PHOTO: The Australian property market

Have you ever bought a pack of fish and chips at the beach and been surrounded by a flock of seagulls all fighting over who gets to eat your scraps? Well, the current property market is a lot like that. If you’re looking to buy a house at the moment, you know what I mean. House prices are rising at an exponential rate. And they are selling almost as soon as they are listed – on average, Australia’s houses are selling in just 32 days.