Category Archives: Market Pulse

Strong market sees record highs

Buyers, sellers, agents, analysts and reporters woke on Saturday morning with an air of optimism as the Melbourne property market hosted the largest auction weekend since the pre-Covid days in early 2020. They weren’t disappointed. Traditionally the end of February…

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Our thoughts as the 2021 property market commences

Welcome back to the 2021 Melbourne property market. What a difference Christmas and New Year can make to media sentiment. The doom and gloom being reported by the media for much of 2020 has now been replaced with positivity and…

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2020: a year in review

It’s hard to believe that we are coming to the end of another year when, in many ways, it feels like we are still just starting 2020. The Melbourne property market has experienced a number of ‘firsts’ this year.  Some…

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Melbourne property market making up for lost time

Off the back of a few weeks of 70% plus auction clearance rates, the property market in Melbourne is humming along nicely. In some cases, prices are surpassing historical records. The auction system is working well for the experienced agents…

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Where to from here for the property market?

It feels like we have reached a juxtaposition where nothing is changing yet things are changing (finally). History may show that this period we’ve experienced in the property market will never happen again. Is this best for buyers or sellers?…

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Property market re-opening: what can we expect?

Baby steps, but the Melbourne property market is reopening today. While we still await a final directive from the REIV (Real Estate of Victoria) confirming the approved activities, the DHHS website says: We are not expecting to suddenly see vast…

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Working towards 26 October – easing of restrictions

  Based on the latest Victorian Government announcements, it looks likely that the property market will remain on hold until at least 26 October (cases permitting) when regulations are expected to relax and ‘one on one’ inspections can resume. Real Estate…

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Stage 4 restrictions: how does this affect buyers?

Stage 4 Restrictions and Its Effect on Buyers For most Victorians, the last week has been the strangest week of our lives as we familiarise ourselves with curfews, limited outings and the, hopefully only temporary, closure of work places, including…

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Lockdown 2.0: what effects could it have on the property market?

Lockdown 2.0 and Its Effects on Property Market We find ourselves a week back into isolation again. We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well during these difficult times. Like Lockdown 1.0, the market is likely to…

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COVID -19’s impact on inner-city living

Is there a new post COVID-19 trend to move further from the CBD? Certainly, if talk is anything to go by, there could be a short or even longer-term swing away from inner-city living. With many employers and employees now…

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