Real Estate News

Louisa is a shining star
Bendigo Weekly
THE Professionals Bendigo are celebrating the success of one of their own this week, after long term employee Louisa Nicol was judged the Shining Star Administrator of the Year at a gala awards night attended by more than 300 people. Louisa has been with the well-known family business for ab..
27-Oct-2016
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Busy start to spring
Bendigo Weekly
SPRING is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year for the real estate industry, and 2016 is looking as busy as ever. Local agents report strong attendance at properties open for inspection across Greater Bendigo in recent weeks, and there’s a strong sense of optimism for the..
20-Oct-2016
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Top price in the offing
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL real estate agents could be on the verge of another record sale, with three of Bendigo’s leading real estate firms jointly promoting the sale of 55 Barkly Street, Bendigo. Agents DCK Real Estate, Tweed Sutherland First National and Mawby Property are quoting a price range of $2.2..
13-Oct-2016
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Landmark 111 launched
Bendigo Weekly
Local agents McKean McGregor this week celebrated the launch of the landmark 111 Mitchell Street apartments and commercial space at the corner of Mitchell and Mollison Streets. Invited guests were given the chance to inspect apartments located on the lower of two levels of luxury living high..
22-Sep-2016
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Assistance for buyers
Bendigo Weekly
Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) will hold free information sessions in Bendigo and other regional communities next week to let local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members know how IBA might be able to assist them to buy their own home. Since its inception in 1975, IBA&r..
15-Sep-2016
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Low rates continue
Bendigo Weekly
THE Reserve Bank of Australia’s board decision to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent means mortgage holders will continue to enjoy record low interest rates. In a statement released on Tuesday, Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stephens said the global economy was continuing to g..
08-Sep-2016
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Buyers seek home boost
Bendigo Weekly
MORE than 60 per cent of first home buyers believe greater government support would have encouraged them to put their foot on the property ladder sooner. The Mortgage Choice annual first home buyer survey shows that 64.4 per cent of first home buyers who purchased within the last 24 months w..
01-Sep-2016
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Change benefits Borough
Bendigo Weekly
PLANNING minister Richard Wynne has approved an amendment to the Greater Bendigo Planning Scheme to enable the implementation of the Eaglehawk Structure Plan. The Eaglehawk Structure Plan was adopted in 2013 and aims to attract new retail and businesses to the Eaglehawk town centre, and incr..
25-Aug-2016
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CBD space running hot
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo central business district continues to ignite interest from the commercial sector, with agents Dungey Carter Ketterer recently announcing the leasing of the high profile ground floor of the QBE Building at Charing Cross to the Murray Primary Health Network for its central Victorian r..
18-Aug-2016
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Knowledge and experience
Bendigo Weekly
ONE of Bendigo’s most respected real estate professionals has joined one of the city’s most progressive in a move that combines local knowledge and experience with the backing of one of Victoria’s most successful real estate franchise groups. Barry Plant Bendigo director Je..
05-Aug-2016
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Cash rate set for cut
Bendigo Weekly
The Reserve Bank of Australia may look to cut the cash rate as early as next week, following this week’s inflation results, according to Mortgage Choice chief executive officer John Flavell. “Looking at the latest Consumer Price Index data from the Australian Bureau o..
28-Jul-2016
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Strategy open for discussion
Bendigo Weekly
The Greater Bendigo Housing Strategy Discussion Paper is now out for public comment. The discussion paper will inform the development of a housing strategy later this year. City of Greater Bendigo council strategy manager Trevor Budge said demographic change meant it was important to app..
21-Jul-2016
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New avenue for dispute
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has moved to ensure builders and consumers can resolve disputes without costly, prolonged and stressful legal action. Minister for consumer affairs Marlene Kairouz has announced the establishment of Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria (DBDRV), which will conduc..
15-Jul-2016
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New man at the helm
Bendigo Weekly
It is with pleasure, as the REIV’s newly appointed CEO, that I provide you with advice and updates on Victoria’s regional property market. This follows long-standing REIV CEO Enzo Raimondo recently stepping down from the role, after a decade and a half at the helm. I move into the ..
10-Jun-2016
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New man at the helm
Bendigo Weekly
It is with pleasure, as the REIV’s newly appointed CEO, that I provide you with advice and updates on Victoria’s regional property market. This follows long-standing REIV CEO Enzo Raimondo recently stepping down from the role, after a decade and a half at the helm. I move i..
10-Jun-2016
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Home building boost
Bendigo Weekly
THIS week’s strong result from the ABS for Gross Domestic Product over the March 2016 quarter includes yet another vital contribution from Australia’s residential building industry, according to the Housing Industry Association. The HIA’s chief economist, Harley..
02-Jun-2016
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Flood tool a home plus
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO residents who may be unsure about whether or not their property could be subject to flooding have a new tool to help them. The Bendigo Urban Flood Study went on public exhibition this week as part of the process to incorporate it into the Greater Bendigo Planning Scheme. The stu..
20-May-2016
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Lunch time for REIV
Peter Kennedy
ALMOST 20 current and former office bearers of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria’s Bendigo chapter attended last Friday’s annual Past Presidents and Secretaries luncheon. The function was hosted by Bendigo chapter chairman Craig Webster and sponsored by the Bendigo Weekly and..
06-May-2016
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Property values rise
Bendigo Weekly
Property values in Greater Bendigo have risen by an average of 4.26 per cent in the past two years, with vacant urban residential land value increasing by five per cent. These are some of the key findings of data released by the City of Greater Bendigo this week, following the revaluation of..
29-Apr-2016
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Fixed loans on the rise
Bendigo Weekly
A jump in fixed rate demand means the product now accounts for almost one in every four home loans written. Mortgage Choice’s latest national home loan approval data shows that fixed rate home loans accounted for more than 23 per cent of loans written in March – up 0.87 per cent ..
08-Apr-2016
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