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How To Avoid Over-Capitalising In A Booming Market

When a property market is surging, the question of how you avoid over-capitalising carries even more potency.  Melbourne’s property values are up 15.6 percent for the year to date and a sustained boom is predicted to deliver up to 10 percent growth in 2022.

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How To Win A Buyer’s Heart

Street appeal is the x-factor that can have would-be buyers fall instantly in love with your property. But it’s not a mystical thing. Rather, it’s a proven strategy of ensuring the front of your home is so appealing that it stops people in their tracks and musters up feelings of instant attachment.

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Is Spring Still The Prime Time To Buy And Sell Property?

Thinking of selling or buying property? Spring is believed to be the peak of the real estate buying and selling season, but in 2021 does that still stand?

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Top Investment Suburbs Revealed

Property investors once looked to inner-city suburbs for good returns, but the latest data from realestate.com.au reveals many of Melbourne’s top performing investor suburbs are further afield.  Of the top 50 investor suburbs, just six fall within 20km of the CBD. They are: the Brunswick and Lalor house markets and the Malvern East, Clayton, Box Hill and St Albans unit markets.

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2021 Selling Season Likely To Be Extended

ANZ is the latest major bank to revise up its forecasts for house price growth in 2021, predicting prices in Melbourne will rise by 20 per cent this year and around 7 per cent in 2022. That places the city in line with the growth figure forecast for combined capital cities, but behind Sydney’s 23 per cent forecast.

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How Staying Apart Has Brought Us Together

Our homes, once our castles, have been turned into fortresses in a turn of events no one saw coming. For thousands of Australians home has become their office, their school, their gym, their entertainment centre and their refuge. But while the changes have been stressful, we have discovered a new sense of community.

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Melbourne House Prices Are Still On The Rise

Like most Australian markets, house prices in Melbourne are still growing, but will likely taper toward the end of the year according to data firm CoreLogic.

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Melbourne Rental Market Shows Strong Signs Of Improvement

Melbourne rent values are bouncing back from pandemic lows, in a promising sign for investors and landlords.  Rent values in the Victorian capital have fallen 1.4 per cent over the past 12 months to the end of June, according to CoreLogic. However they lifted 0.4 per cent in June and 0.6 per cent over the last quarter in an indication the worst may be behind us.

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Key Features Of Victoria’s Real Estate Market

The remarkable resilience of Victorian property and a record price gap between houses and units has become two of the main features of our real estate market during the pandemic.  Despite the lockdowns which have brought the economy and real estate industry to a standstill as the state moves to fight the spread of Covid-19, the market continues to witness strong price growth.

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