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5 things buyers do that drive real estate agents crazy

Whether it’s your first, your fifth or even your 15th property, nothing quite beats that feeling of excitement that comes with making the decision...

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...

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 myths about strata property by-laws

Strata by-laws are frameworks that keep all property owners on the same page, but sometimes they can be confusing. This article clears up some...

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...

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...

10 questions to ask an architect before renovating

So, you’ve got a home that you want to renovate but first, you need to engage an architect to design your renovation. But how...

How to use smart design to help reduce building costs

If you could build any house with no restrictions, what would it be? An incredible mansion? A quaint little cottage? A grand palace with...

How to break free from your mortgage by 35

When it comes to home loans, many of us think the same thing – it’ll be at least 25 to 30 years until it’s...

8 reasons it pays to know your neighbours

Research by HSBC found that one in four Australians don’t speak to their neighbours, nineteen per cent only know their neighbours by sight and seven...

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