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Find The Best Housemate

If you need a flatmate that can help pay the rent, you’ve come to the right place. Creating a listing with Real estate Tube is free and easy. A bad housemate can cause a lot of problems and headaches, it definitely pays to prepare and do some research. Here are a few things you need to consider before deciding to share your residence with someone else. Initial Research Prior to inviting someone into your home, you need to do some a little research. You may, for instance, want to ask…

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Safety First for Chinese Buyers

Some of the latest insights to come from property portals at this Global Online Classifieds Summit in Miami in June show there is still much to learn about luring Australia’s most coveted buying demographic. Chinese buyers purchase overseas for 4 reasons: investment migration luxury lifestyle According to 2017 data from Juwai.com users, close to 80 per cent of Chinese buyers pay for properties in cash – staggering, but not news to anyone familiar with that market. But in a country where property developers are pulling out all the stops to…

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If Content is King, Cash Flow is King Kong

Three quarters of innovations fail to reach their goals, according to a survey of businesses buy Simon Kucher & Partners 2017. ‘Failure’ in a business environment almost always comes down to revenue. According to the same survey of classifieds businesses, two thirds of companies are currently considering tweaking their pricing model. The advisory firm has some tips for product pricing online. MORE IS NOT MORE Feature shock – a phenomenon that was represented in the presentation by a Swiss Army Knife. “Someone can look at a product with all the features and…

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How disruptive tech is creating social solutions

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s 2017 Federal Budget was startling not for its dollar distribution, but a blatant call to the private sector to step up. It was a stark acknowledgement that if we want things to change, we have to look not to our politicians, but ourselves for change. For example in property, where we are seeing so much entrenched disadvantage and worsening affordability, there is ample room to shake up the status quo. RealEstateTube.com is an example of a business acting as a social enterprise and service, via founder and…

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A Soul Cycle class is a crash course in startups

Countless articles and listicles have been published about how many CEOs and squillionaires wake up before the sun and exercise. Endorphins blah, blah, health et cetera – this isn’t that, but it does come with a happy clappy exercise content warning. In our first hours in Manhattan, the RealEstateTube team did a Soul Cycle class – and by the end of it, we found ourselves still far from home, but in a very familiar place. The first thing you’ll notice when you step into a Soul Cycle studio is the sense…

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Pain relief for renters: Realestatetube.com

In 2017, the property-related tech space is a very crowded dance floor, but a spate of apps seem to be hitting the right note with a very frustrated public. RealEstateTube.com for example has hit 21, 000 users in 12 months – it’s one of several emerging platforms entering a space dominated by major players in an industry ripe for disruption. Why? RealEstateTube CEO Steve Makris sees it as a mass reaction to the economic climate – the current system isn’t working. “In other words, the dance floor of property tech may be…

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Real Estate Tube is heading to the USA

It is exciting times for the team at Aussie-based property sales, rental and share platform RealEstateTube.com. CEO Steve Makris and Content Director Camille Bianchi are heading to the Big Apple in June to soak up the sun and scout out some locations for a New York office. “We believe some of our biggest opportunities will come from dense rental markets such as the United States east coast, and it makes sense to be operating in the same timezone,” Ms Bianchi said. Real Estate Tube has just come from the Wholesale…

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Let them eat brunch

I have come to the conclusion I will rent forever, but bring me poached eggs, not pity – I’m good. Do you know which expression turns me into ‘old man shaking fist at cloud’ most rapidly? “Just buy an investment property, get your foot in the door” Maybe I don’t want to jam my impoverished foot into “the door” for the sake of overextending myself financially to secure a depressing apartment for the imaginary tenants who will miraculously want to live in aforementioned dump. And for the love of all…

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The other side of the housing affordability crisis

At first glance, the rows of tents look quaint, they conjure images of early settlers’ life in a new country – but there is nothing nostalgic or poetic about being homeless. A tent isn’t good enough for a person, and it’s certainly not good enough for a family. For too many people, though, a tent is home. In the middle of one of the most affluent pockets of the world, I found this little tent village, and I learned about the people inside. Oliver doesn’t have a surname. He doesn’t have a lot…

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House sharing is no longer “just for students”

There used to be a perception that having flatmates was reserved for teens and twenty-something students. Basically, those who don’t have enough money to rent alone or buy a place. But what if we start seeing house sharing as an opportunity, rather than a last resort? Housing affordability is a headline issue in major cities all over the world, for good reason.Along Australia’s eastern seaboard, the median house price is hovering around the million-dollar mark, rent rates are skyrocketing and finding shelter is increasingly competitive.  Average salaries have not risen…

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