Real Estate News

Property managers do more than meet the eye
Bendigo Weekly
As summer approaches, many beachside property owners or those with homes and holiday houses in scenic inland spots are preparing them for holiday renting. Cleaning, maintenance, gardening – the list of tasks after winter can be daunting, but some owners can find it more difficult when mana..
26-Sep-2014
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Demand continues to grow for property near rail links
Bendigo Weekly
In recent years we’ve seen a changing face of the regional property market. The growth in the number of tree changers and sea changers has seen a number of areas growing in value and popularity. Agents in towns within commuting distance of Melbourne are reporting more competition for propert..
18-Sep-2014
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Revision of bushfire zonings
Bendigo Weekly
After our chilly winter the spring sunshine is a welcome sight. But with it and the spring rains comes growth in forests and grasslands, including on the outskirts of regional cities and towns, and thoughts turn to preparing for the risk of bushfires. So it’s vital that homeowners know w..
18-Sep-2014
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Auction clearance rates expected to match last spring
Bendigo Weekly
The spring selling season is upon us – which is generally the busiest season of the property year. Last spring was certainly a bumper season across regional Victoria, especially for auctions – with 834 auctions in September and October, up from 584 in those two months in 2012. REIV ..
28-Aug-2014
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Bendigo shows 7.9 per cent growth for last financial year
Bendigo Weekly
The final three months of the 2013-14 financial year were a time of consolidation for house prices across regional Victoria. While growth for the quarter was relatively small – an increase of 0.8 per cent to a median house price of $327,000 – this took the total median price rise for..
14-Aug-2014
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Interest rates remain an incentive
Bendigo Weekly
The RBA has kept interest rates unchanged for the 13th consecutive month with no sign that rates are likely to move anytime soon, according to senior economist, Shane Garrett of the Housing Industry Association. “The decision to leave the official cash rate at 2.5 per cent will be no surpris..
07-Aug-2014
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Number of regional homes for sale by auction on the rise
Bendigo Weekly
Melbourne has been dubbed Australia’s auction capital, but in regional Victoria selling at auction has been less popular, with the vast majority of homes sold by private sale. This year, though, that seems to have changed. The number of auctions held in regional Victoria has increased by..
31-Jul-2014
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Regional house prices continue to grow
Bendigo Weekly
House prices continued to increase in most Victorian regional centres, in quarterly data released by the REIV today. REIV Chief Executive Officer Enzo Raimondo said the median house price across regional Victoria reached $327,000 in the three months to June 30, 2014. This represents an increase..
24-Jul-2014
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House prices continue to grow in regional Victoria
Bendigo Weekly
House prices continued to increase in most Victorian regional centres, in quarterly data released by the REIV today. REIV chief executive officer Enzo Raimondo said the median house price across regional Victoria reached $327,000 in the three months to 30 June 2014. This represents an increase ..
18-Jul-2014
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REIV regional update
Bendigo Weekly
Regional house prices have risen to a new record median of $327,000, representing a solid 4.1 per cent year-on-year growth. For units in regional Victoria, the median price was $254,000, up two per cent year-on-year. The data, finalised this week by the REIV for the year to June 30, provides a co..
17-Jul-2014
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Compact with many extras
Bendigo Weekly
KANGAROO FLAT 7 Elvey Drive Tweed Sutherland First National Matt Pinniger 0438 395 713 Price $285,000-$300,000 The selling agent from First National Real Estate (http://www.tsfn.com.au) said this property is perfect for the first-home buyer, investor or downsizer. It is modern..
17-Jul-2014
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Now is a good time to review your financial planning
Bendigo Weekly
It’s that time of the year again – that is, the end of the financial year. And while many of us will be focusing on finalising tax returns, it also provides a good chance to review our financial planning. This includes considering our position in the property market. The new financ..
10-Jul-2014
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Steady regional growth indicated by House Price Index
Bendigo Weekly
While there’s been strong property sales activity in Melbourne in recent months, including in June, across regional Victoria the story is one of steady growth. With interest rates still at record lows, property prices have continued to grow at a solid pace, with the REIV’s House Pr..
20-Jun-2014
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The great aussie dream
Bendigo Weekly
Owning your own home is the great Aussie dream, yet many first home buyers worry that they are being priced out of the market. Australian Bureau of Statistics show buying has certainly become tougher for first timers: its latest figures, for March this year, showed first home buyer finance commit..
13-Jun-2014
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Choose an agent with a strong local reputation
Bendigo Weekly
Most people who are planning to buy or sell their home use a licensed real estate agent – with the aim of getting the best advice possible and, at sale time, the best price. There’s another very good reason to use a licensed agent. They are trained professionals working in a professi..
29-May-2014
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Property snippets
Bendigo Weekly
Inner Bendigo property continues to shine, with a couple of strong sale results recorded in recent weeks. Tweed Sutherland First National listed and sold a renovated home at 73 Forest Street within a week, whilst another inner-city gem at 51 Forest Street also sold within days of its joint listing..
22-May-2014
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Thinking ahead can help smooth the settlement process
Bendigo Weekly
The day the home you bought months earlier actually becomes yours should be happy and exciting. But what if you open the door to discover what you thought you were getting, and what is left by the seller, are two different things? Sadly, this is a common problem. Buyers who thought they we..
10-Apr-2014
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Energy efficiency draws attraction from homebuyers
Bendigo Weekly
Sustainable is the new buzzword. Everything from the local cafe to the biggest buildings have sustainability as a goal. But for many regional Victorians what is now seen as sustainable, environmentally friendly living – rainwater tanks, growing fruit and vegetables, composting, collect..
03-Apr-2014
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Look for long-term performance
Bendigo Weekly
Investing in property is often seen as a positive move which can yield good returns. Generally, these returns are achieved over the mid-to-long term, with a range of factors causing property to vary in value. And while the local economy or changes in employment levels can cause prices to increa..
26-Mar-2014
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Tips for those buying a home through private sale – making an offer
Bendigo Weekly
A frequent question estate agents receive is about making an offer to buy a property in a private sale. This is not surprising, with at least 75 per cent of homes in Victoria now sold through private sale. If you are intending to make an offer then there are a few things to keep in mind. Once y..
06-Mar-2014
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