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Cambridge St, Belmont auction attracts entry-level five bidders

Winning bidders Emma and Michael Spencer are looking forward to calling Cambridge St, Belmont home. Picture: Glenn Ferguson


A CHANCE to join in the rejuvenation of a popular Belmont street saw five bidders compete for an entry-level house auctioned on Saturday.

Melbourne couple Emma and Michael Spencer couldn’t believe their luck after outlasting the competition for the keys to 24 Cambridge St.

They paid $610,000 for the three-bedroom house in Belmont’s ‘Golden Triangle’, a sought-after leafy pocket close to High St and schools.

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Pressing Pause on Facebook Ads

Inspired by the NAACP-led boycott Stop Hate for Profit, Redfin is limiting its advertising spending on Facebook in July.

Facebook is a fixture in our society. It connects people with their friends and family, but it’s also how many folks get their news. That position of power carries a responsibility to help stop the spread of hate speech and misinformation on its platform that threatens to deepen the divisions in our country.

For the month of July, Redfin won’t advertise or post on Facebook or Instagram to meet new customers. The financial impact of this decision is small for

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Manly agent breaks COVID-19 sales drought with $15m worth of deals in Fairlight, Manly and Queenscliff

Rare find – 1/95 Lauderdale Ave, Fairlight.


A Manly real estate agent has broken his COVID-19 sales drought in spectacular style, selling about $15 million worth of prestige apartments within the space of 24 hours.

Among them was a luxury three-bedroom waterfront apartment in Fairlight, that is believed to have sold for around its price guide of $7.3 million.

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Anthony Calacoci, of Belle Property Manly, would not even confirm whether it had sold around the guide, or give any clues as to who they

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Ultimate Checklist for Buying a House

Most Americans consider buying a house as a significant life goal. Homeownership offers stability and a sense of security and safety and for some, it is an essential rite of passage into adulthood. As you pursue your dream of homeownership, it’s crucial to understand the many moving parts to the home buying process and protect yourself from the risk of becoming “house broke.” This ultimate checklist for buying a house will help you cover all your bases.

Know how much you can afford

Determining how much house you can afford is the first step in the buying a house checklist

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Olinda house by Bent Architecture an eco wonder one with nature

The Olinda house by Paul Porjazoski from Bent Architecture. Photo: Tatjana Plitt


When vet Matt decided to make a tree change and move to the Dandenong Ranges, he knew choosing the right location was crucial.

“It’s one of those areas where you really want someone with local knowledge to help you with where you buy, because there are good blocks and bad blocks,” he explained.

When he came across a 1.4ha site within walking distance of Olinda and Sassafras, he jumped at the chance to buy it, despite the fact the property was looking pretty unloved.

“The house and land

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