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Melbourne developments built for staying in

Spending more time at home has more appeal when home is a lavish space like the Melbourne Square development by OSK in Southbank.

Spending weeks in lockdown has forced Melbourne to embrace the idea of living local.

And from built-in fast internet supporting workers at home, to in-house ballrooms, the city’s developments are embracing it, too.

Marshall White Projects director Leonard Teplin said high-rise buildings were now often designed as “self-sustaining ecosystems” where staying in was part of the lifestyle.

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Home built by billion-dollar pokies heir has jaw dropping twin pools

Occupying an unparalleled position, this spectacular property boasts over 2,500sq m of living on a 3,298sq m block of irreplaceable full beachfront flat land.

One of the Tropical North’s most expensive homes, built by the heir to a billion-dollar pokies fortune, is so ‘extra’, one of its two pools has a glass wall so you can see who’s at the door while doing laps.

The Kewarra Beach home, built by the heir to the Aristocrat fortune Christian Ainsworth, has since had a massive renovation by its current owners who took on the property’s twin wings, twin pools, twin kitchens, twins

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Bond Refund Spike Telling for Tenants and Landlords Amid Coronavirus

New data suggests the six-month moratorium on evictions during the coronavirus crisis could be holding back the flood gates when it comes to residential tenancies ending. 

But with an influx of short-term holiday rentals coming on to the residential market; an increasing number of tenants under pressure from mounting job losses and; hoards of international students leaving Australia, it’s feared there will soon be a record number of vacant rentals across Australian cities.

What’s on the horizon for renters and landlords post-coronavirus? Picture: Unsplash / Wolf Zimmerman

Research research illustrates a vacancy crisis in inner city Melbourne, while data

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How Lending Practises Have Tightened During COVID-19

The coronavirus crisis is already having a devastating impact on Australia’s economy with almost 600,000 people losing their jobs in April after COVID-19 restrictions forced thousands of businesses to shut down.

Amid the financial uncertainty, banks and other lenders have changed the way they assess borrowers, in some cases, making it even more difficult to get finance to purchase a home.

Banks and other lenders are not taking any risked when assessing borrowers during COVID-19. Picture:

Meanwhile, while tentative about taking on new clients, most lenders are bending over backwards to try and help their existing clients.

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Radio star Jackie O begins hunt for new home as Vaucluse sale settles

Jackie O has been attending inspections while looking for a new home. Picture: Sam Ruttyn

With the sale of her Vaucluse family home settled last week, radio star Jackie O has hit the inspection trail looking for her new abode.

The recent sale of the five-bedroom house, for $6.675 million to Hayley Symon, brings to an end Jackie’s 18-year marriage to Lee Henderson. They announced their “amicable” separation in October 2018. Now that the sale is final, she looks ready to move on.

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