Changes in First Home Owners Grant

It has been announced by the State Government that the $7000 First Home Owners Grant (FHOG) will change on 1st July 2013. The grant will be increased to $10,000 but the eligibility criteria also changes substantially. First home buyers are only eligible for this grant if they are purchasing a new home. Considering there are […]

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Melbourne property market news

With turnovers getting lower and lower it is nearly impossible to give a week by week update on the Melbourne property market. There were only 193 properties actually sold at auction and this would include all properties that passed in and were sold subsequently during negotiations. The overall REIV clearance rate which includes all properties […]

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Stock levels of available property in Melbourne

Statisticians are talking about massive stocks of available properties in Melbourne. Many real estate agents are talking about a lack of stock. Media reporters usually take the high moral ground and talk about agents making comments that only benefit agents and that not all the information is forthcoming. We saw again the REIV clearance rates […]

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