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  • If You Could Save $67,383 in Five Years, Would You?

    That’s the real decision you could be making when it comes time to choosing the payback term of a home loan of $500,000. Caught up in the excitement of purchasing a new home, few of us give much thought to whether the loan term should be 25 or 30 years. … Read more

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  • Market Update – June 2018

    Our June results continued the trend of recent months, with overall sales of $3.66 billion across Australasia , representing an underlying decrease of 11% compared to June 2017. This fall is mainly due to reduced transaction numbers across the larger Australian east coast markets. Tighter credit conditions and less investor … Read more

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  • Make Your Rental Feel Like Home in 4 Simple Steps

    For city folks, we know too commonly the pangs that can come with renting. And with home ownership seemingly slipping further from our grasp, it’s time to stop pinning for our one-day home, and start making our abodes feel more like our own. Just because you’re renting doesn’t mean you can’t bring your interior design … Read more

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  • How To Winter Proof Your Garden And Outdoor Living Areas

    There’s no doubt we’re in for a chill this winter, which means days on end spent indoors and dark dreary evenings (if you’re not prepared). Giving your outdoor area a little love before winter could be the perfect way to brighten up your winter at home, and make the most … Read more

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  • Everything You Need To Know About Choosing Indoor Plants

    If you’re looking for finishing touches to really make your open home shine, it may be time to wiggle those green fingers. Incorporating a healthy array of indoor house plants is a great (and easy) way to bring a sense of warmth and living energy to a home that inanimate objects … Read more

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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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