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Coronavirus Melbourne tenant exodus amplifies inner-city danger zones

An apartment at 3002/61 Haig Street, Southbank, is sitting vacant on the rental market, asking $370 per week.

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The number of empty rental homes across Melbourne has almost doubled in the past year, with the tenant exodus hitting Southbank, Docklands and the CBD hardest.

Experts have identified the trio as “danger zones” buyers should steer clear of at all costs — but on the flip side, tenants moving in could just about “name their price”.

Propertyology head of research Simon Pressley

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The Block 2020 episode 13 recap: Dan sledges Harry and George disgusts Keith

Its come the time in The Block in which COVID-19 finally rears its ugly, ugly head.

Watching the contestants get their first nasty inkling that it’s not just a weird disease that will never trouble Australia is enough to induce PTSD. It all seems so long ago that we could joke about dunny paper shortages, but seeing it gradually dawn on everyone on the show that the world is about to change feels like witnessing a moment in history, albeit one that only happened about six months ago. SIX MONTHS!

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Underbool, Ouyen, Walpeup: buyers swarm bargain homes near Mildura

29 Monash Ave, Underbool, has changed hands in a cash sale.

A house south of Mildura that went viral after being listed for the price of a luxury car has sold in a cheap-as-chips cash deal.

The three-bedroom house in Underbool, renowned as “the gateway to the Pink Lakes”, fetched $63,500 after accruing more than 20,000 views on to be one of the site’s most popular listings in recent weeks. This was slightly above its $60,000 asking price.

Burns & Co Mildura agent Ian Miers said the substantial 1244sq m property at 29 Monash Ave attracted about eight offers

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This contemporary Newtown home is party and position perfect.

SUNSHINE laden spaces and light and bright living are the order of the day at this fun-filled and stylish Newtown residence.

There’s a lot of fine living to be done throughout the 353sq m allotment at 84 Skene St, and it’s fair to say you’ll be set for the festive season.

The wide and welcoming entry sets the right tone, and new owners can salute the sun from multiple indoor and outdoor spaces.

Wisons, Geelong agent James Wilson said 84 Skene St, Newtown has been enjoyed as a family home for the past 10 years.


Landmark Geelong West

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Couple wed after meeting over a North Turramurra property sale

Mark Husband and Bronnie Roberts married after meeting in unusual circumstances. Picture: Flavio Brancaleone

Bronnie Roberts wasn’t looking for love when she bought a pretty cottage in North Turramurra about three years go.

But that’s exactly what she found, and tomorrow she will wed the man who sold it to her.

And in a twist you couldn’t make up – she and fiance Mark become Mr and Mrs Husband.

“Of course I will be taking his name,” she told the North Shore Times.


In fact their entire love story is the stuff of fairytales, with lashings of serendipity.


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