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  • Three Perfect Features For The Social Living Room

    One of the best features of owning your own piece of real estate in Australia or New Zealand is inviting other people over to share in the experience. Whether you are having friends over for some evening cocktails or hosting this year’s family Christmas, you’re getting the chance to show … Read more

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  • How To Sell A Deceased Estate

    Selling property left behind by a loved one can make a difficult time more stressful, but understanding how deceased estate sales work can ease the burden. What you need to know before selling a deceased estate LJ Hooker Head of Real Estate Christopher Mourd and Greg Jemmeson, from Sydney’s Jemmeson … Read more

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  • Why I Love Being A First-Home Buyer In My 50s

    When Elizabeth bought her first home almost six years ago she became a first-home buyer, with a generational twist. Bucking the idea that first home buyers are aged 20- or 30-something, the grandmother of three was 58 when she signed her first property contract of sale. A registered nurse, she … Read more

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  • What Do I Have To Disclose When Selling A House?

    The days of “buyer beware” are fading fast. States are introducing a growing list of regulations mandating what sellers must tell potential buyers – while Australian consumer law also protects purchasers across the country. Here’s some good general areas to keep in mind when selling, but remember that disclosure regulations … Read more

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  • How To Keep Your Emotions In Check When Selling

    Home is where the heart is, so it’s no surprise that people experience strong feelings when it comes time to sell. Emotional connection between you and your home is completely normal, however, as a seller you cannot afford to let feelings get in the way. Regardless of whether you are … Read more

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  • What To Do With Your Home When Travelling Long-Term

    If you’re a homeowner planning a long-term trip, one of the biggest decisions you’ll face is what to do with your home while you’re away. While homeownership used to be seen as putting an end to the possibility of long-term travel, that is far from the truth now. We spoke … Read more

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  • Melbourne home values rise for second time since 2017

    Melbourne’s home values have risen two months in a row. Melbourne’s home values have risen for a second consecutive month, signalling the worst of the market downturn is over. Experts say the increases recorded in June and July — the first positive results since November 2017 — should spur house … Read more

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  • Important Tips For Presenting The Master Bedroom For Viewing

    As the last stop on viewing tours for many properties, the master bedroom is an important room to get right. Even if everything else has gone to plan, falling at the final hurdle can leave buyers with a negative overall impression of the property which could affect their final decision. … Read more

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  • Are You Finance-Ready To Buy A Property?

    With market conditions changing, the effect of the Banking Royal Commission and property prices fluctuating in some states, the lending landscape has changed significantly over the past 12 months. With banks and other lenders placing more scrutiny over lending applications, Loan Market’s State Director Tim Amorous provides insights into how … Read more

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  • Stylish Heating

    Keep cosy this winter by making your home a respite from the cold. With so many different heating options to choose from, you won’t need to forgo style in your pursuit of warmth. As well as keeping you snug, fireplaces make for striking focal points. For a traditional wood fireplace, … Read more

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