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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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Belmont buyers ditch investment property plan to move in

Local buyers wrapped up the purchase of this Belmont house on the weekend.


Buyers who started out looking for an investment property are set to move into a Belmont house after realising they wanted to keep it all to themselves.

The new owners of 18 Laura Avenue have decided to rent out their own residence over the modern four-bedroom house they secured in post-auction negotiations on Saturday.

They bought the 650sq m corner block for an undisclosed sum after it was passed in. Price hopes had been $695,000 to $745,000.

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Tassie’s springtime $1m+ home sale bonanza

While currently undisclosed, the sale of No.89-91 Cambridge Road, Bellerive was one of the best of the month.


OCTOBER was a busy month in Tasmania’s top end of the market with buyers splashing cash on fabulous properties across the state.

Per realestate.com.au, there were two dozen additions to the $1 million-plus home sale club.

In mid-October, the Mercury reported on how robust this part of the market had been and how it appeared to have bounced back from some COVID-effected months earlier in the year.

While there have been numerous reports on the top end of town taking a hit

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The Emerald Hotel: Site of South Melbourne pub for sale

The Emerald Hotel at 409-415 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne, is for sale.


The site of South Melbourne pub and horse racing institution The Emerald Hotel has hit the market for the first time in almost half a century.

But the listing of the Clarendon Street building doesn’t mean last drinks just yet — so soon after the watering hole reopened off the back of easing COVID-19 restrictions — with longtime publicans the Lewis family retaining a short-term lease.

The property had attracted early interest at about $6m, JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group vice president Will Connolly said, with its reputation

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Luxury Hawkesbury River originally built by late stockbroker Rene Rivkin for sale with $12m guide

This Hawkesbury River property at Spencer is on the market with a $12m guide.


A spectacular oasis built by late stockbroker Rene Rivkin on the northern banks of Sydney’s Hawkesbury River has come up for sale.

The property sits on 4ha of land shared with Sentry Rock, the landmark believed to have been used by Captain Arthur Phillip as he explored the Hawkesbury in the 1780s.

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