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  • Northern Territory

Spotlight on Katherine

Elders Real Estate Katherine ended 2018 in fine style, taking out the Small Agency of the Year award at the Real Estate Institute NT Awards for Professional Excellence. The triumphs have continued into 2019, with Principal Alison Ross winning the Elders National Award for Number 1 Rural Salesperson. She was also a finalist in the…

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  • Residential

New build trends for 2019

Out with the media room, in with the butler’s pantry. It doesn’t seem so long ago that every new build and renovation needed a dedicated media room or home theatre. From a luxury item, the media room became common even in mid-range new builds around the country. Today however, it rarely features. The proliferation of…

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  • Residential

The boom suburbs of 2018

2018 proved to be a tumultuous year for many parts of the Australian property market. Hobart property values grew by a staggering 9.3%, while Sydney and Melbourne both experienced their largest falls since 2011. But no matter how volatile the big picture seems, the reality is more prosaic. In every market, some areas do better…

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  • Property Management

How to know when to raise the rent

If you own an investment property, the rent you charge is the income you derive from that property. If you don’t raise the rent every now and then, your income will fall behind in real terms due to inflation. But if you raise it too often, or by too large a margin, you run the…

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  • Residential

Colour trends for 2019

Pantone, has announced its Colour of the Year 2019. This year, the trophy goes to Living Coral, an orangey-pink shade with “golden undertones”, according to Pantone. Pantone takes its annual colour very seriously, tasking the Pantone Colour Institute with analysing the latest in colour trends and colour influences to come up with the award. Since…

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  • Home Loans
  • Residential

When finance gets tough, the tough get organised

With the housing market slowing across much of Australia, some believe now is an ideal time for first home buyers to get that all-important foot on the ladder. In fact, a recent Major Bank survey found that Australians think now is the best time to buy a house since March 2015, especially those on the…

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  • Residential

Five flaws to fix

Unless you’re selling a brand new build, chances are that your much-loved property has a few flaws. And while it might be impossible to achieve perfection, good presentation does matter when you’re selling as most buyers want a home that needs as little work as possible. That said, some repairs are more important than others.…

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  • Residential
  • Rural

The Australian Farmers’ Markets

You may have heard the term ‘paddock to plate’ before. The trend has caught fire across Australia over the past few years, and it’s opening up new possibilities for consumers and farmers alike. What is it? Paddock to plate refers to the Australian food scene that focuses on quality, sustainability and local produce. It’s partially…

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  • Residential

Coastal homes to covet

A holiday by the sea is one of Australia’s time-honoured traditions. Sparkling water, golden sand and those fresh sea breezes keep us coming back year after year. But what if you didn’t have to leave in the first place? For those of you who want to keep the holiday vibe going all year round, we’ve…

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  • Residential

2019 Property Market Forecast

As we turn the corner into 2019, property investors, sellers and buyers will be wondering what the year has in store. With softening market conditions in the eastern capitals dominating the news in 2018, will downward trends continue? Will interest rates continue at record lows? Will the regional centres stay on the path of steady…

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