Property hunting has gone digital

Smart phones are fast becoming an integral part of our lives. Apart from basic communication, phones can now replace boarding tickets on your flight to Sydney or indeed become your GPS helping you get from A to B. Now it seems that the days of carting the property section of the Saturday paper around to view properties maybe a thing of the past as the real estate market explodes into the Smartphone age. Indeed, I use these technologies to give buyers easy access to the information they need on properties that I sell.

Read more about this trend here in the original article…

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Why city property will remain strong and is the path of many…

While many of us dream of a country home, according to Harvard University Professor Ed Glaeser in his new work “The Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier” it is cities that foster achievement and productivity because they are fonts of innovation and wealth. This is evident in the property market too as position is always a key element that buyers look for. These findings reinforce the strengths investment in inner city suburban regions hold now, and will sustain into the future.

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Property is making Aussies into Millionaires

The property market is one of the main reasons why more and more Australians are becoming millionaires, according to an annual report by Capgemini and Merrill Lynch. Property, well bought, should increase it’s value by 10% annually. A long term approach to your property portfolio can pay off.

Dorus van den Biezenbos from Capgemini Australia said that the total number of millionaires in Australia rose 11.1 per cent to almost 193,000 in 2010. It just goes to show that property sector downturn or not, the long-term rewards of real estate and hard investing are putting more Australians on the millionaire map.

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