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The Secret Agent Report – Planning

The planning process has an impact on every construction idea, and it is important understand any changes to the zones and rules. Further to our Planning Bulletin last week, we chat to Glossop Town Planning to go a little deeper into what the new changes mean to Inner Melbourne real estate, deciphering the new zones; General Residential, Residential Growth and Neighbourhood Residential. Since 1997, Glossop has specialised in residential and commercial development projects, including medium and high rise housing projects.

Paul also gives an overview of the market in general in the lead up to the festive season, with his view of the media’s ‘Boom or Bust’ and ‘Bubble’ attitudes.

Next month we take a closer look at the commercial side of things, so please stay tuned.

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The Secret Agent Report October 2013


The Value of Vegetation – The Secret Agent Report

Location, style and condition. These are often the first things prospective buyers consider when purchasing a house. In a competitive market it is the less obvious features that may be even more important to take notice of.

This report takes an in depth look into how median strips, front gardens and vegetation affect property prices based on 2100 housing sales in 2012.

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The Secret Agent Report July 2013

The Secret Agent Report – Volume 3 Released

The Secret Agent Report – Volume 3: The Year in Review Special Edition… Has just been released!


In this edition, we cover some of the notable results that helped shape and define the year.

Our research on underquoting analyses the widely accepted 10% rule – that is adding 10 percent to an advertised price in order to gauge what the property will actually sell for. The findings are interesting, and remind us of the complexities of the real estate industry.

The Secret Agent Report November 2012

  • The Year In Review
  • Underquoting – The ’10%’ Rule Analysed
  • 2012 Noteworthy Sales
  • 2012 Winners & Losers
  • Available Properties on the Market – A 3 Month Comparison
  • Median Sales Prices – Apartments and Houses
  • Square Metre Rates
  • Lowest and Highest Sales per Suburb

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