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  • HOW DOES THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY AFFECT AUSTRALIAN HOUSING?

    Construction is the third largest industry in Australia, producing over 8 percent of our GDP and employing roughly one million people, AI Group research shows. Each year the industry grows in size, and the Construction Industry Forum estimates 220,000 residential homes will be built this year. It’s obvious why this … Read more

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  • Q&A: What should your property strategy be in 2017?

    Did you make a new year’s resolution? What are you looking to focus on this year? We spoke to property experts to see which areas buyers, sellers, investors and renters should focus on in 2017. Here are the key issues and areas your property strategy should address. What 5 things should … Read more

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  • Body corporate fees VS buying a house

    Buying an apartment, unit or townhouse usually means being part of a body corporate who handles the management and upkeep of the building and sometimes the entire vicinity. It is responsible for common areas and in some cases may pay for services like pools, gyms and in some cases concierge. … Read more

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  • Fertilisers – the need to feed

    We dish the dirt on the best fertilisers for your summer garden SEP 27, 2016 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS For a healthy, flourishing garden, it’s essential to feed your plants. But where to begin? With so many fertilisers available, choosing which is best for each part of your garden can be a challenge. Each fertiliser has its own purpose, but what might be great for one … Read more

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  • HOUZZ: WHAT EFFECT DOES RENOVATING HAVE ON YOUR RELATIONSHIP?

    In association with A recent survey explores how couples deal with stress when undergoing home renovation projects. By Mitchell Parker Everyone knows that renovating a home takes a lot of planning. What will it cost? What will it look like? Who will build it? Where will we stay during construction? These … Read more

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  • MAKE THE LEAP FROM RENTER TO HOMEOWNER

    If you have paid attention to the media’s representation of the property markets in Australia and New Zealand over the past couple of years, you would be forgiven for thinking that buying your first home is getting further and further out of reach. If recent real estate news will be … Read more

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  • How to: Negotiate the purchase price

    You’ve found the perfect property, but can you get your perfect price? Here are six tips for negotiating a purchase price. 1. Know that negotiation is a process Acknowledging the reality that negotiation is a two-way street can help make the process less daunting. Each party – the buyer and the … Read more

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  • Will the RBA cut rates a second time?

    What the experts are saying: will the RBA cut again? A lot of industry commentators were left surprised following the Reserve Bank’s decision to cut the official cash rate by 0.25% to 1.75% in May. Since the announcement, many experts have weighed in on the debate of whether the RBA … Read more

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  • Why is everyone talking about Negative Gearing and how does it affect you?

    There has been a lot of debate surrounding Negative Gearing and its affects recently after the Turnbull Government announced there would not be any changes to Negative Gearing and the Capital Gain Tax. The REIV and REIA have both shown their support for the announcement; with rental affordability and availability … Read more

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