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  • Going paperless could save you $5K this year

    Millions of workers around the world are often overwhelmed by the amount of paper they have to deal with on a daily basis. Real estate professionals in particular can at times be overloaded with more documents than they know what to do with.  Moving away from paper in the office not only has the potential…

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    Young Australians want home of their own, but work and study come first

    While early adulthood is traditionally the period when young adults begin to live independently, new AHURI research reveals many young Australians are putting their longer term housing aspirations on hold to meet other life goals such as completing education or gaining secure employment. In 2015-16, only 17 per cent of young adults aged 18-24 years…

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  • realestate.com.au launches first-to-market content in app

    realestate.com.au today launched content in app, a first-to-market experience allowing users to access property news, data and insights within the realestate.com.au app. The experience is now live on the realestate.com.au iOS app, with Android users receiving the update from next week (Monday 19 August). With over 29 million launches of the app every month, a…

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    Domain has launched school-based search experience

    In an Australian property listing portal first, Domain Group (ASX: DHG) has launched a new school-based search experience allowing property-searching parents to search by school name on Domain and find properties in that school catchment area.  Until now, it has been difficult for parents with specific schools or school catchments in mind to access school…

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  • LJ Hooker honours top performers at International Awards

    LJ Hooker has recognised its top performers across Australia and New Zealand at its annual conference and International Awards gala, held earlier this week on the Gold Coast. LJ Hooker Network Chief Graeme Hyde said the awards night is the most important event of the year, especially in a challenging market. “Despite the market challenges…

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  • Weekly auction wrap: Registered bidder numbers jump

    The buyers returned over the weekend as auctioneers saw another strong auction clearance result across the country. Both Sydney and Melbourne saw jumps to 81.2 per cent and 73.2 per cent respectively, both up on last week’s final results. Elsewhere the numbers were also strong, with another week where auctions closed out above the 70…

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    PRD unites to support Red Nose Day!

    PRD offices across the nation have united to support Red Nose Day, embracing their silly side for a serious cause. Over the years, PRD has partnered with many charities including the Daffodil Day appeal, YoungCare and the Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon fundraiser. This year, the brand turned its attention to Red Nose Day. Now in…

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    A ‘challenging’ year for REA Group but outlook is positive for property

    Despite challenging market conditions, REA Group has posted an eight per cent increase in both earnings and revenue for the financial year ending June 30. Australia’s major real estate listing service announced their results to the market on Friday, which also showed an eight per cent decline in listings over the past year, with the…

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    InfoTrack named a top 10 leading innovator in technology

    Integrated searching company, InfoTrack, has been named in the top 10 of the 2019 AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies List as a leading innovator in technology across Australia and New Zealand. The prestigious annual list, published by The Australian Financial Review and Boss Magazine, is based on a rigorous assessment process in conjunction with a panel of…

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  • PropertyMe celebrates 2,500 subscribers

    Just four months after notching up 2000 customers, Australian PropTech company, PropertyMe, has celebrated the milestone of 2500 cloud subscribers across Australia and New Zealand. With over 30 years' experience in the PropTech space, the founders of PropertyMe had the unique advantage of starting PropertyMe from a blank canvas six years ago. Since launching, PropertyMe…

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    Research reveals older Australians’ hopes for housing

    Future government policy on housing is set to be shaped by a new study which reveals most older Australians want to live in the middle or outer suburbs of a city in detached, freestanding three-bedroom homes. The research, Older Australians and the housing aspirations gap, undertaken for AHURI by researchers from Curtin University and Swinburne…

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    The RBA keeps rates on hold

    After two straight months of rate cuts, the RBA has left rates unchanged at one per cent. The move was widely expected and will mean borrowers will likely not see any changes to variable rates this month. However, RBA Governor Lowe has suggested that the RBA stands ready and able to cut rates further if…

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  • Weekly Auction Results: Sydney and Melbourne holding steady

    While the combined clearance rate across the country saw a slight dip this week, Australia's two major markets of Sydney and Melbourne have remained above the 70 per cent mark. In Melbourne, there were 500 homes up for auction with a 73.3 per cent success rate. That was up from the prior weeks of 71.7…

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    Property prices continue to turn the corner

    There are more positive signs for property prices across the country as the latest data from CoreLogic suggests the market is moving into a recovery phase. This is the second straight month that prices have ticked higher in both Sydney and Melbourne as the positive sentiment in the market continues to improve. Since APRA reduced…

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