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  • ALTERNATIVE WAYS OF GETTING ON THE PROPERTY LADDER

    Buying your first home in Australia can be extremely challenging. Banks are tightening their purse strings, prices in most capital cities are still on the rise, and young Australians are finding it more and more difficult to take that first step up the property ladder. The Real Estate Institute of Australia’s … Read more

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  • COLOUR THEMES FOR YOUR BATHROOM: IS IT WHITE OR BUST?

    The colour white is associated with cleanliness and calm – which may be why it’s all over the majority of bathrooms. But does it have to be white or bust when it comes to picking colours for your loo? Can you bring other colours in to make things interesting? We say … Read more

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  • DOES ADDING A BEDROOM REALLY INCREASE YOUR PROPERTY’S VALUE?

    Australians spend $31.4billion renovating their homes every year, Housing Industry Association data shows. You can be sure that a large portion of that money goes towards adding bedrooms, often with the idea that doing so will add value to the property. But the question remains – does adding a room … Read more

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  • 5 SIGNS IT’S TIME TO BUY YOUR SECOND INVESTMENT PROPERTY

    The vast majority of investors only own one property. It’s likely that many people have missed telltale signs that now could be the best time to buy a second investment property and continue growing their wealth. With two investment properties you have twice the chance to build wealth, so to help … Read more

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  • BUSTING FOUR COMMON MORTGAGE MYTHS

    Mortgages are much maligned, often seen as burdens rather than the useful tools that they really are. But that’s just because they’re misunderstood. There are several myths – that are widely believed – that tarnish the name of the humble home loan. We’ve busted just four of these myths to help … Read more

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  • START YOUR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO

    The difference between a sound property investment and a less than desirable property experience can come down to research and communication – strong research into the area you’re interested in, coupled with open and honest communication with your agent and property manager. Work out what your investment goals are and … Read more

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  • WHAT CAN YOU CLAIM ON YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY?

    Being an investor can be hard work. Rental properties don’t only come with a raft of maintenance issues and management troubles, they also involves a lot of accounting! Just like you might consider getting a property manager to handle the ins and outs of your lease agreements and advertising, you might … Read more

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  • PORTRAYING YOUR HOME IN A POSITIVE LIGHT WHEN SELLING

    Every year around 500,000 houses are sold in Australia, the Reserve Bank of Australia estimates. You can be sure that several of these properties have their own unique quirks that may not be to the liking of some buyers. And yet they still sell. Perhaps this is because buyers aren’t picky, but … Read more

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