Top suburbs for families

Top suburbs for familiesReal Estate News Domain Room to move at 57 Gladesville Drive, Bentleigh East: This property has much to offer, including a decent-sized backyard that is perfect for children. The pitter-patter of little feet is often closely followed by the pounding of big feet as parents embark on their search for the perfect […]

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Real estate agents target Chinese investors for Mordialloc Chelsea properties

REAL estate agents are targeting the burgeoning market of Chinese investors to sell some of the Mordialloc-Chelsea area’s multi-million dollar homes. Methods being used by local agencies include filming property promotional videos in Mandarin and hiring Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking agents and translators. … JPP Buyer Advocates director Ian James said Chinese buyers were not affecting […]

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Picking the right investment property a balancing act

Picking the right investment property a balancing actReal Estate News Kim and Jason Wong at their Boronia investment property. Photo: Paul Jeffers Pinpointing rental demand is important in residential property investment, and vacancy rates – the proportion of unlet dwellings – can be a useful measure. But how much weight should a would-be investor put […]

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Too high a price to pay

Too high a price to payReal Estate News ‘The chickens are included!’: Auctioneer Stephen Whitelaw at the auction of a Californian bungalow in Thornbury. It sold for $950,000. Photo: Luis Enrique Ascui If 2012’s underperforming real estate market has a silver lining it could well be a sharper focus by vendors and agents on accurate […]

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Streets ahead of the competition

Streets ahead of the competitionHome Buying Tips Real Estate News Coppin Grove in Hawthorn appreciated 270% between 2002 and 2012. Photo: Luis Enrique Ascui Every suburb has them – streets that are more in demand among home-buyers … and those that are less so. The capital growth of a property is at least partly dependent […]

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