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Looking to buy a property in Melbourne for the first time but don’t know where to start? You’re not alone! And for that reason, The Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) is holding a free homebuyer’s seminar on Wednesday 19 April. The seminar is an exclusive opportunity to hear from expert property professionals on how […]

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It’s entirely understandable that as we progress through life we accumulate more possessions. But according to a study of Australian homes by the Australia Institute we are accumulating far too much, and to the detriment of our health. The problem begins when we surround ourselves with stuff that we either don’t need or don’t use. […]

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The Australian Bureau of Statistic has just released figures indicating Australians are entering the property market later than ever before. The 2013-14 data, shows that less than 50% of Australians bought their first home between the ages of 25 and 34 years old. Back in 2000-01 that percentage was up over 60. One of the […]

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Did you know we reside in the world’s most liveable city? Yes, that’s right, Melbourne has been honoured with this accolade by the EIU for the last six consecutive years. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is a British business providing forecasting and advisory services through research and analysis, such as monthly country reports, five-year country […]

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The 2016 spring property market is delivering everything home sellers desire: solid price growth, high clearance rates and strong buyer demand. September quarter median house figures published by the REIV also indicate a positive and growing market. Melbourne’s median house price increased 3.25% since June to settle at $740,000. The inner and middle suburbs were […]

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Young Investors

For several years now, there has been a significant focus on how difficult it is for young people to break into the property market. Compared to 30 years ago, there’s now twice as many Australians renting, and for many Generation Y’s now in their 20’s and 30’s, buying their own home is still an unattainable […]

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Melbourne’s inner city has a rich industrial past. This makes it a playground for developers and home buyers keen to remodel some of the most beautiful historical factories and warehouses into modern residences. A warehouse conversion can create the funkiest of abodes for singles, couples and growing families. If you are thinking of tackling a […]

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When a house fire starts, it’s working smoke alarms that provide the critical early warning needed to save lives and minimise property damage. So as we now have daylight saving, it’s an ideal time to check all smoke alarms and ensure they are in perfect working order. · Test each smoke alarm using the test […]

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As we approach the warmer months, landlords are encouraged to take the opportunity and tick off some important maintenance jobs. These jobs might include: checking drains and gutters, looking for signs of mould or damp, having air conditioners serviced, mending any broken or leaking fixtures, examining fences and garden walls to ensure that they remain […]

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Homebuyers can often feel disheartened when the suburb they desperately want to buy in is simply out of their financial reach. Rather than despair, however, they should be looking right across the high street in the neighbouring postcode. New REIV data shows there is a significant difference in the median house price of multiple adjacent […]

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