The 2012 Mercer Worldwide Cost of Living Survey was released today, backing up what a lot of Canberrans probably already suspected.
Our fine city climbed 11 places up the ranking, taking it from 34th to 23rd most expensive in the world, ahead of somewhat larger cities such as London and New York, but still [...]
Some friends and I are looking to move in to a house together. We all study/work in either Belconnen or the City, so rentals on the north side are looking good.
One area that really appeals are the Gungahlin suburbs south of the town centre (big new houses, not far from the City/Belco, [...]
Whilst fiddling around tonight with Google maps I made an astonishing discovery, public transit data is available for Canberra.
This means using the directions function in Google Maps, you can select where you are, where you want to go, and when you want to get there, and Google will tell you the best way to do [...]
For those of you who missed it, the ABC released an article last Monday on declines and rises in the ACT housing market.
Reportedly, home values plunged by 4% whilst units increased by 4% in the 3 months to January. Perhaps an indication of preferences moving away from the traditional suburban standard? Who knows.
At the very [...]
One thing that always strikes me as strange when I’m driving through the new suburbs of Gungahlin is how the majority of the houses are single storied. My understanding is that most blocks being released up north are between 400-600 metres square (with some as small as 230 metres square).
If you build a large [...]
I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed or has issues with a few roundabouts in Canberra that seem badly designed. The main one that comes to mind for me is the big one on the intersection of Coranderrk Street and Parkes Way near the city. My issue with it is that coming from [...]