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Five ways to pay off your mortgage faster

Rock bottom interest rates mean that home loan repayments have never been so low. But are we spending less on our housing? Quite the contrary. House prices have surged dramatically over the past year. Accordingly to property analysts CoreLogic, the national median house price increased by a whopping 18.1% from August 2020 to August 2021.…

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How to throw the perfect garden party

With warmer weather finally here, and the holiday season almost upon us, it’s the ideal time to consider a garden party. Good food, natural surroundings, and it’s covid-friendly to boot! Part of the charm of a garden party is its simplicity. There’s no need for elaborate decor and seating plans. A simple buffet or barbecue,…

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Elders’ focus on the future leads to spectacular success

Elders Real Estate is one of Australia’s most experienced agencies, with a strong national presence and excellent reputation as a trusted brand. In a turbulent year, that solid foundation has seen Elders build on its success and post a series of impressive results. Belinda Connor, Head of Residential Real Estate for Elders, says the company…

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5 reasons to live in regional Australia

Contemplating that tree change or sea change? If the city has lost its lustre during lockdown, moving to the country might be the solution. Regional Australia offers more affordable housing, often on much larger blocks of land, and a generally slower pace of life. But is it worth it to leave behind the bright lights…

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How to paint your house like a pro

Are your walls looking dingy? Are you sick of that mushroom-brown colour scheme that was there when you moved in? Spring is the perfect time to grab the paint rollers and freshen up your interior. Repainting is often touted as a quick and inexpensive way to revitalise your home. You don’t need elaborate equipment or…

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Get your garden springtime ready

Is that a hint of spring in the air? After a long wet winter, warmer days are finally on the way. Get ready for weekends in the garden, picking fresh produce from the veggie patch and enjoying the newly sprung flowers. The best spring gardens are created in the colder months. While it’s still cool…

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How to create the ultimate home cinema

Going to the movies is one of life’s great pleasures. The comfy seats, the surround sound, the crystal clear images. But with rolling lockdowns still affecting much of the country, it’s less easy to enjoy the big screen experience. The solution? If you have a living space that doesn’t see a lot of use, consider…

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Can I convert a garage into an extra room?

If your family is outgrowing their current home, what do you do? Moving to a larger house can be costly, or mean you’re leaving behind your local community. Building an extension is another option, but it’s not always practical. One possibility that’s gaining in popularity. Converting the garage instead. The plan has several pluses. It’s…

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How to look after yourself during lockdown

The majority of Australians are currently under lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise across the nation. If you’re among them, you may be: •    Worried about catching the virus •    Anxious that your job will be affected by the impact of the pandemic •    Under work pressure, especially if you work in health care or essential…

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Smart tech to spend your tax return on

Around two-thirds of Australian taxpayers get a refund every year. On average, that refund comes out at just over $4,000 per person. If you’re among them, you’ve done the hard part of getting your tax return lodged. Now all you have to do is decide how to spend it! This year, why not keep the…

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