Month: October 2020

Melbourne buyers move quickly on Tassie dream home purchase

Dave and Anita Williams have holidayed in Tasmanian and will soon make it their home. Picture: SUPPLIED

DAVE and Anita Williams did not have the chance to set foot in their new Blackmans Bay home before buying it.

The Melbournites were not even in the same state when they signed on the bottom line.

The husband and wife have holidayed in Tasmania, enjoyed their time here and have considered moving south.

Ongoing coronavirus lockdowns impacted their plans and “spurred us into action,” Mr Williams said.

“The extended lockdown in Melbourne made our mind up — we no longer wish to

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The Queensland Cup: The suburbs racing to hit a $1m median price

Carli and Nick O’Shea with their children, Noah, 14, Eli, 5, and Quinn, 3, at the Tarragindi home they have just sold. Picture: Peter Wallis.

It might not be the race that stops a nation, but there’s a Melbourne Cup of sorts under way in the Queensland housing market.

Ten suburbs are competing for a place in the exclusive million-dollar club and the bookies say they’re a safe bet for capital growth, with some locations tipped to increase in value by $400,000 in just 15 months.


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The Block 2020 episodes 38, 39 recap: ‘It’s a joke’: Sarah fires up after Dan’s ‘lazy’ slur

The final two weeks of this season of The Block is really beginning to take a toll on all the contestants, other than perennial winners Jimmy and Tam.

Everyone else is out of money and out of steam, with the mammoth task of landscaping their front gardens, finishing their front facade and straightening, recladding and painting the front and sides of their houses.

Harry and Tash are, as usual, being closely watched by Keith, who decides the job their landscaper has done on their curved brick steps is sub-par and needs to be redone by an actual bricklayer.


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7 Home Buying Tips Every Veteran Needs to Know

For most people, buying a home is an exciting and emotional milestone. This can be especially true for veterans, who have likely spent years traveling between bases, and are looking for a place to finally call their own.

While the home buying process can be overwhelming, there are many resources available to make it simpler and more affordable for those who have served in the military. If you’re a veteran or active military personnel and you’re starting the quest for your new home, be sure to first consider these seven important home buying tips.

1. Understand the VA home loan

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Coronavirus real estate: SA buyer grabs Geelong West home in video deal

93 Weller Street, Geelong West, has sold for $1.05 million.

The real estate industry’s embrace of virtual technology has helped a seal a million-dollar purchase of a Geelong West property.

A South Australian buyer has purchased a double-fronted Victorian era house in Geelong West sight-unseen.

Hodges, Geelong West agent Marcus Falconer said the Adelaide buyer has paid $1.05 million for the renovated house at 93 Weller Street — the top end of the price range.

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