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  • Photo of The new normal? Office blocks with touch-less entry

    The new normal? Office blocks with touch-less entry

    The technology wasn't developed for COVID-19. It had been in the pipeline for quite some time. But The Gateway building on Macquarie Street in Sydney is the country's first office tower to implement hand-scanning technology, allowing workers to enter without touching a thing. The Gateway building at Sydney’s Circular Quay has become the country’s first…

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  • Photo of Aussie cricket legend Steve Smith buys $6.6m Sydney property

    Aussie cricket legend Steve Smith buys $6.6m Sydney property

    Australian cricketer Steve Smith has added a luxurious Vaucluse pad to his bulging property portfolio. The former Australian captain paid $6.6 million for the six bathroom, four-bedroom property, which was initially listed for $6.8m. The beautiful property boasts views of Sydney Harbour, a large pool and cricket-friendly yard, a steam room and gym, a spacious…

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  • Photo of Look inside Cate Blanchett’s $12m Sydney apartment

    Look inside Cate Blanchett’s $12m Sydney apartment

    Cate Blanchett's Macquarie Street split-level apartment in the historical Astor is on the market, with a $12 million guide price. Blanchett bought the eighth floor abode in 2015 for roughly $8 million. The 400sqm property has a stunning view of Sydney Harbour, overlooking the sails of the Opera House. For a further touch of glamour,…

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  • Photo of NSW Government offers free mental health work programs

    NSW Government offers free mental health work programs

    Mental health is a growing concern in many industries, including real estate. The trauma of recent events has impacted workers far and wide, and the toll of such an upheaval in the day-to-day lives of all of us will be felt for some time to come. To help soften the impact of COVID-19, the NSW…

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  • Photo of Celebrating the return of a familiar face

    Celebrating the return of a familiar face

    Richardson & Wrench welcomes the return of Graham Hodson to the Lithgow community with the launch of a new bespoke real estate franchise. This exciting and innovative business structure creates a more agile business under a trusted and well-recognised brand, whilst allowing Mr. Hodson to provide the same six-star service. R&W Managing Director Andrew Cocks…

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  • Photo of Are you eligible for a $3000 Small Business Recovery Grant?

    Are you eligible for a $3000 Small Business Recovery Grant?

    As we all know all too well, the real estate industry has been hit hard by COVID-19. Luckily, things are improving, but many businesses still need a cash boost in order to make the transition back to normal.If you are a small business owner, you may be eligible for a grant of up to $3000…

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  • Photo of The Agency partners with Cooley Auctions in NSW

    The Agency partners with Cooley Auctions in NSW

    In line with The Agency’s continued growth, the brand has partnered exclusively with Cooley Auctions within NSW. This partnership brings the award-winning auctioneering service led by Damien Cooley, and his impressive team of 17 auctioneers, to The Agency. The Agency CEO Matt Lahood said Cooley Auctions auctioneering team is the most booked independent auction service…

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  • Photo of Are you in a HomeBuilder boom area?

    Are you in a HomeBuilder boom area?

    The Federal Government's Home Builder Grant looks set to stimulate the economy, with the December deadline to sign with a builder causing many to leap into home ownership.Wealthi's co-founder Domenic Nesci has pinpointed the areas most likely to see a boom in production."Western Sydney is perfectly placed to benefit from the incentives, new investments in…

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  • Photo of Thodey report recommends land tax, not stamp duty

    Thodey report recommends land tax, not stamp duty

    NSW stamp duty should be replaced by land tax, according to a recommendation of the Thodey Report, which was released today. Instigated in 2019 by NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and chaired by former Telstra Boss David Thodey, one of the draft report’s key recommendations is that broad-based land tax is more efficient and equitable than…

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  • Photo of Planning Development Unit a huge win for good growth in NSW

    Planning Development Unit a huge win for good growth in NSW

    The Property Council of Australia has today welcomed the announcement from the NSW Government on the new Planning Delivery Unit (PDU) which will work with government agencies to unblock planning projects stuck in the system and streamline planning processes. “Today’s announcement is a significant win for the property and construction industry, and a positive step…

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  • Photo of Independent real estate group BresicWhitney appoints Thomas McGlynn as part of the firm’s growth strategy

    Independent real estate group BresicWhitney appoints Thomas McGlynn as part of the firm’s growth strategy

    Renowned sales leader and auctioneer Thomas McGlynn has joined independent Sydney real estate group, BresicWhitney.  The move comes as BresicWhitney continues to deliver on a staged growth strategy. “Coming out of the property market downturn of 2017 – 2019, we made a decision to reshape our operating model to better enable our business to respond…

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  • Photo of Agents urged to remain vigilant on social distancing requirements

    Agents urged to remain vigilant on social distancing requirements

    After a return to stricter controls in Victoria, the REINSW is urging agents to remain vigilant when it comes to social distancing. Noting the current situation in Victoria is a timely reminder for all that COVID-19 has not been put to rest, they're calling on agents to exercise caution, especially at a time when the…

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  • Photo of Sotheby’s International Realty ready to offer their services to Byron Bay

    Sotheby’s International Realty ready to offer their services to Byron Bay

    Experienced agent Dominique Vasers Williams has joined Queensland Sotheby's International Realty as the brand looks set to service the Byron Bay and Northern Rivers region. A consummate professional who notes real estate is in her blood, Ms Williams said the name Sotheby's International Realty is associated with luxury, quality properties and service. When asked how…

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  • Photo of Homebuilder and infrastructure help stimulate buyer activity

    Homebuilder and infrastructure help stimulate buyer activity

    The recently announced HomeBuilder grant and major infrastructure projects are attracting committed buyers to entry-level markets in Australia's capital cities, according to Raine & Horne. HomeBuilder provides eligible owner-occupiers, including first home buyers, with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home. To be eligible for the grant, a couple…

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  • Photo of Raine & Horne opens new office in Armidale

    Raine & Horne opens new office in Armidale

    Raine & Horne has expanded its New England footprint, opening a new office in Armidale, led by experienced agent Nellie Hayes. Raine & Horne Armidale is an extension of the firm's office in Glen Innes, which Ms Hayes opened in November 2018. "There was a brilliant opportunity to extend into new territory with the Raine &…

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  • Photo of Laura Shooter of SJ Shooter Real Estate named Transform 2020 winner

    Laura Shooter of SJ Shooter Real Estate named Transform 2020 winner

    SJ Real Estate Managing Director Laura Shooter has been named the winner of Elite Agent’s Transform challenge for 2020. Receiving the welcome news on Friday, Ms Shooter said was “very excited,” and “quite surprised” to take out the title over a field of 306 participants who completed this year’s 30-day virtual course. “I didn’t go…

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  • Photo of The Agency expands to NSW’s stunning Central West

    The Agency expands to NSW’s stunning Central West

    The Agency has announced its expansion into the NSW Central West, with highly regarded local agent Monica Henley and business development manager Justine Campbell at the helm of the new operation. The Central West, with a focus on Dubbo, Orange, Bathurst and Mudgee, is home to many of Australia’s best-known growers and producers, along with…

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  • Photo of Inner Sydney vacancies hit 18-year high, as uncertainty continues to impact residential rental market

    Inner Sydney vacancies hit 18-year high, as uncertainty continues to impact residential rental market

    The REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey results for May 2020 reveal that vacancies continue to rise across much of New South Wales as Covid-19 disruption continues to impact the residential rental market. Vacancies in Sydney increased for the third consecutive month and now sit at 4.1 per cent, up 0.3 per cent from April and 1.1…

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  • Photo of Small town agency delivers big promise

    Small town agency delivers big promise

    Personalised service and community spirit are the benchmarks of Soul Property Agents - the newest entrant to the Griffith market in New South Wales. Long-time locals Angelo Cirillo and Nathan Thomas said the time was ripe to create a business that would service a client base they understand all too well. "Our market place is…

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  • Photo of Luxury sales confirm confidence in Sydney’s property market

    Luxury sales confirm confidence in Sydney’s property market

    The Agency’s Sydney operation has shrugged off forecasts of an imminent housing slump, turning over three $10 million-plus sales in the past seven days. The recent transactions occurred on the Lower North Shore, Inner West and Inner East of Sydney and come off the back of a further three $10 million-plus sales transacted across the…

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  • Photo of McGrath’s new focus on project marketing post Covid-19

    McGrath’s new focus on project marketing post Covid-19

    McGrath has announced it will bolster its project marketing division, McGrath Projects, after securing highly respected industry specialists, Colin Griffin and Murray Wood, who will join as Associate Directors. Announcing the appointments, McGrath CEO Geoff Lucas said he believed the time was right to focus on the re-emergence of the off-plan development sector post COVID-19…

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  • Photo of Prestigious real estate team joins The Agency’s Wollongong operation

    Prestigious real estate team joins The Agency’s Wollongong operation

    The Wollongong property market is set for a shake-up, with industry veteran and highly respected Wollongong resident Sean O’Connor joining The Agency in the key regional market. Mr O'Connor – who is consistently ranked in the top 10 agents within his former real estate network and is considered a platinum level agent – brings his…

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  • Photo of Crown Group breaks record selling three penthouses and $63M worth of apartments

    Crown Group breaks record selling three penthouses and $63M worth of apartments

    Leading Australian property developer Crown Group has sold $63 million worth of luxury apartments and broken its own record by selling three penthouses in three months, despite government restrictions on visitors to display suites and open homes. Crown Group Director of Sales Prisca Edwards said now that restrictions have been lifted at its Mastery and Waterfall…

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  • Photo of The Agency expands to Sydney’s south-west

    The Agency expands to Sydney’s south-west

    Liverpool property specialists Eva Frketic and Ben Marovic are set to head up The Agency's new operation in the heart of Sydney’s south-west. Dubbed Sydney’s ‘third city’, Liverpool is thriving and is one of the fastest-growing multi-cultural hubs in Australia, with the new $5.3 billion Western Sydney Airport due for operational completion by 2026 and…

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  • Photo of Road map to recovery

    Road map to recovery

    It is critical at this time to ensure that you are taking all the measures to make sure your business survives the current health and economic crisis. Live Real Estate Accounts shares their insight into how this can be achieved. Ensure survivalFirstly you need to make the hard calls, reduce hours, stand down or let…

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  • Photo of R&W expands its presence in the Southern Highlands

    R&W expands its presence in the Southern Highlands

    Richardson & Wrench has opened a new office in the Southern Highlands, marking an expansion into regions close to Sydney, which offer the benefits of both lifestyle and affordability.  R& W notes the attraction factors that have made the Southern Highlands a perennial favourite amongst Sydney’s society set have been highlighted by the number of…

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  • Photo of The metropolitan property markets outperforming the pandemic

    The metropolitan property markets outperforming the pandemic

    On the back of reduced housing stock, pent-up buyer demand and relatively stable housing prices, The Agency Group has seen promising turnover in the entry level categories and suburb records broken in the prestige sector. The Agency reports Sydney’s prestige Eastern Suburbs market has achieved some astounding results, with Ben Collier selling over $30 million…

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  • Photo of Fast tracking projects key to economic recovery

    Fast tracking projects key to economic recovery

    The Property Council of Australia has welcomed the NSW Government's announcement of the first tranche of 24 fast-tracked projects providing nearly 9500 jobs, $7.5 billion worth of investment and 4400 new dwellings to drive the recovery of the NSW economy. The Property Council has been working closely with the NSW Government over the last few…

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  • Photo of Stamp duty reduction a missed opportunity: REINSW

    Stamp duty reduction a missed opportunity: REINSW

    The Real Estate Industry of New South Wales (REINSW) is calling on the State Government to slash stamp duty in response to the economic fallout from COVID-19. Noting the industry has argued for the removal of stamp duty for years, the industry body now says reducing it offers a lifeline. "We’ve called it inefficient, unreasonable,…

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  • Photo of How actor Sam Neill sold his Double Bay property online

    How actor Sam Neill sold his Double Bay property online

    Actor Sam Neill has sold his Double Bay property for an undisclosed amount believed to be over $3.6m to an Australian bidder currently in Hong Kong via online auction. The online marketing for the home was headlined “Vendor wants fast sale”. Selling agent Paul Ephron used the Openn Negotiation App to make that a reality…

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  • Photo of Ray White Manly’s 1000 courtesy calls to the area’s elderly

    Ray White Manly’s 1000 courtesy calls to the area’s elderly

    Ray White Manly has sought to ensure the local community knows there is always someone else on the end of the phone should they need it, undertaking more than 1000 courtesy calls to the elderly in their area. "We have a great relationship with our local MP, so my Sales Associate Jack Chadwick and I reached…

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  • Photo of Airbnb on shaky ground amidst COVID-19 crackdown

    Airbnb on shaky ground amidst COVID-19 crackdown

    Short-stay accommodation platform Airbnb continues to find itself in the firing line of social distancing measures which come on the back of new changes to strata laws in NSW being rolled out this week. Under the new coronavirus regulations, people should be staying at their own accommodation. Exemptions are in place for those who are…

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  • Photo of Jon Snead of The Agency: The value of unexpected kindness

    Jon Snead of The Agency: The value of unexpected kindness

    As more and more COVID-19 social restrictions came into play, Jon Snead of The Agency Neutral Bay found himself increasingly preoccupied with ways he could help – not just as an agent but as a member of his community. Ultimately, he created ‘rescue packs’ comprising essential items for the vulnerable. Beautiful in its simplicity, it has gone viral as a…

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  • Photo of The Agency implements measures to protect jobs and ensure team retention

    The Agency implements measures to protect jobs and ensure team retention

    The Agency Group has announced a raft of business continuity measures to ensure staff retention during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Noting the measures had been welcomed by the vast majority of its staff, they said the initiatives would have no impact on group's ability to deliver industry-leading real estate services to its clients, property agents,…

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  • Photo of NSW GEM Award winners announced

    NSW GEM Award winners announced

    First National Real Estate's NSW estate agents celebrated a year of success at their General Excellence and Marketing Awards on Saturday night. The awards recognised the outcomes achieved by the state's agents throughout 2019, with top 10 individuals and offices now vying for National GEM Awards, which are announced in May.Agents reaching the national top…

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