April 30, 2019

6 Tips for Getting a Home Loan Faster

Your dream home is just a successful mortgage application away!

But how do you fast-track the application process and up your chances of landing a home loan faster?

If you’re wondering how to get a home loan the quick and simple way, spare a cheeky 5 minutes and study up on these 6 tips.

1. Save a Decent Deposit

Showing you can save money and manage your expenses responsibly will hugely improve your home loan eligibility.

Your required down-payment amount will depend on who you’re...


April 30, 2019

How to Stop Your Pool From Draining your Wallet

For many homeowners, summer marks the time of year when the expense and effort of owning a pool can finally be justified.

Pool owners can spend anywhere between $800 and $1200 per year maintaining a pool, with electricity to run the pump making up the bulk of this expense.

But smart strategies and upgrades to your pool and your home’s energy system can significantly reduce the impact your pool has on your household budget.

Power your pool with solar

Solar panels work best in...


April 29, 2019

Easter with Harcourts Packham

Harcourts Packham spent the morning of Easter Sunday hanging out with the Easter Bunny and some friends at Apex Park, Hawthorndene. The kids really enjoyed Easter Bunny's appearance, making sure they went home with plenty of eggs and hot cross buns in hand. Here ar a few of the shots of Easter Bunny and the team!


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March 18, 2019

Adelaide's Best Cycling Tracks

If you like your lycra, you’ll love these bike tracks in Adelaide.

Perfect for cyclist enthusiasts and novices, there are plenty of popular bike trails around Adelaide offering a unique way to explore the city. So, whether you’re looking for a new route to keep up your fitness, or just a leisurely pedal to your Sunday morning brunch, we’ve got you covered with these bike tracks in Adelaide.

River Torrens Linear Park Trail

The River Torrens Linear Park Trail is a 35km circuit running from...


March 18, 2019

What To Look For At an Open Inspection

When it comes to new home inspections, it can be easy to get swept up in the excitement of a walk-in wardrobe and miss those water stains or dodgy drainage.

But if you don’t know what to look for when inspecting a house, it could end up costing you thousands in repairs down the track.

Avoid buying a lemon and keep an eye out for these common concerns and defects during your new home inspections.


A beautifully decorated interior is no match for...


March 18, 2019

Auction Etiquette: How To Buy A Property At An Auction

Live home auctions are exciting.

There are raised voices, flailing arms, and a bit of friendly competition. But if you’re not prepared, they can be over in a flash and you can leave outbid and empty-handed.

If you’re a property auction first-timer, you might not know the ins and outs of how to buy a house at auction. There are a few things to do before buying at auction to set yourself up for a successful sale.

Things To Do Before...


February 28, 2019

Buying to Renovate?

When discussing marketing with clients, it's important for us to have an honest conversation on how we can maximise the property’s exposure and attract a larger pool of tenants to the home. Getting this right up front drastically reduces your vacancy period and income loss while increasing the quality of tenants look to rent your investment.

A significant part of this is ensuring your property is set apart from the competition – not only in marketing, but in tenant appeal.

Here are...


February 28, 2019

Want to pay off your home loan sooner?

It’s everyone’s dream – to pay off your home loan quicker.  And with home loan interest rates at all-time lows the opportunity to pay off a mortgage quicker has never been better. Here are some mortgage saving tips that can speed up loan repayments and reduce your home loan balance.

Increase your repayments
The simplest way to quickly reduce your home loan is to increase your mortgage repayments. Simply by repaying more than the minimum each month you will reduce your...


February 28, 2019

Can a clean home make you happy?

There aren’t many people out there who can honestly say they love to clean their house.

  • Enjoy an organised space? Sure.
  • Like the feeling of accomplishment afterwards? Well, why not?

But for many, cleaning is a tedious chore. And when cleanliness isn’t a priority, it’s easy for bad habits to creep in and clutter to creep out. 

The Benefits of a Clean Home

 A clean home is a healthy home.

While many of us grumble about doing the weekly vacuum or complain about how often the entertainment unit needs dusting,...


January 25, 2019

6 Tips for Great Tomatoes this Season

Tomato season is here! To celebrate, we have packed some tomato-growing secrets into six essential tips so you can produce a bumper crop this season.

1. Select a variety right for your garden

One of the most important things you can do when growing tomatoes is to choose the right type for your space.

There are basically two types: bush tomatoes and staking tomatoes. Bush varieties grow to a fixed height with lots of foliage. Staking tomatoes grow like vines and need...


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