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Biggest Growth Suburbs over the Last Decade

January 20th, 2020
With 2019 now firmly behind us, it's time to take a closer look at the decade that was. In order to put the current property market into some perspective, and see why some areas are moving much faster than others, it's important to analyse the biggest movers and shakers over the past 10 years. Using data from realestate.com.au, let's take a look at the top growth suburbs across Australia over the last decade.

Some suburban markets in Sydney and Melbourne have exploded over the last 10 years, as have certain rural areas such as Byron Bay. While most significant growth areas are located in inner-city neighbourhoods, there are examples of solid growth across the country in a number of diverse locations. The data collected is based on a change in median price over 10 years, which is calculated as the percentage difference between the median sale price in a 12 month period.

North Melbourne led the way for growth in Australia over the decade, with a massive increase of 240% record [...]

Are We Ready for a Shorter Working Day

January 16th, 2020
The modern working day almost seems set in stone, with eight solid hours each day and 40 long hours stretched out over the week. Some forward-thinking organisations are trying to change the status quo, however, with time-limited working weeks and shorter days both trialled over recent years. As workloads shift and lifestyles become increasingly stretched, it turns out that working less may be the best way to accomplish more.

Stairs & Hills for Health

January 13th, 2020

When it comes to exercise, the steepness of the slope has a huge effect on the final outcome. Rather than working out for hours in a flat and stable environment, fitness lovers are doing more with less by learning to enjoy the climb. Whether it’s taking the stairs to work or choosing the hilly section for your evening run, the […]

Chinese Advances on AI

January 6th, 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to shape our future, with everything from workplace productivity to military might influenced by the intersection of technology and cognition. While the long-term outcomes of AI remain completely unknown, key advances in smart computing are already having a profound effect on how we work and play. China is gaining an edge in this brave new world, […]

Power Bills Forecast to Fall

December 19th, 2019

Power bills are forecast to decline in Australia over the next three years. According to official forecasts published by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), we can thank renewable energy for the good news, with an increasing supply of renewables on the market helping to drive prices down. While these forecasts are only estimates and widely dependent on current trends, […]

The Science of Gift Giving

December 19th, 2019

Christmas is on the doorstep, which means tough decisions, budget allocations, and last-minute shopping. If you’re like most people, then you probably approach gift giving with a combination of random luck and hours walking the streets. As it turns out, however, there is a clear and robust science behind gift giving, with people who receive gifts much more appreciative when […]

National Property Index Jump

December 16th, 2019

The CoreLogic National Property Index jumped into action in November, recording its fifth straight monthly increase and largest monthly gains in over 16 years. While parts of the national market remain slow, values in Sydney, Melbourne, and Hobart continue to grow beyond expectations. The downturn that defined the Australian market at the start of the year seems like a distant […]

Negative Effects of Bushfire Smoke

December 9th, 2019

Bushfires remain prevalent across Australia, with smoky conditions possibly becoming more normal as climate change takes hold. Rural communities in NSW have been inundated by smoke for weeks, with Sydney also choked by bad air and dangerous smoke particles. While everyone is aware of the destructive power of fire when it comes to harming property and affecting lives, the true […]

How to Increase Your Mental Bandwidth

December 2nd, 2019

The modern world can be busy and stressful, with people often experiencing a lack of time and mental resources. It’s easy to make bad decisions in such an environment, as our mental bandwidth narrows and we focus on the wrong tasks. While some people thrive under pressure, for others, busy routines and ongoing stress lead to procrastination and reduced productivity. […]

Optimism Returns to the Market

November 22nd, 2019

Australians are feeling much more positive about the property market, with prices expected to rise in 2020 by homeowners and experts alike. After a period of decline and pessimism, double-digit gains are expected in Sydney and Melbourne next year alone. While forecasts are dependent on interest rates, economic growth, and wider global conditions, time may be running out for first […]

Hot Household Products This Christmas

November 22nd, 2019

Once again, Christmas is just around the corner and you’re probably not ready. Whether you need to buy five gifts or fifty, new product releases leave us spoilt for choice as we head into the holiday period. From household tech and lifestyle products through to media subscriptions and kids’ toys, let’s take a close look at the best new household […]