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June 2004 News Article
30 June Sales surge expected from tomorrow
First home buyers are expected to return to the market tomorrow (July 1) as the new stamp-duty cuts begin.
29 June Saving culture needed for home ownership: senator
The lack of a savings culture in Australia was part of the reason people found it difficult to buy a house, ACT Liberal Senator Gary Humphries said today (June 28).
28 June Bigger rebates for rainwater tanks
Rebates for rainwater tanks installed in suburban gardens will increase from July, the ACT Government announced today (June 28).
28 June Bigger rebates for rainwater tanks
Rebates for rainwater tanks installed in suburban gardens will increase from July, the ACT Government announced today (June 28).
26 June Government eases ‘pesty’ conveyancing rules.
The ACT Government has eased the rules on conveyancing that were to have come into force on July 1.
23 June New books to help people building
The first of a series of books produced by the ACT Planning and Land Authority to help people preparing development applications was published today (June 23).
23 June Productivity Commission Report does not go far enough: REIA
The Productivity Commission report on housing affordability released today (June 23) does not go far enough, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia.
22 June New conveyancing law leaves consumers exposed: Archicentre
ACT homebuyers could be subjected to unqualified cowboys under the new conveyancing legislation to come into force on July 1, according to Archicentre, the building advisory service of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.
22 June Property spruiking needs regulating: REIA
The high-pressure marketing tactics of some so-called “property investment seminars” used by unscrupulous property spruikers are unacceptable, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia.
16 June New Belconnen bus solution closer
The ACT Planning and Land Authority is finalising a plan that will allow the creation of a new bus station in Belconnen located off Lathlain Street on the western side of Belconnen Mall.
16 June Who is moving to the coast?
People moving to the coast are younger than previously thought.
15 June Solicitor damns new conveyancing law
A Canberra solicitor has slammed the ACT’s new conveyancing laws which come into force on July 1.
10 June Average loan tops $200,000 mark
Australians now owe a total of $456.4 billion on their dwellings. The average loan topped $200,000 for the first time, rising $4,300 to $201,800 in April, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures issued today (June...
9 June Agents and sellers alarmed at new conveyancing law
Canberra real-estate agents are alarmed at the new law on conveyancing which comes into effect on July 1.
4 June Canberra price rise second-highest in nation
According to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today (June 3), it was the second highest of the capitals. Others were: Brisbane (+36.6%), Adelaide (+22.8%), Perth (+19.0%), Hobart (+18.6%), Sydney (+15.8%), Darwin (+14.3%) and...
2 June Interest rates stay unchanged
Interest rates will stay unchanged the board of the Reserve Bank announced today (June 2).