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November 30, 2018

How to Reduce Waste This Christmas

Ah, Christmas! It’s a time for spreading cheer, spending time with family, and, unfortunately, producing more waste than any other time of year.

Cut back on the waste this festive season to enjoy the Christmas cheer without compromising Mother Nature. 


Use Solar-Powered Christmas Lights

Transform your home into a magical Christmas wonderland without chewing through electricity. Solar-powered Christmas lights are the perfect way to light up your house and give that overachieving neighbour of...

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November 30, 2018

5 common mistakes made by first time property investors

Buying your first investment property requires research and planning. Too often the choice is made for the wrong reasons, which can be difficult to reverse, if at all.

These are the five most common errors:

Buying a property based on the suggestions of friends or family

Many factors need to be considered such as capital growth and rental return potential, as well as the longer-term prospects for the investment and the area that it is located in. This is not a quick return...

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November 30, 2018

Christmas is lighting up the suburbs!

Driving around on a warm summer’s night searching for lights has become a Christmas ritual. And it’s one that is enjoyed not just by families, but people of all ages as they rediscover the magic of the season. 

Fuelled by festive cheer (and a spot of neighbourhood rivalry), Adelaideans have turned it up this year and delivered some of the biggest and brightest displays yet.
We’ve made a list and checked it twice – here is where you’ll find the...

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October 30, 2018

Hot Investments

If you are looking to start or expand your property investment portfolio, you’ll know just how important it is to find that ‘gem’ in the market place that returns above average yields.

While banks have tightened up on every asset of lending, the good news is that if you’re ready, we have some outstanding prospects just waiting for you.

Best of all… with November through to February being peak leasing season, there’s an even better chance to maximise your monthly returns!

Here’s a...

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October 30, 2018

Eight nifty gadgets you didn’t realise your home needs

Sometimes you don’t know what you’re missing out on until someone comes along and tells you what’s out there. So, here we are, letting you know that these eight things might just change your life for the better.

White noise machine
If your partner snores or your neighbours are still being noisy when you’re trying to get to sleep, it’s time to take action. And, until a superhero with the power to mute sounds appears, we’re going to have to look...

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October 30, 2018

Neighbours or Friends – why not both?

In an age where we all go about our day to day lives and do the majority of our interacting via screen time rather than face to face, it’s no wonder that we’ve lost touch with whoever it is that lives next door.

It does beg the question though… what are we missing out on?

Aside from a friendly wave and quick ‘hello’, we think there are a whole host of benefits to being friends with your neighbours.

They can collect mail while...

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September 28, 2018

Buying? Take four breaths for peace of mind

The home is exactly what you’re looking for at the right price. There are other buyers circling with offers, and you feel an urgency to do something or miss out.

Take a breath.

A real estate dream can sometimes end as a nightmare, but with the right advice, a little investigation and patience, you can minimise the risk of buying to almost zero.

It all begins with taking the time to ask the right questions of your Sales Consultant, and being aware of...

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September 28, 2018

Sea Change V Tree Change

The age old property debate… to live on our stunning coastline or nestle amongst the tree tops in the tranquil hills. We’ve gathered some of the most breathtaking properties available right now, that could make your dream for the ultimate lifestyle home come true!

 

Sea Change | 39 Adelphi Crescent, Glenelg North
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Enjoy a lifetime of waterfront sunset views from your...

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September 27, 2018

Lazy Gardeners – Listen up!

The cruel truth is this: Those who have little to no time to spend in their garden are very likely to love entertaining and relaxing outdoors just as much as their fastidious green-thumb counterparts.

Well, listen up lazy gardeners. Learn how to create the most enviable, easy garden there is with low-maintenance landscaping and simple garden ideas, so you can spend less time caring for your garden and more time in it.

Perennials
Perennial flowers, such as lavender, will fill your...

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August 31, 2018

How important is rental yield?

When it comes to buying investment properties, is rental yield the iron-clad indicator you can take to the bank? Or is it another statistic that can mislead or misrepresent the potential of a property?

If you’re looking for an investment property, consider rental yield as one tool in your kit, albeit an important tool. It indicates the possible annual return on investment, over time, in comparison to the purchase price.

Rental yield is calculated as follows:

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Typically,...

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