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24 Nov 2021

Stamp Duty Exemptions Explained

Many people don’t quite realise how much of a considerable cost stamp duty can be when purchasing a property. However, it is critical to have an understanding of all the potential costs you could be facing when buying a property.
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22 Nov 2021

The Signalling of Melbourne’s Official Return

Close to 90% vaccination rates, international borders opening, an International Student Arrival Plan and a further easing of restrictions all signal the official return of Melbourne to its pre-pandemic glory.
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22 Nov 2021

Partner with Colliers Residential Victoria - The CBD Apartment Experts

Melbourne’s apartment experts, Colliers Residential Victoria, in support of City of Melbourne and Realestate.com.au, offer you exclusive access to the CBD’s best apartments so you can Live Local in Melbourne with $0 Stamp Duty and apartments from $500,000.
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5 Aug 2021

Yes, we are in lockdown – however, you should buy now.

Taking a look back at the last lockdown Sydney experienced, it is safe to say the property market was in a very different state.
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2 Jul 2021

A beginner’s guide to reading a floor plan

When you’re in the market for a new apartment, floor plans are one of the most useful indicators of whether or not you’ve found your dream home.
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30 Jun 2021

Buying an apartment? Here's what you need to know.

There’s a lot to love about apartment living. In Australia, more and more people are choosing to live in apartments over houses.
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1 Dec 2020

First Home Buyers Guide

The Colliers First Home Buyers Guide aims to explain the home buying process, so that you can enter the market with confidences, especially in the current climate. In addition we have also outlined recent changes to the property market and first home buyer incentives.
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26 Nov 2020

Residential Insights: Stamp Duty Reform - Can Go Further

With NSW taking the lead in what has been described as ‘the biggest Tax Reform since Federation’ residential Stamp Duty is in for a shake-up in favour of a proposed annual Land Tax.
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12 Nov 2020

Nobel Prize: The Quest for the Perfect Auction

The complexity surrounding auctions and a fact that makes them so engaging is that a bidder’s strategy usually depends on how he or she believes the other participants will bid during the auction.
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2 Nov 2020

Nobel Prize: The Quest for the Perfect Auction

The complexity surrounding auctions and a fact that makes them so engaging is that a bidder’s strategy usually depends on how he or she believes the other participants will bid during the auction.
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29 Oct 2020

Pointers for Today's Coronavirus Property Market

As we adjust to the impacts of Covid-19 we’ve seen a number of wide ranging trends in the "coronavirus property market." While activity has bounced around, people are still buying and selling homes, new homes are being built and new apartment projects are at varied stages of development. However, there are a few notable trends.
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20 Aug 2020

Storage Solutions When Downsizing from a House to an Apartment

With the kids grown up and out of the family home, many couples are now looking to downsize to cosy apartments with less space, requiring smart thinking when it comes to storage.
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20 Aug 2020

The Settlement Process

People are always on the move, and as the city absorbs new apartments and owners and tenants move into new buildings, I wanted to visit what can be expected when it comes to the final stage of a purchase.
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20 Aug 2020

Top Tips For Buying Off-The-Plan Property

Buying off-the-plan property (OTP) can be an easy process. It’s a great way to buy into some of the most in demand areas and even for the first time buyer, buying OTP has lots of advantages.
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30 Jul 2020

How to Read and Use an Apartment Floor Plan

If you’re in the market looking for a new apartment, floor plans are easily the most basic and important tool you’ll need. For an off-the-plan purchase reading and understanding the floor plan is essential. For established apartments, they are also valuable as access may be limited.
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20 Jun 2020

Canberra's Apartment Market - Examining The Parks, Redhill

We might still think of Canberra as a relatively new city however, its history spans more than 100-years. This heritage extends beyond political intrigue and covets aspects of Walter Burley Griffin’s design that today continue to link its residents and communities.
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17 Jun 2020

Should I Buy An Apartment Now? That's a Big Question...and Here Are Some Answers

"Should I buy an apartment now?" In the course of my career, this is a question I’ve been asked so many times I’ve lost count. However, as you might expect it’s also a question I’m asked even more frequently when markets look unsettled.
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11 Jun 2020

Canberra's Apartment Market - Reviewing Park Avenue To Understand the Evolving 'Civic'

Like most other modern-day urban markets across Australia and the globe, Canberra residents and investors share a strong attraction to the appeal of CBD living. This post looks at one development, Park Avenue, helping to wrap-up my review of three different Canberra apartment markets.
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9 Jun 2020

Melbourne's Apartment Marketing - Super-Towers & Paris Chic

Like its sister-market Sydney’s CBD, the Melbourne City apartment market while perhaps looking somewhat different in terms of building style, offers remarkable opportunity and different pockets of growth and variety
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13 May 2020

Exploring North Sydney, Sydney's Most Progressive Real Estate Market

The North Sydney real estate market is proving to be one of Sydney’s most progressive, with rapid changes occurring in the last 5 years to the precinct’s skyline.
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19 Mar 2020

Sydney's Apartment Market - Where to Now

By any measure it’s an unusual and easily a historic week and circumstance we find ourselves in as we all confront the Coronavirus. This may well be a ‘black-swan’ event for the world and for our economy and that will include many questions concerning the housing and wider property market.
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11 Mar 2020

Sydney's Apartment Market - One size no-longer fits all cont.

Having earlier given a brief overview of the apartment markets in the Sydney CBD, Northern Beaches and Eastern suburbs, this week I’m turning my attention to the interesting diversity of the North Shore, the Inner-West, Parramatta and Penrith.
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27 Feb 2020

Newcastle Housing Market Highlights

Recently in one of our major newspapers there was a headline that read: ‘House prices up $300,000 in areas leading Sydney rebound’. Just 12-months earlier another headline read: ‘Melbourne and Sydney house prices plunge further in January’.
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25 Feb 2020

Sydney's Apartment Market - One Size No Longer Fits All

Apartments have been a part of Sydney’s housing fabric for at least 120 years and as might be expected architectural styles, locations and values have been constantly changing and evolving.
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