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  • Photo of Property confidence rises in SA but plummets in ACT

    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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  • Photo of Ray White NSW | ACT celebrates its 2020 winners

    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… …

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  • Photo of Rental affordability best since 2007: REIA

    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… …

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  • Photo of Canberra’s property prices quadrupled since 2000

    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… …

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  • Photo of ACT tax rebate for landlords extended

    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… …

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  • Photo of BHGRE appoints new growth manager

    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… …

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  • Photo of Canberra tenants given a break on break fees

    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… …

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  • Photo of Blackshaw expands to the South Coast

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

    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… …

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  • Photo of The Agency kicks off in Canberra

    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… …

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

    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… …

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  • Photo of New Real Estate Portal Zango Launches in Canberra

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

    $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… …

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  • Photo of Canberra model the key to creating successful new cities

    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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  • Photo of Rural agent invited to gala awards dinner in the capital

    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… …

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  • Photo of ACT Real Estate celebrates 25 years of awards for excellence

    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… …

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

    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… …

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  • Photo of Post election stability reported around the country

    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… …

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  • Photo of Colliers International welcomes two new faces to the Canberra team

    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… …

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  • Photo of Allhomes appoints Danielle Harmer to the role of GM

    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… …

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  • Photo of Office space demand – through the roof in the ACT

    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… …

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  • Photo of Residential appeal of Canberra extends to commercial market

    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… …

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  • Photo of Independent rebrands to reflect a focus on the future

    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… …

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  • Photo of Belle Property make a new home in Queanbeyan

    Belle Property make a new home in Queanbeyan

    Boutique agency Belle Property Kingston has opened its second office in the rural lifestyle suburb of Queanbeyan. The office will service the growing and thriving rural lifestyle market of the ACT’s fringe suburbs, including Queanbeyan, Googong, Jerrabomberra and Bungendore. According to co-principal of Belle Property Queanbeyan Dan McAlpine, the speed… …

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  • Photo of Colliers International ACT to expand with a new office in the Civic Quarter

    Colliers International ACT to expand with a new office in the Civic Quarter

    After recently taking out the 2019 Real Estate Institute of Australia Commercial Agency of the Year, Colliers International ACT has outgrown its current office space and will move into the A-Grade Civic Quarter (CQ) when it is completed later this year. “Our business has continually performed strongly year-on-year and this… …

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  • Photo of Independent Property Group to hold a free seminar for first-home buyers wanting to break into the Canberra market

    Independent Property Group to hold a free seminar for first-home buyers wanting to break into the Canberra market

    Independent Property Group has announced the launch of a free seminar, sponsored by Westpac Bank, for first-home buyers looking to break into the housing market in Canberra. The event will feature Will Honey, Principal at Independent Property Group Tuggeranong, Aimee Bergan and Nicole Kerli from Westpac Bank, as keynote speakers… …

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  • Photo of Colliers International appoints new Director Capital Markets and Investment Services

    Colliers International appoints new Director Capital Markets and Investment Services

    Following a long and successful career in Asia and the United States, Michael Montelibano is bringing his experience and skills to Australia and Colliers International’s Canberra office. “We are exceedingly pleased to have such as accomplished property professional joining our business,” Colliers International State Chief Executive Paul Powderly said. Mr… …

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  • Photo of Harcourts Group Australia adds Director NSW/ACT Board

    Harcourts Group Australia adds Director NSW/ACT Board

    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… …

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  • Photo of Dominic Aungles joins Colliers to bring value to commercial property sales

    Dominic Aungles joins Colliers to bring value to commercial property sales

    Qualified valuer and former professional athlete Dominic Aungles is turning his analytical mind and drive to a new challenge – commercial investment sales. “Having worked for three of Australia’s top four commercial property firms in roles across real estate management, valuations and consultancy, I have been widely exposed to all… …

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  • Photo of Capital real estate stars join Ray White Canberra

    Capital real estate stars join Ray White Canberra

    Rent roll growth has been Maria Edwards' passion for more than a decade. Ms Edwards has joined Ray White Canberra as Head of Growth, and was looking forward to plying her trade with Canberra’s fastest growing real estate agency. “I was particularly drawn to the culture of continuous improvement, and… …

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  • Photo of Domain appoints new Director – Corporate and Enterprise

    Domain appoints new Director – Corporate and Enterprise

    Domain Group (ASX: DHG) has today announced that Jon McConkey has been promoted to Director - Corporate and Enterprise. In his new role, Mr McConkey will be responsible for managing and consolidating relationships with corporate partners for Domain’s residential and enterprise divisions. He will also drive greater exposure to data-driven… …

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  • Photo of Colliers International receives top honour at REIACT awards

    Colliers International receives top honour at REIACT awards

    Colliers International was named Commercial Agency of the Year at the Real Estate Institute of the ACT’s Awards of Excellence on Saturday night, and Director Rupert Cullen was recognised as Commercial Property Manager of the Year. “This is the second year Colliers International has taken home the title of Commercial… …

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  • Photo of Belle Property Commercial Launches in the ACT

    Belle Property Commercial Launches in the ACT

    In response to Australian Capital Territory’s strong development activity and emerging population growth, Belle Property Commercial has established Belle Property Retail Canberra. With a key focus on leasing and sales of mixed-use developments the office will be led by Director, Nathan Dunn, a highly respected identity in the ACT commercial… …

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  • Photo of The Power of Connection: Rik Rushton’s new book available for purchase

    The Power of Connection: Rik Rushton’s new book available for purchase

    We might live in a world that is more connected, switched on, plugged in and constant than ever before, but how do you combat the fact many people are clocking in and checking out? This is the question posed and answered by renowned real estate and business advisor Rik Rushton in… …

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  • Photo of Overcoming adversity and setting goals: Anna Thomas

    Overcoming adversity and setting goals: Anna Thomas

    If there’s someone who knows a thing or two about overcoming adversity, it’s Anna Thomas, COO of Stockdale & Leggo. Anna grew up at the MCG Pub in Melbourne and was kicked out of home at 19, but became the first woman in her family to get a uni degree (and… …

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