Conversations About House Prices Up 11% Year-On-Year

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Figures released today show that the number of conversations about house prices continues to rise in Australia, with social gatherings in some suburbs becoming simply unbearable.

Mark Fitch from Richmond in Melbourne’s east said, “I know a guy who had a dinner party in North Melbourne four years ago where there were just four conversations about house prices. If he had a dinner party there today, there’d be minimum six, probably seven conversations. It’s just crazy”.

“That’s nothing!” said Mark’s friend Jenny, before telling her own, really interesting story.

Analyst Robert Erskine said there were still some suburbs where you can attend a social function without conversations about house prices, “but it’s becoming more difficult”.

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    Gypsy Jack

    July 17, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Sounds like inflation. Seriously though, when are people going to start realising that they have forgotten that dwellings are for sheltering, raising families, living and dying in NOT gambling chips to be used in pyramid schemes driven by government, financial institutions, and of course real estate agents, or to mistakenly boost egos and community status. It is mainly sociopaths and psychopaths who admire such.

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      September 4, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      Uhhh…this is satire. It’s not talking about rising house prices. It’s a humorous article talking about a rise in the amount people are TALKING ABOUT house prices…

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    Frank MacGill

    July 17, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    If only house prices were up 11% year on year. That would be fantastic.

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      October 9, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      No, it really wouldn’t. Unless you own multiple houses, then house price inflation does nothing except give agents bigger fees and massage peoples rich man fantasies and egos. Rising house prices solely serve to make the rich richer, the middle class more indebted, and the poor homeless.

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      September 4, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      If only my house price were up 11% year on year, and everybody else’s stayed the same, THAT would be fantastic!

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    tamzen temple

    September 4, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Far out. We had to ban house discussions due to not being able to afford one, so we now live in a Temple. You guys get the scoop all the latest figures. Amazing, insightful and as always great topics. Peace and ommm from the Temple. (not a house, actually it is a house but we only rent…. oops sorry)

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    September 4, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    In Canberra the dinner party conversations have, for the very first time overtaken the answer to “what do you do for a living?” Followed by, “the public sevice eh?” Followed by., “What level are you?” Followed by …. “Oh”. followed by … nothing.