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Four big first home buyer mistakes to avoid

Buying your first home has always been a milestone and a proud moment in many Australians' lives. It’s something that we all dream about and...

How to pick up a bargain in a falling property market

This is a guide on how to use the current lending environment to your advantage. Every change in the market provides an opportunity and there...

3 reasons why your house isn’t selling

Selling a property is usually not something that is done on a whim. Perhaps you need to sell because your family has grown and you...

Reasons to work with a good real estate agent when selling your home

Are agents overpaid? What do they do to earn their commission? I can understand how in boom times when properties almost sold themselves, that vendors...

5 common building defects to look out for in your strata property

Defects may be inherent to the structure of the building or caused due to wear and tear over time. Here are some common building...

5 tips to make the most of your strata property during the holidays

The festive season is an exciting time when you’re winding down and gearing up for the new year. You’re busy making plans to spend...

How much could you save by negotiating lower rent?

If you’re in the market to move into a new rental property, then money (and how you can save it) has probably been on...

A renter’s guide to safeguarding their bond

Whether you’re finally ditching the flatmates for your very own studio apartment or you’ve just purchased your first starter home, attempting to get your...

How to increase the appeal of your rental property

When you decide to rent out your house, investment property or holiday rental, the goal is simple – to secure a good tenant, quickly....

What factors make for long-term property investment success?

If only we had bought more property 20 years ago! With the benefit of hindsight, we all look at historical property prices and wish...

What you need to know about building a sustainable home

Eco-friendly living is no longer just a trend, it's a way of life for lots of environmentally conscious Aussies. Australia’s fast population growth, the property boom...

Double hung timber windows 101

Windows are an integral part of any home’s design, both functionally and from an aesthetic perspective. It can be difficult to determine what style...

Non-bank lenders: Should you consider using one?

Having difficulty getting a loan from the bank at the moment? Well you’re not alone, non-bank lending reached an 11-year high in September 2018. The...

Christmas lights running cost: Flick the switch on your Xmas energy bill

It’s that time of year when we dust off the fairy lights and compete with the neighbours to be the most extravagant house on...

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