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New team celebrates home win

AUSSIEHOME.COM did well to beat a high-turnover business such as AdultShop.com in the 2000 IT&T Awards Best New Innovation in E-Commerce category – especially given the company has only been around for six months.

Aussiehome.com was officially launched in December 1999 as a

web-based local information company, providing Perth home buyers with an online portal to property sites.

The portal includes suburb price trends, online directories, regularly updated sales data and virtual online tours that allow prospective buyers to see a 360-degree view of a property room by room.

Schools, hospitals and other facilities are on the maps along with coloured icons showing homes for sale or rent.

Aussiehome.com has already listed fifty real estate agents and 1,000 properties.

At present, the maps cover 238 suburbs in the Perth metropolitan area.

The company made the web site deliberately local, covering suburbs in textured detail rather than thin, blanket coverage.

Aussiehome.com claims to be one of two agencies in Perth selling suburb by suburb Valuer General property sales information.

This service has just been launched and users can buy up to 110 records for $30.

The Council on the Ageing’s directory has been added to the homepage so the elderly can search for more than 2,000 organisations that specialise in elderly services.

Ex-Hale School commerce teacher and co-founder Charlie Gunningham said winning the award was “the icing on the cake...especially against such tough competition”.

“The site is not just useful – it’s great fun zooming in and out of the maps, viewing the properties alongside local schools, sports centres and golf courses,” Mr Gunningham said.

“Once we are servicing Perth fully, our next move is to map choice holiday and jet-setting locations in Europe.”

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