Friday, July 8th, 2011
In this week's episode of Toop TV, points to the very modern trend of smaller building blocks in the Adelaide real estate market (Episode 86 -

Over the years the average block size has shrunk and in 2012 most people will be living on land which is between 200sq m and 350 sq m – a quarter the size of their parents’ block of land.

South Australia is leading the way in this downsizing trend as developers look to offer more affordable housing options.

This is good news for those looking to buy their own home as house-and-land packages could sell for as little as $320,000.

While it does signal the end of the McMansions era, it also means future properties will be rear loaded where the garage is built at the back and these no fuss homes will provide an alternative to high rise living.

And it appears SA is leading the way with terrace block sizes becoming more popular in WA and Victoria, while Queensland plans to introduce a range of affordable housing and smaller block sizes into its communities.

Also in Episode 86 of Toop TV:
*You will see inside SA’s Finest homes including a beauty at 160 Cross Road Malvern;

*Toop&Toop’s Tim Thredgold, Mandy Wurth and Kerrie Akkermans review market activity for the past 6 months;

*CommSec’s Chief Economist Craig James discusses where the real estate market is headed for the remainder of the year;

*Toop’s Tips shows you how to make your property stand out in a tough market, and

*We look at the latest properties which have sold in our new segment going, going, GONE.
View the complete episode and previous episodes at - and look out for Episode 87 live on Wednesday, July 6 at 1pm.


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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 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”.
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