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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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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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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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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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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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5 ways to summer proof your garden

With January upon us, the long dry Australian summer is now in full-swing. Unless you’re in the Tasmanian mountains, that’s going to mean high temperatures and very little rainfall until autumn. For gardeners, it’s time to think about summer proofing your garden. Preventative measures now mean that you’ll preserve your verdant greenery until the autumn…

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Four tips for house hunting in the holidays

Spring is still the busiest selling season in Australia, with more new houses coming up for sale than at any other time of the year. But as the summer holidays roll on, plenty of those houses are still available – and with the kids off school and some annual leave booked, what better time to…

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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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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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