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  • THE AUSTRALIAN HOME LOAN: NOW AND IN THE FUTURE

    In October 2017 Australians held $22 billion in housing finance and home loans, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Fast forward ten years to October 2017 and the most recent data shows that number has increased by almost 50 per cent to $32.8 billion. That increase can be … Read more

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  • THE ABSOLUTE ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR FIRST HOME

    How to Fit Out 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, … 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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  • FIVE WAYS SMART TECHNOLOGY CAN IMPROVE YOUR HOME

    The future is here. Smart home adoption is about to explode, changing the way that everyday people around the world live, according to a 2016 Business Insider Intelligence report. America will be first to adopt new technologies en-masse and it’s likely that Australia will be close behind. With that in … Read more

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  • 6 USEFUL TIPS ON INVESTING IN APARTMENTS OFF THE PLAN

    Many Australian property investors are cautious of buying apartments off the plan. However, if know what you’re doing such a property may have a higher rental return, lower maintenance costs, lower vacancies and several other advantages over existing properties. The key to success is finding an investment that minimises the … Read more

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  • 2027 AND BEYOND: HOW WILL OUR HOMES CHANGE IN THE FUTURE?

    In 1965 the co-founder of chip-maker Intel, Gordon Moore, wrote an article for Electronics Magazine. He made a claim that was widely considered to be absurd at the time – that the number of transistors on computer chips would double every two years, meaning the power of computers would increase … Read more

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  • 9 EXPERTS YOU SHOULD HAVE ON YOUR INVESTMENT TEAM

    Original content provided by Ray White Concierge partners BMT Tax Depreciation Quantity Surveys. While property investing is one of Australia’s favourite past times, it doesn’t mean it’s always an easy ride. There are ups and downs and certainly rewards to reap, but you do have to put in some groundwork … Read more

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  • WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUYING PROPERTY WITH SIBLINGS OR FRIENDS

    The average home in the Australian capital cities costs $679,000, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Prices are still increasing in most regions at a rate of between 3 and 14 per cent per year, and to make matters worse, many major banks have recently tightened mortgage … Read more

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  • NEW USES FOR OLD ITEMS AROUND THE HOME

    By Joanna Tovia in association with Not sure how to repurpose that old bike in the front yard? Houzz have got you covered. Stumbling upon an out-of-the-ordinary light fixture, artwork or household item when you visit someone’s home for the first time can stop you in your tracks and make your mouth … Read more

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  • BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY WITH LEASE AGREEMENTS

    Whenever you enter into a new Tenancy Agreement, your property manager is required by Law to ensure that your lease complies with the current legislation. Why? In today’s leasing environment there are a number of compliance issues that must be addressed before entering into a Tenancy Agreement. Some of these … Read more

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