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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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  • 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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