Packing and unpacking can also be a crushingly dull task at the best of times.
I think we'll see more rent-vestors in the future than there are today, but it's more popular in rising markets than deteriorating markets.
Auctions get up and running
Never mind the record high temperatures in Sydney at the weekend, the preliminary auction clearance rate rose as high as an exceptionally strong 84.8 per cent (CoreLogic), while Domain had the figure at 84.2 per cent.
A blazing start to the auction year, then.
This was the first weekend from which there was a reasonable sample of auctions to draw data. The median auction price in Sydney was $1,200,000, which was 15 per cent higher than on the corresponding weekend of last year when the median price under the hammer was $1,041,500.
There will, however, be far bigger tests ahead as auction listings ramp up from here.