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  • First home essentials

    Whether you are getting married, buying your first home or simply moving into your first real place of your own, you will likely find yourself with some shopping to do. A plan can help you stay focused and avoid unnecessary purchases, saving money and time (not to mention clutter) in the long … Read more

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  • Top tips for working with an interior designer

    Maybe it was your friend raving about how working with an interior designer had changed their home (and life), or maybe you’re just tired of spending weekends at the shopping centre agonising over furniture choices…or perhaps you’ve been inspired by the latest season of The Block and want to see … Read more

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  • Are you finance ready?

    With market conditions changing, the effect of the Banking Royal Commission and property prices fluctuating in some states, the lending landscape has changed significantly over the past 12 months. With banks and other lenders placing more scrutiny over lending applications, Loan Market’s State Director Tim Amorous provides insights into how … Read more

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  • 5 Q’s to ask your agent

    If you’re choosing a real estate agent for the sale of your home, there are certain things you need to know. Most homeowners don’t sell their house very often, so it can be easy to become “out of touch” with the real estate industry. If you’re fresh to the market … Read more

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  • Light up your life

    Are you looking at lighting up your real estate? The best interior design in the world is nothing without the right lighting, so it’s best to read up and make sure you’re making the most of your aesthetics! AMBIENT LIGHTING You will almost certainly be using this absolutely everywhere. Ambient … Read more

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  • What are non negotiables?

    Before you turn to Google, sit down and write out your property deal-breakers. In which suburbs would you most like to live? Do you like the neighbouring suburbs? Are local schools a consideration? What’s the proximity to shops, sports, facilities, cafes, restaurants etc? What are the dream features of your … Read more

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  • Tips to make the big move smooth

    Finally, the big day has arrived. All the paperwork has gone through and you have the keys in your hand. Moving into your new home should be the exciting and easy part, right? Some people rate moving houses as one of the most stressful experiences you can go through, but … Read more

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  • Which plants work best in small gardens?

    It’s easy to get it wrong when planting up small urban gardens, going overboard perhaps and using species that overwhelm and crowd the space, or worse being afraid to plant anything. Yet plants are the best tool you can use in a garden of any size, their cost by far … Read more

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  • The ultimate home inspection guide

    From checking the water pressure to air-con, home-hunters can save money and drama by following this list of helpful pointers. When you think you’ve found the one, it can be easy to overlook the finer details. However, buying a property requires a discerning eye. Even if you’ve done your fair … Read more

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  • What is stamp or transfer duty?

    Stamp duty is a tax imposed on numerous acquisitions, including selling real estate, cars and assets belonging to a business. In the case of real estate, the purchaser is the one who pays the tax. It is a legal requirement for stamp duty to be paid within 30 days of … Read more

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