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Psychosis Blamed in $6m Victoria Realtor Case
Business
Friday November 10 2017

Psychosis Blamed in $6m Victoria Realtor Case

An ice-using Melbourne real estate agent misappropriated more than $6 million from clients because of a psychotic disorder, his psychiatrist says.

Property Staff in Strong Demand
Business
Tuesday July 25 2017

Property Staff in Strong Demand

Employees within the property sector in Australia are in high demand amid growing levels of activity, a new report has found.

Real Estate Agents Caught Underquoting
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Tuesday July 11 2017

Real Estate Agents Caught Underquoting

Two Melbourne real estate agents have been forced to pay $120,000 after they were caught underquoting 13 properties.

Victoria Real Estate Agent Pleads Guilty Rorting Trust Accounts
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Tuesday March 21 2017

Victoria Real Estate Agent Pleads Guilty Rorting Trust Accounts

A former Melbourne real estate agent charged with misusing millions of dollars of clients' money plans to plead guilty - but his wife will contest the...

A Property Pastor Fleeced Investors
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Tuesday February 28 2017

A Property Pastor Fleeced Investors

A former Adelaide real estate director and pastor strayed far from the teachings of Christ when he deceitfully fleeced people out of investment money, a judge...

McGrath Shares Slide after Agent Exodus
Business
Tuesday January 24 2017

McGrath Shares Slide after Agent Exodus

Real estate group McGrath's shares have been hammered after it admitted the loss of more than 10 per cent of agents from its company-owned offices will...

Victoria Crackdown on Property Underquoting
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Monday August 22 2016

Victoria Crackdown on Property Underquoting

Victorian real estate agents will receive fines of more than $31,000 and face losing their commission in a new crackdown in underquoting.

Commercial Real Estate Brokers Look to Innovation
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Tuesday May 10 2016

Commercial Real Estate Brokers Look to Innovation

There’s something about sharing that commercial real estate brokers don’t like. It’s called splitting the commission.

Watchdog Audits NSW Real Estate Agencies
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Monday March 14 2016

Watchdog Audits NSW Real Estate Agencies

The NSW consumer watchdog is auditing real estate agents to make sure they are not underquoting on property prices.

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Jul 4 2018
UK Real Estate Agents Hit Hard Times

More than 150 British real estate agents have gone broke in the last year as pressure from online rivals continues to bite, a new study has...

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Mar 16 2018
Former Victoria Real Estate Agent Jailed

A former Melbourne real estate agent has been jailed for misusing more than $6 million of client money, blowing $300,000 on the drug ice alone.

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Mar 14 2018
Victoria Nats MP Charged Over Real Estate Fraud

Victorian Nationals MP Tim McCurdy has been charged with fraud offences over a real estate deal, and declared his innocence as he stepped down from the...

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Feb 27 2018
Real Estate Agent's No-prison Plea in $6m Case

A former real estate agent will likely be jailed after misappropriating more than $6 million from 46 of his clients in Melbourne, partly to buy drugs...

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Business
Feb 22 2018
Accused Qld Property Scammer Granted Bail

The former director of a company that was allegedly part of a scam to swindle millions of dollars from property investors has been granted bail in...

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Business
Feb 19 2018
John McGrath Denies Gambling Debt Claims

John McGrath has denied his gambling debts are out of control or in any way linked to his stake in his embattled real estate business.

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Business
Jan 23 2018
McGrath CEO Steps Down Amid Earnings Woes

McGrath chief executive Cameron Judson and all but one of the real estate firm's directors are leaving after the company issued another earnings warning.

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15 Dec, 2017
Vic Agency Fined $880k for Underquoting

A Melbourne real estate agency that underquoted blue ribbon properties has been fined $880,000 - the largest penalty for underquoting in Victoria - for its cavalier...

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