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What do Millennials want in a house?

Millennials, the second largest generation since the Baby Boomers, are now aged between 22 and 40. That puts them firmly in the first home buyer category, with the average age for a first home buyer in 2017 being 32. Much has been written about this generation’s approach to work, family and lifestyle choices. But what…

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Keen to be green? Tips for an eco-friendly interior

Keen to be green? With our awareness of environmental issues rising all the time, it’s no surprise that more and more people are keen to make sure the inside of their homes are eco-friendly. Whether it’s because you’re preparing to sell and want to present your property as squeaky clean in the greenest sense, or…

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Elders opens new offices in July

Elders Real Estate continues its strong expansion, with three new locations opening across Queensland and South Australia in July. The Queensland addition includes Toogoom and Northern Beaches offices, while in South Australia the service offering is set to increase on the Yorke Peninsula, with new franchise locations in Ardrossan and Port Vincent. Elders Real Estate…

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July 2018 RBA Announcement

At its meeting today, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided to leave the official cash rate unchanged at 1.5 per cent. Today’s decision makes it 23 months in a row where the RBA has decided to leave the cash rate on hold. That is just one month short of 2 years and also the…

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How to build a relationship that lasts

At first it was just a meeting. By now, they’re in your home every day and you know how they prefer their coffee. But how well do you really get along with your tradie, and why does it matter? A great relationship with a skilled tradesperson is worth its weight in gold. It gives you…

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Buying strata title

When you’re buying property, it’s important to understand what sort of title you’re purchasing. Most freestanding houses in Australia are sold under the Torrens title system. Units, apartment blocks and horizontal divisions, on the other hand, are usually sold under a strata title arrangement. That has implications for your ongoing costs and maintenance obligations which…

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What to look for at an open inspection

Open inspections are an integral part of the property buying experience. Despite the advent of sophisticated technology like virtual tours and drone videos, there’s nothing quite like being able to walk through a house yourself and decide whether it’s for you. Inspections should offer you more than a ‘feel’ for the area, though, so here…

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Choosing a floor plan for your new build

Building your own house can be a lot of fun. Finally, you’ll be able to put all those childhood games of House to good use as you design the perfect home for you and your family. One of the most important decisions you’ll make in the process is the floor plan. It’s not a decision…

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Lennox Head homecoming for top real estate agent Nick Bordin

Top real estate agent, Nick Bordin is today returning to Elders Real Estate Lennox Head, following a stellar career in Sydney with McGrath and The Agency. Having been involved in the sale of over $1.5 billion of property and running the number one national team at McGrath and The Agency for the past seven years,…

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