Simon Johanson

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The Waterford estate on the Werribee River, before it was partially developed.

Estate sale offers hope to home owners

The troubled Waterford housing estate in Melbourne's north, which was left in limbo after the collapse of its developer, has been sold for about $8 million.

The O'Donohue building at 377-379 Little Bourke Street sold for $5.81 million.

Little Bourke Street values soar

The O'Donohue's building in Little Bourke Street occupied by an EzyMart store has sold for $5.81 million, adding to a slew of strong sales below $10 million in Melbourne's centre.

A pedestrian stands in front of a store window decorated with a giant Turkish flag in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday, Jan. ...

Builder takes shot at Turkey

A builder who took on Turkey in a $1 million tussle over a palatial $4 million Toorak home for the Turkish consul has ended up in month-long hearing at Victoria's planning tribunal.