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Successful Styling

Property styling, or staging as it is sometimes called, is a vital part of real estate marketing. Its purpose is to maximise a property’s value and appeal at sale time. Owners and agents are increasingly using the services of professional property stylists to achieve remarkable results. A successful stylist will be adept at removing as […]

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The spring selling season is fast approaching and experience shows that vendors who invest in going that “extra mile” with presentation, especially in a tougher market, usually achieve a quicker sale and sometimes, a higher price. Property styling is one way to improve a home’s prospects for selling as fast as possible for the highest […]

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A few years ago, the push to install solar panels on the roof of our homes began. The initial set up costs were considerable but the environmental and financial benefits over the long term were promised to be significant. So how has the drive for us to switch to solar power faired? Well, according to […]

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RBA Interest Rates on Hold

At its meeting yesterday, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. Wage growth remains subdued in most countries, as does core inflation. Headline inflation rates have declined recently, largely reflecting the earlier decline in oil prices. In the United States, the Federal Reserve expects to increase interest rates further […]

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The cold weather hasn’t dampened Melbourne’s property market with the citywide median house price increasing for the fifth consecutive quarter. New REIV data shows the metropolitan Melbourne median house price rose 2.9 per cent in the three months to June 30, to $822,000.    The city’s middle and outer suburbs were the main growth drivers in […]

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  Australian vendors selling a property for more than $750,000 must prove they are not a foreign resident by obtaining a clearance certificate through the ATO from July 1. Here’s why: Several years ago, the Federal Government introduced measures to curb overseas investment in Australian residential property. The goal was to deter these investors from […]

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RBA Leaves Rates On Hold

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. Headline inflation rates, having moved higher over the past year, have declined recently in response to lower oil prices. Wage growth remains subdued in most countries, as does core inflation. Further increases in US interest rates are expected […]

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In the 2017-2018 Federal Budget handed down by Treasurer Scott Morrison on the 9th of May 2017, the Government proposed changes to the Taxation Laws. From 1 July this year, all travel deduction relating to inspecting, maintaining or collecting rent for a rental property – previously allowable – will be disallowed. This is relevant for […]

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Even before the 2017 state budget was handed down by Tim Pallas, the Victorian real estate fraternity was twitching with anticipation. Where would the government give and take? Well, it’s all out in the open now, and it seems property investors are the hardest hit by the latest budgetary measures in the government’s attempt to […]

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Big is not always best!

Two-bedroom houses are outperforming the typical family home in Melbourne’s inner and outer rings as buyers look to enter the market below the suburb’s median house price. New REIV data shows the median price for two-bedroom homes in Melbourne’s inner ring rose 14.7 per cent over the year to March to $1,015,000 – a $130,000 […]

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