Build to Rent - 7NEWS Melbourne

A new style of rental property is about to hit the market, offering tenants a place to call home, without committing to a life time of debt. It’s called a “build to rent” development and it’s about to open in Southbank.

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A huge tick’: Build to rent boom spreads to the burbs

The top floor office and lounge on the 59th level of Home Southbank is a game changer for new tenants – Meredith Hodson and Jack Gibson.

Like many other young professional couples, they spent much of Melbourne’s harsh lockdowns cooped up in a small city unit wanting more space. A dramatic, post-pandemic shift to home working only sharpened that need.

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The new Southbank development reinventing renting for Melburnians

Opting out of the house buying journey may seem taboo, but with house prices pushing record highs, many people are turning their backs on the Australian dream of owning their own home.

Instead, they’re embracing the leasing lifestyle and all the perks that new rental models have to offer.

Now, Melburnians are about to get their chance to join the build-to-rent revolution.

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5 things to know about build-to-rent

With build-to-rent properties taking off in Australia, an elevated lifestyle is now available for the rental market.

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A revolution in how Aussies rent a home is coming, with the build-to-rent model booming

A rapidly growing part of the housing market worth more than $100 billion over the next decade is set to revolutionise how Australian renters live.

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Property Trends - Build to Rent

Melbourne’s first premium build­-to-rent community, Home Southbank, designed by Bates Smart architects, bas recently opened on City Road.

The luxury apartments offer hotel­ inspired services and state-of-the-art amenities such as a spin studio and reformer Pilates beds, rideshare Teslas, a round-the-clock concierge, fire pits, terraces and a rooftop community level, as well as add-on services including dry cleaning

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Build to rent: What is it & how does it work?

You might have heard a bit about ‘build-to-rent’ (BTR) in the press, but what does it actually mean for renters in Australia? It’s a tough market out there, so it’s fair to ask whether this concept could make life easier or harder.

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The new Southbank location offers pastries, house-roasted coffee and an extensive breakfast menu

Au79 was the first of many cafés opened by the Coffee Culture Communication Group (Sir Charles, Liar Liar and Addict), and in many ways, it’s the group’s most prolific enterprise. The success of their Richmond Traders location now sees them continue their partnership with Home in Southbank with a new City Road location found in the property’s lobby.

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6 things build-to-rent tackles that Australia’s private rental market hasn’t managed – yet

Build-to-rent projects prioritise renters’ liveability and enjoyment and are increasing in popularity because they offer a truly modern renting experience.

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Laid back luxury Melbourne apartments for renters only

Home Southbank, a build-to-rent (BTR) apartment community in Melbourne, has recently opened its doors. The vision of award-winning architectural firm Bates Smart in collaboration with Home’s in-house design team, local makers and creators, including stylist Ruth Welsby, contributed too.

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Au79 cafe breathes new meaning into 'bed and breakfast'

Devotees of Abbotsford coffee roaster Au79, and their satellite coffee shops, will be pleased to hear their next move is to Southbank, and this new outpost includes an Italian-inspired wine bar.

Located on the ground floor of the new 400 apartment Home development, residents there will even be able to score room service.

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Morning Coffee in Southbank

One of Melbourne’s favourite cafés has just opened up a new branch in bustling Southbank.

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AU79 Southbank

The space situated underneath the Home building is a sunlit open-planned eatery, with cascading spherical lighting.

On offer here is a range of their top-shelf bakery creations including their croissants as well as a select offering of brunch plates—the standout of which is the absolutely knockout prawn benedict on charcoal brioche.

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Renting reinvented at Home Southbank

The newly-opened Home Southbank at 260 City Rd is the city’s first premium build-to-rent (BTR) development, offering residents hotel-inspired services, state-of-the-art amenities, and bespoke community comfort.

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Home Southbank | Bates Smart

Home Southbank, designed by Bates Smart, is everything you’d hope for in an inaugural build-to-rent development in a major city. The project is informed by Manhattan’s High Line and Meat Packing districts with an aesthetic described by the practice as laid back Australian luxury.

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The Best New Cafés in Melbourne to Brunch at in 2022

Melbourne’s thriving café culture continues to attract people from near and far – from serious breakfast aficionados to lovers of a strongly brewed coffee. Every month, new bakeries, hole-in-the-wall coffee shops, casual eateries, and bougie brunch venues pop up across the city delighting guests with their originality in both dishes and décor.

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The Crew Behind Abbotsford's Au79 Have Unveiled Two New Cafes and a Wine Bar

After five years spent winning over the brunch-loving masses of Abbotsford, multi-talented eatery Au79 has spread its wings and added to the family, opening the doors to not one, but three new venues.

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Origin offers shared electric cars to apartments and office buildings

Residents at Melbourne’s first build-to-rent apartment building, Home Southbank, will be the first customers to have access to a shared electric car under a new program from Origin Energy.

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Au79 at Home Southbank

Beloved Melbourne institution, Au79 has opened a new and captivating Au79 Café and Eatery, at Home Southbank – a first of its kind premium hotel inspired residential tower designed exclusively for renters.

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