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Smashed avocado and marketing to millennials

Millennials, commonly categorised as those people born between 1981 and 1996, are a huge market demographic – and they’re wielding more force than ever before. There are a lot more of them than their Gen X counterparts, and now that they’re between 23 and 38 years old they’re at the prime age to buy their…

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Spotlight on Redlands, QLD

Half an hour’s drive from Brisbane’s CBD lies the scenic southern coast of Moreton Bay and the rich red plains that gave Redland its name. Redland City, better known simply as the Redlands, spread out along the southern coast of Moreton Bay. It’s comprised of suburban and coastal communities, including islands, but has no clear…

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On trend heating options for your home

Today’s heating options go beyond keeping you warm. They provide a focal point for the home, encouraging the family to gather in a communal area. It’s important, therefore, that they suit the tone and layout of your particular space, as well as fitting in with your lifestyle. Here are a few of the latest options…

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5 Renovation tips to add value to your investment

The beginning of the financial year is the perfect time to set some financial goals and turn your mind to building wealth for the future. For example, undertaking renovations that will increase the market value of your investment property. Whether you’re planning to put it on the market or leverage its value against further investments,…

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Gardening around Australia

The air is crisp and the soil is soft with rain: it’s the perfect time to get out into the garden and get some work done before spring. While it might be tempting to stay inside in front of the fire, this is arguably the most important time of year for gardeners, with plenty to…

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First home loan deposit scheme explained

For many people, the hardest part about buying a first home is coming up with the deposit. The general requirement is that you have 20% of the purchase price saved in addition to additional costs like stamp duty and conveyancing or solicitor’s fees. Some lenders will approve loans with a smaller deposit, but there are…

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From zero to home owner

Buying a house or a unit of your very own is high on the wish list for most adults, but it can also feel very daunting. From the moment your mind turns to real estate, there are a lot of steps to take to arrive at the moment you walk through your very own front…

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Five fun ideas for the spare room

Perhaps you’ve just upgraded to a family house but you’re yet to hear the pitter patter of tiny feet. Or your fledglings have flown the nest but you love the house too much to downsize. Either way, you may find yourself in possession of that most luxurious asset: a spare room. A lot of spare…

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Five ways to create the perfect winter interior

Winter is the time to curl up and hibernate inside, safely tucked away from bitter winds and icy rain. With the great outdoors far less tempting than usual, this is the right time of year to turn your attention to your interior instead Here are five ways to create a winter interior so sumptuous you…

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Property Market Forecast

The Australian property market has been in a downturn for a couple of years, although some parts of the country have escaped relatively unscathed. With the Coalition’s surprise election win at our backs, and the Reserve Bank announcing a rate cut, will the forecast change any time soon? Market overview Where does the market stand…

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