Will homeowners ever rule?

November 14, 2019

Renewed confidence is the greatest factor driving the Australian and New Zealand property scenes today. Home ownership has been declining and renting has been on the increase for many years. Around two thirds of Australians either owned or were buying their home in June this year according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This […]

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Renters are rising

November 4, 2019

The numbers of renters are rising as home ownership drops in 22 countries globally. Looking at rental versus ownership trends in numerous countries around the world, the current comparison looks something like this. (Source: Swinton Insurance)                                 % own                  % rent Romania              96.8                        3.6 Slovakia                90.1                        9.9 Croatia                  90.5                        9.5 Lithuania              89.7                        10.3 Hungary               86.0                        […]

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Busy times ahead for many businesses

October 29, 2019

Just in case you haven’t heard, Christmas is right around the corner. This means many different things to many different people, but one thing it means for many businesses is that it’s coming up to a very busy time of year. The lead up to end-of-year for many trade businesses means there is a high […]

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