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November 12, 2020

From the REIV CEO – Regional column

Real estate sector powers through The environment presented by Coronavirus has thrown up unique challenges to the Victorian real estate sector. Being under a harsh...

November 5, 2020

From the REIV CEO – Regional column

The Victorian Government has responded to prolonged lobbying from the Real Estate Institute of Victoria to lift minimum training requirements to work in the...

October 1, 2020

From the REIV CEO – Regional column

The inability to buy/sell/ lease property in Melbourne is creating enormous emotional and financial distress in the community. The Premier and his government have...

August 13, 2020

From the REIV CEO, August 13

More homes need to be offered up for rent to help ease the growing rental squeeze in regional Victoria.

The REIV’s vacancy rate data for...

August 6, 2020

From the REIV CEO, August 6

Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, residential property in Victoria is selling quicker now than it was 12 months ago.

The latest data (June...

July 9, 2020

From the REIV CEO, July 9

The yo-yo of coronavirus restrictions continues in Victoria, the real estate sector is hoping to avoid another wave sweeping across the state, but we...

June 25, 2020

From the REIV CEO: Congratulations to Robyn Waters

The REIV is hugely proud to share that Robyn Waters has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2020...

May 21, 2020

From the REIV CEO: On-site property auctions return

The Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) has welcomed the Victorian Government’s decision to allow on-site property auctions and open for inspections to return...

May 14, 2020

From the REIV CEO: Rental prices fall

Rental prices have fallen in metropolitan Melbourne following a month of some improvement in vacancy rates across the state.

The monthly rental data from the...

April 2, 2020

REIV: Clarifying some concerns

The Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) has sought clarification from Consumer Affairs Victoria regarding some current practical matters to provide some clarity to...

March 5, 2020

REIV: Eager buyers can’t wait

Homes across Victoria are taking very little time to be sold.

Days on market figures refer to private sales only and demonstrate how long homes...

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...

June 20, 2019

G-Town is auction clearance town

The top three auction towns in Regional Victoria so far this year are all in the Geelong area with Belmont leading the pack, chalking...

June 13, 2019

Four crack the half million median mark

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 6, 2019

Property industry is cornerstone of state budget

Growing Regional Victoria and reducing payroll tax were major priorities outlined in the Real Estate Institute of Victoria’s (REIV) Budget submission and we are...

May 30, 2019

REIV market snapshot – May 30, 2019

A CLEARANCE rate of 64 per cent was recorded over the weekend compared to 65 per cent the previous week and 63 per cent...

May 30, 2019

How to choose an agent

How do you choose a real estate agent to sell, lease or manage your residential or commercial property? The first question you should ask is...

May 23, 2019

REIV market snapshot – May 23, 2019

A clearance rate of 65 per cent was recorded over the weekend compared to 59 per cent last week and 65 per cent this...

May 23, 2019

Regional Victoria’s most expensive real estate

Barwon Heads remains home to Regional Victoria’s most expensive real estate, but it has not yet cracked the million-dollar mark and is sitting at...

May 16, 2019

Unit prices make region Toorak of southwest

The four most expensive unit markets in Regional Victoria are all located in the Geelong/Bellarine Peninsula/Surf Coast area according to the latest data from...

May 16, 2019

REIV market snapshot – May 16, 2019

A clearance rate of 60 per cent was  recorded over the weekend compared to 62 per cent last week and 63 per cent this...

May 9, 2019

REIV market snapshot – May 09, 2019

A clearance rate of 63 per cent was recorded over weekend compared to 56 per cent last week and 66 per cent this same...

May 9, 2019

Region’s outperform metro Melbourne

Regional Victoria continues to outperform the Metropolitan Melbourne property market with substantial gains of almost 10 per cent recorded in some towns in the...

May 2, 2019

New tool in real estate game

THE Real Estate Institute of Victoria has revealed its latest tool to measure property price trends: the Residential Market Index (RMX), which will give...

April 25, 2019

Keeping an eye on policy

Now that the Federal Election has been called for Saturday May 18, the Real Estate Institute of Victoria of Victoria (REIV) will be keeping...

April 18, 2019

Clearance rates spike

Victorian auction clearance rates have been at their highest levels in months in recent weeks, suggesting confidence in the property market is picking up. A...

April 11, 2019

REIV market snapshot – April 11, 2019

A clearance rate of 58 per cent was recorded over the weekend compared to 54 per cent last week and 69 per cent the...

April 11, 2019

Budget ticks most boxes

The Federal Government’s 2019/2020 Budget ticks many items on the Real Estate Institute of Victoria’s wish list and will set Victoria on a strong...