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Content Item - Bell Street bingo: Which northern suburb will be next to get hip?

Brunswick is long gone. Coburg, Thornbury, Preston too. And now the cafe brigade is continuing its march north.

Melbourne’s cool kid mecca – the inner north – has become increasingly expensive and, in turn, the trendy crowd is being forced to migrate above the long-understood hipster proof fence: Bell Street. One of Melbourne’s busiest roads has for years been the great divide of the north, and routinely held property prices back by hundreds of thousands of dollars.

But even Coburg North, a suburb well above the Bell Street threshold, has soared in price and cache, with the median house price now at $767,500. CoNo, as the trendy locals apparently call it, is now out of reach of many young buyers.

Tags: insider view,  melbourne property market,  property growth,  smart property investment


Content Item - Every metre counts: South Melbourne is our most expensive suburb - REIV

At $4 million Toorak has Melbourne’s highest median house price but South Melbourne and nine other suburbs command more by the square metre, new Real Estate Institute of Victoria data shows.

 South Melbourne, which has grown in stature in the past decade, tops the list for land value city-wide – at an impressive $11,212 per square metre. The suburb also has an impressive median house price of $1.6 million, as of September this year.

Homes in Albert Park and Carlton North also attracted top dollar by square metre, at $10,495 and $9,966 respectively.

Tags: latest news,  melbourne property market,  smart property investment,  jeff grochowski


Content Item - Singles priced out of the Australian property market

Only two of Australia’s eight capital cities have a median house price that can be afforded by an average single income, new analysis by Australia’s leading financial comparison website,, shows.

Property prices on the east coast of Australia continue to rise to unattainable highs with a person looking to buy in Brisbane or Melbourne requiring an $80,866 and $96,706 salary respectively to afford a median priced house.

 “Our analysis reveals a reality that many young Australians are now living; the impossibility of affording a median-priced house on an average salary in most capital cities,” said Peter Arnold, data insights director at

Tags: accrue real estate,  insider view,  smart property investment,  can i afford to invest in property,  jeff grochowski


Content Item - Taking the long term view of Melbourne property investment

The REIV is advising buyers to look beyond the Melbourne CBD and inner suburbs for their first property purchase.


REIV CEO Geoff White said buyers are increasingly looking for value in regional Victoria.



New growth areas provide buyers with the opportunity to enter the property market at a more affordable rate, yet still on a main VLine service into Melbourne.”



Many of these areas, especially towns within commuting distance of the city, are also recording solid annual price increases and are poised for future growth.”


Investment and infrastructure initiatives by both the state and federal government are likely to deliver further capital growth in these areas.”


Tags: choosing the right location,  melbourne property market,  understanding the property market,  smart property investment,  jeff grochowski,  expert advice


Content Item - Melbourne suburbs where it’s cheaper to buy than rent

This week, Paul Bird from the REIV issued a media release that put a spotlight on those Melbourne suburbs where people should consider the economics of buying as opposed to renting.

Tags: choosing the right location,  can i afford to invest in property,  smart property investment,  insider view


Content Item - Real estate agent finding referral service facts

Internet real estate websites assist people to find investment properties or a new home. Alongside the property listings, a new type of business has emerged " Real estate agent referral websites.

How do real estate agent rating and referral sites work?

Tags: getting the right property advice,  expert advice,  smart property investment


Content Item - Epping dubbed one of Australia’s top five ‘cheapie’ property markets set to prosper

THE mortgage belt Epping precinct in Melbourne’s outer north has been dubbed one of Australia’s best “cheapie” real estate markets.

The report, by real estate guru Terry Ryder, labels these five areas smart places to invest in property, stating that each have been boosted by affordability, job opportunities and infrastructure spending.

Tags: smart property investment,  melbourne property market,  choosing the right location,  understanding the property market


Content Item - Mr C & Mrs S Akerblom

We decided to visit Accrue Real Estate as it was the right time in our lives to secure something for our future. They showed us how to do it with property investment and it turned out to be easier than we first thought.

Tags: can i afford to invest in property,  smart property investment


Content Item - Where the grass is greener: next suburbs add value

New REIV data shows there is a significant difference in the median house price of multiple adjacent suburbs across the state, despite similar characteristics and amenities.

Tags: getting the right property advice,  property market,  smart property investment,  expert advice


Content Item - Auction Summary (Victoria)

A clearance rate of 79 per cent was recorded this weekend compared to 81 per cent last weekend and 74 per cent this weekend last year. There were 1254 auctions reported to the REIV, with 992 selling and 262 being passed in, 124 of those on a vendor bid. The REIV collected 96% of auction results last week with a total of 1289 results including 14 postponed and 21 withdrawn

Tags: auction results,  smart property investment,  understanding the property market,  latest news


Content Item - Accrue Real Estate urges home buyers to consider investment property first

The property market for first home buyers is challenging. Prices are very high and incomes have not kept pace with the percentage rise in property prices.

Many young Australians and even older Australians, despair at ever getting into the property market.

Tags: first home buyers,  can i afford to invest in property,  smart property investment


Content Item - Accrue Real Estate is not your ordinary Melbourne property agent

Anyone can walk into a real estate agency and pick a property from the window. Anyone can pay full price, or pay high stamp duty, or pay high legal fees or buy in a location that historically has not seen strong demand. People who buy without advice may be wasting money and not even know it.
Do you know which suburb, street or project is available when buyers think location, location, location?

Tags: accruerealestate,  property market,  smart property investment,  becoming a first time investor


Content Item - Mr S & Mrs K Richards

The research methods were a lot more robust and a lot more consideration was put into the information presented

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Content Item - Mr and Mrs Layzell

Accrue gave us the methodology behind what to do and together with the finance consultants we felt  confident. We hope to acquire a total of two or three investment properties through Accrue over a five to ten year period.

Tags: retirement plan,  smart property investment


Content Item - Mr D & Mrs L Franklin

On our property tour, we did not feel any pressure to buy and therefore felt free to choose. We personally felt the available properties shown to us in Heidelberg Heights had more potential as it is in a great location, near the hospital and to date, we have been satisfied with our property’s performance.

Tags: smart property investment,  retirement plan


Content Item - Mr Gerry and Patricia Grehen

Our most positive experience with Accrue Real Estate has been the proven capital growth in our investment property. We love being in control of our destiny with property and appreciate the areas of research done by Accrue – now more than ever. We have recommended our family and friends to Accrue.

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We often read the property investment success stories in the media but there are mistakes that people who are looking to buy a residential property as an investment can make. What strategies do successful property owners use to accrue real estate?

Tags: melbourne property market,  becoming a first time investor,  smart property investment,  can i afford to invest in property,  how to invest in property



In a step that's rare in the real estate industry, all Accrue Real Estate clients are referred to independent experts before considering purchasing
real estate or putting in a written offer to purchase property.

Tags: smart property investment,  getting a head start in property,  getting help in property investment,  getting the right property advice,  choosing the right location



We choose to source new properties for our clients because of the potential of obtaining higher rental returns, the lower vacancy rates ...

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Here's your opportunity to learn from independent experts before making any permanent or potentially costly property purchasing decisions.

Tags: can i afford to invest in property,  smart property investment,  getting a head start in property,  getting help in property investment,  protecting your property



As of the 1st October 2014 and separate to a vendor’s obligation to provide a vendors statement changes to the Sale of Land Act now require estate agents to have the following document made available property purchasers.

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