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November 2003 News Article
30 November Sydney property prices expected to fall
One of Australia’s leading residential property services group, McGrath Estate Agents, and national property information publisher, Australian Property Monitors, released today (Nov 30) forecast at 1 per cent fall in Sydney property prices if interest rates...
28 November First Home Owner Scheme tightened
People seeking the $7000 first-home-buyer grant will have to be at least 18 years old, move in within 12 months and live in the home for at least six months under new rules announced yesterday (Nov...
27 November NSW market remains solid
The NSW property market had a solid performance in the September Quarter 2003, with an increase in median prices and the number of sales across most areas of the state, according to figures released by the...
27 November APRA tightens loan conditions
Home-buyers using non-bank finance can expect greater scrutiny of their home-loan applications under proposals put out today (Nov 27) by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.
27 November ACT housing affordability falls again
Housing affordability for first home buyers in the Australian Capital Territory fell by 5.5 per cent in the three months to September this year, according to the Commonwealth Bank/HIA housing report released today (Nov 27).
24 November Australians frustrated by credit card debt
One in five Australians is frustrated by their credit card debt, according to new research released today (Nov 24) by Australia’s leading non-bank lender, Wizard Home Loans.
20 November City site fetches $6.745 million
A 21,000 square metre gross floor area site in Civic was auctioned today (Nov 19) to Caliton Pty Ltd for $6.745M by the Land Development Agency.
20 November New licensing and penalty regime for building industry
A new licensing and demerit system for builders, electricians, plumbers, drainers, gasfitters, building surveyors and plumbing plan certifiers was introduced in the ACT Legislative Assembly today (nov 20).
18 November Invite friends and relatives to Canberra
Under Australian Capital Tourism's 'A Capital Summer' campaign four special summer postcards will be sent to every household in the ACT on the last weekend in November. If Canberrans send off a postcard, their friends...
18 November New rules for nine heritage places
New rules were announced today (Nov 18) for nine Garden City heritage residential precincts.
13 November Govt-MBA plan for adaptable housing
The ACT Government will lend the Master Builders Association of the ACT $500,000 to build accessible or adaptable homes in display villages around Canberra over the next 10 years.
12 November Libs condemn ACT stamp duty grab
The ACT Opposition Liberals have condemned the huge rise in stamp duty revenues under Labor.
10 November Mortgage repayments at highest: Reserve
Mortgage repayments are at their highest in Australia’s history, according to a Reserve Bank report issued today.
5 November Interest rates to rise 0.25 per cent
Interest rates will rise 0.25 per cent to 5 per cent, the Reserve Bank announced today (Nov 5).
3 November Australians still keen on property investment: survey
About 860,000 Australians intend to buy an investment property in the next year, according to research released today (Nov 3) by Australia’s number one non-bank lender, Wizard Home Loans.
3 November All new development within 15kms of city centre, Government decrees
All new development will be contained within 15 km of the city centre under the Draft Spatial Plan released by the ACT Government today (Nov 3).