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Why Australia might lead the property world in 2021

Back in March 2020, property forecasts were dire. Some pessimists predicted housing prices would drop by 10 or even 20% over the next couple of years. Fast forward ten months, and the landscape is very different. Not only have real…

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Gift guides for every home owner

Gift guides for women, gift guides for kids, we’ve all seen the lists. But what really determines the kind of presents people want? The space they have to put it in. A young couple just starting out in their first…

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How many bedrooms do you really need?

It’s at the top of every property description, and probably the first thing you filter for. But do you know how many bedrooms you really need? The answer will depend not just on your current lifestyle, but your future goals.…

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Spring planting – what to do now for a summer harvest

Imagine a garden filled to bursting with sweet ripe fruits and crisp fresh vegetables. Imagine deciding what to cook for dinner by checking your veggie patch to see what’s in abundance. While we’re not quite ready to get rid of…

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Spotlight on Western Australia

Western Australia is Australia’s largest state, covering a vast 2,57,013 square kilometres. Even with the borders shut tight, there’s no shortage of space for Western Australians to explore. Perth Start in the capital and discover Perth’s glories. Kings Park, at…

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Three ways to access the HomeBuilder grant

In May 2020, the Federal Government announced the new HomeBuilder grant. Designed to stimulate the construction industry, the grant offers a huge $25,000 to home owners undertaking significant projects. Despite the name, the grant isn’t just there for people building…

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Five ways to support local businesses

Small businesses are doing it tough. 2020 kicked off with some of the most devastating bushfires Australia has ever seen. Towns across Australia, especially in regional areas, suffered huge property losses. Since many were effectively ‘no-go’ zones during the peak…

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Three predictions for the Spring selling season

Spring is always the busiest season for real estate sellers. Gardens look their best, homes photograph well with natural light streaming in the windows and the weather entices buyers out of their homes and into yours. But will this year…

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How to bid in an online auction

During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, real estate auctions were banned across the country. Real estate agents are a resourceful bunch, though, and quickly pivoted to an online environment. In fact, many found that online auctions and virtual…

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Five steps to a smooth house move

Buying a home is one of the most exciting milestones you can achieve. From the moment settlement goes through, it’s a whirlwind of activity — measuring up rooms for new furniture and blinds, scouting the neighbourhood for your new favourite…

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