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Rush to Surf Coast, Geelong as high-end splurge pushes values

18-20 Honey Suckle Way, Armstrong Creek, sold for $721,000 in November. It occupies a 678sq m block.

A rush of buyers to the Surf Coast has sparked a jump in house values, new research shows.

CoreLogic’s quarterly regional market update shows house sales jumped 15 per cent on the coast, while unit sales rose 69 per cent.

The research shows the additional demand helped house values rise 8.7 per cent over 12 months to more than $955,000.

Values also climbed 4 per cent in Greater Geelong to nearly $596,000, despite a 2.3 per cent drop in sales for the year

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Buyers plan renovation for Geelong home most thought was destined to be bulldozed

A pair of stained glass windows reveal what could be at 145 Carr Street, Thomson.

The state of this old Edwardian house in Geelong’s inner east was such that selling agent Jason Barnett though himself it was too far gone.

But buyers have other ideas after snapping up the three-bedroom house before auction last week.

The Newtown agent had listed the 570sq m property with a $480,000 to $520,000 price guide.

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Location, location: 145 Carr

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Geelong West: Pakington Street strip delivers metro lifestyle in new apartment development

Metropol Residences at Bowlers Avenue, Geelong West. Picture: Tony Evans

THE tranquil outlook over West Park to Pakington Street awaits people moving in to the biggest multistorey residential development built outside Geelong’s CBD.

The first stage of Geelong West’s Metropol Residences has been completed, with residents starting to move in to the complex that’s transformed a former bowls club site.

The Rothelowman-designed apartment building and townhouses offer striking modern architecture overlooking the parkland.

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Renovation for waterfront home after $4.5m-plus sale

Metropol Geelong West

Brom Morphy is one of the first

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Kitchen aquarium adds to gracious Glandore home’s list of attractions

The first impression of the property at 27 Clark Avenue, Glandore.

There’s something decidedly fishy about Carol and Jim Mayger’s kitchen – and it’s a feature that’s been delighting family and friends since the couple moved into their Glandore home a little more than a decade ago.

The aquarium is just one of the quirkier elements of the character-filled Clark Avenue home.

Among a host of kitchen highlights – such as original 1930s purple retro cupboards, glass benchtops, mirrored splashbacks, European appliances, and a walk-in pantry – the real curiosity is its aquarium-based island bench.

“Everybody who comes in comments

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After crunching the numbers, Tassie well positioned post-COVID

COVID may have let the market catch its breath before taking off again, says PRD Hobart director Tony Collidge. Picture: RICHARD JUPE

COVID-19 has not stopped Tasmanians’ hunger for real estate.

The year 2020 is set to become another landmark year for the cumulative value of property sold across the state.

This will be the tenth successive year to set a record, which should exceed $4.1bn.

This year has been a very different year for real estate in Tasmania.

Lockdowns and lockouts have resulted in the local market transitioning to a domestic market, driven by locals who consumed 86.1 per

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