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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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  • Look luxe for less: Fuss free upgrades that won’t break the bank

    By Laura Barry in association with Whether you’re looking to update your home according to the season, or want the space to feel a little more polished, there are a few simple changes you can make to your interior to achieve a luxe look without a big outlay. Elevating your interior style … Read more

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  • Timing is everything: 6 signs you’re ready to buy a first home

    In the three minutes it’ll take you to read this article, Australians will spend roughly $3.5 million, according to Moneysmart. Households in our country spend over $640 billion a year, including $1.1 billion on tea and coffee, $800 million on grooming our pets, and $78.4 billion on transport. Unsurprisingly though, our … Read more

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  • 6 Tips to help you get maximum value out of your Property Manager

    Smart property investment can be your key to a better retirement and a more secure future. That’s why getting the most out of the property manager you hire to look after your investment is absolutely essential. As dramatic as it sounds your future could quite literally depend on how well … Read more

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  • Tenant Screening: How does it work and why is it so essential?

    There are 9.27 million households in Australia, 31 per cent of whom rent their homes, according to census data. Out of roughly 2.9 million renters in our country, there may only be hundreds that suit your investment property. This group will treat your property with respect, pay rent on time … Read more

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  • 5 ways to protect yourself from bad tenants

    Over 7 million people rent their homes in Australia, according to 2016 census data. That’s close to a third of the population. The vast majority of this group are reliable and trustworthy, making for fantastic tenants. Unfortunately there are some who are the exact opposite, presenting huge risk to landlords … Read more

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  • How accurate are online Valuations?

    There are countless websites in New Zealand that offer online property value estimates. These can be incredibly useful at the start of the process but the question remains: how accurate are these tools, and can you rely on them to inform your sale price, or offer amount? Emotion, impulse and other … Read more

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  • A guide to preparing for your first Auction

    Auctions can be a fantastic way to buy a home, however they can also be challenging and stressful, particularly if it’s your first time. To help you get the result you want (and to avoid disasters) we’ve put together a quick guide to preparing for your very first auction. DO … Read more

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  • 6 Cheap and easy hacks to make your home warmer for winter

    Winter is fast approaching! Improve your home and stay warm this winter by trying our six easy and cheap ways to make your property warmer this winter. SPRUCE UP YOUR CURTAINS A large amount of your home’s heat is lost through glass doors and windows. Luckily there’s an easy way … Read more

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