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Huge influx of transient workers to Canberra

By johnboy 10 May 2006 28

The Canberra Times reports that our real estate agents are saying a massive influx of transient workers to the ACT are filling up all the available rental accommodation.

Were we wrong? Is the “Live in Canberra” campaign a roaring success?

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Slinky the Shocker 3:07 pm 14 May 06

Same for us. We inherited a bit which might enable us to buy soon… But even mortgage repayments are gonna be hard.
Y’all know, as much as I don’t like Deb Foskey, she has the littlest fault in the housing crisis! I’d choose 5 Debs over 1 Berlina (or similar ‘investor’)

el 1:47 pm 14 May 06

Considering how hard it was for two people in reasonably comfortable positions (45k-55k) to save up, I have absolutely no idea how families with smaller incomes do it these days.

It’s simple Slinky. We don’t. We struggle to pay the outrageous rents that said asswipes are charging on time. House deposit? Not a chance in hell. We do live a frugal lifestyle. ‘Cause we’ve got no choice in the matter.

I did hear something kind of cool the other day. An aquaintence was looking for a rental property. Liked the particular house, but the rent was a little too much for their liking. They made an offer to sign a lease if the advertised rent was dropped by $30 a week. It worked. Hopefully more people try this. An empty property isn’t a great investment.

ant 11:23 am 14 May 06

House prices seemed to double a few years back. Various explanations, like people preferring to invest in real estate rather than shares and stocks and things. Or the explosing Sydney market had cashed up sydneyites buying investment properties on the coast, Canberra, blue mountains and southern highlands.

boomacat 7:17 pm 12 May 06

Yeah I agree, start a black market in bananas. Then all the “law and order” suburban proles on here can complain that the offenders didn’t get tough enough sentences! It’ll give them something to do while they’re sitting idle at their desks in their pointless public service jobs inhaling the community’s money.

Slinky the Shocker 4:30 pm 12 May 06

Ah, yeah: I only believe in the gay property market if both investors are hot. Same for Treasurers.

Slinky the Shocker 4:16 pm 12 May 06

VYBerlina: You might have lived a very simple life for 3 years, but your 1st house would have cost about $100.000 max. Now why isn’t it possible to buy at that price anymore? Because some asswipes think they need to own three houses instead of one. With insane rents set by the same asswipes, it is almost impossible to save for something decent. We’re almost there, though… Considering how hard it was for two people in reasonably comfortable positions (45k-55k) to save up, I have absolutely no idea how families with smaller incomes do it these days. That said, the Treasurer can stuff the $9.81 tax break right up his crack. Or the f&^%$in investors cracks…

Thumper 1:44 pm 12 May 06

It’s part of my plan for world domination Mr Bond….

Mr_Shab 11:32 am 12 May 06

You’re a sick pervert, Thumper. Your actions will break up families and kill children.

Time was, hydroponics only got used to grow wacky. Ahh, sweet, innocent days…

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