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June 26, 2017

Never renovated a property before? Here are four mistakes to avoid when it’s home improvement time.

Mistake 1: Not doing enough research

Don’t start work without knowing the details. You need to research building materials and tradespeople, and understand the legal and r...

June 19, 2017

Mortgage brokers, loan pre-approval, fixed versus variable rate loans, stamp duty, conveyancing…..if you’re new to Australia, the language of home buying can seem mystifying. Here are some of the things you need to know to get yourself on the road to the great Australi...

May 14, 2017

Privacy, security, beautification – there are plenty of reasons why you might choose to fence your property. Understand what your options are and how to choose the right fence.

Why fence?

You might want to keep your dog, or kids, securely inside. Or maybe you want to kee...

May 7, 2017

Block the traffic noise, mask it or both? Here are some great ways to get a deep sleep, from investment in plants and walls, to quick fixes and tweaks that work like a dream.

Create a sound barrier

If you’re planning to stay in your property for a long time, or looking t...

April 30, 2017

Renovating while expecting: canny timing or a serious case of total insanity? Understand the pros and cons and then decide if is this the right move for you.

It’s all in the timing

Your timeline is crucial – both of them. What’s the deadline for delivery of your reno and...

April 9, 2017

High-quality tenants make renting your investment property both easier and more lucrative, but how do you actually find them? Along with well-written rental ads, we look at some other ways to get high quality people into your investment property.

There are several...

March 19, 2017

For those unfamiliar, a white-label loan is essentially a home-branded loan. Just like your favourite home-branded products you see in supermarket aisles there is more than meets the eye – the white-label loan is more than its competitive price tag. White-label product...

March 12, 2017

Congratulations! You’ve just bought a property at auction. Before you can move in, there are some things you need to do. Remember, it’s always recommended to seek legal advice when purchasing a property.

Sale contract and deposit

There’s no cooling-off period when y...

October 16, 2016

When it’s time to renovate, everyone wants to save money. It’s fine to be hands-on for some tasks, but there are a few projects that are definitely not DIY friendly. Here’s a guide to what you may want to do yourself and what you should leave to the professionals.

What...

October 9, 2016

Finding the perfect property isn’t always easy. Despite the number of homes for sale, the unpredictable nature of the market can make house hunting exhausting.

If you’ve tried property websites, newspapers and real estate agents’ windows without success, here are five m...

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