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  • Forget Sydney… property investors have their sights set on Newcastle

    Sydney may have been the real estate hot spot for almost half a decade, but it’s time to turn our attention to a booming regional area 160 kilometres away, experts say. As the harbour city’s median house price pushes towards $1.07 million, investors are actively looking for cheaper alternatives to get into the housing market.…

  • Choosing the right agent for you

    When you decide to sell your property you want the experience to be as pleasant as possible while also being profitable. Choosing the right agent plays a huge role in this. A local agent can offer expert advice in how to present your property for the market to achieve a successful sale. Ask around If…

  • Forget Sydney, investors have their eye on booming Newcastle

    Sydney may have been the real estate hot spot for almost half a decade, but it’s time to turn our attention to a booming regional area 160 kilometres away, experts say. As the harbour city’s median house price pushes towards $1.07 million, investors are actively looking for cheaper alternatives to get into the housing market.…

  • Ways to have a stress free auction!

    A successful house auction doesn’t necessarily mean that the hammer drops on a bid worth twice as much as the reserve. Although that would obviously be an excellent outcome, it’s important to remember that a successful auction can mean more than simply selling your property for a good price. House auctions are about more than…

  • TIPS: Spring selling

    As the cold winter weather makes way for sunnier days, spring is a favourite time to take your property to market. But how do you make it stand out from the crowd? It may just be the sense of possibility that comes with the changing of the season, or excitement in the lead up to Christmas, but there’s…

  • TIPS: Renovating your bathroom on a budget

    Excess moisture, steam and general humidity can mean bathrooms start to look shabby more quickly than other areas in the home. Unfortunately bathrooms are also notoriously expensive to renovate. Here are nine ways to update your bathroom on a budget, because limited funds shouldn’t mean you have to put up with a less than pleasing…

  • Tips For Designing A New Kitchen!

    Here are five key layout considerations to take into account when designing a new kitchen. 1. Matching your lifestyle The lifestyle you lead should inform the kitchen design. If you love to entertain and see cooking as a social occasion, you may want to consider a cooktop on your island bench. Equally, you may want…

  • TIPS: How far can $5,000 go when renovating?

    Renovating your home can be extremely expensive and often unaffordable for the average Australian homeowner. Whether you have an overall budget of $5,000 or a budget of $5,000 every few years, here are a few home improvements you can make.   Bedroom We spend about a third of our time in our bedrooms so it’s…

  • The dos & don’ts when considering a backyard reno

    Australians love renovating, and they love spending time outdoors. So it would make sense that they’d be good at outdoor renovations, right?  According to Matt Leacy, Director and Landscape Designer at Landart Landscapes, a lot of renovators actually swallow up all their funds during the main build of the home, hoping they can just “wing it”…

  • 8 steps to getting started in property investment

    Less than 6% of Australians, or roughly 1.3 million people, own an investment property, even though property is a national past-time. It’s not surprising. A lot of people get overwhelmed by the process and quit before they even begin. But it doesn’t have to confound. Reality is, property investing is relatively straightforward.To help you begin your…