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  • In a bid to fix a growing affordability issue, the New Zealand government has passed the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill. The bill will stop the majority of non-resident foreign buyers from purchasing existing property in New Zealand. It passed on Wednesday night by 63 votes to 57. The plan was announced in October to end the purchase of existing houses…

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  • Raine & Horne have opened a new office in Coomera on Queensland’s Gold Coast this week, to be run by two well-known local property professionals. Real estate aces Jacqui Walker and Jason Read will lead Raine & Horne Coomera, which is located at 19C 31 Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera. Ms Walker has an extensive history as a real estate principal and property…

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  • WA real estate group ACTON has acknowledged the achievements of its brightest stars at the 49th ACTON Awards Night at Crown Perth. For the sixth time, ACTON Cottesloe and Dalkeith Director Bev Heymans was crowned Overall ACTON Sales Champion. Ms Heymans capped off another stellar year, increasing her dominance in her core areas of Perth’s prestigious Western Suburbs, to earn…

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  • A group of LJ Hooker franchisees has strengthened their northern Gold Coast presence, bringing the network’s Helensvale business into their real estate stable. Established LJ Hooker principals Shane Colquhoun and Pascal Pierre have acquired the network’s Helensvale franchise, taking over as directors from long-term business owners and husband and wife team, John Groth and Carol Baumber. Mr Pierre has added…

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  • For the first time in seven years Melbourne has been knocked from the top of the The Global Liveability Index. The ranking, produced by The Economist Intelligence Unit, has put Vienna, Austria, in the top position for 2018, moving Melbourne to second place. The upset comes as Sydney rises significantly through the ranking, up to fifth position from 11th last…

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  • Former Leading Property Managers Association (LPMA) National Manager Jodie Stainton has joined the Coronis Leadership team as Growth Leader. Property Management Director Jodi Ford said she was honoured Ms Stainton had joined the Coronis team and looked forward to working closely with her. “My mindset around growing our portfolio has always been to find the best people in the industry, bring…

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  • Deborah Brady and Jody Fewster, born in the area and living in the local community, are proud to open a new Ray White office in Peppermint Grove in the heart of their local market. With 23 years real estate experience between them and both bringing to the table impressive business experience and professional acumen, they are a welcome addition to…

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  • Here are my top takeaways from a lineup of prestigious politicians, industry insiders and business experts who took to the stage for Connect Day 2. Mark Schulman – Hacking the Rockstar Attitude Fresh from performing with Pink the previous night, drummer Mark Schulman set the tone for an energetic Day 2 at Connect 2018, telling conference attendees: “Every word you…

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  • Knight Frank, the independent global property consultancy, has announced a partnership with Bayleys Realty Group Limited. Together, Knight Frank and Bayleys will be one of the largest full-service real estate consultants across Australia and New Zealand. The strategic partnership will see the company trade as Bayleys in association with Knight Frank. The move will see multiple synergies for both firms,…

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  • Powerhouse Ray White Remuera has once again been named as the top international office in the Ray White Group for the third year in a row. The Auckland business with the blue ribbon address has won this coveted award based on the highest settled commission in the Ray White Group now in 2018, 2017 and 2016. “We are thrilled, proud…

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  • Ray White Hotels Australia Managing Director Andrew Jolliffe has claimed the major individual honours at the annual Ray White Commercial awards for the fourth consecutive year. The awards were held on Sunday night at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, which kicks off the Ray White Group’s Connect Conference, with 2,500 attendees from across the entire group. Andrew Jolliffe,…

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  • Margaret Black, Ray White Rural and Livestock’s longest-serving female and leader of the Atherton office for two decades, was last night awarded the Significant Contribution trophy at the company’s annual awards. The presentation was made by chairman Paul White who referenced Ms Black’s longevity, success and leadership over many years. The youngest principal in the company, talented livestock agent AJ…

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  • Here are my top takeaways from a lineup of prestigious politicians, industry insiders and business experts who took to the stage for Connect Day 1. Former PM John Howard – The Global Economic Future As Australia’s second longest serving Prime Minister, John Howard OM AC led the country over four terms and 13 years. His achievements in the top job…

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  • Domain have shown a revenue of $286.6 million with a net loss after tax of $6.2 million in the company’s FY18 results. The loss comes after the company split from Fairfax and listed on the ASX in November. The company is no doubt hoping incoming CEO Jason Pellegrino, who begins his role at the end of the month, will boost…

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