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Making outdoors a great asset
Oliver Hume Research data shows the median lot size fell from 592sqm to 448 sqm in the five years to December, while the average new house size dropped just 7sqm to 250sqm.
Giant bulge in the building pipeline
Returns on units and townhouses since 1980 averaged 8.3 per cent a year, compared with 7.3 per cent for the top 200 listed companies, according to an analysis by the Oliver Hume Real Estate Group.
Near sell-out signals Essencia next stage
Home sites start at $179,900 with house and land packages from $311,600. Ferguson expects the entire project to be nearing a sell-out by the end of the year.
Award-winning Melbourne developer Villawood Properties consolidated its push into northern markets in 2012, development manager Michael Williams says.
Students Set To Go Under Construction
Child's Play is serious business for a group of Hoppers Crossing students.
Shortage of vacant land in southeast Queensland driving up prices
Oliver Hume Queensland joint managing director Brinton Keath said the balance of land supply was heavily weighted towards the Gold and Tweed coasts, with Brisbane and the Redlands having the smallest pipeline of new product.
Buyers heading south to the Tweed Coast
Oliver Hume Real Estate Queensland joint managing director Marcus Buskey said with 350 developable lots remaining on the Tweed Coast, there was about two years' supply based on current sales rates.
Signs point to stable ground
But the latest figures from Oliver Hume Real Estate Group suggest prices have started to level out as buyer confidence grows, researcher Andrew Perkins said.
Momentum Builds at Silverwoods
A new owner, action on the waterfront and lots priced at less than $100,000 have put a buzz back into the Silverwoods Golf and Lifestyle Resort development east of Yarrawonga.
Armstrong’s sales success
Nine buyers have camped out to buy the first blocks released at Villawood Properties’ Armstrong development.
Buyers home in on sites
Villawood chief executive Rory Costelloe and Oliver Hume Real Estate project director Gerrard Ellis will open sales at 9am today.
New estate’s first stage a sell-out
Villawood executive director Rory Costelloe said the company was delighted that the mayor had selected its estate.
Eager brothers each net a block
At 9am on Saturday, they joined a small crowd of other buyers who had been lining up at Armstrong Creeks latest housing estate.
Australand Victorian development director Peter Howren says buyers are opting for Wallara Waters because they can get an average-size block (450sqm) for $151,000 – about $30,000 less than at some estates closer to Melbourne.
Aspire to big cash
Villawood Properties has officially announced its Community Grants program at its Aspire community in Plumpton.
Flat future for apartments in Melbourne
Returns on units and townhouses since 1980 averaged 8.3 per cent a year, compared with 7.3 per cent for the top 200 listed companies, analysis by Oliver Hume Real Estate Group shows.
If location and convenience are what your looking for in your next home, you can’t go past Villawood Properties’ Encore community in Plumpton.
Melbourne price softening bites hard
Land in Melbourne’s growth corridors for housing is the cheapest it has been since before the 2010 spike, with the net land price now $195,750, according to research from Oliver Hume.
Take a swing in Casey’s green heart
Medallist is the developer of Botanic Ridge and sales and marketing director Galeb Kilzi said the suburb was fast gaining a reputation as a popular and sought-after suburb in Casey.
Aspire met Steve’s desire
After first visiting Villawood Properties’ Aspire sales office over a year ago, Steve Horsley knew that when the time was right, he’d be back to buy.
Vantage benefits are many
After five years since the first block was sold, Vantage Point estate in Doreen is down to its final 21 lots for the whole development.
Relax, entertain and live
If location and convenience are what is being looked for in the next home, buyers can’t go past Villawood Properties’ Encore community in Plumpton.
Secure a final opportunity
It’s not just the AFL footy season coming to an end, with only six blocks left at Villawood Properties’ Alamanda community, the opportunity to purchase a new home is running out!
Prime location and picturesque setting
Located within a stone’s throw of Craigieburn, Villawood Properties Trillium community in the stylish suburb of Mickleham, offers buyers a retreat to a more relaxed and picturesque setting.
Project director Chris Betts says buyers are keen to embrace the estate’s lifestyle.
Positive trend for region
Oliver Hume Queensland joint managing director Brinton Keath said he expected the southeast Queensland market would continue to improve new housing demand.
Gated community seeks final lot buyers
Oliver Hume sales agent Diane Patterson said the vendor was offering the lots at up to 50 per cent off their original price list.
Country living on city’s edge
Oliver Hume project director (new communities) Paul Ciprian says Cloverlea will give Chirnside Park residents a chance to upgrade their home within the suburb.
Confidence grows as rates hold
In the new home market, a report from Oliver Hume Research revealed for the June quarter of 2012 the trend in national dwelling approvals rose by 8 per cent to an annual rate of 150,000.
Style and affordability
Whether you’re a first home buyer, an investor, or someone looking to upgrade or upsize into a brand new home, there is something for you at Villawood Properties’ Aspire community.
Thinking big at Forsyth Park
Buyers are thinking big at ‘Forsyth Park’ in Truganina, where larger lots of up to 700 square metres are soon to be released within the estates latest stage release.
The Woods are welcoming
When you are the new kid on the block, it’s all about getting to know your local community, and that’s just what the team from Evolve is doing in Mickleham.
Positive trend in land sales for region
Oliver Hume Queensland joint managing director Brinton Keath said he expected the southeast Queensland market would continue to improve new housing demand.
Apartment work falls flat
Andrew Perkins of Oliver Hume said demand for apartments had levelled out, making smaller projects near cultural precincts more attractive, especially to owner-occupiers.
Residential land sales turn around in SE Qld
Lower pricing by developers, and lower interest rates, have started to boost sales, according to project marketing services group Oliver Hume.
Greenfields site to test post-boom levels
The latest Oliver Hume figures show the average lot price fell below $200,000 in the June quarter, after taking into account incentives.
Mirvac’s waterfront appeal
Oliver Hume released figures which showed Victorian high-rise apartment approvals more than doubled in June quarter, up from 2150 to 4410.
High marks for growth area land
The Melbourne Growth Area Land Market report released last week by Oliver Hume Research revealed how much land costs in each of the growth area municipalities.
Breathing life into community centre
Developer Wolfdene will build a multi-million-dollar recreation and lifestyle precinct in its Saratoga community in Point Cook.
Hive of activity
Villawood Properties’ new Trillium community in picturesque Mickleham, right on the border with Craigieburn, is slowly coming to life with the first 95 lots nearing completion.
Residents find voice on parkland uses
Turning the traditional master-planning process on its head, the developers of the popular Forsyth Park community, Truganina have turned to the estates future residents to help design parkland.
The 2500-lot Waterford development, has racked up good sales since it was launched in March 2011, with more than 300 blocks being snapped up.
Park to sit at the heart of community
A one hectare park and leisure precinct will sit at the heart of Truganina’s new Forsyth Park community.
Parks are aplenty at Aspire
Parks, gardens and open space form a central feature at Villawood Properties new Aspire community in Melbourne’s west.
Big backyards are once again in vogue
Home buyers looking to swing a cricket bat with the kids or laze in their dream pool on a balmy summer’s day are rushing to Truganina, Forsyth Park.
Estate alive with building
Display Homes have opened and construction is at its busiest yet as Waterford – one of Melbourne’s newest communities – starts to come alive.
Evolve goes greenfield
Despite a flat market for greenfield land in Melbourne’s outer suburbs, Evolve Development has launched stage one of an $800 million project in the outer north.
Trillium extends the hand of friendship
Villawood Properties has officially announced its Refer a Friend program at Trillium this week.
Every day is a holiday at Verve Alamanda
Buyers could celebrate a new home purchase by jetting off somewhere exotic with a $5000 Flight Centre voucher.
Park side in paradise
Villawood Properties is proud to announce its latest stage release at Aspire, the Golding Release.
Larger than life living
Want to build your dream home and actually have a backyard? That’s right, a real backyard! With Trillium’s larger lots, buyers can do just that.
Get down to The Woods today
Evolve Development’s latest project, The Woods at Mickleham, released home sites for sale last weekend.
Greenfield sales remain soft
The end of Victoria’s first home buyer’s grant coaxed buyers into the cautious market during the June quarter, but Melbourne’s Greenfield land sales were still soft.
Woods' world of wonder
The Woods, Mickleham, the newest residential estate in Melbourne’s north.
The wait is finally over for Wyndham’s eager home hunters with the release of the only park-front lots in stage two of Truganina’s Forsyth Park community.
Don’t miss The Woods
Evolve Development is set to launch The Woods estate, which is part of its Mickleham development, with an on-site sales event on Saturday 4 August.
Life lived to the full
The ‘Verve’ Alamanda, a brand new lifestyle destination for empty-nesters located within Alamanda community in Point Cook was launched at an exclusive cocktail party on Friday 22 June.
Aspire for style
Priding itself on its wide variety of lifestyle opportunities, Villawood Properties exciting new Aspire community in Melbourne’s north west, offers families the best environment to live, entertain and relax.
Leaping in for bonus
Oliver Hume head of research Andrew Perkins collates growth area data and says the proportion of first-time buyers in these estates is at an all-time high.
Defying market trends
Buyers seeking to upgrade are dominating land sales at Settlers Run.
Live in the life in supersites
Choices abound at RidgeLand Acres, where a new super-site of over seven acres – or 3.02ha to be exact – has recently come to the market.
Melbourne property market will recover
The Melbourne Property Market, whilst going through a period of correction is fundamentally sound and will recover.
Incentives alter as the year ends
Home-buyer incentives and stamp duty rules are set to change in a number of Australian states this weekend, as the 2013 financial year begins.
Burbank’s duplex designs in Clyde
Burbank and Villawood Properties have joined forces to offer new, architect-designed duplex homes packaged on exclusive Villawood lots at Pasadena in Clyde at extremely affordable price points.
Colour your home
Keen buyers camped out for almost a week to snare a home at Scarlet Croydon last year, but it is not too late for those who missed out.
Forsyth Park makes its mark
Future residents of Truganina’s new Forsyth Park community have much to look forward to as the estate’s progressive developer ISPT reveals its visionary plans for the community’s centrepiece.
Buyers fancy Drouin, Warragul
Buyers seeking a better quality of life and more bang for their buck are looking to the townships of Warragul and Drouin.
New-home and land buyers are set to benefit as residential land prices drop.
Summerhill Set To Sizzle
As the end of financial year fast approaches Summerhill in North Epping has recently released 10 residential home sites at prices that are certainly set to sizzle.
On The Lifestyle Precinct
Progressive developer, Wolfdene has revealed detailed plans for a multi-million-dollar recreation and lifestyle precinct within its benchmark community, Saratoga in Point Cook.
Developer's fair offer at Fairview
Leading residential developer, Integrated Development, is providing first home buyers an additional $5000 bonus on all allotments sold at its Mernda community, Fairview.
A family lifestyle to aspire to
A new block of land at the exciting Aspire community in Plumpton is the perfect nesting spot to build their dream home and raise a family.
Limited opportunity at Settlers Run
Royal St George is a boutique development of 17 new homes located at the renowned Settlers Run Golf and Country Club.
Community spirit kept alive
Jackson’s View has launched a community spirit campaign to celebrate the Drouin community, and is offering Baw Baw Shire residents a $6500 rebate if they purchase at the estate.
Flurry of activity at Encore
Transformation is in the air at Villawood Properties’ latest community in Melbourne’s West, Encore, in plumpton.
Aspire to the park life
Aspire in Melbourne’s West has welcomed its very first resident in the form of as larger-than-life, nine metre tall, stunning sculpture.
Melbourne apartment approvals dip after spike
High-rise approvals are expected to almost halve in Melbourne this, down to 8000 from 15,000 in both 2010 and 2011.
Parks the point of an outdoor life
Point Cook residents are in line for a new outdoors amenities with Wolfdene, developer of Point Cook’s Saratoga community, unveiling its vision for the parks precinct for the 700-lot estate.
Melbourne homes in on units
More than 30,000 apartments will be built across Melbourne during the next two years, with more than 5000 of them forecast for the middle to outer suburbs.
Head north for space, facilities
Villawood Properties has launched its latest project Trillium, in Melbourne’s north, with more than 40 sales in the first three weeks.
Mine housing contract
Dubai-based development and facilities management company Medrar Financial Group has appointed real estate group Oliver Hume to tender for mining company accommodation.
Oliver Hume and Medrar cash in on mining boom
Up to 4,000 new tenancies will be delivered in mining regions across Queensland under a new partnership between real estate group Oliver Hume and Dubai-based development and facilities management company Medrar Financial Group.
Small is the next big thing for land
One in every four land sales on the northern Gold Coast in the past three years have been lots under 450 sqm.
Co-operation is the key to success when you're building a special house.
Premier park front enclave revealed
Bluestone, Wyndham Vale’s leafy green community developed by the multi-award winning Sunland Group, has released its most prestigious land to date.
Alarah is chock-a-block full of fun
Home hunters in the thriving south-east now have access to a brand new display destination thanks to the launch of Alarah’s 33-home display village located on the heart of Cranbourne West.
Changing face of suburban estates
Smaller homes are increasingly popular.
Realising the dream with Villawood
The multi-award winning Villawood Properties is helping home buyers all over Melbourne fast-track their dreams of home ownership thanks to its Builder Deposit Campaign.
Campaign will lend a hand to buyers
Villawood Properties will pay the 5 per cent builders’ deposit in a bid to help restore confidence among Victoria’s home hunters.
A class of its own
School is almost in at Officer’s prestigious new Grandvue community, with works now well under way across the on-site St Francis Xavier College campus.
Just what you've been looking for
Cranbourne West’s bourgeoning new community Alarah is pleased to announce the limited release of five premium allotments offering large, wide frontages and depths of up to 32 metres.
High density gathers pace in Melbourne
Inner-ring suburban sites are ripe for apartments in Melbourne, and medium density blocks are cropping up well beyond the city centre.
The block shrinks: a new realty show
Melbourne’s median lot price has more than doubled in the past decade, according to the Urban Development Institute’s State of the Market report.
One of Australia’s largest property fund management companies, Industry Superannuation Property Trust (ISPT), has announced the launch of Forsyth Park.
Sneak peak at new estates in 2012
Set to be a busy year for new land and homes, 2012 has many new estates planned for release, so look out for these.
Estuary's Alan a 'selling success'
Leopold local legend Alan Smith is proving to be Estuary in Leopold's secret to success.
Rockbank rolling in it
Rockbanks’s transformation into a bustling suburb has begun with developers splurging $47 million on 12 farms.
Family with a view to the future
After living on an 8ha spread at Jindivivk for 15 years, Peter and Alexandra Liefman are moving to a 1011sqm block at the Jackson’s View estate at Drouin.
Ready for action
Manor Lakes may be a new estate but the 8400-lot development has plenty of the hallmarks of a more settled community.
Villawood will pay your builder's deposit
One of Victoria’s most renowned residential developers, the multi-award-winning Villawood Properties, is leading the charge to restore housing affordabilityin the South-East.
Like winning lotto
FORGET Tattslotto - a small group of aspirational families has hit the jackpot after developers paid $47 million for their city fringe farmland.
Cut-price Aussie dream
Casey developers are cutting the prices of building blocks and offering buyers incentives worth thousands of dollars.
Setting the benchmark
Located in Bairnsdale, Shannon Waters will be the benchmark for regional living.
Buyers get a real feel
The Estuary community at Leopold near Geelong reached several milestones last year.
Weak global economy to impact on property
How will the year pan out for property, both residential and new homes?
Broadhectare land prices underpinned by $47 million sale
Largest land sale in Melbourne for more than 12 months
Package to suit everyone
It is the scale of Berwick Waters that lets the developers provide a variety of precincts and pricing opportunities
Apartment sales go sky high
The Gold Coast apartment market is primed to record its strongest summer sales period in three years.
Are you ready to live the grand life?
Are you ready to live the grand life at Granvue in Officer?
Addresed to thrill
Developer Australand believes the lure of a Berwick-style address at Berwick Waters will prove compelling for many new-home and land buyers.
Settlers Run Wins UDIA Water management Award
One of Melbourne’s most exclusive residential developments, Settlers Run at Botanic Ridge (formarly Cranbourne South), has taken home the 2011 UDIA (Victorian) Award for Excellence in ‘Water Management’.
High-rise holiday sales predicted to boost Gold Coast property market
Cashed up holidaymakers are expected to splash out on property bargains on the Gold Coast with predictions of strong summer sales particularly of high-rise apartments.
City Apartment Projects On Rise
Brisbane has enough apartment stock to last two years but further residential developments are already ramping up, a report says. Oliver Hume market research shows 67 projects with a total of 7302 apartments were marketed in the city between September and November.
Project Marketing Group Take Joint Approach
National project marketing group Oliver Hume has opened its doors to building business in south east Queensland after securing a new premises on the Gold Coast.
Hope returns to market
Hope Island is emerging as one to watch as unit sales soar and one development chalks up 28 unconditional contracts in just over eight weeks of release at full list price.
Key worker grant is key to affordable land
The western growth corridor’s most popular new community Aspire, which is located next to Hillside, is lending a helping hand to local workers.
Land prices continue to fall
For the third quarter in a row, land prices in Melbourne’s growth areas have fallen.
Parks and gardens
When an estate is called Greenvale Gardens it certainly helps its marketability to be close to plenty of greenery.
Settlers Run Wins UDIA Water Award
Settlers Run at Botanic Ridge (formerly Cranbourne South), has taken home the 2011 UDIA (Victoria) Award for Excellence in the ‘Water Management’ category.
Metro Property Development believes good things can come in small packages at Orchard Grove.