During the first quarter of the 2017-18 fiscal year, the number of first home buyer loans approved jumped to 684, leaping ahead of the 570 entry-level commitments approved in the 2017 June quarter, and the 416 approved in the September quarter of 2016, according to Bureau of Statistics housing finance data. During the quarter, September provided the greatest boost to entry level buyers, with 237 first home loans approved, increasing 78.2 per cent from the 133 approved in September 2016.
September was a turning point for Sydney, when house prices produced the second-worst performance of Australia's major cities for the quarter. It fell just behind the volatile Darwin market, which moved backwards by 3.6 per cent. Moderating prices are likely to spark an element of nervousness among spring vendors who are mid-way through an auction campaign. However, once the statistics are drilled down, we see that the impact on Sydney regions has varied.
Discounting occurs when the balance isn't met so a vendor accepts a figure below the initial advertised price. Vendors can get a low offer early on, and it is a challenge whether to accept and have a speedy sale, or wait for a higher figure. Under slow market conditions, vendors sometimes jump on the first offer, too afraid to wait for other buyers. Discounting is a nightmare for vendors but music to buyers' ears.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".