Month: May 2020

Spectacular St Andrews property a rare listing with the lot


This St Andrews mud-brick home has plenty of perks for buyers seeking space and serenity.

The 440 Buttermans Track property offers a quiet lifestyle with a charming main house with two kitchens, large grounds and stunning vistas — plus covered parking for 12 cars and room for another 10 vehicles.

There is also a separate studio, pool and spa in the beautiful setting on 2.75ha.

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440 Buttermans Track St Andrews

The property looks over

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15 Ways to Improve Yours This Summer

Ahhhh, summer… you’ve made it through the long, dark winter months, and now is the perfect time to spend time outdoors, relaxing, and enjoying the beautiful weather. However, you may find yourself staying at home – and probably in your backyard – more these days given the current climate of what’s happening in the world. Well, if your backyard is not yet the welcoming oasis you’d like it to be, here are 15 backyard oasis ideas to help you create your ideal summer sanctuary. 

1. Add privacy and greenery with a vertical garden

If you live in a city like

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Blackburn auction forced to stop as spectators ordered to disperse

2a Forest Rd, Blackburn’s auction was paused as spectators were asked to leave.


The state’s peak real estate group has asked property lovers to use common sense after a Melbourne auction had to be stopped while spectators dispersed today.

For the remainder of this weekend public auctions are capped at 10 people, while from June 1 they will be allowed to have 20 people in attendance.

Real Estate Institute of Victoria vice president Adam Docking said it was important punters respect social distancing restrictions that remain in place for the industry.

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Miami Real Estate: What it’s like Buying a Home During COVID-19

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, the US housing market has experienced increased volatility, and the real estate industry has responded quickly to the abrupt changes by adjusting processes to fit the “new normal” for the time being. Nationwide, the industry has shifted in order to continue doing business and to implement all the necessary safety precautions, but this all looks a little different market-to-market.

Many of the trends we’re seeing during COVID-19 in Miami real estate all come down to property type. For single-family homes, the Miami real estate market still remains in favor of the seller,

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WA Revises Planning Approvals To Fast Track Virus Recovery

Small home renovation projects and new patios would be exempt from planning approvals in the Western Australian Government’s plan to fast-track economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19.

In a move likely to reduce bureaucracy, costs and headaches for home renovators, small residential projects such as patios, decks and extensions would not require planning approvals.

Small home renovation projects and new patios would be exempt from WA planning approvals. Picture: Getty


Other changes include improved community consultation, and scrapping requirements for small businesses to pay cash in-lieu for parking shortfalls of up to 10 bays.

The WA Planning Commission would

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