Landmark Harcourts new agreement enables cost-effective video marketing for the national network

02-Aug-2018 16:33:51 Share this:

We’re pleased to announce that Australia’s leading regional real estate brand, Landmark Harcourts, have formed a new partnership with the Estate Agents Co-operative (EAC). In a win for both buyers and sellers, this initiative will give our national network of real estate specialists access to high quality videos which allow potential purchasers to take a video tour of selected properties, regardless of where they’re located.

 


Read more

Topics: business partners, Video, Marketing


Lighting up the outdoors

20-Jul-2018 15:22:35 Share this:

External lighting can provide a lot more than just home security – it also welcomes your guests and gives them a well-lit and safe entry to your home.


Read more

Topics: Home Trends, Home Tips


Upcycling in the Home

20-Jul-2018 15:15:57 Share this:

 

With the Winter season comes indoor pursuits. It’s the perfect time to clean up and decorate around the home. Try ‘upcycling’, the popular transformation of discarded or useless items into something new or useful. Here are a few ideas for inspiration.

 


Read more

Topics: DIY


Time to test your smoke alarms

14-Jun-2018 10:48:33 Share this:

 Many Australians change their smoke alarm batteries once per year. For a landlord or property owner, smoke alarm compliance is much more than just changing a battery and testing an alarm.

 


Read more

Topics: Property Management Focus, Home Maintenance


How to Choose - Fixed or variable?

14-Jun-2018 08:00:00 Share this:

Should you lock in your interest rate for a fixed period? Or take a chance on interest rates dropping even further and choose a variable rate?

 

Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to these questions. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve outlined the pros and cons of fixed and variable interest home loans.


Read more

Topics: Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Debt, mortgage stress, Australia Property, australia finance, Fixed Interest Rate, Variable Interest Rate, Blog, property focus, Newsletter


To downsize or not to downsize?

13-Jun-2018 10:21:40 Share this:

Whether you are retiring, looking to free up some capital, or simply wanting to de-clutter, downsizing can offer some real advantages – but it also comes with some downsides. We weigh up the pros and cons of making this lifestyle change.

 


Read more

Topics: property focus, Australia Real Estate, Newsletters


Property investors take note: here's why you need a tax depreciation schedule

12-Jun-2018 16:58:27 Share this:

Claiming depreciation on an investment property can make a significant difference to a property investor’s cash flow.


Read more

Topics: Property Management Focus, Property Management, Australia Property, BMT Tax Depreciation


How to add value in the laundry

08-May-2018 16:48:52 Share this:

The laundry often isn’t somewhere we spend much time on when it comes to renovations or updates, but it is a room where many of us spend a lot of time each day. The importance of the laundry in daily living means it could be a deal-maker for potential buyers, so consider these tips to help you ‘clean up’ at sale time.


Read more

Topics: home improvements, Selling, Advice, Winter, property focus, Newsletters, property focus


Buying and selling with bridging finance

08-May-2018 16:09:45 Share this:

Timing is often a challenge when it comes to buying a new home and selling an existing one. In a perfect world, both transactions would happen simultaneously. In reality though, you could end up owning two properties while you sell your existing home. That’s where bridging finance comes in.


Read more

Topics: Mortgage Debt, mortgage rates, Mortgage Broker, Bridging Finance, Australia Property, property focus, Newsletters


A handy checklist for last-minute open homes

19-Apr-2018 11:57:32 Share this:

We all know the importance of first impressions, so how your home looks, feels and even smells is crucial when it comes to open homes. Here are some simple and quick tasks you can do around the house before potential buyers arrive that can help your home shine.

 


Read more

Topics: Open For Inspections, Open House, Open Homes