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  • Trophy home at Wategos Beach

    The hippies – and stars – of Byron Bay will need to dig deep to secure the latest piece of beachside real estate to hit the market given a more than $18.5 million asking price on the holiday home of Salmat co-founder Peter Mattick and his wife Pam. The trophy listing on Wategos Beach … Read more

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  • Record sale for Suffolk Park.

    Its not often a 3,389m block with 9 income producing cottages just a couple of hundred metres from the beach becomes available but when it does it is sure to generate a lot of interest. This is exactly what agent, David Gordon experienced during the marketing and successful sale of … Read more

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  • Unique Estates placed into liquidation

    “Bank accounts are frozen and there are no funds,” was the blunt message to staff at a leading Australian estate agency today. McGrath Nicol has been appointed joint managers by the NSW Department of Fair Trading over the national boutique estate agency, Unique Estates. Staff got an email from its founder informing them of … Read more

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  • 6 things to do before you list a property

    1. Research & plan Before you consider selling, research the market, focusing on properties in your area. Is it a good time to sell? Where do you intend to move next? What’s your budget, including moving? You don’t need all the answers, but you should develop a clear set of goals … Read more

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  • How to: Transform the exterior of your home

    The exterior of your house is something all visitors see and there are ways to improve the look and feel of it. Here’s a look at seven different techniques the team at Three Birds Renovations has used to transform the exterior of the Baulkham Hills house. 1. Adding weatherboard cladding & … Read more

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  • The pros and cons of buying mid-construction

    Residential construction has hit an all-time high in Australia, and some buyers are looking to purchase properties while they’re still being built. So we asked a buyer’s agent and a financial adviser what you need to know about buying a property under construction. Buying mid-construction vs buying off-the-plan Senior Property Consultant, Rob Di Vita … Read more

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  • 9 lazy but super effective ways to clean your house

    It’s officially spring cleaning season but it also happens to be the time when new TV shows are released on popular streaming services. You definitely want to make your house as liveable as possible, but you might also just want to sit down for eight hours straight and binge on … Read more

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  • When a property is also a small business

    Buying a rural property for some is about more than having a weekender or holiday home or even a rural retreat. For some buying that rustic charmer or gorgeous homestead isn’t just about buying a house, it can also be about either acquiring or establishing a small business. If you’re … Read more

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  • Tips for making your downsize work for you

    Thinking of moving out of the big family home now the kids have grown up and downsizing into something smaller, or an apartment? It can be a daunting prospect but for those empty nesters who’ve successfully done it, it can be the start of a whole new adventure. “It’s very … Read more

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  • Australia’s most amazing modern wine cellars

    They can’t be described as “novel”, given their status as civilisation’s original cool stores. And they’re not exactly must-haves, given, as Melbourne architect Matt Gibson says, “that like swimming pools, they start off on the wish list but are among the first items to be knocked off”. However, in some new high-end … Read more

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