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  • Photo of REIV works with Government to assist landlords and tenants

    REIV works with Government to assist landlords and tenants

    With real estate agents, landlords and tenants all facing uncertainty due to the spread of coronavirus, the Real Estate Institute of Victoria is investigating concerns from conducting inspections safely through to dealing with rental arrears. REIV is seeking clarification from Consumer Affairs Victoria regarding some current practical matters to provide some clarity to all stakeholders. …

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  • Photo of Barry Plant celebrates history and growth

    Barry Plant celebrates history and growth

    The Barry Plant brand is celebrating both its history and its future, with the first dedicated commercial sales office opening in Melbourne as Barry Plant Reservoir marks 41 years in the industry. Located on St Kilda Road right on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD, the commercial sales office is the only dedicated commercial office in …

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  • Photo of Interstate landlords left in the lurch: REIV

    Interstate landlords left in the lurch: REIV

    REIV President Leah Calnan says a recent decision by the Court of Appeal, stating VCAT cannot rule on cases where the landlord resides outside of Victoria will create more questions than answers.  VCAT has been the common arena for rental disputes within Victoria since its inception, regardless of where the landlord resides.  The Victorian Court …

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  • Photo of Adina to open landmark ‘green’ apartment hotel in Southbank

    Adina to open landmark ‘green’ apartment hotel in Southbank

    TFE Hotels and Hume Partners Property is set to launch Australia’s first cross-laminated timber (CLT) hotel and the tallest timber adaptive-reuse project in the country – the ultra-modern Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Southbank – later this year. Just six months out from opening, the striking 220-room Bates Smart-designed apartment hotel, at the intersection of Southbank …

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  • Photo of Melbourne’s outer fringe offers future growth

    Melbourne’s outer fringe offers future growth

    Melbourne residents are chasing value a little farther afield, with council areas on the city’s outer fringe enjoying recent growth. Jason Hellyer of Ray White Victoria said there were seven council shires in Melbourne’s outer fringe which grew by 7.1 per cent when compared to the same period in 2018. At the same time the …

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  • Photo of Victoria and Tasmania come together for Ray White’s Unite 2020

    Victoria and Tasmania come together for Ray White’s Unite 2020

    More than 650 Ray White Group members from across Victoria and Tasmania have descended on the Crown’s Conference and Events Centre for Unite 2020. Hosted across capital cities by Australasia’s biggest real estate group, the Unite 2020 program provided a new and improved training format for salespeople and property managers. The sessions were designed to help agents navigate …

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  • Photo of Belle Property and Hockingstuart merge

    Belle Property and Hockingstuart merge

    Belle Property and Hockingstuart have merged to launch an innovative new agency model which sees both brands operate independently, as part of one major real estate network. While the Hockingstuart brand will remain across Victoria, in February, the Belle Property brand will also launch into key Victorian regions including Bayside, Stonnington, Booroondara, Glen Eira, Peninsula,…

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  • Photo of Victorian property market sets new records

    Victorian property market sets new records

    House values in metropolitan Victoria have surpassed $850,000 for the first time as the state continued its strong run, smashing price records in the December 2019 quarter. The results come on the back of two consecutive quarters with growth of more than 3 per cent each, according to the latest Real Estate Institute Victoria quarterly …

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  • Photo of Bushfires may intensify housing shortage

    Bushfires may intensify housing shortage

    The bushfire crisis is likely to further impact the already tough housing market in regional Victoria, according to the REIV. Fierce fires continue to ravage Eastern Victoria, with over 75,000 private dwellings under threat. Meanwhile, locals will soon return to their homes and try and rebuild their lives. REIV President Leah Calnan said, with many …

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  • Photo of Sydney and Melbourne drive housing recovery

    Sydney and Melbourne drive housing recovery

    Australia’s two largest capital cities are leading a housing recovery, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia. REIA Real Estate Market Facts for the September quarter 2019 said the weighted average median price for houses for the eight capital cities increased to $743,776. REIA President Adrian Kelly said the increase was driven by the …

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  • Photo of Victorian Government opens doors to 100 new homes for those in need

    Victorian Government opens doors to 100 new homes for those in need

    Tenants once at risk of homelessness have begun moving into 100 new and affordable homes thanks to the Victorian Government. Victorian Minister for Housing Richard Wynne visited some of the new properties in Moonee Ponds and met residents this week. “Everyone deserves the safety and security of a roof over their head. This program is …

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  • Photo of Lack of family homes driving prices skyward

    Lack of family homes driving prices skyward

    An imbalance in supply of family homes to population growth is a major contributing factor to housing affordability challenges in Sydney and Melbourne. A 30 per cent reduction in dwelling commencements and dwelling approvals was predicted by RiskWise Property Research one year ago, with significant impact on both the broader economy and, particularly, GDP growth. RiskWise CEO …

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  • Photo of Leading Ballarat real estate team joins Jellis Craig

    Leading Ballarat real estate team joins Jellis Craig

    A leading Ballarat agency has joined the Jellis Criag team, expanding the brand’s presence outside Melbourne.  The well-known team, led by directors Tony Douglass and Tim Valpied, has been market leaders in the Ballarat region for over 15 years.  Now as part of the Jellis Craig network of offices located throughout Melbourne’s premier suburbs, the …

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  • Photo of Eview celebrates top performers and a year of success at annual awards

    Eview celebrates top performers and a year of success at annual awards

    The Eview Group has celebrated a year of growth and achievement, recognising its top performers and standout agents at their annual awards night on Saturday. Held at the Victoria State Library with over 250 guests in attendance, the evening offered the opportunity to mark the milestones of the year gone by and look to the …

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  • Photo of Call for government to raise price caps for first home buyers

    Call for government to raise price caps for first home buyers

    On of the nation’s most awarded mortgage brokers is calling for the government to lift price caps on first home loan schemes, saying first-time buyers in Sydney and Melbourne might as well not waste their time. Zippy Financial Director and Principal Broker Louisa Sanghera said the property price caps in the First Home Loan Deposit …

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  • Photo of Openn Negotiation doubles bidders and halves time on market for McGrath Geelong

    Openn Negotiation doubles bidders and halves time on market for McGrath Geelong

    An online sales property purchasing system generating buyer competition and selling properties faster has the potential to “break the industry in half”, according to one Principal using the system. McGrath Geelong Principal Will Ainsworth has sold 18 properties using Openn Negotiation, which enables buyers to submit flexible terms for the vendor’s approval, allowing more people …

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  • Photo of Victorian land values skyrocketing

    Victorian land values skyrocketing

    Real Estate Institute Victoria President, Leah Calnan says said, Victoria is a great place to invest with land prices having soared since 2014. A recent analysis by the REIV on land values over the past 5 years has confirmed that Victorian property continues to go from strength to strength. Over the same period, the median …

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  • Photo of Agents join forces to lead future of real estate in Essendon

    Agents join forces to lead future of real estate in Essendon

    The Moonee Valley real estate market is set for a shake-up as two of the area’s prominent agents join forces to become Jellis Craig Essendon.  The Essendon team will be led by existing Jellis Craig directors John Morello and Simon Mason alongside former Considine Real Estate director Chauntel Considine and former Frank Dowling Estate Agents …

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  • Photo of Percy Eccles joins the Professionals network

    Percy Eccles joins the Professionals network

    Long-time Warrnambool realtor Percy Eccles has joined the Professionals network in a move aimed at keeping pace with growth in the local property market. Mr Eccles, best known as the principal of Percy Eccles Real Estate, has assembled an expanded team to operate under the Professionals Warrnambool banner from November 4. The office, to be…

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  • Photo of Award-winning agent joins OBrien

    Award-winning agent joins OBrien

    Victorian based group OBrien Real Estate is set to change the face of the industry in Melbourne’s South-East corridor with the help of one of the local area’s most trusted faces. Multiple award-winning and respected agent Dinesh Raghu, who has worked in the area for almost a decade, said he was excited to join the …

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  • Photo of Ray White Glenroy welcomes two commercial directors

    Ray White Glenroy welcomes two commercial directors

    Ray White Glenroy has welcomed two new commercial directors to the team as Dee Nguyen and Domenic Sgambellone join the family. Mr Nguyen joined Ray White as a business owner in 2017 before taking a year off after becoming a father for the first time and travelling overseas. “Commercial has always been an interest of …

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  • Photo of New Shelter Real Estate to focus on making a difference

    New Shelter Real Estate to focus on making a difference

    This week, a brand new real estate agency is launching. Shelter Real Estate is opening its doors on Glen Iris Road, Glen Iris and is set to be a new brand of real estate. Renowned estate agent, Zali Reynolds, who has been in the industry for nearly two decades, brings her extensive corporate experience to…

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  • Photo of Strategic business growth expert joins Barry Plant

    Strategic business growth expert joins Barry Plant

    Nigel O’Neil has joined the Barry Plant Corporate Office as Head of Strategic Growth. His role is to drive the development of our business strategy to leverage data, technology and innovative practices to keep the Barry Plant Group ahead of the curve and cement their place as Victoria’s most successful real estate network. Nigel was…

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  • Photo of Leah Calnan takes the reigns at REIV

    Leah Calnan takes the reigns at REIV

    Leah Calnan has been elected as the new president of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria, for the 2019-2020 term. Ms Calnan has served as Vice President and Senior Vice President over the past two years and replaces Robyn Waters, who stepped down following a successful term as President. Ms Calnan is a titan of …

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  • Photo of Real estate team celebrates new home

    Real estate team celebrates new home

    Clients, real estate peers and business associates attended a celebratory event this month at RE/MAX ACPA’s new premises in Williams Landing, a suburb 19 kilometres south west of Melbourne’s CBD. Leon Lee and Jason Chen The iconic RE/MAX balloon and bright RE/MAX colours are prominent at the new office, which broker owner Leon Lee says …

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  • Photo of Jellis Craig rolls out new sales platform

    Jellis Craig rolls out new sales platform

    Data-driven presentation platform SalesPreso has signed a deal with leading Victorian real estate agency group Jellis Craig that will see the sales technology rolled out across its network of 350-plus agents. SalesPreso co-founder Joel Thomson said the platform was a strong fit for the real estate industry, with REA Group, Domain, Vicinity Centres and now …

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  • Photo of Triple threat as brothers join Ray White Werribee

    Triple threat as brothers join Ray White Werribee

    Continuing in the tradition of being proudly family owned and run, Ray White Group has recently welcomed three brothers on board in Werribee. The Krnjeta brothers – Robert (Partner/Auctioneer), Petar (Agent/Auctioneer) and Alex (Sales Associate) – said it was the company’s family values that attracted them to the business. “One of my key reasons for making …

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  • Photo of Finalists announced for 2019 REA Excellence Awards

    Finalists announced for 2019 REA Excellence Awards

    REA Group has announced the finalists for this year’s Annual REA Excellence Awards (AREAs), to be held in Melbourne on Thursday 14 November 2019. The AREAs honour the most innovative, community-minded and highest-achieving individuals and businesses in the property industry (residential, commercial, project developers) and media industry. There will be 21 awards in total presented…

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  • Photo of Barry Plant’s top performers awarded for excellence

    Barry Plant’s top performers awarded for excellence

    Barry Plant Group’s stars shone at the company’s 2019 Awards for Excellence at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium recently, with nearly 800 people attending the black-tie event.  The Frankston office had an outstanding night winning Franchisee of the Year and the Property Management Growth Award, with agent Bailey White joint winner of the Ron Hudson Rising Star …

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  • Photo of Barry Plant Think Tank inspires property managers

    Barry Plant Think Tank inspires property managers

    Property management was front and centre at Barry Plant Group’s 11th annual Think Tank conference, which aimed to inspire and motivate property managers with innovative ideas and effective management strategies. Several impressive keynote speakers addressed the 175 Barry Plant staff members, discussing a range of strategies new methods of management skills. Barry Plant Group CEO …

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  • Photo of Well-known agent joins OBrien in Melbourne’s North-West

    Well-known agent joins OBrien in Melbourne’s North-West

    Victorian-based group OBrien Real Estate is set to change the face of property sales in the North-West corridor of Melbourne with the help of one of the local area’s most trusted faces. Jae Doyle, a multiple award-winning and respected local agent, has joined OBrien having worked in the local area for more than 15 years. …

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  • Photo of Adelaide real estate specialists join forces

    Adelaide real estate specialists join forces

    Adelaide’s western real estate specialists, LJ Hooker West Lakes and Power Real Estate of Port Adelaide, have merged to form the region’s leading real estate agency. LJ Hooker West Lakes directors Frank Azzollini and Josie Auricchio have joined forces with Steve Moffatt to operate as one office under the LJ Hooker banner. Mr Azzollini said …

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  • Photo of Samantha McCarthy crowned hockingstuart’s best for the third year in a row

    Samantha McCarthy crowned hockingstuart’s best for the third year in a row

    Victorian group hockingstuart celebrated its top performers last week at its annual awards night, with sales agent Samantha McCarthy from hockingstuart Werribee taking out Sales of the Agent of the Year in all three categories. Samantha, who has been with hockingstuart for more than 10 years, took out the coveted Sales Agent of the Year Award for …

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  • Photo of Buxton opens commercial division headed by industry’s best

    Buxton opens commercial division headed by industry’s best

    Award-winning Victorian real estate group, Buxton, has announced the launch of a Commercial and Industrial division, Buxton Commercial, led by sought-after industry specialist, Kenny Oliver. With company origins dating back to the 1860s, Buxton has grown to a network of 24 residential offices, a project marketing division (Projects by Buxton) and now Buxton Commercial to …

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  • Photo of realestate.com.au targets first home buyers with second series of How to Home Loan

    realestate.com.au targets first home buyers with second series of How to Home Loan

    realestate.com.au has continued its partnership with comedian Jess Harris –twentysomething, Wine – to release a second series of the hugely popular How to Home Loan video series, which explores the frustrations of first home buyers when embarking on their home purchasing journey. Season two of the tongue-in-cheek educational campaign shines a light on the realities …

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