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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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  • Photo of OBrien opens at Werribee

    OBrien opens at Werribee

    More than six years after OBrien Real Estate established its first franchise office in February 2013, the growing brand has now opened its 27th office, located in the growth belt of Melbourne’s west at Werribee. Originating from the south east of Melbourne, OBrien initially had all its offices situated on the east side of the…

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  • Photo of Agents join forces in Whitehorse

    Agents join forces in Whitehorse

    The Whitehorse property landscape is set for a spring shake-up as two of the area’s agents join forces to create a formidable ‘power team’. The arrival of Jellis Craig Mitcham, which is the culmination of Noel Jones Mitcham joining Jellis Craig, will anchor a consolidated presence for Jellis Craig in Whitehorse. Further fortifying its footprint,…

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  • Photo of Ray White Victoria and Tasmania celebrates 2019 winners

    Ray White Victoria and Tasmania celebrates 2019 winners

    More than 1,100 guests descended on the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for the annual Ray White Victoria and Tasmania state awards on Thursday August 22 to celebrate the top offices and individual achievers throughout the leading network. Ray White Victorian and Tasmanian CEO Stephen Dullens welcomed everyone and reminded them all that the leading…

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  • Photo of Tom Larkin: Director of two offices at 29 with further growth plans ahead

    Tom Larkin: Director of two offices at 29 with further growth plans ahead

    Tom Larkin started in real estate on his 18th birthday. By 23 years old he had his own real estate office in an area he knew nothing about – Barry Plant in Frankston. By 26 he had become that area’s most successful agent and now, at 29, he is director of two offices, has a…

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  • Photo of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate expands to Victoria

    Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate expands to Victoria

    The footprint for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate continued to grow with the opening of the first Victorian office in Richmond. With several offices already operating in New South Wales, the lifestyle brand is now focusing on its presence in strategic locations across the east coast of Australia. The new Richmond office will be…

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  • Photo of Fletchers launches film to celebrate centenary

    Fletchers launches film to celebrate centenary

    Reaching a major milestone such as a 100-year anniversary is a feat very few Australian real estate agencies ever accomplish. From humble beginnings at their first offices at 2 Cotham Road in Kew in 1919, to a network of over 20 offices more than a century later, the foundations established by the Fletcher family in…

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  • Photo of Ray White Berwick welcomes Debbie Brettoner and Matt Doyle

    Ray White Berwick welcomes Debbie Brettoner and Matt Doyle

    Debbie Brettoner and Matt Doyle, two of the highest performing agents in Melbourne's south-east, have made the move to Ray White and will be joining Eric Zhang as directors of Ray White Berwick. With a combined eight years experience in the real estate industry, this mother and son duo believe their move to Ray White…

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