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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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August 31, 2018

5 Tips for a Stress Free Moving Day

Article provided by Ben Ballard, Complete Removals

As moving day approaches it is easy to be left wondering what you should be doing to get prepared.

You’ve taken all the first steps, your addresses are changed, your utility transfers are pending.

So much time and effort has gone into organizing and preparing for the transition from one home to another….yet there is one lingering question that remains;

What can I do before my removalists arrive that can help to ensure the smoothest...

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August 31, 2018

7 simple home styling rules

The basics of interior styling are easy to master and they’ll completely transform your home.

Home styling can often feel overwhelming and never-ending. We paw over gorgeous home and lifestyle publications and aspire for that polished, perfect magazine look. Some of us even seek professional help to achieve the perfectly styled home – and interior designers can be worth their weight in gold. They have fabulous style, are great at sourcing hard-to-find pieces, and they have a meticulous eye for detail.

But...

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July 30, 2018

The Ultimate Guide to Decluttering

Regardless of how much space your home has, there always seems to be a certain amount of clutter that congregates throughout the year. Then the big ‘Spring Clean’ comes along!

If you’re feeling completely overwhelmed and wondering where to begin, then read on. Here are our top tips for decluttering and getting your home back to basics.

1. The first step is the hardest
Just get started. Right now, this minute, do something. One of the hardest things about decluttering is finding...

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