Melbourne’s Most Reinvented Suburbs

Beacon Cove, Port MelbourneONE has to wonder what “great Australian dream” some Melburnians were being sold last century.

Until recently – the 1980s and 1990s for most inner-city areas – owning an inner-city terrace was not necessarily a big deal. More often than not, according to veteran agents, they were used as “stepping stone” investments that could be paid off in a few years and sold on the basis of being “more attractive than renting”.

Buyers – particularly immigrants from Italy and Greece – bought in Richmond, North Fitzroy or Northcote, in order to save a deposit to build new, larger homes in Avondale Heights, Glenroy or – if they invested well – Doncaster.

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JG King, Massi, Buy Into $80 Million Clifton Hill Housing Estate

FOLKESTONE and AMP Capital Investors have sold part of a major $80 million residential development in Clifton Hill.

A joint venture consortium including major suburban home builder JG King Homes, and Massi Property Solutions, have paid an undisclosed sum for a major piece of the Clifton Hill site, at the corner of Noone and East Grey streets, near the northern fence of the Eastern Freeway.

The site, formerly occupied by Spicers and used as a clothing dye factory, was part of a much larger property acquired by Folkestone and AMP for a speculated $14 million in June 2007.

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