Month: October 2014

The Melbourne Cups

A Cup For Every Starter There are cups and there are cups. Some filled with champagne, others with flat beer. And it’s been some horse race out there. The Sprinters $2-4m. Huge field and queues of jockeys, yet results still vary between tears of joy and disappointment. Some vendors coming home to cheering crowds, others doomed to …

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Times a-changin’. Back?

Are we seeing – at least at the top end – the end of the auction era? And are advertised ‘private’ sales approaching the end of their road? More and more the real action is off-market (much of it not even involving agents). But … why? The answer to the auction question is easy: At the top …

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Off Their Block

The Block is a television program. A reality television program. Expect unreality. And so it was. Five apartments that contestants had been labouring over for as many months, finally going onto the block with their renovators in line for anything paid above their reserves. And all of them looked like they would have struggled to reach much …

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Lights! Camera! Action?

Footy: Done School hols: Done Sharemarket: Hmmm Oz$: Hmmmmmmmmm Eight weeks to Christmas and now there’s nowhere left to hide. It’s crunch time. Do it now, or stay put ’til March or later? That is the question. Meanwhile, in the dark… Nothing ever happens during the school holidays. Or does it? 750 Orrong Road Finally …

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