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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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Spotlight on South Australia

The days are longer, the sun is brighter, and we’re all thinking about taking a holiday after the long dark winter. Unfortunately, thanks to COVID-19, international borders are closed for the foreseeable future. That’s why 2020 is the ideal time…

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Four ways to attract great tenants

An investment property is a huge financial commitment. It can also set you firmly on the path to financial freedom, or added security in your golden years. But for an investment property to pay off, you need great tenants now.…

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Five strategies to pay off your mortgage faster

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australians spend more on housing costs than any other budget item, including food and drink. Imagine how much more money you’d have to spend on the things you value if you didn’t have…

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Winter cooking projects for a rainy weekend

It’s another grey, rainy August weekend. There’s no better time to get in the kitchen and try out some of those winter cooking projects you’ve had your eye on. Rich slow cooked casseroles, bubbling jewel-bright jams and fresh baked bread…

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How to make an offer they can’t refuse

Right now, there are fewer properties on the market than we’ve seen in a long time. That means that buyers are faced with stiff competition. If you’ve found a place that’s perfect for you, you want to make sure your…

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Backyard chickens

Is there anything more bucolic, more redolent of the good life, than a few plump chickens roaming your lawn? Thousands of Australians would say there isn’t, which is why feathered companions have soared in popularity in recent months. Once the…

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Build new or buy established

Whether it’s your first home, you’re upgrading or it’s time to downsize and simplify, one question is always part of the mix. Should you build new, or buy an established property? Both options have their pros and cons, and many…

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