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SMH | 2/20/2017
"Affordability, that's what we've got on offer here today," announces the auctioneer of a two-bedroom flat 12 kilometres from the CBD with a guide price of $650,000.
"For those entering the market, and for investors, it ticks all the boxes," he continues, opening a frenzied bidding session that doesn't stop until $780,000.
Business Insider | 2/12/2017
In 2016, Cleveland Basketball great LeBron James made over $US77 million between his pay ($US23 million) and endorsements, Forbes reports. New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning made $US45 million, and LA Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw made $US32 million.
There’s no question being an elite pro athlete pays very, very well.
AFR | 2/12/2017
A mildly elevated level of stock in Sydney and Melbourne was not enough to satisfy cashed-up buyers, as the usually quiet months of January and February kicked off with strong clearance rates.
The clearance rate in Sydney hit 84.8 per cent while Melbourne's rate reached 75.4 per cent, according to Corelogic's preliminary tally. Domain's numbers were similar at 84 per cent for Sydney and 79 per cent for Melbourne.
The Age | 2/11/2017
With a record number of new homes approved, Melburnians might think renting is getting easier.
But here is what the city’s rental picture actually looks like: rents are at record highs and rising faster than incomes, the number of vacant properties is shrinking and properties defined as “affordable” to those on low incomes are disappearing.
AFR | 2/11/2017
Franchising is making a big comeback for Australians seeking new careers, returning to the workforce or simply discovering a chance to do something different in jobs ranging from making cheese cakes to managing construction sites.