Shock election results will change the property market

We can look back on Saturday’s election results and certainly talk about the polls and media commentators missing the outcome. But what will it mean to the property market? I certainly had spent much time thinking about the impacts of negative gearing being wound back and also the possibility of large capital gains tax changes. […]

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REIV Awards 2018

The REIV Awards for Excellence were presented in October at the Crown Casino. Courtney Thursfield, our Head of Property Management, was awarded the Presidents Award for 2018. This award is given to an individual based on their contribution to the REIV and to the Real Estate industry as a whole. Courtney is the current chair […]

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When will the Market Reignite?

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is an independent body that supervises banking institutions and has been a useful tool for the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). 2 years ago the RBA board knew that the housing market was overheating in both Melbourne and Sydney. But nowhere else in the country was the housing market […]

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Auctioneers flout pass in laws

With the advent of lower clearance rates, we are seeing more auctions ending in a pass in. A “pass in” occurs when the bidding at an auction does not reach the vendor’s reserve and, as such, the auctioneer having failed to illicit a high enough bid, passes the property in and according to the rules […]

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