Feng shui and a Bentley: how to drive a Golden Week bargain
In China, the Golden Week holiday heralds mass relaxation. Here, for the same shining reasons, the reverse is true: luxury property agents across the country are frantic, playing host to scores of Chinese executives tempted by high-end real estate.
Mornington Peninsula steals the show from city homes
Many people are selling up in the big smoke and moving to this holidaymakers' paradise, says Kate Farrelly. More Victorians than ever are making their full-time home on the Peninsula, a region long favoured by holidaymakers, but increasingly popular with wealthy owner-occupiers.
James Packer sells Sydney mansion La Mer for $70 million
The off-market exchange for the vast six-storey monolith listed by Sotheby's International Realty sets a new Australian house record.
Sotheby's International Realty Worldwide Significant Sales
15 Linlithgow Road, Toorak listed in Sotheby's International Realty Worldwide Significant Sales.
The Chinese aren't the only ones fuelling Australia's property boom
The Chinese aren't the only ones fuelling Australia's property boom, with expats forming a powerful new wave of buyers as they cash in on opportunistic foreign property gains and bring their money home. Local Australians are benefiting, too, as they seek to repatriate funds invested in distressed US property zones.
Chinese share market: Offshore investors will flock to Australian real estate
The Chinese sharemarket collapse in which $3.7 trillion has been wiped off the value of stocks in three weeks could see a flight to the relative safety of Australian property, experts believe.
A grand South Yarra apartment on the road less travelled
Easy living: subtle duplex. 1/36 Murphy Street, South Yarra.
Former bookie Alan Eskander’s big win after selling in Middle Park and Portsea
Former bookmaker Alan Eskander has sold his luxurious Middle Park home for a price believed to be in the mid-$5 million range. The sale was among a swag of big results including a stunning five-bedroom Portsea home that had been on the market for more than $9 million.
Penthouses: Does the high life make for great returns?
Greg Herman, Director of Sales at Melbourne Sotheby's Realty discusses penthouse living in Melbourne.
Victorian terrace in Armadale sells for well over reserve
In Armadale, Sotheby's agent David Colbran sold a pretty Victorian terrace at 11 Cambridge Street for $255,000 over reserve.