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  • SAY FAREWELL TO YOUR EMPTY WALL

    By Samantha van Egmond in association with Discover budget friendly ways that fill your large walls with mirrors, art and textiles. A bare, white wall in your living area can be intimidating and make even the loveliest of homes feel cold, especially in winter. However, there are ways to inject personality into … Read more

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  • Nine things you should never touch at someone else’s house

    Article written by STEPHEN LACEYWRITERJAN 15, 2019 Staying over at a friend or relative’s house is never as simple as staying at your own house. We all have our own set of house rules and expectations as to how a guest should behave. And we all have those special items that … Read more

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  • Which is better: refinancing or applying for a new mortgage?

    Article written by realestate.com.au Refinancing a home loan has become an increasingly popular option for homeowners looking to upgrade or renovate their home or buy an investment property. But are you better off speaking to your current lender about increasing your mortgage or looking for a new lender altogether? We explore the steps you … Read more

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  • Knowing the rules of repairing and replacing appliances

    It is often asked to us by our Landlords to insert a special condition in the Tenancy Agreement, which states that in an event an appliance should cease operating during the term of the tenant, it will not be repaired of replaced. Such clauses are in fact in breach of the … Read more

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  • How will the Royal Commission affect the housing market?

    Article by Nerida Conisbee When the banking Royal Commission was announced in December 2017, many commentators believed a large proportion of the final report would be on home loan lending. What does the royal commission mean for property? In particular, the way the banks lend to home buyers as well as … Read more

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  • What makes a good landlord?

    Article by Emma Sorensen Good landlords are worth their weight in gold. They’re the unsung heroes of the rental market. So we put together our list of what makes a good landlord. We all know the bad landlord stereotype, and there are a few doozies out there. But there’s plenty of good … Read more

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  • Growth in Geelong house prices tipped to continue while sales plateau

    Article by Peter Farago Geelong has been Victoria’s strongest market for the past two years. GEELONG’S property market has passed its peak but house prices are tipped to continue to rise in 2019, a leading analyst predicts. Hotspotting founder Terry Ryder said Geelong missed out on the latest national top 10 … Read more

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  • FOUR TYPES OF PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

    What are the Four Types of Property Maintenance Although the days may feel hot, there is now only two months until autumn begins. This is traditionally a time when savvy investors turn their attention to the condition of their investment properties and how they can be improved to meet the needs … Read more

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  • WHAT IS RENTAL YIELD

    Article by Charlotte Cossar Anyone considering buying an investment property will be interested in what return the property will give them – in other words, its yield. Before seriously considering a property, most investors work out the yield on the property to see if it makes their shortlist. Although some investors … Read more

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