyle and weather as more UK investors are buying property in the country. Record low interest rates, the comparatively weak Australian dollar and escalating prices in the UK are behind the...
  6. Jobs and work
    Confidence in Australia's property market has resulted in a shortage of real estate professionals, opening opportunities for overseas candidates. Employers are reporting a shortage of skilled workers on both permanent and fixed term contracts, according to the latest quarterly report from...
  7. Jobs and work
    People looking for a job in the real estate industry in Australia could find their skills in demand as the booming residential property market has resulted in strong demand in the sector. There is a shortage of residential property managers in particular according to Hays Recruitment. It says...
  8. General chit-chat and news
    Anyone looking at Mexico for relocation or retirement will be making a great move if the mindset is positive. You have two choices, move here with a great attitude prepared to enjoy the friendly people and sunshine, or stay where you are. Mexico and Mexico real estate are not like any other...
  9. Issues and current events
    Has anyone heard about the Building Boost Grant in Queensland? Just to give you a heads up, the Queensland Government is giving $10,000 to people buying a brand new property, this includes investors, that has never been lived in before such as a newly constructed townhouse or an apartment...
  10. New member introductions
    Hi all -- just stumbled across this forum today (saw link on DP). I am a real estate investor, dealing with several large (and small) real estate. Look forward to networking and sharing information where I can. :) Christina Cawlfield
  11. Housing
    Hi Moving to Australia (Brisbane) - My next step is that I have been advised to be sponsored by a company. I have worked in real estate since 2001 for the Spicer Haart Group, UK, the largest independent owned Estate Agency. I am proud to say I work for the leading branch in the company as a...
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