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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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Winter Gardening – the Basics

As the cooler weather sets in, it’s easy to forget about the garden and stay indoors where it’s warm and cosy. To get the most out of your garden come spring time though, there are several jobs that can be completed over winter. Firstly, if you have a lawn area, now is an opportune time […]

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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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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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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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The devastation wrought by Cyclone Debbie reinforces the need for all home and commercial property owners to ensure they have adequate house and contents insurance. But it’s not even catastrophic natural events that we all need to be covered for. It can be the simple things, like a leaking washing machine, a fallen branch or […]

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According to the Real Estate Institute of Victoria, there’s not a huge difference in price growth between houses and apartments, although it’s not identical. Over the past ten years, median house prices have increased by over 100%, while median apartment prices increased by around 80%. The REIV graph below provides a great visual perspective. There […]

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