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  • Today realestate.com.au launched its quarterly Property Outlook – January 2019 report (October to December 2018), analysing more than 80 million property searches. While the worst may not be quite over for Sydney and Melbourne, conditions remain highly variable across the country, year-on-year declines in Melbourne (-1.48%) and Sydney (-5.93%) look to be far less severe than many are reporting. Hobart,…

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  • Talking to a team of agents on the Gold Coast recently, I asked them to picture a football team who has been playing on a dry surface for the last few years when all of a sudden they have a wet, rain-affected pitch to play on. If the players don’t adapt their game, they will lose. In that game, there will…

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  • Coronis Kelvin Grove is expanding its presence in the lucrative Brisbane suburbs of Ashgrove, The Gap and Bardon with the addition of brother-sister duo Ken Wearing and Danielle Brown. Coronis COO Karuna Dimelow said welcoming Ken and Danielle to the team was a fantastic start to the new year. “We believe Ken and Danielle are future superstars in the industry…

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  • Harcourts Group Australia CEO Marcus Williams has announced the appointment of Mahan Shishineh as a director of the Harcourts New South Wales/Australia Capital Territory group as he takes a 10% equity stake in this business. Mr Shishineh currently serves as Franchise Development Manager for the NSW/ACT group, a role he has had since 2014, and will continue as Harcourts focuses…

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  • With more than 16 years experience in the industry, Metin Aziret says he’s excited to rebrand his office to Ray White Narre Warren South. With a well-established presence across his local area, Mr Aziret said he was confident this is the next step his business needs to continue its growth. “For us to improve we needed a brand that could…

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  • Unissu.com has today launched its platform to the property industry. The business, which has classified over 6000 PropTech businesses from around the world, aims to help property professionals navigate the ongoing digital transformation of the industry. Having raised substantial funding from a wide investor base the platform offers real estate industry participants to register and search for information on all…

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  • CoreLogic has released their Best of the Best report for 2018, revealing the suburbs which performed best as the property market slowed. At a macro level, CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher describes the property market conditions for 2018 as ‘slowing quite rapidly’. Digging beneath the surface, his analysis found that the market conditions are now somewhat of a mixed bag,…

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  • Christmas has come early for a number of charities as Ray White’s Christmas initiative ‘A Little Ray of Giving’ raised thousands of gifts, money and triple-figure food bags across Australia and New Zealand. Some 320 offices across the Ray White Group signed up to the initiative, with more than 15,000 gifts collected, over $13,750 in food value raised and 175…

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  • Grant Smith Director, Century 21 Grant Smith Property What’s the market like in your area? The Sunshine Coast property market is a strong performing region with extensive growth and development. The region is experiencing growth in the health sector with the new hospital, as well as expansions to all major shopping centres. Being on the coast, just an hour north…

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  • Lately, I’ve seen significantly increased activity in and around rent roll sales and purchases, coupled with a growing number of questions from both buyers and sellers surrounding the processes involved. Here are the four main myths I regularly hear from business owners, and the truths behind them. Myth 1: Finance approval in 30 days There is a presumption that finance…

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  • After a highly successful tenure as independent real estate agents, Bonny Hills locals Jon and Sharon Slater have joined the Professionals network. Professionals Ocean Drive is set to become synonymous with the respected Slater name, which has been involved in the local property market for more than a decade. “As independents, we’ve achieved a lot over the past eight years, but…

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  • Raine & Horne has kicked off 2019 with a bang by launching its eighth office on Sydney’s lucrative North Shore, Raine & Horne Pymble/Gordon. Experienced North Shore sales agent Wayne Walter will lead the new office. Mr Walter, who started in real estate in 1994, is a former Real Estate Institute of New South Wales award winner. A resident of…

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  • No matter how diligent an agent you are, sometimes issues arise and you can find a tenant or landlord accusing you of failing in your duties. This is where Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance is a safety net, protecting you from financial loss following a claim of negligence against you by covering your legal defence costs and damages payable. PI cover is a…

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  • In an announcement to the ASX today, REA Group has announced that Owen Wilson will be taking over from Tracey Fellows as CEO when she steps down from the role in 2019. Ms Fellows is moving to New York to take on a new role as President of Global Digital Real Estate with REA Group majority shareholder News Corp. Mr…

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