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  • Market Update – March 2018

    While we have seen increased restrictions on investor lending, it’s been fantastic to see that the share of first home buyers in the market is very close to returning to its long term average of about 20 per cent, all adding strength to the market. The big demographic shift of people … Read more

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  • Days On Market On The Up, New Data Finds

    By Sasha Karen, Editor of Real Estate Business Days on market in Australia’s largest markets are on the increase, while dwelling values continue to fall, according to the latest Property Pulse by CoreLogic. Using days on market as a metric to determine how fast property can sell by private treaty in an area, as of … Read more

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  • Experts You Should Have On Your Investment Team

    While property investing is one of Australia’s favourite past times, it doesn’t mean it’s always an easy ride. There are ups and down and certainly rewards to reap, but you do have to put in some ground work and planning to become a successful investor. While this can seem overwhelming … Read more

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  • The Best Techniques For Bidding At Auction

    By DANIEL BUTKOVICH In a hot market, many vendors prefer selling at auction as it’s perceived to be the most effective way to get the highest price for a property. For buyers, auctions can be high-pressure situations where it’s easy to get swept up in the drama – and if you’re not … Read more

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  • Ten things to check before buying a home

    Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make so how can you be sure everything will go to plan? Here are 10 things to check before you sign the deal. 1. Research the local area 2. Find out why the property is on the market … Read more

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  • Answering Four Key Questions About Australia’s Cooling Market

    During January 2018 the average Australian home value fell by 0.3 per cent, and Sydney’s dropped by 0.9 per cent, according to CoreLogic. With those numbers in mind it seems the housing market may in fact be cooling for now. The media coverage of this has tended towards hyperbole, with many … Read more

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  • How to keep your property new year’s resolutions for 2018

    New year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to keep. In fact, research suggests only 9 per cent of people actually keep theirs. When it comes to property, clearly defined goals, such as saving for a deposit or buying a first home, are easy to set. With planning and perseverance, you’re more likely to … Read more

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  • Capital City Housing Market Trends in 2018

    House prices in Australia have increased by 6556 per cent since the 1960s, an average of over 8 per cent a year, according to BIS data. This constitutes one of the largest house price upswings of all time. However, the OECD has recommended that the Reserve Bank begin tightening monetary policy … Read more

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  • Go Chemical-free: Four Natural Cleaners You Probably Already Own

    Source: domain.com.au These cleaning solutions are cheap, environmentally friendly and may already be hiding in your pantry. Combine these with white vinegar and you’ve got your cleaning tools sorted. BICARB SODA Turns out, bicarb soda is good for more than just making your sponge cakes rise. This fuzzy white powder is a … Read more

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