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Monthly Archive for March, 2014

The value of your home

As council rate notices are delivered to property owners it’s not only the size of the bill that interests us but also the value of the property. However it’s important to understand the value given to your home by council is not always the price you would get if you were to sell your home […]

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Reality renovating

Much as ‘Master Chef’ has taught a nation of fans about verjus and how to “plate up”, the combination of home renovation and reality television in The Block has created a country of armchair experts in screeding, concrete polishing and interior design. When considering the mysteriously helpful army of tradesmen scurrying away in the background, […]

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Using objectivity to object

As our population grows, the increasing pressure on repurposing properties, demolitions, new builds or simply altering and adding onto existing dwellings has increased. Where development is felt to negatively impact on existing residents, the process for objections can sometimes seem daunting or adversarial. There are some simple steps to consider in order to minimise perceived […]

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Covenants and Easements

If you’re looking to buy a property, it’s always prudent to check the title of a property you are thinking of buying to avoid any last minute restrictions or surprises that may interfere with the sale. Restrictions included in the property title are called ‘covenants’ or ‘easements’ and can be placed to ensure the property […]

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The Rise of the Fire Pit

A popular addition to any Australian backyard is the fashionable fire pit. They are currently enjoying a huge resurgence right around the world. A fire pit is the perfect way to entice the whole family out of the house – rug up, sit around the warm flames, toast marshmallows and share spooky stories under the […]

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VCAT Explained

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) was established in 1998. The tribunal is a resolution service aimed at resolving disputes between parties in a fair and efficient manner. Around 90,000 disputes are resolved through VCAT each year with approximately 67% of applications relating to residential tenancy matters. The tribunal is comprised of three divisions […]

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Many Australians are in the dark when it comes to understanding their credit history. However, when applying for a business or home loan, or simply taking out a mobile phone plan, approval can come down to one thing: your credit history. Interestingly, significant changes to credit regulations are about to occur that will add to […]

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