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2017: Issue 3
This issue:
- Sydney House Prices
- Prime Locations List
- Women Taking Control Online
- Sued over Mother's Will
The Szabo Report: How do Sydney's House Prices Compare to the rest of the Country?
Good Morning <<First Name>>,

This month we have a couple of articles about real estate: one about Sydney house prices outperforming the rest of the country’s state capitals which you can read here and the other noting that Sydney and Melbourne have ‘made it’ on to the top 20 list of residential locations here.

As many of you know, we can assist you with all aspects of property transactions: conveyancing for your property sale and/or purchase, assisting clients with retail, industrial and commercial leases (landlords and tenants), acting for landlords and tenants when it comes to disputes over such leases by Supreme and District Court litigation to protect and enforce the rights of our clients, Primary Applications over parcels of Old System land, and Land & Environment Court actions when needed.

Our Family Law Associate, Monique Loveday has written an interesting piece on ‘eSafety for women’. This is timely given the recent spate of so called ‘revenge porn’ stories lately. The very term ‘revenge porn’ used by the media is in my view inappropriate. You can read this article here.

Finally, another interesting recent case about a daughter from Sydney’s north shore who sued her sister over their mother’s Will can be found here.
As always, please call us if you have any questions about the contents of this newsletter or any of the areas of our legal practice.

Regards,

George Szabo

House Prices in Sydney Outperform other State Capitals

House price rises in Australia's state capitals rose by an average of 1.4% in February, and by 11.7% over the past twelve months, according to the latest Home Value Index from CoreLogic.

In February, Canberra saw the biggest growth in house values (+3.2%), followed shortly by Sydney (+2.6%) and Melbourne (+1.5%).Other state capitals didn't fare so well, with Darwin, Perth and Brisbane seeing a fall in house values of 4.3%, 2.4% and 0.4% respectively.

Australian Cities Included in Prime Residential Locations List

The latest Prime International Residential Index (PIRI 100) from Knight Frank has revealed that two Australian cities, Sydney and Melbourne, are placed in the the list of top 20 residential locations.

The PIRI 100 list tracks the value of luxury homes in 100 locations across the world. It found that Australasia was the strongest-performing world region in 2016, with prices rising by 11.4% year-on-year.

eSafety Women - Empowering Women to Take Control Online

This month we attended an event hosted by the Parramatta Region Family Law Interagency which spoke about responding to technology facilitated violence and abuse.

There was a great panel of speakers including Lesley Harrison (Trainer, Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner), Wayne Thurlow (NSW Police), Karen Misfud (Senior Solicitor at Women's Legal Services) and June Brooks (Family Relationships Australia).

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Younger Sister Sued by Older Sister over Mother's Will

A north shore doyenne's daughter, who was left out of her mother's will because of favouritism, has successfully sued her younger sister in order to land herself a portion of her mother's $2 million estate.

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