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Talking last year’s Gippsland house prices

PROPERTY prices dipped across Gippsland in 2023, but rents are expected to continue going up in 2024, according to recent PropTrack Australia findings. PropTrack economist...

Council welcomes federal government’s housing commitments

Stefan Bradley WELLINGTON Shire Council has welcomed National Cabinet's commitment to allocate $500 million for housing development via local and state government. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese...

Rising costs unwinding pandemic-driven real estate boom

It's been a turbulent few years for the regional Victorian housing market, with COVID migration driving up the demand for regional properties and now...

Have your say on Victoria’s rental and housing crisis

THE Parliamentary Inquiry into rental and housing crisis in Victoria is under way, with public submissions open until early July. Member for Eastern Victoria region,...

Values up, rates capped in Wellington

Tom Parry VALUATION figures for the Wellington Shire have risen by nearly 16 per cent in the span of 12 months, according to Victoria's Valuer-General. The...

Review of Domestic Building Contracts Act needed: MBV

MASTER Builders Victoria (MBV) is calling for an urgent review of Victoria's Domestic Building Contracts Act, in the wake of yet another high-profile building...

Record-breaking year for rentals

THE rental market has had a record-breaking year, with house and unit rents at all-time highs across the country following Australia's steepest annual rental...

House prices up by eight per cent: REIV

EIGHT interest rate hikes and convergence of rental market pressures in 2022, alongside the usual peaks and troughs, isn't enough to debilitate regional Victoria's...

Looking into the current market

Home buyers are yet to get a reprieve after regional Victoria’s phenomenal increase in house prices during the COVID pandemic. Throughout 2021, regional Victorian house...

Most housing requests cite family violence

UNITING Gippsland has reported receiving hundreds of requests for help from people facing homelessness last financial year. In Wellington Shire, between July 2020 and June...

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Swans home in two-point thriller over Tigers: EGFNL R5

Tom Hayes STRATFORD produced a performance for the ages to knock over last year’s premier, Wy Yung in East Gippsland football at the weekend. The two...