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  • While Australia’s cities are growing fast – three quarters of our population growth is occurring in just our four largest cities – so are many other international cities and we need to learn lessons of how to grow cities successfully. “Population growth, including immigration, has been an essential part of the Australian story and has delivered real economic and social…

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  • First National Real Estate, in conjunction with the Seven Network, has proudly announced its coast-to-coast sponsorship of the Seven News Young Achiever Awards. Conducted on a state-by-state basis, the awards highlight and acknowledge the achievements of young Australians, providing motivation, encouragement and role models for young Australians at all levels in their chosen field of endeavour. Last year, the network’s…

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  • Proportunity, a startup based out of London, aims to help first home buyers with loans based on the forecast future price of their house. The company, started by entrepreneurs Vadim Toader and Stefan Boronea, uses machine learning to accurately forecast property growth, and will soon begin to offer equity loans allowing FHBs to increase their deposit. The UK already has a…

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  • Industry supplier Rockend have been recognised for their exceptional customer service by the Customer Service Institute of Australia (CSIA). The company was named a finalist in six categories at the CSIA-run Australian Service Excellence Awards (ASEA). The categories include the highly-contested Customer Service Organisation of the Year – Medium. It isn’t the first time Rockend has been recognised by the…

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  • The sons of ex-Domain CEO Anthony Catalano and Fairfax Media CEO Greg Hywood have furthered their property ambitions with another niche portal. The third website for the duo, and second property portal, is House and Land Developments – a portal aimed at developers and investors looking for suburban house and land packages. From their AD Group Catalano and Hywood have…

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  • Entrepreneur Holly Ransom is a guest speaker at this year’s conference which brings together the White family businesses of Ray White, Loan Market, Wealth Market, Home Now, Living Here, White & Partners, and Concierge. Ms Ransom is the founder and CEO of disruptive marketing agency Emergent, a company specialising in the development of high performing intergenerational workforces. From interviewing Barack…

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    Long-time residents are moving away from capital city suburbs, with many shifting to regional Australia, according to analysis by buyers’ agency, Propertyology. A deep dive by the firm into ABS data revealed tens-of-thousands of big city residents are deciding it’s time to move on to areas such as Bendigo, Cairns, Tamworth and Wodonga. The numbers uncovered 33 regional locations where…

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  • The annual Barry Plant conference, held from July 1-6 in Danang, Vietnam, saw delegates benefit from first class guest speakers, receive relevant and up to date training and exchange ideas. The annual Leadership Conference provides senior people in the Barry Plan group to strategise ways to revitalise their businesses and take them to the next level of success. The conference…

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  • Realmark Urban agent Paul Tonich took a different approach to thank his past and present clients last week by offering them the chance to go into a $10,000 holiday prize draw. Any client who had previously bought or sold with Mr Tonich in the last 20 years just had to contact him and put their name on the list to…

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  • A testament to the Barry Plant Group’s focus on customer service, the real estate network has once again been recognised by the 2018 Australian Achiever Awards with a group certification for customer service. For the 14th year in a row, every Barry Plant office achieved a ‘Highly Recommended’ status for customer service, with Sam D’Angelo and the team at the…

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  • More than 100 guests packed The Dock Mooloolaba on Friday evening to celebrate Amber Werchon Property’s 10-year anniversary. Amber Werchon addressed the crowd and thanked her longstanding clients, as well as her supportive family and award winning team, saying that without their support the company wouldn’t be where it is today. Amber Werchon Property began in 2008 and has grown…

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    According to the latest Global Residential Cities Index from Knight Frank, despite the global economy’s strong performance, property price growth is restrained, with urban prices rising at their slowest rate since the third quarter of 2015. The Global Residential Cities Index tracks movement in average residential prices across 150 cities around the world. A year ago the report saw 12…

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    A startup that allows realtors to create animated videos to show how their local property market is performing is set to expand to the US. Australian start-up, HomePrezzo, helps realtors create eye catching local area videos in under two minutes. The platform also offers social media infographic templates, rental templates and property listings. “Research from MIT shows that the human…

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  • The growing divide between Australia’s property markets has been highlighted again in a new report from realestate.com.au. The latest Property Outlook Report shows that while prices across Australia have risen 0.9 per cent on average, that figure does little to highlight the growing differences between the major capital cities. Data from realestate.com.au and CoreLogic shows that while the Sydney and…

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