Can non-residents buy property in Australia?

17-Oct-2019 14:37:46 Share this:


Tighter regulations have made it tougher than ever for non-resident buyers to buy property in Australia. While the process may seem near impossible to navigate, once you understand the framework the Government uses to approve applications, it’s actually fairly straightforward. Take a look at what you need to know.



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Topics: Buying a home, Relocating

Rental Property Renovation: 3 Questions to ask yourself first

11-Oct-2019 12:15:00 Share this:

Renovating a rental property can be a costly exercise but making improvements to the property can yield a healthy return. To ensure you’re maximising your investment, it’s important not to overcapitalise, to stick to your budget, and to use durable products and materials. If you are considering renovating your rental property, ask yourself these 3 questions first.


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Topics: DIY, Investment Property

How to design a lawn-free landscape

10-Oct-2019 08:14:20 Share this:



With climate change affecting weather around the world, many homeowners are replacing turf with low-maintenance landscape ideas.




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Topics: DIY, Gardening

Here comes the heat

09-Oct-2019 15:54:27 Share this:


Our wonderful Australia summer can cause problems for those plants in your garden. Using these few tips, you can achieve maximum water efficiency and retention of natural rainfall.

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Topics: DIY, Gardening

How to get your pool ready for summer

09-Sep-2019 10:33:09 Share this:


With the warmer weather approaching, now is the time to give your pool some pre- summer care after limited use during the cooler months. 



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Topics: Home Tips

Adapting for later in life

09-Sep-2019 09:56:06 Share this:


A comfortable care-free retirement can often stem from being in a comfortable low-maintenance home. If you are looking ahead to where you want to be and how you want to live, you need to consider a number of options.


Ask yourself whether it’s time to sell the home on the large block with high maintenance gardens to enjoy the luxury lifestyle of a flat or apartment. 



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Topics: DIY

What Dads really want for Father's Day

13-Aug-2019 16:25:21 Share this:

With Fathers’ Day coming up on September 1st we asked a few of our agents around Australia about their Father’s Day memories and what they’d like to receive this year from their kids.




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Topics: Fathers Day

Kitchen floors: Wood vs. Tiles

12-Aug-2019 10:49:06 Share this:


Your kitchen sees you at your most inspired and messiest. The kitchen floor has to withstand it all and be easy to clean if it wants to survive your daily meal preparation. How do the two most popular choices in flooring compare?



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Topics: Property Tips, Kitchen Technology, Home Improvement

How to turn your garage into a home gym

12-Aug-2019 10:20:28 Share this:


Finding the motivation to exercise at home can be tough – especially if you don’t have the space. Here are some of our favourite home gym ideas to turn your garage into your very own personal workout space. 



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Topics: DIY, Newsletter

Maximise your tax return

12-Aug-2019 09:13:53 Share this:

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) recently performed a review of individual tax returns and found that an astounding 90 per cent of investment property owners were making mistakes in their tax return. The most common errors were around loan interest, borrowing expenses, repairs and improvements.


If you’re a property investor, here are some tips from our business partners at BMT Tax Depreciation for the new financial year that could help you avoid mistakes and save you thousands next tax time.




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Topics: Property Tips, Blog, Newsletter