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Is 2022 the right time to build?

Fresh new year, fresh new house? If building a house is on your to-do list, you’re not alone. The global trend for larger houses, further out from urban centres, has seen an extraordinary boom in new builds. The Housing Industry Association’s latest outlook report says that new home sales have been the strongest since 2017,…

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How much does it really cost to sell a home?

Strong market conditions mean that sellers are realising record-high prices for their homes. If you’ve been considering selling up, now might be the perfect time. Before you start styling the lounge, though, it’s important to be aware of the costs involved. Most of us are aware that real estate agents and conveyancers will charge a…

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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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Property prices: the winners and losers of 2021

The biggest headline in 2021 real estate news? Huge surges in property prices across the country. Nationally, prices rose a staggering 22.1%.As always, though, the picture changes when you zoom in. Some areas were almost flat, while others went stratospheric. So where did the highest and lowest growth occur? And what can we expect heading…

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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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Ipswich turns red with Elders acquisition

Ipswich turns red with Elders acquisition Elders is investing in its real estate presence throughout south-east Queensland by announcing its acquisition of Ray White North Ipswich. Currently servicing the greater Ipswich region under the lead of Deanne Ramsey, the office and its staff have developed an enviable reputation across residential, commercial, and property management services…

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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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