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  • What is mortgage stress and what can you do?

    As the cost of living in Australia continues to rise, more people are finding themselves suffering from mortgage stress. But what does that actually mean? Mortgage stress has been a hot topic of late, with a January 2019 report by Digital Finance Analytics finding that 31% of owner-occupied households suffered … Read more

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  • 9 questions to ask prospective real estate agents

    It’s no secret that finding the right real estate agent is crucial to securing a high sale price for your property. But knowing what to do isn’t the same as understanding how to do it. To choose the right agent, you’ll need to look much further than skin-deep online reviews. Search … Read more

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  • The deal breakers that could turn buyers away from your property

    Article by Kylie Dulhunty 16 MAR 2019 It pays to know what property issues could be deal-breakers before you sell your home. Water issues are an obvious turn-off for would-be buyers. Prices inconsistent with market perception, poor maintenance and embedded water and construction issues are among the top deal breakers turning … Read more

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  • Where does all the energy go?

    Presented by Australian Government 27 MAR 2019 Have you ever wondered why your energy bills are so high? Is it the toaster, the washing machine or your flatmate, Kevin? Are you the sort of person who leaves the lights on when you’re out all day or more the type to switch … Read more

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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF ART WHEN SELLING A HOME

    By Bluethumb Online Art Gallery In the quest of a safe sale, many homeowners make the mistake of stripping away decor and design to leave what was once a lived-in home feeling like four cold, empty façades. A prospective property buyer needs to be able to visualise themselves in a home … Read more

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  • 5 property list items to check off in the honeymoon period

    Presented by NobleOak 14 FEB 2019 Marriage is one of the biggest triggers for buying a home, and everyone knows (from the movies of course) planning a wedding can be stressful. If you are diving into a mortgage and wedlock, here are the items that should definitely make it onto your … Read more

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  • Six biggest property investment mistakes to avoid in 2019

    Article by Brendan Casey Talking to a financial adviser can help you from making some crucial property mistakes. A changing landscape can be enough to spook plenty of Australians from investing in the property market. But it doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t pick up a bargain, if you do your homework. … Read more

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  • Are you living in a buyer’s or seller’s market?

    Article by Stockland After 12 months of house price declines, it’s officially a buyer’s market across most of the country. “Right now, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth would all be considered buyers markets,” says Nerida Conisbee, Chief Economist at realestate.com.au. “Elsewhere around Australia it is far more variable. In Hobart, the … Read more

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