The first thing we consider in our work is quality in living. One of the major impacts of the Covid19 pandemic has been unemployment and worsening under employment. Separately there is concern about how crops will be harvested given the reduced numbers of international backpackers and other temporary workers who usually do much of this … » Learn More about Quality in living – Achacha a farm worker story
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There is much discussion and evidence about changes in Australian agriculture as family farms are sold off – either to other families who need bigger operations or to corporations into mega agriculture. There is another dimension of this story in Australian farming that receives little attention but is increasingly important to Australians and our way … » Learn More about It’s a Moving Time for Organic Farmers
Gloucester Tops – make the move. Sustainability is a way of life that may be as simple as taking the time to make purchases that use less packaging. Or, it could be as deep as finding ways to live off the land and provide others with options to purchase sustainable products and services. Several lots … » Learn More about Title Sustainability Starts Where You Live
Green Change to Beautiful Strawbale Executive Style Family Home on a few Acres Straw bale homes really are the ultimate alternative for people wanting to consider the eco-footprint of their home on our fragile earth—yet still live in comfort and beauty all year round. Described as having an “organic feel”, this straw bale home is … » Learn More about Straw Bale Living in Victoria
Green Change to Beautiful Strawbale Executive Style Family Home on a few Acres Straw bale homes really are the ultimate alternative for people wanting to consider the eco-footprint of their home on our fragile earth—yet still live in comfort and beauty all year round. Described as having an “organic feel”, this straw bale home is … » Learn More about Straw Bale Living
Your own beach, waterfront, eco home away from the maddening crowds The most difficult thing after making the decision to move for a new lifestyle is to find a home that is within three hours of Melbourne CBD. That challenge increases if you are looking for a home and land that is sustainable, eco-friendly and … » Learn More about Lakeside Living at its Best
Payneham Vale, a 552ha property of early selected undulating gravel loams, has been NASAA certified organic since 1997 and has received international awards for environmental excellence. And, it could be yours! If you are looking for a farm with the highest environmental stewardship with a bright financial future, you would be hard pressed to find something as special as Payneham … » Learn More about What an Opportunity: Introducing Payneham Vale
Great show ABC TV on affordable housing around the world – special Foreign Correspondent, May 9 – check out iview. We need imagination and lots of solutions – plus some new ownership and leasing solutions.
Apartment owners and buyers be warned – APRA tightening on investor lending may be starting to bite. Deposit holders who cannot find sufficient finance are selling on, sometimes walking away from deposits.This will put downward pressure on prices, and eventually impact on developers and their financiers. If you are located in this type of local … » Learn More about Apartment Owners – Check Your Local Area
Finally extensive debate and hopefully some key policies will be announced in the May 17 Federal Budget. Check out our Poll here on our Facebook page to give your views. We will report the results on Facebook and in our EcoNews. Give your opinion – ours for example, is that accessing Superannuation will only provide … » Learn More about Affordable Housing
WA’s highest quality certified organic farm, Payneham Organic Farm on four titles and two homes.
Over winter this year we will be discussing the financing of properties, traditional banks of course and other usual sources. More importantly we will be looking at your experiences and those of our clients, innovations that are coming in to the market, how to get the best loan, the best financiers for different types and … » Learn More about Financial Property
It has been an exciting and rewarding 18 months for us with our eco buyers, all around Australia and other parts of the world, very interested in our properties and making some great purchases. Frequently, we are asked by seller “how long will it take to sell my property?” Sadly, the biggest mistake we see is … » Learn More about Current Market
It’s highly unlikely lending and regulation is going to halt demand and impact. It is time to discuss types of ownership eg. more leasehold; taxation eg. more contribution to national infrastructure, health, environment. Let’s be innovative and imaginative – we have what most people and corporations want – security, wealth, well being. All comparative of … » Learn More about Foreign Buyers of Australian Property
THE CURRENT MARKET – SELLING property in 2016 One of the most concerning problems in the real estate market at the moment is the domination in some locations of large marketing or corporate franchises, or simply a dominant local agency. Not a problem in themselves, but when it comes to evidence of low sale prices … » Learn More about SELLING property in 2016
BioBanking You may not have come across this before but is worth exploring as an eco investment. A full report is available about how it will work for this property. So build a great eco house, live near the beach and explore investment of a different kind but most likely a big part of our … » Learn More about BioBanking
If you are looking to invest or buy apartments you may want to seriously consider the impact of the changes by the major Banks to lending to overseas buyers. Basically changing their criteria for non-resident lending may have impact on any local markets where these types of buyers have been major players.