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Investing

Hurry, the doors are open to property opportunities!

If you are influenced by popular opinion, then you’ll probably be sitting on the real estate side-lines right now, at least as far as property investment is concerned. General sentiment is that the Australian property market is... more
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Selling

How do real estate agent's commissions work?

Many people look at the costs associated with the sale of a property as expenses, rather than as an investment. This simple shift in perspective not only makes the layout of cash less painful, it also motivates you to take a... more
Selling property in a buyer’s market? There are 5 things you need to know!

Selling

5 things you need to know to sell high on your property

The best laid plans can and often do go awry, and when it comes to selling your property sometimes even the most finely tuned strategy can fail in a buyer’s market. If your time to sell is now and you’re struggling to get the... more
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Market Updates

Has Your Household’s Disposable Income Just Taken Another Hit?

Ah… Australia the lucky country, right? The enviable lifestyles of beautiful people, knocking back Sauvignon Blanc and prawns in the endless sunshine, like there’s no tomorrow. Stereotypes aside, the reality for the everyday... more
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Styling

The Pros and Cons of Buying a House with A Pool

A house with a pool is as ubiquitous in Australia these days as the humble picket fence. Whether you sit by it, lay beside it or splash around in it with the kids, a pool provides hours of enjoyment, but does it really earn its... more
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Home Safety

What to Do After a Home Burglary

A home burglary is an awful experience, regardless of whether things were stolen or damaged or not. The mere thought of strangers being inside your home feels like a personal violation and the impact of that on your sense of... more

First National Real Estate

Appraisal or Valuation – What’s the Difference?

When asking yourself ‘what’s the value of my property?’ it can be easy to think you need a valuation. Language huh – it’s a tricky thing, but actually what you want is an ‘appraisal’. If the question came from someone else, like... more