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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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Four ways to pay your mortgage off faster

Dreaming of being mortgage free? Just think of all the things you could buy with the money you send to the home loan every month! With interest rates at an all-time low, there’s never been a better time to make that dream a reality. Here are four strategies to get you mortgage-free. 1. Make extra…

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Is lenders mortgage insurance right for you?

Buying a first home, or getting back into the market after a split? With interest rates at historic lows, there’s never been a better time to buy. However, there’s still the matter of the deposit. If you want to avoid lenders mortgage insurance (LMI) you generally need to find 20% of the purchase price up…

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  • Interior Design
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The seven deadly renovation sins

Spring has sprung, and with it the desire to breathe new life into your home. For many of us, it’s the ideal time to think about renovations. Cooking outside is easier in the summer months if you’re replacing a kitchen, while paint and finishes dry faster in the warmer weather. Before you take a jackhammer…

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Perfect outdoor living for every size garden

After months of being cooped inside in front of the fire, it’s finally time to throw open the windows and head outside. What better time to reimagine your outdoor living space? With one in two Australians saying they use their outdoor space for entertaining, it’s important to have it shipshape for summer. Whether you have…

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“74 The Anchorage” – Record sale for Port Macquarie

One of Port Macquarie’s most prestigious canal addresses “74 The Anchorage”, has sold at auction for a Port Macquarie residential record price of $2.95 million. The sale follows an extensive auction campaign executed by Elders Port Macquarie sales agent, Corrine Cunningham. Set among Port Macquarie’s coveted canal locale, the five bedroom, three bathroom property appealed…

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The freshest new decor trends for spring

Could that be sunshine streaming into our homes? Yes, spring is finally upon us. As well as bringing longer days and a relief from soaring power bills, spring tends to show us our homes in a whole new light. While you’re throwing open the windows and scrubbing away the winter dirt, consider whether your decor…

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What the property market will look like in 2030

Predicting the property market is as much art as science, but that doesn’t mean you need a crystal ball. By looking at the changing demographics of the Australian market, including where and how we live, we can make some predictions about the next ten years. Whether you’re buying an investment property or a home to…

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5 Smart ways to spend your tax return

Thanks to the Coalition’s tax cuts, a record number of Australians have already lodged their tax return for 2018-19 and have a nice little lump sum burning a hole in their bank account. But what to spend it on? You could sock it into the savings account, but surely it’s your patriotic duty to spend…

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