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Elders Real Estate – Team of the year

The Elders Real Estate division navigated its way through challenging seasonal, market and credit conditions to see annual gross margin growth contribution achieved for the fifth year in a row. The ‘Alexander Lang’ Team of the Year Award is presented to an Elders team that exemplifies the company’s core values of innovation, teamwork, accountability, customer…

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How Afterpay can hurt your chances at a home loan

Retail payment facilities like Afterpay and Zippay, can seem like wonderfully convenient options, but can it impact your chances of getting a home loan? The short answer is yes, especially if it is your first home loan. How does Afterpay/Zippay work? Afterpay and Zippay are innovative retail purchase payment options. You could consider them the…

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The best BBQs for an Aussie summer

There’s nothing more Australian than cooking a meal outside – just ask Paul Hogan! With the summer weather upon us, you can expect weekends to be scented with grilling meat and delicious barbecued vegetables. Want to join the fun? Here are the latest and greatest barbecues on sale today. There’s one to suit every size…

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A guide to starting your own vegetable garden

There is nothing tastier than fresh produce and picking it from your own garden can be incredibly satisfying. It’s prime planting season across Australia at the moment, so here is a simple guide to starting your own vegetable garden. If you are new to gardening, start small while you hone your skills. The most common…

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Renovations and Extensions: What do you need council approval for?

Have you outgrown your house, but you don’t want to move? An extension or renovation is a great way to update your home, but it’s important to know what your obligations are in terms of council approval. The council approval process can seem overwhelming and confusing at first, so here are a few tips to…

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Elders Real Estate wins coveted Canstar award

Elders Real Estate has won the coveted Canstar Blue’s 2019 real estate agents review, for most satisfied customers. Coming out with top marks in all categories of communication, problem resolution, knowledge and advice, as well as overall satisfaction, this award recognises Elders Real Estate as a nationally trusted brand. The Canstar Blue’s 2019 real estate…

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Five ways to renovate your rental property

Is your tax return burning a hole in your pocket? Smart investors turn returns into more investments, and one way to do that is to add value to your investment property. By making regular updates to the home, you’ll be able to attract great tenants and command better rents. Before you fire up the mood…

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Elders leaders unite for the ‘Be Extraordinary’ retreat on Hamilton Island

More than 80 of Elders Real Estates business leaders, corporate team and Elite salespeople came together to ‘Be Extraordinary’ on Hamilton Island for the 2019 Leadership Retreat. Hearing from a range of exceptional speakers including renowned leadership speaker Matt Church, Chris Helder, REA’s own Steve Carroll and Australian of the Year Kurt Fearnley, the attendees…

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Why this spring is the best time to sell

Spring is well known as the busiest selling season in Australia. Gardens are looking their best, it’s light for longer in the evenings and you can open those windows wide and let fresh spring air inside. With the slower market conditions over the past year or two, many have wondered whether this spring will be…

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Five questions to ask a real estate agent

Thinking of selling your house? One of your first steps will be to appoint a real estate agent. A good real estate agent will do the hard work of selling your home for you. That includes listing it for sale, marketing it to attract buyers, showing it at open inspections and negotiating with potential purchasers.…

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