All those people who are always insisting that “Canberra’s not cool” are about to be proven unequivocally wrong! Listen up, you bunch of naysayers, ‘cause the ‘Berra has a super cool secret – and we’re about to dish the dirt on it!
And no, it’s not Questacon.
It’s what pretty much all city dwellers want – cheap rent (or a smaller mortgage) and to live the city lifestyle whilst still having a short commute. And let’s be honest – Canberrans are already pretty spoilt in that department.
But some people seek an even cheaper cost of living in an area that’s just a little bit different from the big smoke of Canberrra, so they’ve begun to look for alternative areas to live – and the obvious choice is, well, Queanbeyan!
You’ve heard of a sea change, and you know what it means to make a tree change, but have you heard the new buzzword that’s flying around the property market? It’s the e-change, and it’s all thanks to the arrival of fast Internet in Australia.
[Oh look – it’s time for an intelligent conversation!]
If you believe the hype, negative gearing is either the greatest evil ever unleashed on the Australian property market or the financial saviour of the nation. We now have 2 sides of politics attempting to reduce the whole argument down to a series of sound bites about first home buyers and the tax system.
Some people would argue that the defining feature of Generation Y is their laziness, entitled attitude or tendency to overspend on luxury items – but we think the defining feature of Generation Y just might be their ability to weather a barrage of unhelpful advice with regard to buying property!
Some may wail that “the struggle is real”, but even though prices are higher now than they were 20-30 years ago (for pretty much everything except tech gear, anyway) interest rates are low and there’s plenty of affordable housing stock in Canberra, particularly in the realm of off-the-plan developments. Continue reading