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Leonard Teplin discusses what's next for Melbourne's property market in 2018

Melbourne's off-the-plan apartment market was put to the test last year with July 1 heralding the end of off-the-plan stamp duty savings for investors, with the concession instead redirected towards first home buyers. Additionally, investors were slugged with a tax on vacant properties, while developers were limited to 50% of sales to foreign buyers. This, combined with tightened lending conditions, raised significant concerns among industry...

Melbourne's inner east keeps the apartment light burning bright

Fueled by an investor-driven market, the CBD and Southbank ruled the apartment sales market over recent years. That was then, but now the mantle rests with Melbourne's inner eastern suburbs, where developers have jumped upon a recurring project format which gives their project the greatest chance of success. Low-rise developments with spacious apartments designed for the owner-occupier. Simple really? Simple or otherwise, the proliferation of...