Property Managers

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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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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Coronavirus real estate: Geelong home values drop in June

Auction activity has picked up since restrictions on live auctions lifted in late May.


GEELONG home values dropped in June as the coronavirus pandemic hit the region’s property market.

Dwelling values fell by 0.7 per cent last month, ending almost a year of consecutive price growth, the latest CoreLogic Home Values Index shows.

But the region has been spared the sharper drop recorded in Melbourne, the hardest hit of the capital cities, where home values fell 1.1 per cent.

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Coronavirus: Auctions and open for inspections scrapped as restrictions return to hotspots

Public auctions and open for inspections have been banned once again in Melbourne’s coronavirus hotspots.

In a blow to the property industry, public sales will be canned in the affected areas from Thursday as stage three government restrictions are reinstated until at least July 29.

Real Estate Institute of Victoria president Leah Calnan said the peak industry body was still waiting to confirm with the Premier’s office the finer details of how real estate would be affected.

But stage three restrictions meant vendors in the 10 affected postcodes would have to revert auctions online or change to a private sale,

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Celebrity chef Geoff Jansz sells slice of Southern Highlands estate

Former TV chef Geoff Jansz has sold land in Burradoo. Picture: Grant Jones


Celebrity chef Geoff Jansz and wife Angella have pocketed $1 million after selling off a slice of their Southern Highlands estate.

The couple, who bought an impressive 4.6ha holding of land in Burradoo in 1994 for $670,000, sold the acre of land to ChristopherandChloe Ahern, in a sale that has links to Jansz’s former days as a television chef. Christopher Ahern is Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s nephew.

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In the mid-1990s Jansz and Kennerley

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