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Indoor plants are well and truly back in favour. Just open any interior decorating magazine and you’ll quickly notice the abundance of lush greenery scattered throughout beautifully styled homes. Not only helping to bring the outside in, indoor plants are great at purifying the air and lifting an otherwise dull or uninviting space. Fiddle Leaf […]

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Interest only loans are becoming increasingly popular. ASIC data indicates that one in four owner-occupier loans in Australia is now interest only, and two out of three investment loans. With an interest-only loan, the lender issues a standard mortgage but agrees to a term in which the borrower pays only the interest, which means monthly […]

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If you’re in the market for a brand-new house or significant renovation, you should shop for your builder as carefully as you shop for your home. Here are some factors to consider to help you choose the right builder: Competency – Can your builder meet your every need from the beginning of the building process […]

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Most of us have moved home at some stage in our lives. And research shows that it can be extremely stressful, on par with divorce and bereavement for many people. Being organised and as efficient as possible will go a long way in reducing anxiety and stress. Here are 5 top tips for a hassle-free […]

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Looking to buy a property in Melbourne for the first time but don’t know where to start? You’re not alone! And for that reason, The Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) is holding a free homebuyer’s seminar on Wednesday 19 April. The seminar is an exclusive opportunity to hear from expert property professionals on how […]

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It’s entirely understandable that as we progress through life we accumulate more possessions. But according to a study of Australian homes by the Australia Institute we are accumulating far too much, and to the detriment of our health. The problem begins when we surround ourselves with stuff that we either don’t need or don’t use. […]

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The Australian Bureau of Statistic has just released figures indicating Australians are entering the property market later than ever before. The 2013-14 data, shows that less than 50% of Australians bought their first home between the ages of 25 and 34 years old. Back in 2000-01 that percentage was up over 60. One of the […]

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Most mortgagees will refinance their home loan several times over the period of the loan. In fact, loan experts agree it’s important to reassess your loan every 5 years or so to ensure you are still on the right financial path. Be careful though, many borrowers make one of more of the following mistakes when […]

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Did you know we reside in the world’s most liveable city? Yes, that’s right, Melbourne has been honoured with this accolade by the EIU for the last six consecutive years. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is a British business providing forecasting and advisory services through research and analysis, such as monthly country reports, five-year country […]

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Young Investors

For several years now, there has been a significant focus on how difficult it is for young people to break into the property market. Compared to 30 years ago, there’s now twice as many Australians renting, and for many Generation Y’s now in their 20’s and 30’s, buying their own home is still an unattainable […]

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