From ‘dead’ to ‘blossoming’: How the cultural heart of Paddington is now back to its former glory

To mangle Mark Twain’s famous line, reports of Oxford Street’s death were an exaggeration. The Paddington stretch of the shopping strip was gravely injured when Westfield Bondi Junction opened in the early 2000s. It took years to recover. Now, peppered with trendy bars, restaurants, cafes and shops, Oxford Street is once again the pride of Paddo. “It’s…

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‘We wanted to make the house great:’ How an inner west couple pulled off a perfect renovation

When finance industry worker Amynta Wilson bought her house in 2013, it was a typical old two-bedroom terrace with small living and dining rooms, a kitchen that had seen better days, and an outside toilet and laundry. Today, it’s a showcase for what could be seen as the perfect renovation, with a third bedroom, airy…

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Which suburbs are Adelaide’s strongest price performers?

Adelaide’s house prices are highly variable by region, but its latest slew of best-performing suburbs represents a surprising cross section of markets. According to CoreLogic, seven council areas featured in the top 10 suburbs for percentage price growth for the 12 months to December 2018, with all of the high-achievers recording double-digit growth for the…

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