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  • Marcus Williams and Lisa Pennell

    Lisa Pennell appointed Harcourts Australia chief operations officer

    Building on its reputation as one of the nation’s leading franchise groups, Harcourts Australia has just announced the appointment of Lisa Pennell to the newly created role of Chief Operations Officer for the country.

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    Building approvals soar across the nation

    New Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows the number of building approvals across the nation skyrocketed in February. According to the ABS data released today, the number of dwellings approved rose 21.6 per cent in February, seasonally adjusted, after falling 19.4 per cent in January. ABS Director of Construction Statistics Bill Becker said approvals for private houses had increased 15.1…

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    Why isn’t there a big increase in tiny house living?

    Heather Shearer, Research Fellow, Cities Research Institute, Griffith University and Paul Burton, Professor of Urban Management & Planning and Director, Cities Research Institute Griffith University, contributed this article to The Conversation. The original title was Loving the idea of tiny house living, even if you don’t live in one.

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  • Tom Cruise selling Colorado mountain retreat

    Tom Cruise fans in the hunt for a slice of the Mission: Impossible star’s property portfolio are in luck, with the actor putting his 130-hectare ranch in Telluride, Colorado, on the market for the first time.

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  • Don’t blame zoning for Australia’s soaring house prices

    Among the many explanations put forward for soaring home prices, one we hear repeatedly is zoning — the regulations that govern the purposes for which land can be used, including how densely people can be housed in different locations.

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  • Social media

    Three steps to become a source of real estate information – and win business

    Right now, buyers and sellers in your local area are searching the interwebs for things like, “What to do before moving home?”, “How to negotiate in real estate?”, and ”First-time homebuyer mortgage”.

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  • Platform helps open doors to high prices for astute agents

    Australia’s property market has been heating up over the past year and savvy agents have been able to use technology to their advantage to negotiate higher prices for sellers in multiple-offer scenarios.

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  • Confusion surrounds whether pets are allowed in NSW apartments

    The recent decision preventing Owners Corporations from blanket bans on pets in New South Wales apartment buildings, meaning all unit owners can keep pets in their homes, was seen as a big win for animal lovers.  But according to the Real Estate Institute of NSW (REINSW), it has also fuelled…

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  • CoreLogic partners with innovation program RealTechX

    CoreLogic has today announced its backing of emerging technology businesses in real estate through Taronga Ventures' RealTechX program. CoreLogic Executive and Head of Product, Tim Jenner, says the partnership hits a sweet spot for the business at just the right time. Mr Jenner said "The world's moving fast from a…

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  • ‘Meanwhile’ building use: another way to manage properties left vacant by the COVID-19 crisis

    The COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily shut down cities across the globe, resulting in abandoned buildings and deserted streets. How might we better use our own vacant buildings during the crisis and beyond? We can learn from the benefits and challenges of the UK’s “meanwhile” building use sector. Sometimes referred to as meanwhile housing or property guardianship in its residential forms, it’s a recognised property tenure solution for vacant…

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  • REA launches new tools for self-managed landlords

    REA Group has announced a new experience for self-managed landlords to either connect with an agency on, or list their rental property directly on the site. Set to go live later this month, the move comes in response to research highlighting that over one third of investors now self-manage their rental properties, presenting an untapped segment for consumers and customers to…

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  • Commercial tenancy code extension could spell disaster

    An extension of the commercial leasing code of conduct by state and territory governments would impose an extra $4.8 billion in costs on commercial property owners, according to the Property Council of Australia. This is in addition to the $4 billion impact of the leasing code on commercial landlord revenues for the five-month period from April to September. This could…

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  • Starting a rent roll the right way

    So, you’re an amazing property manager. Your landlords love you. And now you’re ready to take the leap and start a rent roll of your own. There’s no doubt, owning a rent roll is one of the most rewarding things you can do in your property management career. But it comes with risks, potholes, and so many stresses that are…

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  • NZ updates tenancy rights, as REINZ warn of consequences

    New Zealand parliament has passed a bill that will modernise the 1986 Residential Tenancies Act. The Government says most of the reforms won’t come into play for another six months, allowing tenants and landlords time to adapt. Changes include the removal of no-cause termination, limiting rent increases to one a year, and allowing DV victims the ability to end a…

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  • Perth sales activity increased 68% from April low

    Despite the value of homes dropping across Australia, sales activity in the Perth metro region increased by 68 per cent in July compared to April. According to REIWA data, the increase was across both dwellings and land sales. “While there are no surprises with the increase in land sales for the month, which saw a 121 per cent increase compared…

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  • PRD continues NSW expansion with 4 new offices

    PRD, the wholly-owned real estate brand of Colliers International, is expanding with the addition of four new offices in the past six months. PRD Chairman and Managing Director, Tony Brasier said market changes were forcing principals of real estate offices to look at what options were out there to grow their business potential. “Our unique service offering and a collaborative approach…

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    The capital city suburbs where house prices are tipped to soar

    New research has revealed the best housing markets in our three biggest capital cities where prices are forecast to soar by up to 25 per cent in just three years. The analysis by the Select Residential Property Research Group (SRP) identified the top 10 markets for housing price growth in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with the Sunshine State capital tipped…

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