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November 7, 2019

First home buyers boost

THE Federal government’s decision to expand the First Home Buyers Scheme will have amazing benefits to regional Victorian real estate. The REIV openly welcomes the...

October 17, 2019

Regions’ strong September

GEELONG was regional Victoria’s auction capital in September, in a month that saw greatly increased interest from property buyers around the state. The latest REIV...

October 10, 2019

Recovery gathers strength

There are strong signs of a property market recovery in regional Victoria, the latest REIV data suggests. A comparison of REIV auction sales figures from...

October 3, 2019

Regions ripe

IT’S a great time for property investors to consider buying in regional Victoria. ABS data shows regional Victoria’s population is growing by 1.3 per cent...

September 26, 2019

Growing rental optimism

THE rental market remains tight across regional Victoria, but the REIV believes improving conditions will help investors back into the property market to ease...

September 19, 2019

Market looking up

MUCH has been said about Victoria’s strengthening residential property market, but what is underpinning this resurgence? First, there’s renewed political stability following the State and...

September 11, 2019

Get the most out of spring

Spring has sprung and that means the property market is also heating up. Although stock levels remain low as we come off a correction period,...

September 5, 2019

For what it’s worth

THERE is no doubt that Victoria’s property market is showing signs of a recovery following a modest downturn over the past 18 months. As Victorian...

August 29, 2019

Auction successes

AUCTIONS are traditionally the fiefdom of inner-city Melbourne but the latest analysis from the Real Estate Institute of Victoria shows that there have been...

August 22, 2019

Usual suspects make list

THE Real Estate Institute of Victoria’s latest median house price release for the March to June has Barwon Heads once again sitting on the...

August 15, 2019

More rental law changes

THE Real Estate Institute of Victoria is often asked if rental bidding is illegal in Victoria and the answer is that it is about...

August 8, 2019

Units up

REGIONAL Victoria’s hottest unit market is in the burgeoning Geelong region according the Real Estate Institute of Victoria’s latest data release. Unit and apartment living...

July 31, 2019

REIV market snapshot – August 1, 2019

A clearance rate of 73 per cent was recorded over the weekend compared to 72 per cent last week and 62 per cent this...

July 31, 2019

Averages boom

THE latest data release from the Real Estate Institute of Victoria reveals that the median house price in regional Victoria has soared 3.8 per...

July 24, 2019

REIV market snapshot – July 25, 2019

A clearance rate of 70 per cent was recorded over the weekend compared to 75 per cent last week and 63 per cent this...

July 24, 2019

Cladding in focus

THE Victorian Government has announced a new body – Cladding Safety Victoria – tasked with issuing grants to fund rectification works on hundreds of...

July 17, 2019

REIV market snapshot – July 18, 2019

A clearance rate of 76 per cent was recorded over the weekend compared to 62 per cent last week and 62 per cent this...

July 17, 2019

The market is moving

The Real Estate Institute of Victoria’s latest Days on Market analysis shows that the Ballarat region is hot property, with listings lasting just over...

July 10, 2019

Industry awards open

SUBMISSIONS for the Real Estate Institute of Victoria Awards for Excellence are open until 9 August. The real estate is challenging, fast paced and dynamic....

July 10, 2019

REIV market snapshot – July 11, 2019

A clearance rate of 72 per cent was recorded over the weekend compared to 73 per cent last week and 62 per cent this...

July 3, 2019

REIV market snapshot – July 4, 2019

A clearance rate of 73 per cent was recorded over the weekend compared to 70 per cent the week before and 62 per cent...

July 3, 2019

Regional rentals scarce

THE rental vacancy rate for regional Victoria has been sitting at a record low of 1.2 per cent for six months according to the...

June 26, 2019

REIV market snapshot – June 27, 2019

A clearance rate of 70 per cent was recorded over the weekend compared to 69 per cent last week and 64 per cent this...

June 26, 2019

Numbers never lie

UNDER Glenn Stevens, the former Reserve Bank Governor, interest rate watching became a national spectator sport on the first Tuesday of every month. This pastime...

June 19, 2019

REIV market snapshot – June 20, 2019

A clearance rate of 69 per cent was recorded over the weekend compared to 62 per cent last week and 60 per cent this...

June 19, 2019

Auction volume down

THE top-three auction towns in regional Victoria so far this year are all in the Geelong area with Belmont leading the pack, chalking up...

June 12, 2019

More places join half-millionaires club

FOUR towns in regional Victoria cracked the half million median house price for the first time in the March 2019 quarter, according to Real...

June 5, 2019

REIV market snapshot – June 6, 2019

A clearance rate of 65 per cent was recorded over the weekend compared to 63 per cent the week before and 62 per cent...