Author: Nicole Gervasi

Approx. reading time: 6 minutes

From basic to brilliant: The Melbourne suburbs transformed by gentrification

Insights

From basic to brilliant: Melbourne has undergone significant gentrification of once undesirable, working class suburbs. Gentrification is the process where a neighbourhood undergoes urban renewal and revitalisation, typically leading to increased property values, which sees lower-socio economic residents replaced by more affluent newcomers. Typically, gentrification takes decades, slowly transforming once working-class neighbourhoods in inner-city areas;
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Approx. reading time: 13 minutes

How to switch your Estate Agent in 2024.

Agency, Insights

Choosing the right estate agent Buying, selling or renting a home is one of the most important decisions you will have to make, and it can also be one of the most complex. An estate agent should be dedicated to simplifying the process for you to make it as stress free as possible, but the
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Approx. reading time: 5 minutes

A Quick Guide To Capital Gains Tax

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Capital Gains Tax is a term you’ll often hear when it comes to the sale of investment properties. It is one of those taxes no one really wants to pay. A little quick history, Capital Gains Tax (CGT) was introduced in Australia in 1985 and applies to any asset you’ve acquired after this time. Basically,
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Approx. reading time: 4 minutes

Why is Australia’s Inflation Rate So High?

Insights

Australia is experiencing record levels of inflation as a result of knock-on effects from the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and strong consumer demand. We are set to forecast up to 8% by Dec 2022. In Australia, the most significant price hikes have been in dwelling purchases by owner-occupiers, automotive fuel, furniture and fruit
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Approx. reading time: 2 minutes

Need A Commercial Agent?

Agency

PAUL GERVASI If you haven’t met Paul yet, he is part of our expansion (and happens to be Nikki’s dad). Paul has now joined with his daughter and united on an aggressive plan for further growth. Paul has planted his flag firmly in the commercial space here at Nicole Gervasi Property Group after running a successful City
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Approx. reading time: 4 minutes

2022/23 Federal Budget Wish List

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As the price of goods and services increases, the overarching theme of the 2022/23 Federal Budget will be about combating the rising ‘cost of living’ pressures. For property markets this means addressing housing and rental affordability. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will combat strong inflation growth, later in the year, by following the lead
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Approx. reading time: 4 minutes

10 things to plant in your garden that are impossible to kill

House Design

If you’re preparing to sell your house, then you’ll have heard all about curb appeal: the importance of making a good first impression on buyers. One of the best ways to increase the curb appeal of your home is clean gardens which generally consists of adding a few plants. However, if you’ve got a brown
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Approx. reading time: 3 minutes

How Real Estate Gets Real. 2022.

Insights

By all accounts, Australia’s housing market has a tough act to follow in 2022. Dwelling values soared 22.2 per cent nationally this year – the largest annual increase since 1989, fuelled by ultra-low interest rates, high household savings, government stimulus and relatively low listings. The estimated value of Australia’s residential real estate lifting from $7.2
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Approx. reading time: 4 minutes

BUY THEN SELL or SELL THEN BUY

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To buy a new house or sell your existing house first is the classic real-estate conundrum, but there are some key drivers you should be aware of that could help you work out what’s right for you. It comes down to what the market is up to & your financial position. The best place to
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