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  • Q&A: What should your property strategy be in 2017?

    Did you make a new year’s resolution? What are you looking to focus on this year? We spoke to property experts to see which areas buyers, sellers, investors and renters should focus on in 2017. Here are the key issues and areas your property strategy should address. What 5 things should … Read more

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  • Body corporate fees VS buying a house

    Buying an apartment, unit or townhouse usually means being part of a body corporate who handles the management and upkeep of the building and sometimes the entire vicinity. It is responsible for common areas and in some cases may pay for services like pools, gyms and in some cases concierge. … Read more

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  • Fertilisers – the need to feed

    We dish the dirt on the best fertilisers for your summer garden SEP 27, 2016 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS For a healthy, flourishing garden, it’s essential to feed your plants. But where to begin? With so many fertilisers available, choosing which is best for each part of your garden can be a challenge. Each fertiliser has its own purpose, but what might be great for one … Read more

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  • HOUZZ: WHAT EFFECT DOES RENOVATING HAVE ON YOUR RELATIONSHIP?

    In association with A recent survey explores how couples deal with stress when undergoing home renovation projects. By Mitchell Parker Everyone knows that renovating a home takes a lot of planning. What will it cost? What will it look like? Who will build it? Where will we stay during construction? These … Read more

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  • HOW CAN FIRST HOME BUYERS GET ONTO THE MARKET?

    Following the recent release of Australian Bureau of Statistics data, it is clear that there is a distinct lack of first home buyers being able to make their way onto the market in recent years. The proportion of young Aussies applying for finance for their first home loan has dropped … Read more

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  • HOW CAN FIRST HOME BUYERS GET ONTO THE MARKET?

    Following the recent release of Australian Bureau of Statistics data, it is clear that there is a distinct lack of first home buyers being able to make their way onto the market in recent years. The proportion of young Aussies applying for finance for their first home loan has dropped … Read more

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  • MAKE THE LEAP FROM RENTER TO HOMEOWNER

    If you have paid attention to the media’s representation of the property markets in Australia and New Zealand over the past couple of years, you would be forgiven for thinking that buying your first home is getting further and further out of reach. If recent real estate news will be … Read more

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  • How to: Negotiate the purchase price

    You’ve found the perfect property, but can you get your perfect price? Here are six tips for negotiating a purchase price. 1. Know that negotiation is a process Acknowledging the reality that negotiation is a two-way street can help make the process less daunting. Each party – the buyer and the … Read more

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  • Will the RBA cut rates a second time?

    What the experts are saying: will the RBA cut again? A lot of industry commentators were left surprised following the Reserve Bank’s decision to cut the official cash rate by 0.25% to 1.75% in May. Since the announcement, many experts have weighed in on the debate of whether the RBA … Read more

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