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Homeowners living on Brisbane’s south side could be sitting on a “goldmine” thanks to a frenzy of first-home buyers and interstate investors desperate to break into the area.

Local agents say they cannot keep up with demand in suburbs such as Mount Gravatt East, Mount Gravatt and Holland Park West, where prices are rising at a faster rate than the rest of Brisbane.

Plans for a $2 billion arena and entertainment precinct in the heart of Brisbane are set to jump to the next level this week.

Entrepreneur Harvey Lister will meet State Government officials on Friday to discuss progress on his ambitious proposal to transform the city’s ugly Roma St Railyards into a work-class sports and entertainment venue.

The Committee for Sydney conducted research to identify accessible suburbs. The research looked at which places could reach most jobs and services easily. Accessibility was measured against house prices to find 'best value' areas. Sydney's inner west was found to be the place to live, with Ashfield topping list.

Kōhanga Ēkara is an early childcare centre which is based in the Brisbane suburb of Eagleby. The first centre of its kind in Australia that teaches both Māori and English, the Kōhanga is also a place for parents to engage in the Māori language.

There is no place better than home to learn the Māori language however, Te Kōhanga Ēkara is also a home for young children living in Brisbane.

WE’VE all heard the screeches of possums fighting high in the treetops and spotted foxes and echidnas crossing the road — but have you heard of eels in the Yarra River or Merri Creek?

There are numerous types of wildlife, including bats, birds, fish and mammals that call Melbourne’s suburbs home.

Foxes have been spotted as close the CBD as Richmond and both brushtail and ringtail possums seen scurrying along fence lines in many inner city suburbs.

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SYDNEY could stretch to the Central Coast, Melbourne could hit Geelong and Brisbane could merge with the Gold Coast as super-cities start to take over Australia.

Country towns could be mostly emptied out and the Aussie outback left almost abandoned as most of the nation’s population will flock to Australia’s major capitals — Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne.

According to The Australian, two in three people will live in our main cities in the future, as Australia’s population soars to almost 30 million.

WORKERS in our most valued professions will be offered cheaper housing in new developments under a progressive new initiative being discussed by state and federal governments.

In a move to address skyrocketing house prices in Sydney, key workers such as nurses, teachers and police officers will be able to access premium properties at an affordable price, to ensure they are able to afford to live where they work.

The initiative is based a concept called “inclusionary zoning” whereby a certain amount of new construction is to be set aside at affordable prices for people on low to moderate incomes. It is already widely practised in the US and in London.

The national conversation about housing affordability is focused on skyrocketing prices in Melbourne and Sydney, but Brisbane property pundits say first-home buyers still have more than a fighting chance to get onto the property ladder in the Queensland capital.

So you've decided to pack up your life and start again in a new country. Regardless of where you go, moving to a foreign land can be stressful, so here's some top tips that will help take some of the stress out of the move beyond the obvious like sorting passports and visa's.

Moving to Australia is getting cheaper as the cost of renting a home is declining.

The cost of renting a home in Sydney or Melbourne has risen faster than in other capital cities but now rental cost growth is slowing even in Sydney.

New South Wales economy continues to lead Australia

New South Wales has maintained its spot as Australia's top-performing state economy, while the Northern Territory is growing faster than anywhere else, according to CommSec's latest snapshot of the Australian economy.

Australia votes in a federal election in July, and immigration will be a key issue. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has stoked controversy by saying illiterate and innumerate refugees would take Australian jobs. Critics say his comments were racist. But immigration played a key part in the election of the center-right coalition in 2013.

Over 60% of new jobs created in Australia in the past 12 months have been filled by women, highlighting the many positive job prospects across Australia.

Real estate sure is a rollercoaster ride in NZ. Over the last 12-24 months, real estate prices in Auckland have soared, and don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

It’s the hot topic in the media at the moment too. Every week we read about average Kiwis who can’t get on the property ladder, foreign investors inflating the market, and the Reserve Bank’s latest failed measures to control the rising prices.

However, across the ditch, the property market is telling a different story to Auckland right now.

Australia's wages are higher, but are expats really any better off?

After a four-year degree, surveyor Robert Rameka discovered he was earning the same amount of money as his brother who had left school for Australia to drive a forklift.

Krystal and Warwick Green left Hawke's Bay on a whim, took three days to find jobs in Queensland and are earning triple what they did in New Zealand. Now owners of their own home and with a baby on the way, they have no plans to return.

House prices are tipped to rise next financial year as Australia's fastest population growth in two decades outweighs the effect of higher interest rates, an economic forecaster says.

The BIS Shrapnel Residential Property Prospects' 2008 to 2011 report, also says that banks may offer more attractive lending rates in 2009.

The Aussies are revolting over Auckland's high placing in an international quality of life survey.

The city was named as the fifth best city to live in, trumping Sydney (10th), Melbourne (17th), Perth (21st), Adelaide (29th) and Brisbane (34th). Wellington also topped four Australian cities placing 12th.

New data shows the Australian housing market has seen its strongest growth since the financial crisis took hold.

The figures from Australian Property Monitors show house prices rose more than 3.3 per cent on average across the country in the June quarter.

That is the strongest quarterly growth in prices since December 2007.

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