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  • rental assistance incentives emergency declaration act REAICT HANGOVER

    Hangover from previous rental assistance could render new initiatives inadequate

    REIACT has tentatively welcomed the announcement of rental assistance incentives for both residential and commercial tenancies. …

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  • ACT real estate industry Canberra Hannah Gill REIACT

    The ACT real estate industry can bring new properties to the market as restrictions ease

    As of midnight, ACT agents can arrange a building inspection, EER reports and photography and videography. …

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  • REIACT ACT Canberra work together

    REIACT and the Attorney General urge tenants and landlords in Canberra to work together in lockdown

    REIACT supported Attorney General Shane Rattenbury' suggestion tenants and landlords in Canberra will have to work together amid lockdowns. …

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  • Ray White Canberra Chris Dixon Maree van Arkel

    Ray White Canberra welcomes Chris Dixon and Maree van Arkel to the team

    Ray White Canberra has welcomed top agents and north Canberra specialists Chris Dixon and Maree van Arkel to their rapidly expanding group. …

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  • REIWA proposed changes Residential tenancy agreement rta

    REIACT speaks out against proposed Residential Tenancies Act changes

    The Real Estate Institute of the Australian Capital Territory (REIACT) has urged all landlords and tenants to speak up about proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act. REIACT CEO Michelle Tynan said the proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) could have wide and damaging consequences for private rental stock numbers in the territory. “The minimum energy efficiency standards for rental homes consultation survey has revealed some concerning data for renters in the ACT,” …

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  • former olympian brett hayman

    Brett Hayman: Olympian to AREAs winner

    As a three-time World Champion and Olympic silver medallist, Brett Hayman knows a thing or two about discipline. Here, the Hayman Partners director explains how adopting the same approach in real estate has seen him rise to the top of his field. …

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  • Dave Skow Real Estate

    From Wagga to Canberra: The next big step for Dave Skow

    Dave Skow has set his sights on Canberra, teaming up with Independent Property Group as their new senior operations manager …

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  • Canberra

    Canberra needs 12 new houses a day for next 20 years

    Arabella Rohde was elected as the Property Council’s new ACT division president last month and she’s now issued a blunt warning about challenges faced by population growth in the nation's capital. …

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  • Allhomes General Manager Danielle Harmer.

    Know your Territory: Getting your listing right can make a big difference in Canberra

    With Canberra house prices setting a new record high and unit prices also edging their way towards a new peak, many potential sellers appear to be changing gear. …

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  • Independent Property Group announces new General Manager and shifts focus solely to Canberra market

    Canberra’s longest-running real estate agency, Independent Property Group (IPG), has announced major changes to its operation in an effort to position itself for further growth in what is one of Australia’s hottest property markets. …

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  • Agents for change hit milestone as Zango celebrates first birthday

    Canberra-based property-listing portal, Zango, has just turned one, with the locally owned and operated business celebrating the anniversary of its go-live date on Wednesday. …

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  • REIACT Awards 2020: All the winners

    The ACT’s real estate sector came together on Saturday night to celebrate its’ achievements and recognise outstanding performers in a year that has changed the way real estate has had to be done. “This year, our Awards for Excellence has showcased the adaption, innovation and education the real estate sector… …

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  • Property confidence rises in SA but plummets in ACT

    The latest ANZ/Property Council Survey has shown that as South Australia's property industry continues to gain confidence, the ACT industry's confidence levels have plummeted. …

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  • Ray White NSW | ACT celebrates its 2020 winners

    Close to 1000 people tuned in to watch the Ray White NSW | ACT 2019-20 awards, which looked a little different this year, held over Zoom. Nonetheless, the night felt the same, as the network celebrated the achievements of its top offices and individuals. Ray White NSW CEO Andrew McCulloch said the iso-style awards were a sign of 2020 given the global health pandemic. …

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  • Rental affordability best since 2007: REIA

    The REIA Housing Affordability Report shows rent affordability has improved across the country in the June quarter, with figures not seen since late 2007. “The proportion of income required to meet rent payments decreased to 23.3 per cent in the quarter, a decrease of 0.4 percentage points over the quarter and down 0.5 percentage points compared to the same time last year,” …

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  • Canberra’s property prices quadrupled since 2000

    Housing prices have quadrupled in just two decades, unit prices have tripled, and values could reach an average of over $3.8 million and $1.3 million respectively – These are some of the key insights from Allhomes’ research on Canberra’ property market over the past 20 years. The report also noted that, since 2000, houses sold at auction have risen from roughly 2 per cent to 25 per cent. …

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  • ACT tax rebate for landlords extended

    The ACT Government scheme which awards a land tax rebate to landlords who slash their tenants’ rents by 25 per cent has been extended until December. Over 750 landlords are currently involved in the scheme. “We understand this is a difficult time for many Canberrans, particularly those who have suffered a significant reduction in their income,” ACT Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay told reporters this week. …

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  • BHGRE appoints new growth manager

    With the continued growth of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate offices and Aspire agents, the lifestyle real estate brand has announced the appointment of experienced real estate professional Melanie Spencer to its NSW/ACT growth team. Having worked in real estate her entire career, Ms Spencer has accumulated a diverse and deep knowledge of many facets of the industry, including residential sales, …

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  • Canberra tenants given a break on break fees

    Changes made to Canberra’s Residential Tenancies Act this week mean that residential tenants who have been financially impacted by the pandemic will not have to pay the usual ‘break fees’ for terminating a fixed-term lease. In addition, tenants across the territory can now give three weeks notice when breaking a fixed-term lease without needing to file an official application through the tribunal. …

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  • Blackshaw expands to the South Coast

    Since taking the reigns at the Blackshaw Real Estate group in 2019, Andrew and Belinda Chamberlain, supported by their franchise principal team, have had a very clear vision for the company - a key element of which includes its continuing expansion. This week that vision has taken a significant further step, as the brand officially… …

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  • Hannah Gill named an ACT Telstra Business Woman of the Year

    The Managing Director of a Canberra property management business has been named as one of five Telstra Business Women of the Year in the Australian Capital Territory. Independent Property Management’s Hannah Gill won the medium and large business award this week and will go on to the National Awards in Sydney in May. Ms Gill is a highly regarded professional and advocate for the property industry and regularly speaks at conferences across Australia and internationally. …

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  • The Agency kicks off in Canberra

    Peter Micalos is set to take the driver’s seat at The Agency’s new Canberra chapter, which launched this week with a significant project pipeline. Canberra’s growth trajectory – recent CoreLogic data showing dwelling values increased by 2.3 per cent over December and 3.14 per cent in January 2020 – has been on The Agency’s radar since the company’s inception three years ago. …

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  • Stamp duty labelled ‘government addiction’ as industry calls for reform

    Calls for changes to stamp duty are starting to grow stronger after New South Wales Treasurer Dominic Perrottet put the federal government on notice to act on tax reforms. In a recently released report, an independent panel appointed by the NSW Treasurer looked at how NSW and the Commonwealth could work together to build a stronger economy.  One of the key findings in the report was how both Federal and State Governments needed to address the impact stamp duty is having on homeowners’ …

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    New Real Estate Portal Zango Launches in Canberra

    A new listing portal focused on the Canberra property market is getting set to launch in a bid to change the way locals view real estate. Zango has been developed in collaboration with a group of local real estate agents in Canberra, who were wanting to create a wholly-owned local platform. Zango will focus on… …

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  • $5.85M Peter Blackshaw sale sets new Canberra auction record

    A new Canberra real estate auction record has been set over the weekend, with Peter Blackshaw-listed, 30 Mugga Way, being sold under the hammer for an astonishing $5.85 million – after a strong, mixed-media, four-week marketing campaign. The campaign was spearheaded by leading Canberra real estate agents Mario Sanfrancesco, and Peter Blackshaw Managing Director, Andrew Chamberlain. The previous auction record of $5.75million, …

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  • Canberra model the key to creating successful new cities

    It often gets a bad rap, but Canberra could hold the secrets to planning for Australia's growing population and successfully decentralising our major cities, researchers say. Examining Australia's historical patterns of decentralisation over the last 100 years, researchers from RMIT, Monash and the University of Melbourne suggest the answer to creating successful new cities could… …

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    Rural agent invited to gala awards dinner in the capital

    Award-winning Ray White Parkes agent Kim Watts was recently invited to the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Dinner at Parliament House in Canberra.  Ms Watts said she met lots of people in the rural space at the awards, which were set up to acknowledge and support the essential role women play in rural industries, businesses and communities.  The awards provide a platform to inspire and support Australian women to use and develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities. …

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  • ACT Real Estate celebrates 25 years of awards for excellence

    The ACT real estate sector celebrated its achievements for the past year with a Gala Dinner at the QT Hotel on Saturday night. A crowd of over 320 were present to acknowledge the outstanding performances of the industry’s elite. “In 1995 the Institute held its first Awards for Excellence and presented nine awards, this year we presented 30 awards,” REIACT President Michael Kumm said. …

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  • Support for kids with disabilities and financial disadvantage extended a further three years

    Thanks to First National Real Estate, almost 200,000 disadvantaged kids across NSW and the ACT will continue to receive a fair go. Having already completed two years of sponsorship of Variety’s Postie Bike Dash, First National Real Estate has now committed to a further three years of sponsorship.  The famous ride, which takes place throughout northern NSW using classic Australia Honda Step-Through motorcycles, …

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  • Post election stability reported around the country

    Has the coalition victory created an increase in consumer confidence as it relates to the property market? Many groups are saying that stability is a good thing with signs already of greater optimism, clarity and certainty. Dexar Group  Dexar Group Chief Experience Officer John Minns has welcomed the end of the election campaign and stability for the housing market in Canberra. …

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  • Colliers International welcomes two new faces to the Canberra team

    Colliers International has welcomed its newest agent Sisi Chen to its Canberra team while also welcoming back Michael Pearson and Nathan Burraston. “Over the past six months our team has grown by 50 per cent,” Colliers International Director Residential, Shane Radnell revealed. Late last year the office also recruited Tom Maloney. “The number of residential sales agents employed in our office has increased from eight to 12. …

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  • Allhomes appoints Danielle Harmer to the role of GM

    Canberra property website Allhomes has announced the appointment of Danielle Harmer as its new General Manager. Ms Harmer joined the company in 2016 as Head of Product and will now be charged with leading the Allhomes team and continuing to drive the business forward. Ms Harmer has previously held roles with IBM, The New York Times and Fairfax, and said she felt privileged to hold this new position. …

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  • Office space demand – through the roof in the ACT

    Demand for office space in the ACT was 109 per cent higher in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period last year, according to Colliers International’s latest Office Demand Index. “Nationally, the strongest growth in demand was for office space ranging from 1,000 to 2,999sqm an the ACT definitely was not immune to this trend, recording a 70 per cent increase in interest in workspaces of this size,” Colliers International Director Office Leasing, …

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  • Residential appeal of Canberra extends to commercial market

    The demand on Canberra’s office stocks continues to rise as the city’s attractions entice people and businesses to locate in the national capital. “Over the past few years, Canberra has topped a number of liveable city polls, including being named the best place in the world to live by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in 2014,” Colliers International Director Office Leasing Michael Ceacis said. …

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  • Independent rebrands to reflect a focus on the future

    Independent has rebranded their businesses, dropping ‘Property Group’ from the brand name to reflect a drive towards innovation. According to Chief Experience Officer John Minns, the company’s new look represents the future. “This rebrand is about updating the look and feel of Independent to be in line with how we are as a company – innovative, friendly, relatable and approachable,” said Mr Minns. …

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