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  • 5 indoor plant staples every home needs

    Trends come and go, but these five indoor plants will be your home’s best fronds forever. Before getting trendy with a fiddle leaf fig or monstera, collect the plants that never go out of style. They’re the clean, green, air-purifying machines that make your home look and feel infinitely better. … Read more

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  • PROPERTY KNOWLEDGE: HOW TO FIND A GROWTH AREA BEFORE IT BOOMS

    Australia’s full of suburbs that were regarded as undesirable, before quickly transforming and seeing their house prices rocket upwards. Brunswick is just one example of this – in the last decade it has transformed from an infamous inner-city strip, to one of Melbourne’s most unique and desirable areas. Because off … Read more

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  • HOMEBUYER HINTS: 10 EASY FIXES FOR THAT ALMOST-PERFECT HOUSE

    From price and location to the physical structure itself, the list of things to keep in mind when shopping for a house can seem endless. But some problems you encounter don’t need to affect your final decision. Although easy is a relative term, accomplishing the 10 fixes that follow is … Read more

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  • NEW YEAR NEW HOME: WHAT ARE YOUR 2018 PROPERTY RESOLUTIONS?

    Before the champagne bottles popped and the fireworks lit up the sky you probably had a conversation about your New Year’s resolutions. They might be lofty goals for 2018, from getting shredded abs, to growing your savings account and everything in between. But what you probably didn’t talk about was your … Read more

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  • CAPITAL CITY HOUSING MARKET TRENDS IN 2018

    House prices in Australia have increased by 6556 per cent since the 1960s, an average of over 8 per cent a year, according to BIS data. This constitutes one of the largest house price upswings of all time. However, the OECD has recommended that the Reserve Bank begin tightening monetary policy … Read more

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  • SELLING AT AUCTION: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE BIG DAY

    In the first week of December alone 3,353 auctions occurred in Australia’s capital cities. CoreLogic’s analysis shows that there’s a reason so many properties are sold this way – in hot markets auctioned homes sell for hundreds of thousands more on average than those sold by private treaty. Despite that … Read more

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  • WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN BUYING RURAL PROPERTY

    As of 2016, only 10 per cent of Australians lived in rural areas, according to World Bank data. That’s understandable as employment opportunities, infrastructure and other factors generally get worse as you get farther away from the city. However, if you’re looking for peace and quiet of a simpler lifestyle, … Read more

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  • 9 EXPERTS YOU SHOULD HAVE ON YOUR INVESTMENT TEAM

    Original content provided by Ray White Concierge partners BMT Tax Depreciation Quantity Surveys. While property investing is one of Australia’s favourite past times, it doesn’t mean it’s always an easy ride. There are ups and downs and certainly rewards to reap, but you do have to put in some groundwork … Read more

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  • 5 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU EVEN CONSIDER APPLYING FOR A MORTGAGE

    In September, the total value of mortgage lending in Australia was over $50 billion, Australian Bureau of Statistics shows. This amount is spread over tens of thousands of loans to Australians just like yourself. What this figure doesn’t show is the number of people who didn’t get past the application stage … Read more

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  • SUMMER TABLE STYLING

    If the table sets the scene to a great event, then the table setting is critical in creating the right vibe at a dinner party or casual get together. Table styling trends come and go, but the key to any good table is making your guests feel relaxed. Start with a … Read more

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