Tag Archives: real estate

Economy worsens: Higgins

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The NT desperately needs a population growth stimulus, writes Gary Higgins, Opposition Leader. FULL STORY »

Sharp drop in houses, units sales in March quarter

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There was a small increase in the median house price, but caution is needed in calculating unit median because of low sale numbers, says L J Hooker boss Doug Fraser. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: New houses going up in Kilgariff. FULL STORY »

Real estate: Desert Springs up, Larapinta down

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There were some significant fluctuations in median house prices in the December 2017 quarter, and a whopping 28.7% drop in the price of Rural Area properties. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Long term: Houses flat, units down, but current vacancies low

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The vacancy rate has dropped to 2% and the Housing for Real Growth Scheme was a winner, says prominent real estate figure Doug Fraser (pictured). But more government funds are needed to satisfy the increased demand for subsidised rentals.   ERWIN CHLANDA reports. 

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House prices for quarter down 5%, units 7%, unit sales up.

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And as for the year ending June 30, the local L J Hooker boss Doug Fraser says there was a marked increase in the number of houses sold but unit sales were at the lowest rate since the company started to keep records. PHOTO: Araluen, where in the June quarter 13 houses were sold but the prices dropped 17% from the March quarter, while next-door in Gillen there was the same number of sales but prices rose 2.4%.

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Median house prices still on the rise: Senior real estate agent

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Gillen popular, one home goes for $1.1m but hardly any action on industrial, says L J Hooker boss Doug Fraser. (pictured).

And pollies should cut red tape: It’s slowing down issuing of titles.

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Homes up a bit but commercial vacancies ‘abnormally high’

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Slight increases in prices for residential properties but abnormally high vacancy rates in the retail, commercial and industrial sector – that’s where the Alice Springs real estate market is at, according the L J Hooker’s Doug Fraser. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Google Earth image of the industrial area and the CBD, bottom right in the picture.

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Homes get cheaper, web buying hammers traders

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Boost as new government brings back stamp duty rebate for first home buyers, says senior industry source. PHOTO: The industrial area where the commercial and industrial rental market struggles.

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Pine Gap may sell homes as housing starts drop

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Light at the end of the tunnel? Election, Brexit, low interest rates and high dollar will shape the future. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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New investment sign of faith in future of Alice

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Aurora, the South Australian hotel and land development group which has a long association with Alice Springs, is expanding its latest project just outside The Gap. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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