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Monthly Archive for January, 2014

Positive property market sentiment is expected to continue into the first few months of 2014, so there’s no need to shy away from a summer sale. If you are thinking of preparing to sell, work with your PPG agent to make your urban or suburban property attract as many buyers as possible. Street appeal Street […]

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Recently released Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) figures reveal a new record high median price has been achieved for Melbourne during the last quarter of 2013. With an increase of 7%, the median house price rose to $643,000. Regional Victoria also reached a new record median high of $320,500 with an increase by 2.6 […]

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Decks are an important part of the Australian lifestyle.  Care and maintenance of your deck is essential. Decks are an external feature and they are exposed to external weathering elements such as moisture and the sun. For ease of maintenance conduct a 12 monthly inspection. Here are some tips on how to maintain your deck […]

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  Neutral carpets or elegant floorboards tend to grace the floors of most of Melbourne’s homes. But these are not the only two options. Attention is slowly being given to more natural floor coverings—sisal, seagrass, hemp and other plant fibres. Sometimes scorned because their texture is rougher than wool or nylon carpets, natural floor coverings […]

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As the weather warms up thoughts inevitably turn to preparing for the risk of bushfires.  So it’s important for homeowners to know whether they live in a bushfire prone area – and since July 31, 2013 vendors must provide that information in the Section 32. The change, which arose from an amendment to the Sale […]

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Swimming pool design, from simple to elaborate, has pool companies overflowing with new ideas for your home. The basic rectangle and kidney shape designs have evolved into themed multi-tiered dams, desert oases, tropical ponds and meadow lakes. Today, your pool can become a wall-less wonder, reaching out to the view beyond. The variety of new […]

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The Melbourne-Sydney rivalry dates back for centuries and has been linked to when the two states were fighting over the location of the new Federation’s parliament and even further back to the 1800s when the gold rush in Victoria fuelled population expansion. With this in mind, realestateVIEW.com.au conducted a buyer survey to compare buying preferences […]

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With Victoria’s housing market performing strongly in the last few months of 2013, the question on everyone’s lips is: will this continue in 2014? REIV CEO Enzo Raimondo warns that while we all want to be optimistic and bring New Year cheer, it is also important to be realistic and not create false hopes for […]

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For landlords the quiet time of year is approaching, with many tenants reluctant to move during the Christmas and summer holidays and students travelling, holidaying and returning to their home towns. CEO Enzo Raimondo said that November’s rental statistics showed that it was good news for landlords. "Melbourne’s rental vacancy rate remained low in November, […]

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