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FIFO purchasing reaches sky high

The idea of fly-in fly-out property purchasing is nothing new to the real estate industry but it's now becoming more commonplace during a housing boom.

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Rate My Rental site 'grubby, suss'

Victorian tenants complaining of lousy landlords and dodgy real estate agents could soon have a website dedicated to voicing their concerns, should crowdfunding prove a success.

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SA market pining for summer

Figures from the South Australian Valuer General’s September quarter housing data paint a largely flat picture of property sales across the state. However, industry experts believe incoming warmer weather and current low interest rates should drive summer sales.

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Drama turns agents off The Block

Estate agents and auctioneers find the drama surrounding the reality television series The Block far removed from the reality of renovating and selling a place at auction. A majority of estate agents contacted by Real Estate Business prefer to ignore the program entirely.

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Wrath on REISA naming, shaming portal

The CEO of the Real Estate Institute of South Australia, Greg Troughton, is the first and only name on the listings portal the state-based industry group has developed to reign in rogue real estate agents.

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Rush on for Homely listings

Listings website Homely claims a last-minute rush to its web portal is driven in part by independent offices taking the platform "seriously" and word-of-mouth marketing.

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Midweek auctions not reserved

Midweek daytime auctions are a winner, according to a Queensland real estate firm who has recently sold two properties well above their reserve prices.

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Block brothers built a winner: Cooley

A fastidious approach to workmanship, a good builder and choosing high-end fittings are the three factors that helped push The Block’s winning apartment into the $1.91 million territory, earning renovators Simon and Shannon Voss a tidy profit, according to celebrity auctioneer Damien Cooley.

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