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Simple life and ethical farming

26-10-2020

WIFE and husband farming team Catherine Taumoefolau-Evans and Bohdan Evans with their three children Angus, Hepi and Leon, have returned to a simpler life.

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Come for the house, stay for the community

07-09-2020

ANGELA Flowers says, with a laugh, that when you buy in Clunes you don't just get a house, you get a community.

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Village or suburb? The great real estate debate

07-09-2020

THE much-anticipated after-COVID boom in country living is being seen as both an economic boon and a potential spoiling of the rural joys of places such as Daylesford.

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Melbourne buyers on their way

24-08-2020

MELBOURNE residents, tired of lockdown and now realising they can work from home, are beating a path to the Central Highlands, real estate agents have told The Local.

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Loss of land use rights concerns residents

24-08-2020

A GROUP of residents are concerned that a Hepburn Shire planning scheme amendment will remove their rights in terms of land use and development.

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Tradie Torque

17-08-2020

CHRIS Kendall has been painting houses for 19 years now and still enjoys his work – just don’t ask him for a really early start, like 3am. The Bullarto resident tried his hand as an apprentice baker for about six months after high school but didn’t like the early hours. Bricklaying was also not his thing.

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Network protesters urged to use their voice

03-08-2020

RESIDENTS protesting the proposed Western Victorian Transmission Network have been urged to voice their concerns directly to the State Planning Minister and put pressure on the Victorian Government to insist on an Environmental Effects Statement.

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Rent reduction query

15-06-2020

THE REIV requests an urgent change to the process that is currently in place for a commercial landlord to receive the coronavirus land tax relief.

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Construction grants

08-06-2020

THE Federal Government is supporting jobs in the residential construction sector with the introduction of the new HomeBuilder program.

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Money with Matt

01-06-2020

THE Australian housing market is a hot topic of conversation at the best of times, let alone in the midst of a pandemic.

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Real estate holding up

25-05-2020

REAL Estate Institute of Victoria president Leah Calnan has said Victoria’s property market seems to be holding its ground.

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Regional real estate

04-05-2020

THE Victorian Government is extending the $20,000 First Home Owner Grant for people buying or building a new home.

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Top tips for a safe home

24-02-2020

MOST burglaries are committed by amateur burglars looking for an easy target.

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Regional renting

24-02-2020

RENTING in Victoria remains tough, following another month of low vacancy rates, says the REIV.

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Pathway to sustainability

24-02-2020

A LANDMARK new plan sets out a practical pathway for transforming Australian homes.

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Money with Matt – Negative gearing is a positive thing. Yeah?

24-02-2020

Negative gearing – “the practice of investing borrowed money in such a way as to result in a loss that can be claimed as a tax deduction”

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Great time to sell

24-02-2020

VICTORIA'S property market is humming along with multiple quarters of sustained growth.

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REIV regional insight

27-01-2020

REIV president Leah Calnan said the Victorian property market continued its strong run.

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