Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 - Toop Real Estate Group

Toop TV's property commentators look at why the country property market in regional South Australia is booming (Episode 79 -

Presenter Elise Partington says the grass actually is greener, reporting that house prices rose by 19 percent in Port Augusta, 16 percent in Millicent, 8 percent in Mount Gambier and 5 percent in Victor Harbor. Meanwhile Adelaide house prices have risen only 1 percent in the same timeframe.

"People are hunting the rural market looking for a change in lifestye in an affordable location," Elise says.

"Retirees are seeking a tree change by snapping up cheap property along the Fleurieu Peninslua and in Mount Gambier. The combined forces of more baby boomers retiring, rising rents and the government cuts to the first home buyer's grant are driving home buyers to seek cheaper country homes."

Also in Episode 79 of Toop TV:

  • See inside SA’s Finest homes, including 46 Little Road Aldinga, Lot 1 Gully Road Piccadilly and 6 Cedar Avenue Glenunga.
  • Special studio guest is Robin Matters, Director of Merc Property and President at Adelaide Benevolent And Stranger’s Friend Society.
  • Toop’s Tips find out how to improve the presentation of your backyard without spending a fortune.
  • Suburb Insider takes a look at Glenelg – why it makes the ultimate sea change

View the complete episode and previous episodes at - and look out for Episode 80 live on Wednesday afternoon, 25 May. 

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Toop Real Estate Group

South Australia’s largest independent residential real estate agency and the most highly awarded in the nation was founded by Anthony Toop. It has become a national icon in marketing and selling in the residential real estate industry having won National Real Estate Agency of the Year in 2007 and is the only real estate agency in the industry’s REISA Hall of Fame. Toop&Toop is also the only real estate agency in the Family Business Association Hall of Fame as an iconic business in South Australia. Founded by Anthony in 1985, Toop&Toop has won virtually every major state and national business award since 1993 - and has received recognition both nationally and internationally for achievements in business excellence. In April 2009 Anthony was recognized nationally by the Real Estate Institute of Australia by receiving the nations “Community Service Award” for work done with charities and with the Community. He also received the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Long Life Leadership regional recognition in December 2008 the “Legacy Honour 2008”.

Elise Partington
P: 08 8266 8801
M: 0417 875 126


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