Month: September 2020

Seemingly Invincible, the Housing Market Posts More Strong Gains

September 1, 2020 by

Key takeaways for the 4-week period ending August 23:

  • New listings of homes for sale were up 4% from a year ago—the largest increase since the four-week period ending March 15—but active listings continued to fall, down 28% from 2019.
  • Pending home sales rose 20% year over year, even while continuing their near-term seasonal descent. This was the largest year-over-year increase since the four weeks ending October 25, 2015.
  • Median home sale prices increased 11% from 2019 to an all-time high of $316,975.
  • 46.6% of homes had an accepted offer within
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The Block 2020 episode 6 and 7 recap: Keith brands one builder ‘crap’, but it’s Daniel and Jade who are really suffering

Luke and Jasmin start and end these episodes still mired in a world of pain.

Luke starts the ball rolling with a blow up with foreman Keith, who slams Luke’s builder’s work as “pathetic”, “crap” and “done by five-year olds”.

It would be hard for anyone to take, but given Luke is a carpenter himself, the criticism doesn’t go down well.

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Keith — whose main role seems to be deliberately needling contestants into arguing with him — then suggests they sack their

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6 Tips on How to Determine Your Home’s Value

After lots of thought and consideration, you’ve started to look for a new place to call home. As you spend time searching the housing market, you’ll need to know what your current home is worth. Knowing how to determine your home’s value will not only help you decide whether you should sell your home, but it will give you a guideline for the price your home may sell for once listed. Luckily, there are six different ways to help you determine your home’s value.

1. Review recently sold or listed homes in your area

A great first step in

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Spring real estate: Sydney eastern suburbs property market never stronger, says leading agent

19 Wallangra Road, Dover Heights, sold for $5.65m on Saturday. The highest offer in May had been $4.8m.


The Sotheby’s International managing director, Michael Pallier, has some encouraging news for homeowners considering listing this spring: “I’ve never seen the eastern suburbs property market stronger than it is now,” he said.

Despite COVID-19, he says there are plenty of people cashed up because of their gains on the stockmarket.

“People have made a lot of money on the stockmarket since March from tech stocks,” Pallier said.

A case in point was his sale, with colleague Barry Goldman, of the home of

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