Melbourne home buyers are increasingly striving to get bang for their buck by making "cross-city" moves to new areas.
Andrew Wilson Sydney recorded a sturdy auction clearance rate at the weekend with the local market showing resilience following a recent trend of declining buyer activity.
Sue Williams The house that love built has been snapped up at auction for $700,000 -- $50,000 over its reserve - by a young first home buyer family who are thrilled that their purchase will also help fund the battle against childhood cancer.
Andrew Wilson Melbourne's auction market produced yet another robust result for most sellers as the spring selling season moves towards a remarkable crescendo next weekend.
Allison Worrall Five years ago, the Staunton brothers bought a rundown deceased estate in Ascot Vale for $675,000. On Saturday, their entire family were stunned when the four-bedroom Victorian sold for $1.7 million at auction, $300,000 above their reserve price.
Kate Burke A small turnout wasn't enough to stop an inner-city apartment selling under the hammer for $1.27 million on Saturday.
Brendan Bale There are few things that enrage lovers of Melbourne's live music scene quite like pub neighbours who complain about noise.
Jim Malo Stephen McLaughlin and Anna Crumpton and their three kids have been searching for a home closer to the city and school and finally found it Saturday morning. As rain drummed what was soon to be their tin roof, the couple went toe-to-toe with another young family for the property.
Allison Worrall Five suburbs, each the same distance from the city. Why do Melburnians choose one over the other?
Jennifer Duke Sydney in the 1970s was a world apart from how the city looks today.