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Monthly Archive for January, 2015

In Melbourne, city and St Kilda Road apartments with a car space are selling for up to $100,000 more than those without. Over the past year the price difference between a one-bedroom flat with a car park and one without increased by 16 per cent to $98,000.  In 2011 the difference was $62,750. For a […]

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Melbourne is the auction capital of Australia. Each year over 50 per cent of all auctions held nationally are conducted in Melbourne. As a result, finding an auctioneer is easy. Hiring the right auctioneer takes a little more effort. If you are looking to sell in 2015, you will want to weigh several factors carefully […]

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Our pets are family too, so don’t forget to ensure to consider their comfort and needs over the hot summer months. The RSPCA offers some simple tips on the most common issues for pets during summer: Keeping cool and sun protection Make sure your pet has access to cool, shady areas in your house or […]

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Melbourne lived up to its reputation as Australia’s auction capital with a record-breaking year in 2014. About 40,000 auctions were held – a new record, up from 34,500 last year and beating the previous record of 34,619 set in 2010. The 2014 spring auction market was the strongest ever.  On October 25 super Saturdays – […]

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Ensure your holiday season doesn’t include any nasty surprises by securing your home while away. These tips from Real Insurance will help keep the burglars at bay and provide peace of mind on your trip. Ask a friend or relative to house sit – They can also feed your pets and collect the mail. Alternatively, […]

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Spring market wrap up

The Reserve Bank left the cash rate unchanged at 2.5 per cent in December 2014. The exchange rate has been soft, given the strengthening US dollar. Rates have been on hold for the past sixteen months. Although the effect of low interest rates is beginning to wane, investor demand should continue to flow through and […]

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