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  • WHICH AUSTRALIAN CITIES HAVE HIGHER HOUSE PRICES IN WINTER?

    Conventional wisdom says that the best times of year to sell property in most Australian cities is spring, late summer or early autumn. CoreLogic data shows that sellers are taking that idea to heart: sales in the capital cities consistently peak in the months leading up to December, then peak … Read more

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  • 7 TIPS TO HELP YOU GET MAXIMUM VALUE OUT OF YOUR PROPERTY MANAGER

    Smart property investment can be your key to a better retirement and a more secure future. That’s why getting the most out of the property manager you hire to look after your investment is absolutely essential. As dramatic as it sounds your future could quite literally depend on how well … Read more

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  • How To Inspect a Home Before You Buy

    By Samantha van Egmond in association with When you think you’ve found the one, it can be easy to overlook the finer details. However, buying a property requires a discerning eye. Even if you’ve done your fair share of rental inspections in the past, viewing a home that might be yours forever … Read more

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  • TENANT SCREENING: HOW DOES IT WORK AND WHY IS IT SO ESSENTIAL?

    There are 9.27 million households in Australia, 31 per cent of whom rent their homes, according to census data. Out of roughly 2.9 million renters in our country, there may only be hundreds that suit your investment property. This group will treat your property with respect, pay rent on time … Read more

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  • THE ABSOLUTE ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR FIRST HOME

    By Laura Gaskill in association with Whether you are getting married, buying your first home or simply moving into your first real place of your own, you will likely find yourself with some shopping to do. A plan can help you stay focused and avoid unnecessary purchases, saving money and time (not to mention … Read more

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  • HOMEBUYER HINTS: 10 EASY FIXES FOR THAT ALMOST-PERFECT HOUSE

    by Laura Gaskill in association with From price and location to the physical structure itself, the list of things to keep in mind when shopping for a house can seem endless. But some problems you encounter don’t need to affect your final decision. Although easy is a relative term, accomplishing the 10 … Read more

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  • WHICH TYPE OF PROPERTIES DO LENDERS LIKE (AND DISLIKE) MOST?

    The mortgage industry in Australia is worth a whopping $78 billion and employs almost 160,000 people, IBISWorld data shows. With so much money on the line it’s no surprise that most lenders are very careful about the properties they secure loans against. For fledgling buyers this can be challenging. With … Read more

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  • 5 WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM BAD TENANTS

    Over 7 million people rent their homes in Australia, according to 2016 census data. That’s close to a third of the population. The vast majority of this group are reliable and trustworthy, making for fantastic tenants. Unfortunately there are some who are the exact opposite, presenting huge risk to landlords … Read more

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  • 5 IDEAS FOR ON-TREND KITCHEN RENOVATIONS

    Whether you’re about to sell or you’re staying for the long haul, now could be the perfect time to update the heart of your home. To get you started, we’ve put together our five favourite on trend kitchen renovation ideas for 2018. ADDING BOLD AND VIBRANT COLOUR Minimalism is a … Read more

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