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It’s our birthday and we are giving out the presents!

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HomeGround Real Estate Canberra was launched in 2019 as a social enterprise of CHC Australia. We are a not-for-profit organisation, but we operate like any other real estate property management agency, offering a personalised and tailored service, at highly competitive fees. What makes us unique is that we are the only licensed real estate agency in Canberra through which landlords can access additional tax incentives in return for supporting rental affordability.

To celebrate our birthday and bring awareness to the affordable rent scheme, between the 15th of April and the 15th of May 2022 we will give $100.00 Westfield Gift Cards for every property referred and listed through the affordable scheme.

Before referring anyone, make sure to get consent for us to contact them.

We follow the Privacy Act 2014. All referrals which the pointed landlord is not expecting to be contacted will be disqualified for the gift card.

If you know a landlord that would like to make a difference and support the community by renting through the affordable scheme, fill in the form below and send it to

Download the form here.


New article about HomeGround

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It is exciting to see that the solutions we provide are making a difference in tenants’ lives and inspiring others to choose and switch to ethical real estate. Landlords benefit from land tax exemptions, whilst contributing to the development of a stronger community, where everyone gets a chance to find suitable homes for their families.

Read the RiotAct article below to learn more:

The best in Canberra

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HomeGround Real Estate Canberra has been nominated as one of the best property managers in Canberra, according to Maid2Match.

We are happy to be recognised for our high-quality services whilst providing support to our community through the affordable rent scheme. Simply by renting a property through HomeGround landlords save money on fees and land tax whilst supporting the Canberra community, which struggles with the nation’s most expensive rents and low vacancy rates.

To learn more, read their article below.

The Best Property Managers In Canberra


Maid2match provides house cleaning, end of the lease cleaning, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) cleaning and office cleaning services, which are available in more than 50 Australian cities including Canberra and they are known for their professional and vetted cleaners, friendly customer support and recurring discounts.

Recent Recognitions

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HomeGround Real Estate Canberra was launched in 2019 and ever since, the team has been receiving recognition from the media, professional bodies and other relevant organisations in Canberra.

We are thrilled to announce that HomeGround has been nominated in the REIA Awards for Excellence 2022 as the ACT finalist in the Small Residential Agency of the Year category. Maria Edwards our Business Development Manager is also vying to be named Business Development Manager of the Year.

To learn more, access the article published by Canberra Weekly below:

ACT HomeGround nominated as REIA’s industry finest

HomeGround has also been recognised among The Best Property Managers in Canberra, by The RiotAct, where our professional management services and our competitive prices were highlighted as a key differentiator.

Not only does HomeGround offer lower management fees, the Landlords that choose to invest through the affordable housing scheme also pay less land tax. HomeGround is the only licensed agency in Canberra that offers this option.

If you want to learn more, send us an enquiry here.

Media Release: Land Tax Exemption

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Land tax exemption legislation unlocks innovative channel to address Canberra’s rental affordability challenge.

CHC applauds the Legislative Assembly’s passage last week of amendments to the Land Tax Act, that provide for a land tax exemption for owners of residential investment properties that are managed through a registered community housing provider. The legislation is slated to take effect from next Monday 1st April 2019, with a maximum of 100 properties to be eligible for the land tax exemption during an initial pilot period ending 30 June 2021. The targeted tenants are families that do not qualify for public housing, and which pay a significant proportion of their income in the private rental market. Tenant income must be in the bottom two income quintiles (<$100,000 p.a. combined household income) and properties must be rented at a rate that is a 25% reduction of market rent. Canberra is the most expensive city in Australia in which to rent a house, and second most expensive in which to rent a unit, leaving half of lower income households in the private rental market in a state of housing stress

You can read our full media statement here:

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CHC Launch HomeGround Real Estate Canberra

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CHC hosted the launch of HomeGround Real Estate Canberra in the Mills and Oakley Offices Thursday 9th May. The Launch of HGREC has been 12 months in the planning since receiving seed funding from The ACT Government. Chief Deputy Minister Yvette Berry MLA helped CHC CEO Andrew Hannan officiate proceedings. Special thanks to the support of the ACT Government, All Homes and Mills &Oakley.

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