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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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  • September rate review

    With mortgage season officially kicking off and whispers of it being one of the biggest on record, it’s time to start taking your home-buying ideas seriously – especially if you’ve been sitting on the fence. If you’re worried about getting slugged from the get go by application fees, don’t be: in … Read more

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  • Five things you might forget at open inspections

    Buying homes for sale is a big milestone in life. But it’s also one of the most thrilling things we’ll experience, too. As such, when you’re looking at houses for sale on the market, it can be easy to breeze through the open inspections process without too much thought. However, … Read more

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  • Home Loan Approvals Highest in 47 Months: ABS

    Home loan approvals in September 2013 were the highest since October 2009 according to data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Loan Market director Mark De Martino said that the first quarter of the financial year was off to a very hot start with 12 per cent … Read more

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