News/Blog - Suburb Specific

The city and the surf: Get the best of both worlds in Geelong

July 2018 In Suburb Specific

If you’re toying with the idea of a sea change but don’t want to give up the conveniences of your city lifestyle, we know the perfect location where you can make the best of both worlds—Geelong. The city Located around 75 kilometers south-west of Melbourne on the sandy banks of Port Phillip Bay, Geelong boasts…

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Market Update: Ballarat

July 2018 In Suburb Specific

If you’re thinking about escaping the hectic lifestyle of living in the big smoke with a tree-change, Ballarat could be the answer. Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening in the Ballarat market to help you decide if it could be a good move for you. Local profile Located in the heart of Victoria’s Central Highlands…

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What we love most about Warrnambool

June 2018 In Suburb Specific

As the largest city in south-west Victoria, Warrnambool is one of the states’ most admired and revered regional cities—and it’s not had to work out why. Here’s what we love most about this splendid coastal city… The breathtaking coastline Situated just beyond the end of the world-famous Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles, the area…

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Market Update: Wagga Wagga

June 2018 In Suburb Specific

Thinking of making the move to Wagga Wagga? Here’s a snapshot of what the market in the thriving regional city looks like… Local profile Located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River in the heart of the Riverina Region, Wagga Wagga is New South Wales’ largest inland city boasting a population of more than 60,000.…

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Best ways to experience Shepparton

May 2018 In Suburb Specific

If you drive a little over hours north of Melbourne on the banks of the Goulburn River, you’ll find yourself in the thriving regional city of Shepparton. If you’ve never had the opportunity to get acquainted with this beautiful corner of Victoria, we’ve pulled together this shortlist of some of the best ways to get…

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Market Update: Albury

May 2018 In Suburb Specific

Thinking of trading in city-living for a more tranquil regional lifestyle? Albury could be the answer. Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening in the thriving riverside city. Local profile Located on the northern banks of the beautiful Murray River with a population of more than 50,000, Albury is the major retail, commercial, administrative and cultural…

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Points of difference on show at Waratah estate

May 2018 In Suburb Specific

By constructing two spacious family homes with very different floor plans side-by-side at Waratah estate in Mickleham, Dennis Family Homes has made it easy for visitors to select a home design that works best for them. The larger of the homes is the 33 square Hartley 333, built showcasing the contemporary Tempo façade and it…

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What we love most about Echuca

April 2018 In Suburb Specific

Set on the banks of the Murray River in the heart of the Loddon Mallee Region, you’ll find the delightful Victorian town of Echuca and its New South Wales counterpart, Moama. If you’ve never had the opportunity to experience this gorgeous corner of the country, you’ve been missing out. With a warm and sunny climate,…

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Market Update: Geelong

March 2018 In Suburb Specific

Want to know what the Geelong property market is like? Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening in the waterside city. Median house price Based on figures reported by the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV), the median house price in the City of Greater Geelong in the September 2017 quarter was $492,000, which was an…

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Best ways to experience Bendigo

February 2018 In Suburb Specific

If you haven’t yet experienced Bendigo but have always wanted to, we’ve pulled together the top 5 must-visit attractions that are sure to give you a good taste of what this beautiful regional city has to offer. 1.   Take a ride on a talking tram Your first stop should be to take a ride on…

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Building a new home in Ballarat

December 2017 In Suburb Specific

What’s not to love about the regional lifestyle. Whether you’re most attracted to the idea of escaping the big smoke of the city, enjoying a stronger sense of community, connecting more with nature, or simply achieving a better work-life balance, it’s all on offer in Regional Victoria. If you’ve decided you want to make the…

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In the spotlight: Wagga Wagga

November 2017 In Suburb Specific

If you’re thinking of trading in the busy big-city lifestyle for something a little different, Wagga Wagga is well worth some consideration. Here’s why… Snapshot of Wagga Wagga The largest inland city in New South Wales, Wagga Wagga offers an ideal lifestyle that is hard to beat. Located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River…

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Building a home in beautiful Shepparton

August 2017 In Suburb Specific

If you’ve been thinking about moving away from the big smoke in search of a more relaxed regional lifestyle, Shepparton offers everything you could want and more. Economic snapshot Only a little over a two-hour drive north of Melbourne situated on the banks of the Goulburn River, Shepparton is ideally located within easy reach of…

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A look at life in Warrnambool

June 2017 In Suburb Specific

Whether you know it best for its spectacular natural environment, for raising some of our favourite personalities including comedian Dave Hughes and a raft of Australian Football League (AFL) players amongst other notable sportspeople, or for achieving fame as Victoria’s shipwreck coast, there’s no question that Warrnambool is one of Regional Victoria’s most loved and…

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Thinking of a sea or tree change? A look at life in Regional Victoria

May 2017 In Suburb Specific

If you’ve been looking for a way to achieve better work-life balance, a sea or tree change may be the answer. With so many lifestyle benefits on offer, it’s no wonder so many Victorians leaving the city in search of a more tranquil and relaxed setting. If you too are thinking of making the move…

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New Dennis Family displays are the toast of the coast

February 2017 In Suburb Specific

Two new homes perfectly suited to coastal living are now open to the public at the Dennis Family Homes display centre at Warralily Coast estate in Armstrong Creek. The Macedon and the Brookdale are popular designs in the Inspirations Series from Dennis Family Homes. The Macedon has been built to showcase the upmarket specifications of…

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A great lifestyle awaits: Building a new home in Bendigo

February 2017 In Suburb Specific

Bendigo home builders

An idyllic lifestyle If you’re searching for an idyllic regional lifestyle to build your new home, you can’t go past the vibrant Victorian regional centre of Bendigo. Only a two-hour drive from Melbourne, Bendigo provides a perfect balance between historical beauty and contemporary living. Steeped in gold rush history, Bendigo is the third-most populous city…

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Wodonga Leads The VIC Regional Property Boom

November 2016 In Investment

Whether you’re looking for a sea change, a place to settle down in retirement, or just a place to experience true community values and easy country living, Wodonga should perhaps be at the top of your list. Nestled along the Murray River right at the border of New South Wales and Victoria  and closely joined…

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Geelong Homeowners See Healthy Rise in Property Values

June 2016 In General News

outdoor photo of the Charlton single storey home design

Recent property evaluations carried out in the City of Greater Geelong have shown large increases in average house prices in almost 60 suburbs and towns. The information that was compiled as part of the area’s 2016-17 budget show how property prices have changed over the last two years and will help towards establishing next year’s…

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Geelong or G-Town as the locals affectionately call it

February 2016 In Suburb Specific

Geelong Located only 75 kilometers from the Melbourne CBD, Geelong is a bustling metropolitan city situated on the sandy shores of Port Phillip Bay. Geelong is the second largest city in the state of Victoria. Its first residents are the Wathaurong people, an indigenous Australian tribe that is part of the Kulin nation. With many…

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Family First at Strathfieldsaye: The Perfect Place for Your New Home

February 2016 In Home Buyers Advice

It’s no secret that every family wants the best of both worlds: the quiet of the country and the comfort of the city. Prestigious Strathfieldsaye village combines the nostalgic childhood playgrounds of sleepy streets and bush paddocks with public transport, quality schools, shopping, and entertainment – all at your front door. No more hours stuck…

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