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To infinity and beyond: the latest trends in swimming pools

With a hot Australian summer upon us, there’s nothing more delightful than a dip in your very own pool. Blessed with sunshine and long days, it’s no wonder that Australians have the highest per capita rate of pool ownership in the world at around 12% of all households. If you’re dreaming of a swimming pool,…

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Four regional properties worth a look

Regional property is booming, and it’s easy to see why. The reality of capital city prices means that many buyers, especially first time buyers, are forced to compromise on their dreams. By contrast, regional prices are showing strong growth across almost every part of the country. If you buy now, there’s a good chance you’ll…

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Robyn Gleeson shines at WIRE Conference

The annual Women in Real Estate (WIRE) Conference was held on 14 November at the Sydney Masonic Centre. As always, it featured a brilliant line up of guest speakers, including ABC journalist Lee Sailes, and Spotify Managing Director Jane Huxley. The theme of this year’s conference was the future of real estate. Among the speakers…

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Spotlight on Double Bay

Elders Real Estate has added another new franchise to its team. The new office opened in Double Bay and the atmosphere is already buzzing! Paul Troyanovsky, the Principal of Elders Double Bay, is sparing no effort to make sure people walk through the door. “Everything’s brand new”, he says of the office itself. “It’s gorgeous.…

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Why mortgage rates are rising, and what you can do.

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has kept interest rates on hold for the 24th consecutive month, meaning that the official cash rate remains at a historic low of 1.5%. While no firm predictions are given for future rises, the indications to date are that these rates look set to stay for a while yet.…

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Selling in Spring: tips to stand out from the crowd

The sun is out, the flowers are in bloom, and your house is looking its absolute best. The days are longer, making it easy to schedule inspections. The sun is stronger, streaming into your home in a celebration of airy lightness. Your garden is green from the winter rains and blooming with spring colour. And…

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Plant now for a bountiful Christmas

Imagine sitting around the Christmas dinner table and handing around plates of freshly roasted vegetables. As a centrepiece, a bursting bouquet of festive flowers. And best of all, all this bounty is straight from your own garden and as fresh as can be. It might seem as if winter has only just drawn to a…

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Three kitchen trends on their way out

Interior decorating trends come and go, and kitchens are no exception. From industrial-style stainless steel bench tops and concrete floors to a mid-century retro feel, kitchens are evolving all the time. As the room at the heart of your home, the kitchen is a vital one to get right and reflect your very personal tastes.…

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Bathroom Renovations 101

There’s nothing more luxurious than sinking into a deep, hot bath at the end of a busy day. No wonder, then, that the benchmarks for bathrooms are being set higher and higher. As our lives get busier, our homes become a haven of rest and relaxation. In reflection of this trend, present day builds and…

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Making Your Garden Pet-friendly

As any long term tenant knows, it’s hard to keep pets in a rental property. That means that if you want anything larger than a goldfish, you’ll need to own a home of your own. But if you’re hoping to go straight from the settlement room to the pet shelter, there are a few things…

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