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  • Residential

How to choose a pet friendly home

It sometimes seems as if every second property is advertised as being family-friendly, but children aren’t the only creatures under four foot to consider. If you have pets, the property you choose should take their needs into account as well.…

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  • General

How to build a relationship that lasts

At first it was just a meeting. By now, they’re in your home every day and you know how they prefer their coffee. But how well do you really get along with your tradie, and why does it matter? A…

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  • Commercial

What you need to know about commercial leases

In almost every business journey, there comes a time when you need commercial premises of your own. Finding them represents a leap of faith, but like all such leaps it can be an exciting milestone. Usually, you’ll want to lease…

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  • General
  • Residential

Buying strata title

When you’re buying property, it’s important to understand what sort of title you’re purchasing. Most freestanding houses in Australia are sold under the Torrens title system. Units, apartment blocks and horizontal divisions, on the other hand, are usually sold under…

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  • General
  • Residential

What to look for at an open inspection

Open inspections are an integral part of the property buying experience. Despite the advent of sophisticated technology like virtual tours and drone videos, there’s nothing quite like being able to walk through a house yourself and decide whether it’s for…

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  • Rural

What’s driving the rise in farmland value?

Australia’s struggling farmers may appreciate this piece of good news: The median price of Australian farmland increased by 7.1 per cent in 2017, contributing to an average annual growth rate of more than 6.6 per cent since 1998. The median…

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  • General
  • Residential

Choosing a floor plan for your new build

Building your own house can be a lot of fun. Finally, you’ll be able to put all those childhood games of House to good use as you design the perfect home for you and your family. One of the most…

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  • Residential

Is a fixer-upper right for you?

‘Renovator’s delight’. ‘Unlimited opportunity’. There are certain catch phrases in real estate copy which mean the same thing: here’s a house that’s going to need some work. For some people, a property in dilapidated condition means nothing but hard work.…

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  • Residential
  • Rural

Going off grid – is it for you?

With soaring power bills affecting many Australian households, the idea of living “off the grid” holds a considerable appeal. But what does it really involve, and would it work for you? With advances in environmentally friendly technology, living off the…

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