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Meredith Clisby is the Canberra Domain editor.

Trades union forced ACT asbestos removal, not health concerns

Meredith Clisby The ACT Administration was inadequately prepared to deal with the loose-fill asbestos insulation crisis that hit the territory in the 1980s newly released cabinet documents show.

Canberra's Northbourne Square towers approved

The Northbourne Square development.

Meredith Clisby The ACT government has approved a $300 million redevelopment in the city which will change the skyline in the CBD.

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Opposition to affordable housing to be alleviated

A research project investigating opposition to affordable housing in Australia found that prejudice towards people living in subsidized housing was the main reason for resistance to planned projects.

Meredith Clisby Genuine consultation with the community could prevent strong opposition to affordable housing projects and the redevelopment of public housing in the territory, an expert says.

Auction Watch

Canberra property market holds its own

Auctioneer Dan McAlpine is assisted by Madeline Sanfrancesco.

Meredith Clisby The ACT's auction clearance rate continued its steady form with sales made in more than half of the scheduled auctions on Saturday.

It's better to buy a house than rent in Canberra

Generic real estate.

Meredith Clisby Follow to RBA report on whether to rent or buy in Canberra.

Canberra auction numbers defy big freeze

22 Strzelecki Crescent, Narrabundah

Meredith Clisby Plenty of buyers faced the freezing cold weather on Saturday with agents reporting solid numbers registered at auctions across the territory.

Home owners to learn if they have a Mr Fluffy house

Meredith Clisby Home owners in the ACT can find out if their homes were part of the loose-fill asbestos program through the ACT government.

Canberra rents continue to fall for houses and units

Canberra rental prices have fallen and there is a rise in property listings.

Meredith Clisby Subdued housing market conditions have seen Canberra's median rental price slump over the past year new data shows.

Real estate agents call for list of Mr Fluffy homes

Agents say they have been placed in a difficult situation.

Meredith Clisby The REIACT wants to hold the list of Mr Fluffy homes so agents can check properties they suspect to have been in the program.

Braddon's Palko apartments released on the market

New development: Palko is expected to change the hipster vibe in Braddon.

Meredith Clisby and Ben Westcott The Lonsdale Street Traders is set to be demolished to make way for a new residential development in Braddon.

Canberra home values record soft growth over financial year

Construction of homes in the Molonglo Valley

Meredith Clisby Canberra's home values increased by the second smallest amount of all capital cities over the past financial year, new data shows.

Canberra House redevelopment popular with buyers

Morris Property Group's Mayfair apartments will be launched onto the market on Saturday.

Meredith Clisby The Mayfair apartments set to replace Canberra House in the city will be officially launched this Saturday and almost 50 dwellings have already been sold pre-release.

Auction watch: buyers brave adverse weather conditions

10 Fereday Street, Weston sold for $865,000.

Meredith Clisby More than half the properties scheduled for auction sold on Saturday amid wet and windy conditions in the territory.

ACT government releases asbestos guidelines for real estate agents

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Meredith Clisby The ACT government has issued new asbestos guidelines to the real estate industry following concerns over the disclosure of homes containing residual Mr Fluffy loose fill insulation.

Mr Fluffy's deadly asbestos legacy spread throughout Canberra

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Meredith Clisby Deadly Mr Fluffy asbestos was spread throughout more than 70 Canberra suburbs in the 1970s and the scourge was concentrated most heavily in Curtin, Pearce and Kambah, new information shows.

Last Kingston Foreshore land sells for $14.3 million at auction

The proposed peninsula plan: two mixed-use blocks for the development of up to about 76 residential apartments each will be auctioned.

Meredith Clisby The last Kingston Foreshore land release for years goes under the hammer for $14.3 million at auction.

Sales continue at market's top end

Auction watch

Meredith Clisby The territory had strong auction clearance rates on Saturday as almost all of the properties to go under the hammer sold.

Rare plots of Kingston Foreshore land to be auctioned

Meredith Clisby Blocks of land going under the hammer at the Kingston Foreshore this week will be the last available at the peninsula for several years.

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Secret garden in Chifley on the market

The large block allowed the Shands to design generous spaces.

Meredith Clisby A treasured garden beyond the walls of an architecturally designed home in Chifley is now open for all to see.

Auction Watch

Slow day for auctions on holiday weekend

Canberra Times - Auction Watch - June 7 2014
33 Belconnen Way Weetangera
Photo Elesa Kurtz

Meredith Clisby It was a quiet weekend for auctions as Canberrans made the most of the Queen's Birthday holiday and left the city.