Tips to care for your pool after a storm

11-Mar-2020 12:30:00 Share this:

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Topics: poolwerx

Underinsurance a real concern in Australia

20-Feb-2020 11:26:47 Share this:
The 2020 bushfire season has left many Australians devastated without homes and livelihood. Even more devastating is that so many of those affected by the bushfires are underinsured. Our partners at Mortgage Express offer tips to understanding what events and damage can be covered by insurance as a vital first step in assessing whether or not you have the right cover for your home.

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Topics: Home Insurance, Home and Contents Insurance

Top ways to add value to your garden

20-Feb-2020 11:25:58 Share this:
Spring and summer are a popular time to sell your home, but where do you begin? Most people will spruce up their property by decluttering and cleaning their house, but many people don’t realise how much impact their garden can have. Here are some easy ways to help ensure your garden adds value to your property before you put it on the market.

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Topics: Gardening, Spring selling season, Home Tips

First Home Owners Deposit – All You Need to Know

20-Feb-2020 11:17:34 Share this:
On 1 January 2020, the Australian Government’s First Home Owners Deposit Scheme kicked off and already hundreds of Aussies have signed up to the scheme. Aimed at supporting eligible first home buyers purchase a home sooner, the scheme allows first home buyers to put down just five per cent deposit, with the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) guaranteeing the rest of what would normally be a 20 per cent deposit. Here’s all you need to know.

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Topics: Home Loan Advice, First time homeowner, Buying a property in Australia

What Millenials are Looking for in a Home

20-Feb-2020 11:14:38 Share this:
Millennials. It's a term used to describe people born between the early 1980's to around the year 2000.
Re cent research reveals that within three years, more than 40% of home buyers will come from the millennial generation, as many reach their peak income-earning years.
Many millennials view property differently because they often manage strict budgets, and can therefore be more price sensitive.
Having grown up in the technological age, millennials are typically fluent in accessing and analysing the enormous amount of information available on the internet, so they know how to find properties offering them value for their money.
Many millennial buyers understand that they need to start with a smaller property or unit as a stepping stone, or buy in a city or town where prices are more affordable.

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Topics: Home Buyers, first home buyer

Holiday property considerations

16-Dec-2019 09:54:51 Share this:

While relaxing and enjoying good times at your favourite holiday location, you stroll past the local real estate agent’s window and browse the offerings.

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Topics: Holiday Home

Increase rental income and deductions

12-Dec-2019 15:44:35 Share this:

See how a renovation achieved a 13 per cent yield from our business partners at BMT Tax Depreciation. Australia’s renovations industry appears to be profiting from weaker economic conditions and tighter lending standards, with alterations and additions to residential buildings hitting a historic high recently. Australian Bureau of Statistics December Building Activity data showed a 6.6 per cent increase in alterations and additions in 2018, with renovation spending reaching $2.27 billion in the December quarter.

This indicates homeowners and investors seeking to improve capital values and increase rental income have been renovating their properties, rather than purchasing anew. It’s expected this boom will continue, as Master Builders Australia has forecast homeowners and investors will spend $8.8 billion annually on renovations over the next five years.


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Topics: Renovations, Rental Property Renovations

Plumbing crisis management

12-Dec-2019 15:31:33 Share this:

A plumbing emergency can happen at any time, and invariably when it is most inconvenient. Here are some helpful tips on dealing with a plumbing crisis before the expert arrives.

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Topics: Rental Property Renovations

Ready to buy? Take four breaths

11-Dec-2019 14:15:00 Share this:

The home is exactly what you’re looking for at the right price. There are other buyers circling with offers, and you feel an urgency to do something or miss out.

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Topics: Home Buying Traps, Buying a home, Buying Tips