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7 surprising real estate trends

October 19, 2018 10:00 am by Upside

Fact: Australia is currently seeing the highest number of first-home buyers since 2010.

This tidbit may surprise you, although you may also know that government incentives and stable real estate conditions are helping young buyers to enter the market. But what else about current property trends may surprise you?

Could you guess how many dwellings there are in Australia right now? Or even, how much it would take to buy all of them?

Some of the current real estate trends are helpful to know, such as which season might be best for selling or buying a home, whereas others, such as which country in the world has the largest homes, will probably only come in handy if it comes up at your weekly pub quiz.

In our latest video, we explore seven of the most surprising and interesting trends in real estate right now, some of which are specific to Australia, and others that are true for real estate the world over.

Take a look to find out for yourself what’s all the rage in home staging, and even to find out which kinds of homes sell best during summer.


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