Melbourne startup Rundl streamlines property transactions by getting each party to collaborate online

- January 12, 2016 3 MIN READ

In their top ten trendiest suburbs listicles, real estate news websites never talk about the mountains of paperwork that come both before and after the auction is won, and for good reason – it’s painful. Buyers and sellers have to liaise with half a dozen different service providers to get a deal done, with each chasing the other up for document after document and signature after signature. Melbourne startup Rundl has created an online platform that aims to streamline the process.


Property startup Microburbs helps prospective buyers get to know the little details of a neighbourhood

- January 11, 2016 4 MIN READ

The founder of a new Australian property startup believes that existing property platforms are making us look at real estate wrong. Luke Metcalfe describes his platform Microburbs as “Walk Score on steroids”, with the US-based platform’s mission to help people find apartments in ‘walkable’ neighbourhoods. Taking this one step further, Microburbs aims to give property seekers all the information they need about an area, and match them to the right one based on their specific needs.


Property crowdfunding platform EstateBaron wants to make investing in real estate accessible to everyone

- August 4, 2015 3 MIN READ

It’s almost impossible to go a day in Sydney without having at least one conversation about property prices. The city is consumed with property prices, with news of record sales figures on our screens and in the newspapers almost every night. But even though we’re all talking about it, most of us can’t actually afford property – just 23.7 percent of Sydneysiders aged 20-34 are expected to own their own homes in 2019, and the same is expected to happen in other cities around the country.


Sydney startup Vendorable wants to help property vendors find the right agent through access to data

- June 17, 2015 3 MIN READ

It’s not too hard to sell real estate in Australia these days – even parking spaces can fetch up to $120,000. However, with online listings widening the real estate agent’s geographical scope, competition among agents for the best listings across whole cities is fierce, and it can be difficult for vendors to pick the right agent when they all promise the world.

News & Analysis partners with 3D visualisation startup Scann3d to transform the online property ecosystem

- June 12, 2015 4 MIN READ

Australia’s biggest property portal,, has joined forces with Melbourne based 3D visualisation startup Scann3d as well as property developer BPM, to transform the online property ecosystem. As a result, rather than house hunters and property investors having to rely on two-dimensional floor plans to assess the value of an investment, they can walk through an interactive virtual world and explore developments before they exist in the physical world.


Open Agent: The “Trip Advisor” of the real estate industry

- November 19, 2013 5 MIN READ

Selecting the right real estate is critical in the process of selling your property. But many property owners make that choice blindly, often pulling a name out of the hat due to the overwhelming number of agents to choose from. Australian startup makes that process easier. Clients visit the site, provide basic details about the property they’d like to sell, and the platform provides real-time real estate agent rankings and recommendations for them.

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Next For Sale takes the uncertainty out of buying and selling property

- October 1, 2013 4 MIN READ

Entrepreneur Liam Austin is the mastermind behind a new online platform that alleviates much of the fear home owners feel when taking a leap into the unknown and putting their property up for sale with little information on market demand. Launched today, Next for Sale allows home owners to assess market interest and receive feedback from prospective buyers before committing to selling their property.


Street News: One-stop-shop for information on suburbs

- September 30, 2013 3 MIN READ

Learning the ins and outs of a neighbourhood before investing in real estate is always a wise decision because when you’re buying property, you’re buying a lifestyle. Where previously this information would only be in the hands of residents and real estate agents, or hidden amidst the cluttered terrain we call the ‘internet’, now it’s available on Street News – an online one-stop-shop for all information related to suburbs.