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Simon Johanson The $100 million Property Exchange Australia e-conveyancing platform began full digital property transfer services in NSW last November and rolled out similar services in Victoria this month.
Simon Johanson A listed Malaysian-based developer is set to launch a five-level, strata office in Richmond amid a rise in leasing activity in the suburb's signature Botanicca estate in Swan Street.
Simon Johanson Despite an economic slowdown, the demand for industrial property remains high.
Simon Johanson Prominent Melbourne-based developer Bill McNee will expand into Melbourne's west after snapping up a corner site with permits for 38-level tower.
Simon Johanson The popular inner-city Castle Hotel in North Melbourne will be the first city watering hole to be auctioned this year, with expectations of more than $3 million.
Simon Johanson This little workers cottage in Cubitt Street, Richmond, tells its own bust-to-boom story.
Simon Johanson Architect Bill McCorkell describes his small house as one of the world's first carbon-positive prefabricated homes.
Simon Johanson Car giant Toyota is seeking to capitalise on Melbourne's heated apartment market, lodging plans for a huge four-tower development on a city block part-occupied by its city dealership.
Simon Johanson The housing industry will be boosted by the Reserve Bank’s rate cut but economists warn there are significant risks of another investor-driven boom in home prices.
Simon Johanson Suburban office sales topped $709 million last year, almost double the previous period.
Simon Johanson A developer backed by Kuwaiti royalty is one step closer to building massive towers next to Station Pier in Port Melbourne after planning authorities wound back restrictive covenants blocking...
Simon Johanson Retail heavyweight Woolworths has made its first land grab, as it rolls out its new convenience store strategy in Melbourne.
Simon Johanson Delays caused by negotiations to widen the notorious Chandler Highway traffic bottleneck are putting pressure on developers of the former Amcor paper mill site in Fairfield.
Simon Johanson Trading volumes for commercial property in the Asia Pacific region are likely to remain at record highs next year, with an estimated US$200 billion to $250 billion looking for quality assets, JLL's...
Simon Johanson Incentives in Australia's commercial leasing market show no signs of abating.
Simon Johanson Geelong's council has approved permits for two large commercial office buildings within the space of a few weeks.
Simon Johanson High-rise towers in inner Melbourne may be at risk of damage by fire and the residents could face other safety concerns, an audit of Victoria's building permit system found.
Simon Johanson A developers' bid to push the boundaries of buildings that can be squeezed on to CBD sites has hit a planning wall.
Simon Johanson VicRoads has driven a wedge through ISPT's new Pakenham Racecourse estate effectively annexing part of the site for road widening works.
Simon Johanson Four properties in Healesville, Armadale, Reservoir and Coburg are on offer.