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Should you use a solicitor or conveyancer?

Many aspects of selling and buying a home can be intricate, confusing and carry substantial liability without using professional advice. Yet selecting the right advisers provides its own challenge. This is especially true when trying to work out the difference between whether you will need a solicitor or a conveyancer to help you settle your…
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5 things to do before you apply for a mortgage

There are multiple steps to take before applying for a home loan. Here, we break down the basic steps to make sure your experience with a lender is as smooth as possible. Save for a deposit Set an overall target and timeframe for the amount you wish to save. Make sure you put aside a…
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6 reasons to choose bamboo flooring

Few facets of a home have a bigger impact than beautiful wooden flooring. It offers a flowing, rich beauty that gives each room a sense of belonging to the rest of the home. With interior design trends now focused on the values of nature and wellbeing in the home, wooden floors are a healthy alternative…
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9 tips for choosing a property manager

Local knowledge is hard to beat when it comes to choosing the right property manager to handle your rental property. A great property manager will maximise the return on investment on your property and minimise the stress of looking after the needs of your tenants. They will also know the pricing trends in your area,…
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6 ways to set your pricing strategy

Few property conversations evoke as much passion and worry as setting a price for the sale of your home or a reserve price for a forthcoming auction. It pays to remember that a home will only sell if its price meets the market and that inflated expectations from vendors are one of the key reasons…
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How to choose the right house and land package

It’s important to do your homework when thinking about purchasing a house and land package, even before you start to inspect display homes. There are two basic options for a house and land package:1.) Purchase the land and then build a house2.) Buy a house that is already built on the desired land Each of…
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6 reasons why we love 70s homes

Unique, rebellious house design was as good a reason to love the 1970s as any fondue dinner party, David Cassidy album, Farrah Fawcett hair-do, or pair of flared jeans. Architects broke away from convention in the 70s, designing homes that did not conform to a style beyond being eclectic and original. While these homes eschewed…
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10 tips for a top laundry

The laundry is no longer the little room at the back of the house that you try to hide away. It has become a focal point for modern buyers who want an organised workspace rather than an indoor junkyard of everyday junk that doesn’t have a home elsewhere. An average of six hours each week…
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Tax deductions for investment properties

Owning an investment property is a little like running a business. It provides a great source of income and builds personal wealth but inevitably comes with a series of costs that hit your bottom line. The great news for property investors is that many of these expenses are currently tax deductible. It is a common…
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7 tips to feng-shui your home

Embracing the ancient Chinese spatial laws of feng shui is a leap of faith for those who don’t believe a home can have a money or relationship sector. Yet, the philosophy can contribute to making every room feel calm and happy. And if you are preparing your house for sale, the art of feng shui…
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