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Coastal homes to covet

A holiday by the sea is one of Australia’s time-honoured traditions. Sparkling water, golden sand and those fresh sea breezes keep us coming back year after year. But what if you didn’t have to leave in the first place? For…

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2019 Property Market Forecast

As we turn the corner into 2019, property investors, sellers and buyers will be wondering what the year has in store. With softening market conditions in the eastern capitals dominating the news in 2018, will downward trends continue? Will interest…

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5 ways to summer proof your garden

With January upon us, the long dry Australian summer is now in full-swing. Unless you’re in the Tasmanian mountains, that’s going to mean high temperatures and very little rainfall until autumn. For gardeners, it’s time to think about summer proofing…

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Four tips for house hunting in the holidays

Spring is still the busiest selling season in Australia, with more new houses coming up for sale than at any other time of the year. But as the summer holidays roll on, plenty of those houses are still available –…

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Why mortgage rates are rising, and what you can do.

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has kept interest rates on hold for the 24th consecutive month, meaning that the official cash rate remains at a historic low of 1.5%. While no firm predictions are given for future rises, the…

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Selling in Spring: tips to stand out from the crowd

The sun is out, the flowers are in bloom, and your house is looking its absolute best. The days are longer, making it easy to schedule inspections. The sun is stronger, streaming into your home in a celebration of airy…

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Plant now for a bountiful Christmas

Imagine sitting around the Christmas dinner table and handing around plates of freshly roasted vegetables. As a centrepiece, a bursting bouquet of festive flowers. And best of all, all this bounty is straight from your own garden and as fresh…

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Three kitchen trends on their way out

Interior decorating trends come and go, and kitchens are no exception. From industrial-style stainless steel bench tops and concrete floors to a mid-century retro feel, kitchens are evolving all the time. As the room at the heart of your home,…

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Bathroom Renovations 101

There’s nothing more luxurious than sinking into a deep, hot bath at the end of a busy day. No wonder, then, that the benchmarks for bathrooms are being set higher and higher. As our lives get busier, our homes become…

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