Australia

Homely.com.au celebrates 1st birthday, signs on First National Real Estate

Australia’s Homely.com.au has announced it will be displaying all of the homes for sale and rent from the First National Real Estate group. First National has more than 300 offices across Australia and joins other nation-wide agencies on Homely including LJ Hooker, Ray White, Belle Property, Laing+Simmons, Elders, and Harcourts.   First National’s sign-on takes the number of...

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Western Australia’s real estate institute partners with houseandland.com.au

blackjack games Western Australia’s not-for-profit real estate institute, REIWA, has partnered with houseandland.com.au. Houseandland.com.au lists houses, land, packages and land estates and the reiwa.com.au site lists properties for sale and rent. The new partnership offers reiwa.com.au users access to land estates, building designs and vacant land. The partnership also gives users the...

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Australia’s CarsGuide claims growth under new business model

CarsGuide told The Australian Business Review that its new business model “has resulted in strong growth in audience and inventory levels in the month of October.” The Australian Business Review reported that Carsguide enjoyed 32 percent growth in private car listings in the first month of its relaunch. It also reported that CarsGuide’s traffic was up 15 percent compared to a...

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Industry-owned Australia property portal Squiiz up and runnning

Agent-led new Australian property portal Squiiz.com.au is now online. Squiiz claims it currently has 200,000 listings from 3,500 agencies nationwide and is on track to upload a further 2,000 agencies by the end of November. In a brief on Nov 8 (read here) we wrote about the industry’s revolt against Australia’s leading real estate portal realestate.com.au, run by the REA Group,...

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Domain and PropertyGuru announce partnership

Australia’s Domain Group and Southeast Asia-focussed PropertyGuru have announced a partnership aimed at increasing cross-border property investment opportunities.   In a statement, the two said that under the agreement, PropertyGuru will connect property investors in Southeast Asia interested in Australian residential and commercial property to Domain.com.au and...

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Australia classified ads expenditure up 22.8 pct

Classifieds lead online advertising expenditure growth for the three months to 30 September, says the latest report by the Interactive Advertising Bureau Australia. Classified advertising was worth A$237.9 million (US$203.57 million) for Q3. This is 4.4 percent up on the previous quarter and 22.8 percent up YoY. Classifieds now constitute 20.2 percent of total digital expenditure over...

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