Archive for the Australia Property Category


Politics and the Birth of the F-111 Aircraft

“Hey Dave, did I ever tell you the story about how they chose the contractor for the F-111?”  asked Gus my co-worker at the Flight Dynamics Laboratory Wright-Patterson, Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio.  I was working at the lab during the summer of 1986 between my junior and senior year at Ohio State. The […]

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Interest rates and the property investor …

When interest rates go up, most homeowners react the same way … they take a big gulp! Conversely, when interest rates drop, these same people let out a big cheer. Now, what about most property investors?  How do they react? You’re right, they react about the same.  Maybe they take a bigger gulp or let […]

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How much for a unit in Darwin?

How much can you expect to pay for a unit in Darwin?  Well, like most things in life … it depends. But, the most correct answer is this … A LOT! That’s right, if you want to buy a quality unit in Darwin, you’ll definitely need a stack of money. For instance, you can pick […]

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Property Crash? What can we learn from the sea captain?

Property crash – what’s that? Never heard of such a thing.  Especially not here in Australia. But, lately, it’s the talk of the town.  The hottest topic.  Is the Australian property market headed for a US style crash? Well, let me state right up front – I have no idea! Does anyone know?  I doubt […]

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Don’t buy that house!

“Oh, you don’t want to buy that home.  It’s in a low lying area and is subject to flooding.  And, it’s got a lot of other problems.  Stay away from that one.”  The agent explained to me as if she’d written it down word for word. We’d just driven by the house and I mentioned […]

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