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COVID-19 online auctions: six bidders for Eaglemont, Burwood East pads

18D Ashby Grove, Eaglemont, sold for $853,000 at an online auction.

The buyer of an Eaglemont townhouse was so determined to win the keys at its online auction that she’d started planning a house-warming there before the hammer came down.

The woman outlasted five other bidders to secure the renovated two-bedroom pad for $853,000 — $43,000 above reserve — at an auction held on conferencing platform Zoom.

Nelson Alexander Ivanhoe selling agent Annalise Newell said the woman had been “renting around the corner” from 18D Ashby Grove and “was thrilled” she’d soon call it home.

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Is This Australia’s Most Brutal Real Estate Listing?

A Melbourne real estate agent has roasted his own listing in a comical take on the classic ‘renovator’s delight’, putting a satirical spin on the standard virtual tour.

The hilarious video for 69 Pilgrim Street, in the inner-west suburb of Seddon, removes any embellishment about the run-down home’s ‘character’, instead embracing its narrative as “the worst house in the best street”.

In the clip, Nicholas Skapoulas, of Nicholas Scott Real Estate, tells viewers: “Let me tell you, coming from a real estate agent, when I say this is bad, this is s**t. This place needs a renovation.”

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Australia’s Favourite Rental And How It Could Change Post COVID-19

While location and price are top priorities for renters, the latest behavioural search data from reveals what renters are looking for in a home – but could this change post COVID-19?

What are tenants really looking for when they are browsing for a new home? Picture: Getty

Australia’s favourite rental house is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom abode, while the most popular rental unit has two bedrooms and one bathroom.

Use our latest interactive to see what the most popular type of rental is in your suburb…


Preferences change, however, depending on which suburb the tenant is looking in.


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Coronavirus: Victorian rental reforms delayed amid pandemic

Several of Victoria’s rental law reforms will be delayed from coming into effect for six months amid the coronavirus crisis.

All 130 amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act — which included introducing minimum standards for properties, allowing renters to make minor modifications to their homes, and banning no-reason evictions — were due to come into force by July 1.

But the state government has now stated it will postpone the start date of a number of the reforms to January 1, 2021.

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Evictions, rent rises persist in lieu of concrete government measures

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Working from home opens up outer suburbs to new buyers

A family home in Avalon with working from home studio and lovely areas to entertain.

Now that we have discovered we don’t have to commute to city offices every day many workers are reassessing attractive beach suburbs on the outer ring of Sydney.

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Newport’s waterfront jewel sale

Avalon Beach has a strong surfing and cafe culture and a large well-supported primary school.

Agents at the top end of the northern beaches have seen increased interest from buyers wanting a sea-change and working from home even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

They are

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