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February 26, 2018

Hey Luke, 

Thanks for your time just now. As per your discussion with Richie, you approve changing course and progressing with our other recommendation of Ballarat, VIC. We are concerned about the volatility of the Hobart market and aren't comfortable putting you in thi...

February 23, 2018

Hi Luke, 

I hope you're well! 

This week we have been continuing the search in Moonah and pounding the pavement. It would be great if we could have a call early next week, Monday if you're free? To check in on where we are at. Let me know a good day and time for you? 

Tha...

February 15, 2018

Hey Luke, 

I hope you're well. 

The search in Moonah and surrounding suburbs continues. On the 'Your Properties' page - under 'Best of the Rest', are a shortlist of the properties we have viewed. These were close to what we're after, however, not quite right fo...

February 9, 2018

Hey Luke, 

I hope you're well. 

This week we have been working through the process of finding on and off-market properties. The Hobart market is incredibly tight and we have spent the week getting the feelers out. Next will be the same and I'll keep you updated on how th...

February 1, 2018

Hey mate, 

Thanks for your confirmation to move forward with Moonah. As per your email, your total purchasing costs need to stay at 150K (with change) including up to 20K for a renovation. Now for the really exciting part, the property search! Within the next four weeks...

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January 24, 2020

In maybe a year's time, you'll probably read a similar article to this one about how Mair Street is going - hopefully, about it thriving - but right now, the block between Doveton Street and Armstrong Street is in the middle of a transformation.

January 15, 2020

Canberra has yet again trumped Sydney’s house rental price as the most expensive city in the nation, according to the Domain Rental Report for the December quarter 2019 released on Thursday.

January 03, 2020

Another new bar in Mair Street is pointing to a bright future for the Armstrong Street North precinct, as more hospitality venues open and are planned in advance of the massive GovHub project's completion.

October 27, 2019

The town hall bells rang out on Monday evening, heralding the appointment of Cr Ben Taylor as the City of Ballarat mayor.

July 31, 2019

The ANU's multi-million dollar precinct Kambri is just the start of the university's ambitious plans to transform its campus - and with it the city.

July 22, 2019

The boom suburbs tipped to achieve phenomenal capital growth have been revealed as Brisbane prepares for a massive jump in house prices, with buyers in these markets set to earn up to $215,000 in the next three years.

June 13, 2019

Our Senior Economist, Kevin Hoang, was invited to attend the G20 Summit in Japan recently. Here are his thoughts on what he discovered.

May 22, 2019

More reliable and on-time trains to Ballarat could be on their way, with $100 million to be allocated in the Victorian state budget for more planning works.

May 15, 2019

At the first live broadcast council meeting last night, councillors approved the injection of $15 million over three years to regenerate the struggling Bridge Mall retail precinct.

May 05, 2019

Cars may roll down Bridge Street for the first time in many decades under new proposals put forward by the City of Ballarat Council today.

April 08, 2019

Preperation works are underway for the construction for the 77-room Quest Apartment complex at the Ballarat Station precinct.

And it comes as calls are put out for retail businesses who are wanting to be part of the new development.

April 05, 2019

First it was gold, now affordable houses are the treasures worth digging for in Ballarat and Bendigo.

This is the verdict of a new Hotspotting report, which has named the regional cities among Australia’s top “cheapies with prospects” homebuyers and investors should be targeting.

March 25, 2019

An extra 2300 jobs in the health and welfare sector will be created in Ballarat over the next four years according to projections from the Regional Australia Institute.

January 06, 2019

We’re a few days into the new year and what a year 2018 was! The residential property market has dominated mainstream media, with major markets softening, and economically, we’ve had a mixed run.

November 25, 2018

As we fast approach the end of the year, we continue to see slower housing activity and lower dwelling values across Sydney and Melbourne with auction clearance rates tumbling to the lowest level in over six years. You’ll be reading in the mainstream media that it’s a buyers market, but who are these buyers?

Rental vacancies in Ballarat are at a record low. This means almost all rental properties in Ballarat are currently being rented.

In the year ending March 31st, 2018 Victoria had the largest population growth of 2.2%, followed by the ACT at 2.1%. Click to view the state by state breakdown. 

The Ballarat Line Upgrade might be thundering along, but a 59-minute service to Ballarat still hinges on the state government getting their preferred route for airport rail. 

In early August, Liberal opposition leader Matthew Guy stated he would commit to securing a 59 minute or better service to Melbourne from Ballarat within 12-18 months after the November 24 election. That's a reduction of 26 minutes on the current journey. 

Terry Ryder has been a specialist research/writer on Australian property for the past 32 years. In this article, he talks about the rise of the Ballarat market. 

A good read on Bannockburn a town outside of Geelong, although the distance from Melbourne and no rail line won't provide the growth and demand that Ballarat does.

What's happening in Australia? Our cricket team are a national disgrace! The banking royal commission has kicked off, a state election was held in South Australia. In this blog, we take a quick look how the real estate market performed in each capital city in February.   

White Night Ballarat is in its second year. Taking place last night (17/03), the festival reimagines the city through music, performances and art. With local and visitors crowding the streets, laneways and public spaces. 

Rental vacancy rates have dropped from 3.5% two years ago to a low of 1.6% in Ballarat. This is a great sign for the area, meaning properties should be tenanted quickly. 

1 out of every 27 homes in the Hobart local area government is being used for Airbnb, causing a crippling longterm rental shortage in the city. 

 

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