This empty shell apartment costs $15 million,but the views are knockout

This empty shell apartment costs $15 million,but the views are knockout

What does $15 million buy in Melbourne’s prestige property market these days? A blank canvas apartment in Eureka Tower,looking for a dream fitout.

  • byElizabeth Redman

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Young couple who ‘weren’t really looking’ buy $1.5 million East Brunswick terrace at auction

Young couple who ‘weren’t really looking’ buy $1.5 million East Brunswick terrace at auction

A young couple who had not even been hunting for a home won a hard-fought auction,pipping their rival at the post with a $500 bid and a plan to beat future interest rate rises.

  • byElizabeth Redman
Carlton North terrace fetches $1.4 million at spirited auction that almost wasn’t

Carlton North terrace fetches $1.4 million at spirited auction that almost wasn’t

Days out from another likely super-sized interest rate rise,the crowd kept their hands in their pockets while a vendor bid was placed. But then,a surprise entrant made themselves known.

  • byElizabeth Redman
The popular Victorian tree-change towns where house prices have soared

The popular Victorian tree-change towns where house prices have soared

The biggest price rises over the past year have been in smaller towns,some with median house prices of just $200,000,although it’s not all good news for locals.

  • byElizabeth Redman andTawar Razaghi
The risky tactic home buyers use to try to nab a bargain

The risky tactic home buyers use to try to nab a bargain

Home buyers are reading about price falls by next year and trying a bold approach to snag a discount on properties they like but cannot quite afford.

  • byElizabeth Redman
Why are one in four Sydney homes being pulled from auction?

Why are one in four Sydney homes being pulled from auction?

Homeowners who listed their properties for auction are increasingly abandoning their plans,although veteran agents have some advice for anyone trying to negotiate a deal in this market.

  • byKate Burke andElizabeth Redman
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‘Gone up astronomically’:Rents spike in regional Victorian towns

‘Gone up astronomically’:Rents spike in regional Victorian towns

Regional households are facing higher rent prices or being forced to move away from their community,after many landlords sold their properties to owner-occupiers from Melbourne or converted them to short-term holiday rentals.

  • byElizabeth Redman andTawar Razaghi
Jump in houses for sale that offer cut-price home energy bills

Jump in houses for sale that offer cut-price home energy bills

It can be tricky to find one close to the centre of the city,but look a little further afield and there are more and more options for home buyers hoping to avoid bill shock.

  • byElizabeth Redman
The affordable neighbourhoods starting to shine in the property market downturn

The affordable neighbourhoods starting to shine in the property market downturn

Some lockdown-era hotspots are missing from the latest ranking of suburbs where property values have risen most,but cheaper options made the cut.

  • byElizabeth Redman
Robin Boyd home sold for $2 million at auction after heritage dispute

Robin Boyd home sold for $2 million at auction after heritage dispute

The renowned architect designed the Camberwell residence as his family home,but the most recent owner tried several times to remove it from the heritage register - and lost.

  • byElizabeth Redman
What happens when a property passes in at auction?

What happens when a property passes in at auction?

As property prices fall,some buyers hesitate to bid on auction floors in the hope of picking up a bargain later. But what if their rival is trying the same tactic?

  • byElizabeth Redman