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Marika Dobbin Victoria-based lender Gippsland Secured Investments has frozen $150 million of savings from mostly local investors, putting the future of savings among thousands of rural Victorians in doubt.
Marika Dobbin Founding Docklands developer MAB is selling off one of its most prominent sites, in a sign that demand for apartments is waning.
Marika Dobbin New buildings will be restricted to a maximum of eight metres in Melbourne's quiet residential streets under sweeping new planning reforms, the state government has announced.
Marika Dobbin State government developer Places Victoria is relying on offshore investors to help pay the more than $10 billion needed to finish Docklands and billions more for other Melbourne projects that have...
Marika Dobbin Cases of bidders remorse highlight a little-known loophole in Victorian law.
Marika Dobbin Major builders and developers on Melbourne's urban fringe are selling up to half of some new housing estates to overseas investors and hopeful Australian migrants.
Marika Dobbin, Peter Martin and Tim Colebatch A little worker's cottage in Coppin Street, Richmond, tells the story of Melbourne's booming housing market.
Marika Dobbin and Jonathan Chancellor Public outcry has forced the government to rein in property investment by foreigners, but the changed policy may be a solution in search of a problem.
Jonathan Chancellor and Marika Dobbin New laws will make it harder for foreign buyers of Australian real estate, write Jonathan Chancellor and Marika Dobbin.
Marika Dobbin Fines for Victorian real estate agents convicted of underquoting in the past nine months total just $2000 - in a market that turned over $900 million this weekend alone.
Marika Dobbin Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens says foreign buyers a factor in rising house prices.