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Property Editor at The Age and BusinessDay journalist for Fairfax's theage.com.au, smh.com.au, watoday.com.au and brisbanetimes.com.au.

Apartment sales hit by anxiety over dangerous cladding

Apartment sales hit by anxiety over dangerous cladding

Aspiring property owner Walter Broussard has become increasingly concerned about combustible cladding on buildings.

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Owners join forces to sell homes as development site

Owners join forces to sell homes as development site

Four adjoining terrace houses in one of Sydney's hottest property markets sold for $7.1 million.

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Godfreys owners clean up in $22m auction

Godfreys owners clean up in $22m auction

The Cohen family, who co-founded vacuum cleaner chain Godfreys, cleaned up at a portfolio auction held at Melbourne’s Crown casino.

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Cbus gets green light for Spring Street tower

Cbus gets green light for Spring Street tower

Busy super fund developer Cbus Property has gained approval for an upmarket $100 million apartment tower in Melbourne’s Spring Street overlooking Treasury Gardens.

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Glorious Sun shines on $28m office sales

Glorious Sun shines on $28m office sales

A Hong Kong conglomerate which owns the Jeanswest brand in Australia has ramped up its local property holdings, gaining control of two suburban offices worth $28 million.

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Harold Mitchell nets $49m for suburban office

Harold Mitchell nets $49m for suburban office

Advertising guru, philanthropist and businessman Harold Mitchell has cashed in on rising values for suburban offices, selling his former headquarters in South Melbourne for $49 million.

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Bensons sues banks over $1m email fraud

Bensons sues banks over $1m email fraud

A flamboyant property developer whose company was defrauded of nearly $1 million in a sophisticated email scam is suing the Commonwealth Bank and ANZ to recover the money.

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Office demand drives city-fringe developers

Office demand drives city-fringe developers

Five bidders vying for 152-154 Murphy Street pushed the price to $3.55 million - more than $500,000 over the vendor’s reserve.

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Historic George Hotel fetches $5.2m

Historic George Hotel fetches $5.2m

The freehold of the George Hotel in South Melbourne has sold for $5.2 million on a 4.86 per cent yield, a sharp result driven by the lack of pubs for sale.

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Sun shines on suburban office market

Sun shines on suburban office market

Rapid growth in land values, record low vacancy rates, falling incentives and rising rents are underpinning a city-fringe office revival.

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Suburban shops sell on record low yields

Suburban shops sell on record low yields

Flat retail sales and looming competition from Amazon are not denting the appetite of wealthy investors for Melbourne’s suburban shops.

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