The 7 must-know numbers of the week
The occupancy ratio of serviced apartments in Brisbane during the March quarter of 2011, according to ABS figures. This is in contrast to the lacklustre residential market, which continues to languish with flat or falling prices and low buyer interest.
The amount Channel 9 spent on four unrenovated terraces in the Melbourne suburb of South Melbourne for next year's season of The Block. The current series of the renovation reality show is set in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond and has proved a ratings winner. Previous seasons have been based in Sydney.
The amount per night it will cost a party of 22 guests to stay in Sir Richard Branson's Makepeace Island off the Sunshine Coast.
The price slide for the Campbell's Corner retail premises in the Upper Hunter mining town of Muswellbrook. The town council bought the building for $3.2 million, and it last sold in 2005 for $3.8 million.
The percentage of consumers who said they would not be willing to pay a fee to use the services of a mortgage broker, according to a survey of 1,050 people by Mortgage Choice. Brokers have traditionally not charged consumers for their services, being paid commissions by lenders instead.
The decline in the volume of land sales between the March 2010 quarter and the March 2011 quarter, according to HIA-RP Data. The volume of land sales hit a historic low in the March 2011 quarter.
The size of the former Borders site in Chapel Street, in the inner-Melbourne suburb of South Yarra, now being considered by clothing retailer Topshop. It is understood that Topshop is also considering taking over the former Borders site in the Melbourne shopping centre of Chadstone.
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