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  • Bathroom Trends

    From feature tubs to brass taps and lush greenery, combining the latest trends and timeless styling tips will transform your bathroom into a bathing sanctuary worthy of a day spa. Feature Tubs The freestanding bathtub has gained popularity in recent years, epitomising the changing nature of bathrooms as a space for … Read more

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  • The Extra (And Often Unexpected) Costs Investing In Property

    During the March quarter of this year 93.9 per cent of those who sold homes in Australia’s capital cities made a profit, according to CoreLogic’s most recent pain and gain report. A good portion of these lucky sellers were property investors who most likely received rental income on top of a hefty … Read more

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  • 5 Top Tips To Organise And Upgrade Your Garage Space

    5 TOP TIPS TO ORGANISE AND UPGRADE YOUR GARAGE SPACE Mottled concrete covered in oil blotches, a rattling old door that takes 30 seconds to open and piles of junk unceremoniously shoved into disorganised and shabby shelves. Is this an accurate description of your garage? The humble garage is one of … Read more

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  • What You Need To Consider When Downsizing For Retirement

    Retirement can sneak up on you. It’s not all fairways and fishing though – there are countless details that need sorting before you can put your feet up, from your super to work obligations. One detail that many Australians seem to gloss over is downsizing. Doing it right can free up cash … Read more

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  • 5 Features Every Master Bedroom Needs

    The kitchen isn’t the heart of the home – the master bedroom is. After all, you spend at least eight hours there every night, hopefully far longer than you spend in the kitchen. It should be a considered space, engineered and designed to enhance relaxation and of course encourage a … Read more

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  • How Can Mortgage Experts Help First Home Buyers Save Money & Time?

    Mortgage brokers offer by far the most useful service for those new to the market. It may come as a surprise that they’ve outstripped real estate agents, buyers advocates and conveyancers because it’s difficult to understand the value of an excellent mortgage broker until you’ve used one. To that end, … Read more

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  • THINKING OF A CHANGE: SHOULD YOU RENOVATE OR RELOCATE?

    Every year, over half a million Australians buy a new property, and last year over 8million of us did some form of renovations, Reserve Bank and Roy Morgan research shows. When your property’s no longer making the grade, you’ve got a decision to make. Are you going to relocate or renovate? RENOVATE: … Read more

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  • SUMMER RENOS: WHAT’S ON YOUR WISH LIST?

    Winter can feel like it goes on forever, particularly in the cooler parts of the country. Thankfully, we’re finally nearing the end of the chilly season. With spring and summer around the corner, now’s the perfect time to start getting your home ready for long days outside in the sun … Read more

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  • INVALUABLE TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT OPEN HOUSE

    The real estate market is increasingly competitive; buyers are savvy and often unprepared to compromise. In many cases, they’re looking to buy not just a home, but a lifestyle. An open house is your chance to showcase your home at its best, sell the ‘dream’ to potential buyers, and secure … Read more

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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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