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  • WHICH PROPERTY MARKET IS LOOKING BETTER: MELBOURNE OR SYDNEY?

    The sum total values of New South Wales and Victoria residential properties are $2.76trillion and $1.83trillion, respectively. When combined, these two markets make up almost 70 per cent of the value of the country’s housing stock, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). That’s why it’s little surprise that Sydney and … Read more

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  • GET YOUR GREEN ON

    You don’t need a green thumb to add a lush feel to your indoor space. From succulents to low care leafy foliage, Fiona Wasley, the founder of Japonica Folium on Sydney’s northern beaches, knows which plants will work in your space, especially for those among us who can’t seem to … Read more

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  • AN A-Z OF DEPRECIATION

    Depreciation can sometimes seem a bit confusing, particularly if it’s your first time hearing about it or you’re ordering a depreciation schedule for the first time. To help you out, we’ve compiled this glossary of the main depreciation terms you are likely to come across. Australian Taxation Office (ATO) – The ATO … Read more

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  • Pool Party

    In summer, you only have to venture into a packed public pool or try to find a vacant inch of sand at the beach to understand why private pool ownership in Australia is growing. Currently, 12% of households have a pool, with Sydney having the third highest proportion behind Perth and regional … Read more

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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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