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Opera Australia’s Lyndon Terracini has put his Redfern home up for auction.
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Lyndon Terracini set for tree change as home goes under the hammer

No sooner has Opera Australia’s artistic director announced his departure from the national performing arts company than he has listed his Redfern home.

  • by Lucy Macken
Four of the six Chu children, along with some of their children at the back, who grew up in their beloved family home since 1972. (L-R Kyle, Susan, John and Colin Chu)

South Coogee block bought in 1972 for $29,400 sells for $5.48 million

You would be forgiven for thinking there was nothing else going on as more than a hundred people turned out for the election day auction.

  • by Tawar Razaghi

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Opera Australia’s Lyndon Terracini has put his Redfern home up for auction.

Lyndon Terracini set for tree change as home goes under the hammer

No sooner has Opera Australia’s artistic director announced his departure from the national performing arts company than he has listed his Redfern home.

  • by Lucy Macken
Four of the six Chu children, along with some of their children at the back, who grew up in their beloved family home since 1972. (L-R Kyle, Susan, John and Colin Chu)

South Coogee block bought in 1972 for $29,400 sells for $5.48 million at election day auction

You would be forgiven for thinking there was nothing else going on as more than a hundred people turned out for the auction of a tightly held home.

  • by Tawar Razaghi
11 Sutton Street, Carlton North sold on Federal election day 2022 for $1.615 million.

Modern Carlton North home sells for $1.615m in election day auction

Bidders were up early to vote, then fought it out for the keys to the townhouse, leaving the vendor thrilled with the result despite the slowing property market.

  • by Melissa Heagney
The Burran Avenue mansion sold by Brett Whitford a year ago for $21.75 million.

Caledonia’s Mike Messara lists secret Mosman trophy home for $26m

Mosman’s well-heeled often like to keep their trophy home purchases under wraps, it’s just a pity the paper trail behind these deals is less discreet.

  • by Lucy Macken
Tim Mitchell and Caroline Haddad pictured in 2016 when they had just bought their apartment in Prahran.

The upside to selling your home in Melbourne on election day

There aren’t many auctions for buyers to choose from on election day as everyone waits to see the poll’s outcome, but sellers who do go ahead may be able to reap the rewards.

  • by Melissa Heagney
Amy Kim

The upside to selling your home in Sydney on election day

Home owners are cautious about selling on election day when buyers may be distracted, but more are pushing ahead than in previous years. What has changed?

  • by Kate Burke
Combining a gallery and a library isn’t the norm.

Cantilevered hyphen connects Wodonga’s gallery and library

What better way to raise the profile of a city than with a new library and art gallery?

  • by Stephen Crafti
The view of Perth from a home in Applecross.

Perth moves up global rankings as a city where the rich want to live

Luxury real estate in Perth has surged by 10 per cent growth, with affluent overseas buyers attracted to the city’s lifestyle, climate, and proximity to South East Asia.

  • by Sarah Brookes
Which leader is about to get personal experience of the meaning of insecure work?

What the major and minor parties are offering home buyers this election

The housing market has always been a hot topic, but in the lead-up to the federal election, it has become a key talking point for many of the parties.

  • by Melissa Heagney
Stamp duty should be replaced with land tax to help affordability.

Property prices have risen seven times faster than wages in a year. Can it continue?

Low interest rates have sent property prices soaring and left potential first home buyers struggling to save a deposit. As interest rates start to rise, is there any relief in sight?

  • by Elizabeth Redman
The Dimitriadis family home on Burraneer Bay as it was when it last traded in 2012 for $5.65 million.

PM’s Cook electorate records first $20 million trophy sale days out from election

As the prime minister tries to reassure voters his super for first home buyers policy won’t further fuel the property boom, his Cook electorate has claimed its first trophy home sale in the rarefied $20 million range.

  • by Lucy Macken
The historic Berrima Gaol has been sold by the state government for $7 million.

Berrima Gaol sold for $7 million to ‘football whisperer’ developer

Western Sydney property developer and “football whisperer” Joe Wehbe wants to turn the historic Southern Highlands landmark into a hotel and entertainment precinct.

  • by Lucy Macken
Two-bedroom house have seen the sharpest pull back in prices in Sydney and Melbourne.

The homes with the largest price drops in the cooling market

Median house prices have so far seen little change in Sydney and Melbourne, but that’s not the case for smaller homes.

  • by Kate Burke
super

Are you better off parking your savings in super or in property?

The Coalition has a plan to let first home buyers take cash out of their super and put it towards a home deposit, then return it once the house is sold. But would this leave you better or worse off financially?

  • by Elizabeth Redman
Steven Bradbury selling kings beach apartment

Steven Bradbury times his run perfectly with Kings Beach pad

Olympic gold medallist Steven Bradbury is renowned for his good timing, so it’s not surprising that at the height of Queensland’s property boom his former weekender on the Sunshine Coast has hit the market.

  • by Lucy Macken
Futures markets have priced in at least one interest rate cut in 2020.

We reserve homes for over 55s. Why don’t we have villages for first home buyers?

It could be done a number of ways, experts say, if there was political will and developers had an incentive.

  • by Tawar Razaghi
n this image provided by National Park Service, a beach house that collapsed along North Carolina’s Outer Banks rest in the water on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Rodanthe, N.C. The home was located along Ocean Drive in the Outer Banks community of Rodanthe. The park service has closed off the area and warned that additional homes in the area may fall too.   (National Park Service via AP)

He bought the house 18 months ago. Then the ocean swept it away

The gradual nature of sea-level rise means that for many coastal communities, it can feel like a distant threat. That is not the case on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

  • by Richard Fausset
Yatha Jain, Josh Kidd.

What first home buyers think of raiding their super to buy a home

First home buyers will be able to withdraw up to $50,000 of their superannuation to buy a property under a new Coalition policy. It has divided experts, but how do buyers feel?

  • by Kate Burke and Tawar Razaghi
Stamp duty reform could improve housing affordability over time.

The other housing tax no one’s talking about this election

Negative gearing and capital gains tax arrangements are off the table, but there’s another tax reform that could improve housing affordability over time.

  • by Elizabeth Redman
Which leader is about to get personal experience of the meaning of insecure work?

Will first home buyers be better off using the Liberal or Labor low-deposit schemes?

First home buyers are being offered a chance to buy a home on a low deposit through a Coalition program. Labor will match it and offer its own, where it co-purchases with the buyer. Which is better?

  • by Elizabeth Redman
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