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Net-zero-homes proposal ‘could lower standards’

A coalition of built environment groups have said the government’s net-zero housing plans do not go far enough. Low Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI), a network of 1,000 professionals in the sector, says the Future Homes Standard could see housing built to lower environmental standards than today. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is

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Regional areas outpace capital cities for growth

Despite affordability constraints and rising interest rates, regional property prices have outpaced the capital cities over the past quarter. CoreLogic’s Regional Market Update found that dwelling values in regional Australia recorded a quarterly increase of 1.2 per cent in the three months to January 2024, compared to the capital cities’ 1 per cent rise over

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The best low competition, high opportunity areas for real estate agents in Sydney

Ambitious real estate agents looking to make a name for themselves and get runs on the board should consider working in the Strathfield, Parramatta and Hills Shire areas, according to a new study. New analysis from Abodely has found the Strathfield, Parramatta and Hills Shire local government areas provide agents with good growth opportunities and

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Curiosity fuels innovation: 30 minutes with REA Group’s Nathan Gallagher

Nathan Gallagher’s mantra in life, and at work, is “always be curious”. And it’s this focus on learning, listening, adapting and evolving, that has seen him chalk up a successful first 16 months as REA Group’s national sales director. “The thing that I am conscious of is that, like most things, there’s a relationship between

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We need to be careful with negative gearing in a rental crisis

Private investors, or ‘mum and dad’ investors, provide most rental properties in Australia. If tax policy is changed, and that makes owning a rental property less attractive, there will immediately be far fewer rental properties available. Right now, there is no group that can step in quickly to address this shortfall. The negative gearing debate

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Duchy development: Prince William’s plan to end UK homelessness

Prince William will build 24 homes in the Duchy of Cornwall as part of a commitment to eradicate homelessness in the United Kingdom. About eight months ago, the heir to the throne initiated Homewards, an ambitious scheme aimed at ensuring everyone in the UK has a place to call home.  According to Architectural Digest, Prince

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Architectural gem merges Griffin’s vision with Wright’s genius in Melbourne

An architectural marvel that has drawn inspiration from both Walter Burley Griffin and Frank Lloyd Wright, is on the market for the first time. The home at 6 The Outlook is in Heathmont, a leafy suburb in Melbourne’s east, and Woodards selling agent Julian Badenach said the chance to buy the property, with a price

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The Young and the Restless star Joshua Morrow lists his Westlake Village mansion

Joshua Morrow, renowned for his portrayal of Nicholas Newman on The Young and the Restless, is currently seeking a buyer for his six-bedroom, six-bathroom residence, nestled just a drive away from the scenic Santa Monica Mountains. The property, which entered the market a few days ago with a price tag of US$5.25 million has swiftly

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Bianca Todarello and Evie Hancox step up at BresicWhitney

BresicWhitney has strengthened their contingent of female leaders, with Bianca Todarello promoted to the role of General Manager – Sales, and Evie Hancox elevated to Operations Manager. The new appointments mark a new milestone for BresicWhitney’s leadership team, with women hoding 50 per cent of the key roles. Ms Todarello has been with BresicWhitney for

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