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You’ve been in a stable de facto relationship for a while now. In fact, your partner has moved into your property. If something sours and you split up, the home is still yours, right? In fact when it comes to property settlements, de facto couples have the same rights and liabilities as married couples, so […]

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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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The tax benefits from depreciation on an investment property can be extremely valuable, but are often overlooked by some landlords. The issue is that some investors either aren’t aware of the benefits associated with depreciation, or they don’t have an up-to-date depreciation schedule. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows property owners to claim the wear […]

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With Melbourne’s population predicted to increase from 4.6 million today to 8 million by 2051, pressure is mounting on the world’s most liveable city to accommodate increased demand for housing. According to the Victoria State Government, “Apartments provide our growing population with affordable and diverse housing options, and the high number of apartment buildings being […]

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Whilst Melbourne’s property market is hot right now, every now and again a single property doesn’t seem to sell. If this is your house, don’t despair. Try asking yourself these three simple questions and you’re likely to find the answer: 1. Is the price right? The number one determining factor for selling a property is […]

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Melbourne’s inner city has a rich industrial past. This makes it a playground for developers and home buyers keen to remodel some of the most beautiful historical factories and warehouses into modern residences. A warehouse conversion can create the funkiest of abodes for singles, couples and growing families. If you are thinking of tackling a […]

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