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Spring Cleaning – Room by room!

Change of season presents the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button on your year, especially in 2021. Spring cleaning is nothing new – we’ve all heard the phrase thrown around year after year. But what is the best way to approach the activity? We’ve broken down the process by the most occupied rooms to

Search Mortages – Finance Update

Some interesting new data sheds interesting light on the eternal debate over whether to have a variable or fixed home loan. Reserve Bank of Australia data for August shows owner-occupiers on three-year fixed loans were paying, on average, 1.26 percentage points less than those on the discounted variable rate. However, as the graph shows, these things move

Australian Housing Boom Continues

Australian housing values continued to record a broad-based rise despite the disruption from lockdowns.  According to CoreLogic’s national home value index, dwelling values rose 1.5% in August; a rate of growth that is still well above average, but the lowest monthly rise since January. The lift in housing values continues to be broad-based, with every capital

Adelaide Residential Rental Return on a High

The Adelaide market still has the most affordable median rent of $430 per week of the eight Australian capitals across all dwelling types. But according to CoreLogic figures released today, this figure has grown by 7.2 per cent in the 12 months to June 30 compared with the national average increase of 6.6 per cent.

Five simple ways to modernise a dated kitchen

A modern kitchen is a top priority for many home-owners. If your kitchen is feeling dated after lockdown, a refresh might be in order, but the pain of a full-blown reno can quickly put off anyone. Avoid weeks eating microwave food and relying on a portable cooler by easily updating some key features instead. By

5 coastal-style cues for your home

The coastal home is one of the most coveted types of property in Australia, but not everyone can have a beachside mansion. Still, there are some ways to get the look in your home, even if you don’t have the views. 1. ‘Beachy’ materials and fabrics The starter fabric to a coastal home is undoubtedly

5 golden rules to avoid renovation hiccups

Renovation hiccups happen all the time. There’s not many renovations that didn’t have at least one little diversion on its way to completion. The key to success is being prepared.  When it comes to renovating, there are a myriad of cruel and creative things that can derail your project (and your sanity). The trick is

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