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Property Market Forecast

The Australian property market has been in a downturn for a couple of years, although some parts of the country have escaped relatively unscathed. With the Coalition’s surprise election win at our backs, and the Reserve Bank announcing a rate…

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What an RBA rate cut could mean for borrowers

The Reserve Bank Australia has made its first changes to the official cash rate since August 2016, falling to a record low of 1.25% on Tuesday 4 June 2019. For those who follow rate changes, this comes as no surprise:…

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Federal Election 2019: What’s at stake for property owners?

With the Federal Budget delivered on 2 April, and the election to follow in May, both major parties are hard at work outlining their policy proposals for the electorate. As always, there are some similarities – both parties are touting…

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Spotlight on Katherine

Elders Real Estate Katherine ended 2018 in fine style, taking out the Small Agency of the Year award at the Real Estate Institute NT Awards for Professional Excellence. The triumphs have continued into 2019, with Principal Alison Ross winning the…

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New build trends for 2019

Out with the media room, in with the butler’s pantry. It doesn’t seem so long ago that every new build and renovation needed a dedicated media room or home theatre. From a luxury item, the media room became common even…

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The boom suburbs of 2018

2018 proved to be a tumultuous year for many parts of the Australian property market. Hobart property values grew by a staggering 9.3%, while Sydney and Melbourne both experienced their largest falls since 2011. But no matter how volatile the…

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How to know when to raise the rent

If you own an investment property, the rent you charge is the income you derive from that property. If you don’t raise the rent every now and then, your income will fall behind in real terms due to inflation. But…

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Colour trends for 2019

Pantone, has announced its Colour of the Year 2019. This year, the trophy goes to Living Coral, an orangey-pink shade with “golden undertones”, according to Pantone. Pantone takes its annual colour very seriously, tasking the Pantone Colour Institute with analysing…

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