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Light up your garden

When planning your outdoor entertaining paces, don’t forget to give consideration to lighting. There are many options that, when placed thoughtfully, will give your garden or decking the “wow” factor. There are few things to consider when planning garden lighting including the four basic lighting options: standard line lighting, solar outdoor lighting, low-voltage halogen lighting, […]

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The concept of reasonable wear and tear on a rental property is one subject that property owners and tenants regularly find confusing. Usually, at the end of a tenancy, the tenant is responsible for leaving the premises in as close to the same condition as they found it. To describe this requirement, many lease agreements […]

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Renovating on a shoestring budget is desirable for most property owners and investors – particularly when we all know it can add significant value to a property. This kind of renovating, however, isn’t just about finding the cheapest tradies or sourcing the cheapest kitchen cabinetry (although pruning these costs is helpful); it’s about selecting the […]

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What is Solar Power?

Many homes across the country are already reaping the financial and environmental benefits of solar power. So how does it work exactly? Well, while the technology behind solar power may seem complex, the process of converting sunlight into electricity is really quite simple. 1. Sunlight contains energy. 2. Solar panels mounted onto a roof have […]

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Deck Maintenance

  Timber decking is an attractive addition to any home or garden. However, if the deck has been continually exposed to the elements and is looking faded, splintered or warped, then it is time to restore its appearance by cleaning and sealing. Hardware experts Bunnings Warehouse recommend the following approach to help bring your deck […]

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Christmas Light Safety

There’s a fabulous array of Christmas lights on sale at this time of the year, so it’s no surprise to see thousands of households across Australia glow in a stunning display of twinkling colour. But for some DIY decorators, the risk that these lights can pose when used inside and around the home is often […]

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Light Shining In

Not every home or apartment is blessed with an abundance of natural light. Older, period style homes in particular are often darker than their modern counterparts. But most of us enjoy living in an abode that has at least some areas that allow the sun to shine in. Luckily there are a few tricks to […]

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Real Estate Hot Topics

As real estate professionals we are often asked a variety of market related questions. Below are four of the most common ones we hear. When is the best time to sell? This is a question most vendors will ponder. And whilst conventional wisdom dictates that spring is the best time of the year to sell […]

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Hang Art Like a Pro

Whilst there are no steadfast rules on how or where you must hang artwork in your home, there are plenty of helpful hints for those wanting to make the most of their collection. Most interior decorators will agree that furniture should be arranged before hanging anything on the walls. Once the room is firmly organised […]

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Running Hot

Replacing a hot water system is often done in a hurry in order to avoid weeks of cold showers when the old system finally throws in the towel. Investing a little time to explore the current options, however, will not only save money it’s also likely to be kinder on the environment. Water heating in […]

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