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Six reasons to love city living

For the last couple of years, you could be forgiven for thinking that regional Australia is the only place to be. Stories of soaring price rises and rental demand sit alongside happy families who are enjoying the extra space. But while the regions are definitely having a moment, don’t forget that city living has its…

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Why landlords are jumping for joy

If you own an investment property, or you’re planning to buy one, now might be the perfect time. The rental market is as tight as we’ve ever seen it, with new listings snapped up quickly by eager tenants. As a landlord, this environment offers more peace of mind than you’d usually enjoy, since a vacant…

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How to cool your house with plants

When the summer heat descends, Australian homes can get pretty stuffy. Short of running your air conditioning 24/7, what can you do to keep the interior cool and comfortable? One way is to use plants. The cooling powers of greenery have long been known. Town and city planners are increasingly using urban greenery to reduce…

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The hottest suburbs around Australia in 2022

The property market was red hot in 2021, with prices soaring 22% across the country – the steepest rise in three decades. Those higher prices haven’t put buyers off in the least. On the contrary, demand for housing is extremely strong. realestate.com.au data shows that email enquiries, views per listing and sales volumes are all…

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Confine your cats in style

Local councils all around Australia are implementing cat control laws. Depending on where you live, your cat may be confined to your property 24/7, or subject to evening curfews. The laws have been brought in to protect native wildlife. Overwhelming research shows that pet cats are very effective predators and pose a significant risk to…

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How to throw the best New Years party ever!

2021 has been a volatile year, with more ups and downs than a Disneyland rollercoaster ride. How to do it justice? Throw the best New Years party ever to say goodbye! If you’re a little rusty on the entertaining front, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with our tips and tricks for the best party…

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5 resolutions to make your home healthier & happier

New Years resolutions are often a time to concentrate on health and happiness. Perhaps you’re resolving to cut down on alcohol, get to the gym more often or drink more water. However, is your home environment helping or hindering? With all of us spending more time in our homes, it’s time well spent to make…

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How to get your home house sitter ready

For most of Australia, travel is finally on the agenda. The borders are open, at least to the vaccinated, which means we can plan trips once more. But in all the excitement, it’s important not to forget what you’re leaving behind. There are few things worse than coming home from holiday to find that your…

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How to master poolside perfection

According to house hunting website Domain, searches for homes with a pool are sky high. With so many of us spending more time at home, it’s no wonder that we’re looking to recreate that holiday feel in our own back yard. A cooling dip in a saltwater swimming pool, or a long indulgent soak in…

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Tickled pink, the colour that’s making a decorating comeback

Pink is back, and it’s making a splash on the decorating scene. A trend towards softer, more organic tones has seen pink regain its popularity. Pink is also associated with hope, optimism and love – and couldn’t we all do with more of those in our everyday lives? Use it in bathrooms, living rooms and…

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