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Meredith Clisby is the Canberra Domain editor.

Government will not allow Mr Fluffy profiteering, says Chief Minister

An advertisement for Mr Fluffy asbestos products.

Kirsten Lawson and Meredith Clisby Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has warned people buying Mr Fluffy homes that they will not be allowed to profiteer in a government buyback scheme by buying houses below market value and expecting the...

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Derelict shops to go but High Court challenge still on

Fences have gone up around the site of the suburb's former bustling local centre, which began a slow decline years before the remaining supermarket closed in 2004.

Meredith Clisby The derelict Giralang shops are set to be demolished despite a High Court challenge looming over the construction of a new supermarket at the site.

Public housing could be planned for Mr Fluffy sites


Kimberley Granger and Meredith Clisby Houses identified as containing Mr Fluffy loose-fill asbestos could be demolished and the sites made safe for public housing.

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First home owner grants lowest in 10 years under new policy

Committed to sell, but not yet ready: Queensland government's IT services bureau CITEC.

Ben Westcott and Meredith Clisby First home owner grants in the ACT have fallen to their lowest number in 10 years, as some Canberrans drop plans to buy homes due to the ACT government increasing the grant but restricting it to new...

Strong house auctions results herald big spring

This home in Curtin was auctioned on Saturday morning.

Meredith Clisby Spring has sprung for Canberra's property market with strong auction results reported on Saturday.

Mugga Way mansion hits the market as Red Hill makes rich list

149 Mugga Way, Red Hill has been listed on the market.

Meredith Clisby Data shows that Canberra has seven suburbs with a median value of $1 million.

Penrhyn House revamp could bring 900 public servants to Woden

Meredith Clisby and Phillip Thomson Empty Penrhyn House in Woden has been revamped by Melbourne based Quintessential Equity in order to attract new tenants when public servants are being shunted out of the town centre.

Kambah residents live in fear in their asbestos homes

Meredith Clisby Residents call on the government for help after discovering they live in homes made completely of asbestos.

Lyons takes share of lean and hungry market

The property at 15 Cornelian Close, Lyons, was auctioned by L J Hooker's Stephen Thompson.

Meredith Clisby Auction Watch: Canberra's market was a little slower than usual on Saturday, with fewer than half the properties up for auction selling under the hammer.

ACT government sells Flemington Road land for almost $16 million


Meredith Clisby The ACT government has sold four blocks of land in the Flemington Road precinct at auction for almost $16 million.

Public housing properties on the slide in the ACT

ACT Shelter executive officer Leigh Watson said an increase in public housing was a key concern for the organisation because there was not enough affordable accommodation for thousands of families in the ACT.

Meredith Clisby The proportion of public housing in the ACT has fallen as the territory has grown and the number has fallen to its lowest ever, newly issued data reveals.

Aged public housing targeted in renewal plan

Stuart Flats

Meredith Clisby ACT Housing data shows the spread of public housing in the territory as the government embarks on a renewal program.

Auction Watch: Curtin home sells for record $1.925m

The luxury home at 28 James Street, Curtin, broke the sales record in the suburb.

Meredith Clisby An architecturally designed and award winning home in Curtin broke the suburb record on Saturday when it sold under the hammer.

Life on Northbourne is full of uncertainty under Canberra's redevelopment plans

Northbourne precinct public housing resident William Godschalx.

Meredith Clisby Life as a public housing tenant in the Northbourne precinct has become uncertain with news that the ACT government will redevelop the area.

Public housing sits empty as people wait for accommodation

Kayla Kayaba and her mother Sonia Jones are fighting the department of housing so Kayla, a mother of two for has a place of her own.

Meredith Clisby There were 634 public housing properties sitting empty for at least 30 days of the past financial year while hundreds of at-risk people waited for accommodation in the territory.

New apartment block planned for ACT's Dickson

Generic. Construction site.

Meredith Clisby A site in the Dickson town centre is to be redeveloped for a 224-apartment complex according to plans lodged with the ACT government.

Canberra home prices edge higher in June quarter

Canberra home prices have increased by the highest amount in more than a year.

Meredith Clisby Canberra home prices have increased by the highest amount in more than a year, new data shows.

Territory's best real estate agents earn awards at 2014 Awards for Excellence

Mark Larmer from the Independent Property Group won the Auctioneer of the Year for 2014.

Meredith Clisby The best of Canberra’s real estate industry were celebrated on Saturday night.

Auction Watch

Home buyers start shaking off winter blues

20 Kupunda Street in Fisher, ACT, goes under the hammer on Saturday.

Meredith Clisby Agents had a spring in their step on Saturday as they reported that buyers were out in force in readiness for the post-winter rush.

Italo Australian Club gets a new lease on life

Meredith Clisby The Italo Australian Club in Forrest has been given a new lease on life following ACT Planning and Land Authority's approval of the de-concession of its lease.