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Meredith Clisby is the Canberra Domain editor.

Office vacancy rate in Canberra at highest in four years, Property Council data shows

Meredith Clisby Canberra's office market vacancy rate has risen to its highest in four years, Property Council of Australia data shows.

Asbestos homes built as experiments in 1970s

An ACT government spokeswoman confirmed the government was aware of the homes which were built as part of the NCDC Government Housing Construction Program in the 1970s.

Meredith Clisby The National Capital Development Commission exhibited the six experimental modular houses as part of a push towards alternative housing construction in the 1970s.

ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson wants help for Kambah asbestos house residents

Mr Hanson said some of these measures should be made available to the Kambah residents and if there are going to be solutions for the loose-fill homes then these further six homes should be included.

Meredith Clisby ACT opposition leader Jeremy Hanson is calling for the residents of the six asbestos homes in Kambah to be treated just like the victims of Mr Fluffy loose-fill asbestos in the territory.

Welcome to the asbestos houses

Mr Kelly  says at no stage in the sales process was he informed  it was made almost entirely of asbestos and he is now stuck with a worthless house that he won’t be able to sell and can’t afford to knock down.

Meredith Clisby A typical suburban street in Canberra's largest suburb has turned into the scene of a nightmare for a group of residents trapped in houses built entirely of asbestos.

Auction Watch

Chilly weekend fails to deter bidders

Auction in Garran.

Meredith Clisby The first weekend in August proved chilly but that did not stop buyers forking out for their dream homes.

CIC Australia wins award for ACT suburb of Crace

An aerial photo of the Canberra suburb of Crace.

Meredith Clisby The Gungahlin suburb of Crace has been named as the project of the year in the ACT Property Council's annual awards night.

New development application search tool launched for ACT

Commonwealth Bank's PayTag, used with its banking app, turns any phone into a PayPass card.

Meredith Clisby Want to know what projects are planned for your suburb? There's now an app for that.

Olympic rower Brett Hayman is selling his resort-style stunner in ACT's Curtin

Meredith Clisby The people's choice home of the year in 2012 is on the market and is expected to be popular with buyers.

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.