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  • New year, new project: Reno jobs for 2020

    As we head into 2020 (eek, a new decade), there’s never been a better time to make a list of what reno jobs you want to take on at home. New year, new and improved home, right? The first few weeks of 2020 seems just as good as any time … Read more

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  • 4 garden design tips when selling your home

    Not surprisingly in Australia, the land of outdoor living, a garden plays a key role in the saleability of a home, and can make a big difference to the final dollar figure come auction day. 4 garden design tips to help sell your home 1. Make an entrance If you … Read more

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  • 8 home features Aussie buyers want right now

    From swimming pools and garages to a sun-filled aspect, these are the features Aussie buyers are seeking in a new home in 2020, as revealed by Australia’s number one agent. Think like a buyer! Thinking of selling your home? Who better to tell you the features Aussie home buyers are … Read more

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  • What time of year should you sell your house?

    It’s a question contemplated by thousands of Australian home owners each year; when is the definitive ‘right’ time to sell? According to one property expert, Amanda Jones from Hodges Sandringham in Melbourne, the answer is more complicated than defaulting to the conventional idea that “spring is best.”Jones says the right … Read more

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  • Cheap real estate agents: are they worth it?

    It goes without saying that selling a property is about maximising your return. But all too often people make the mistake of focusing on agent commission rates rather than the total dollars in their pocket at the end of the sale. We’ve seen this time and time again, and while it is … Read more

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  • How to make an offer on a house

    Making an offer on your dream home can be a daunting task. There’s paperwork and finances to get in order, negotiations to keep track of, and what to do after your offer is accepted. Putting in an offer on the home you want, whether before auction or for a private … Read more

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  • 5 value-adding outdoor hacks that won’t blow your budget

    Most of us care about presenting our home in the best possible light, but things like shabby paint and overgrown gardens won’t just put guests off – they could disappoint potential buyers too. Maintaining the outside of your home is especially important when considering putting your home on the market. … Read more

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  • 7 tips to keep your timber floorboards in perfect nick

    Timber floorboards are one of those timeless property features that are always talked up in home inspections. “Have you seen the hardwood floors!? They’re delightful…” brags the agent. Filling gaps in timber boards is easy enough to do yourself. Picture: Chris Jones Michael Duffy, former finalist on The Block and DIY hotshot … Read more

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  • 9 everyday home hacks to minimise stress for selling

    Does the thought of selling your home make you want to hide under a rock? You’re not alone! But there are ways to minimise anxiety with a few simple tips. “Most people find selling their family home more stressful than other major life events,” says agent Suzie Brannelly, and it’s not … Read more

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