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Melbourne is giving us some lovely warm spring weather and it’s about this time we turn our efforts to sprucing up our outdoor areas ready for entertaining and family fun. Decks, patios and verandas are the heart of all Australian homes during summer, but sometimes we neglect them during winter. The local DIY experts “Hire […]

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Selling your home is a major life decision affecting all members of the family, including your beloved pets. The pet population of Australia is estimated to be 33 million, this includes 3.41 million dogs and 2.35 million cats. The remainder is made up of fish, birds and other pets (including rabbits, guinea pigs, and other […]

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The valuer

The role of a valuer is to assess the value of property. Their services have a wide application, such as determining the valuation used by municipal authorities and state government to assess rate and taxation liabilities, and how much a property may be worth in the event of a compulsory acquisition. When you take out […]

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Glorious gardens

Are you ready to spend time in the garden? After a long winter many gardeners are looking forward to getting their hands dirty in the garden again. A great looking garden adds appeal to any home whether preparing for sale or for your own enjoyment. Here are some tips on how to prepare and maintain […]

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Last weekend’s auction and private sales results across the Melbourne market continued the upbeat story of spring 2013. A brief snapshot of clearance rates, number of sales and median prices show a significant improvement on the same time last year. These stronger figures have been evident for some weeks, leading analysts to conclude that the […]

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There are many different calculations of the median price available to the public. While having more information can be helpful, it can also be confusing. Earlier this month, the Valuer-General released their March quarter 2013 median prices. It showed a 5.4 per cent decrease in Melbourne’s median house price. The REIV recorded a 3.1 per […]

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Most vendors are aware of the two traditional means of selling a property, by public auction or private sale, although many might not realise that the popularity of these methods of sale can fluctuate according to the health of the market as well as the circumstances of the property for sale. In a healthy market, […]

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In a newly released home ownership report by Westpac Bank, it seems that ‘owning a home’ or paying off a home loan sooner are the top priorities for many Australians. In fact 57% of Aussies who already have a home or are planning to buy within the next twelve months place these goals at the […]

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Home Heating Safety

Following the tragic deaths of two young boys, homeowners and landlords are being urged to service their gas heaters regularly. Heartbroken Shepparton mother Vanessa Robinson was unaware that an odourless and colourless carbon monoxide leak was killing her two children as they slept in their rented home. Tests later revealed that the heater in the […]

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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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