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Will property prices really rise 17%?

A new report by ANZ bank predicts that property prices will rise by an eye-watering 17% in 2021, and a further 6% in 2022. That’s 23% over two years, almost unprecedented in modern history. But is this dramatic forecast really…

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How to choose the best energy provider

For many Australians, the quarterly energy bill is one of the biggest — and most vital — household expenses. That’s why it’s worth spending some time checking that you’ve got the best deal possible. While price is the primary consideration…

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What you need to know before buying a fixer-upper

In real estate parlance, a fixer-upper is an older home in need of some serious work. They’re the ones with ‘potential’ and ‘renovator’s delight’ in the listing title. There are plenty of reasons why buying a fixer-upper has a lot…

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Buying your own holiday home

With international borders still closed, the lure of Australian holiday destinations is stronger than ever. No wonder, then, that more of us than ever are buying a holiday home. Buying a holiday home has a number of attractions. You’ll always…

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Stay calm and sell by auction

Selling your home by auction has many advantages. It can create urgency on the part of the buyers and potentially drive up prices by appealing to their sense of competition. Auction contacts are also unconditional, so you get to set…

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Elders Sylvania turns 20

Twenty years ago, Michelle Michell was driving along the Princes Highway in Sylvania with two girlfriends and saw a shop for lease. “It was a lovely, old-fashioned, classic Australian building. We had already decided we wanted to start a business…

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Five tips for buying in a boom

The property market is on fire, and it’s only going to heat up from here. Property data firm CoreLogic [https://www.corelogic.com.au/news/over-2000-homes-taken-auction-across-combined-capital-cities] has been tracking auction clearance rates, which are at highs not seen since 2015. Last week’s clearance rate was at…

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How a capsule wardrobe can give you a new look

Sick of searching through your wardrobe hoping to find something to wear? If you’re like a lot of us, chances are good that you only wear a small percentage of the clothes you own. The others are too small, too…

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How regional Australia fared in 2020

2020, as we all know, was a hard year but just as new growth is springing up from the site of last year’s bushfires, opportunities have come from the seismic shifts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Regional Australia has been the…

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Fixed, variable or split home loans?

For first home buyers, getting that all important home loan can feel like you’re at a job interview. Lenders will ask you about your spending habits, your credit score and your employment history to help them decide if you’ll be…

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