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Finding a suburb to suit your active lifestyle
For the active outdoor enthusiast, knowing which suburbs offer the safest and most scenic walking / cycling / running routes nearby plays a part in the purchasing decision.
Five DIY staging tips that really work
Home staging is a tried-and-trusted method of ensuring that a property will sell faster and for a higher price
House or apartment: which is right for you?
Choosing between a house and an apartment can be difficult. Here are 5 factors to consider before making a decision.
Tips for keeping pets in smaller homes
Not all of us can afford spacious properties with large gardens. But, that does not mean we cannot keep our pets comfortable in a smaller home.
Why you need life insurance when buying a home
If you have a home loan and something bad happens to you, you could lose your home. Life insurance takes the stress of this happening away.
Dealing with a demanding landlord
A difficult landlord can make a tenant’s life miserable. Knowing how to deal with them is the key to keeping the relationship amiable.
What to do about a derelict property in your neighbourhood
It’s an eyesore, it seems to attract criminal activity, and it’s bringing down your property value. What to do when there’s an unmaintained property in your neighbourhood?
7 property pricing myths that will lose you money
Many of the ‘tips and tricks’ for selling property are actually myths that can get in the way of selling your home.
How to calculate the return on your property investment
Owning properties can provide investors with steady rental income or capital appreciation. However, it is important to measure the ROI to determine the level of profitability of the property.
How to get your rental deposit back
Squabbles over security deposits account for a very large proportion of the disputes between landlords and their tenants – but could actually be quite easily avoided in most cases.