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  • How to ensure you get your bond back in full?

    Renting a home can be a great option for all sorts of situations. Maybe you’re particularly mobile and rarely stay in one place for long, are a student and have need of group accommodation for yourself and some friends, or simply aren’t able or willing to consider home ownership. There … Read more

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  • Thinking of a change: Should you renovate or relocate?

    Every year, over half a million Australians buy a new property, and last year over 8million of us did some form of renovations, Reserve Bank and Roy Morgan research shows. When your property’s no longer making the grade, you’ve got a decision to make. Are you going to relocate or renovate? RENOVATE: … Read more

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  • Busting 4 common mortgage myths

    BUSTING FOUR COMMON MORTGAGE MYTHS Mortgages are much maligned, often seen as burdens rather than the useful tools that they really are. But that’s just because they’re misunderstood. There are several myths – that are widely believed – that tarnish the name of the humble home loan. We’ve busted just four … Read more

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  • 7 Simple but effective home staging tips

    Original content provided by The Home Planning to put your house on the market this summer? Chances are you’re feeling a combination of excitement and anxiety. Excitement about your brand-new chapter, but nerves about how long your house could take to sell. Well, fear not. We’ve rounded up some simple … Read more

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  • 5 ways to protect yourself from bad tenants

    5 WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM BAD TENANTS Over 7 million people rent their homes in Australia, according to 2016 census data. That’s close to a third of the population. The vast majority of this group are reliable and trustworthy, making for fantastic tenants. Unfortunately, there are some who are … Read more

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  • 5 things to do before you even consider applying for a mortgage

    CHECK YOUR CREDIT RATING Your credit score is a number based on analysis of your past debts and repayments that helps lenders make decisions on whether or not they accept your application. If your score is bad, your lender may approve your loan you less, offer a higher interest rate, or … Read more

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  • Keep your tenants happy while selling

    If you’re planning to sell your tenanted investment property it’s important to keep the tenants on side during the process. Consider how a tenant views the whole process, which is likely an inconvenience followed by a possible eviction. One of the best strategies is to be upfront and honest with … Read more

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  • What can you expect from your property manager?

    If you own real estate in Australia, you may consider placing the responsibility of your rental in the hands of a registered property manager, employed by a licensed real estate agency. This can help you avoid the day-to-day worries of rental properties, thus making your life easier. In light of … Read more

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  • How do i save for my first home?

    Do you want to achieve the great Australian dream of owning your own home? Where you can change things and decorate to your tastes. Paint a wall any colour you like here, hang a picture anywhere that takes your fancy there – all with no limitations from a landlord. Well, … Read more

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