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October 05, 2018

Survival guide to moving houses

Book movers in advance
Make a booking at least a month in advance and always check reviews first.

Clear out
Get rid of any clothes, appliances, crockery, books and home furnishings you no longer use or need. Hold a garage sale, sell items online, book hard rubbish collection or donate to charity to offload excess possessions.

Hire cleaners
Hire a professional cleaner to give your new and old home a good...

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September 21, 2018

Why I still buy in Sydney

The old adage “misery loves company” seems top of mind for anyone commenting on the Sydney property market at present. Everyone looks to be climbing onto the same train – claiming the local market has “had its day” and that the smart money is heading out of town. And hasn’t it all turned on a dime?

It feels like not too far back (just 12 months ago) Sydney real estate could do no wrong and the good times were going to...

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August 24, 2018

Don’t pick the cheapest agent to sell your property – here’s why

When it comes time to sell an investment property, picking an agent can be a tricky task. Selling a
property can often be a stressful time, and knowing whom to sell with can make all the difference.
The process of deciding an agent begins beforehand, with sellers doing some research themselves.
Knowing which agents and agencies are active in your area is important as local agents can draw
on their database of interested property seekers, in particular buyers who may...

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August 02, 2018

Housing markets and wage growth - were we better off 20 years ago?

It’s a great topic of conversation at many a backyard barbecue. At some point over the past year, you’ve probably found yourself chatting to your mates about the good old days. And for those who are trying to get a foothold in the midst of Australia’s current housing climate, the dialogue has probably been centred around housing affordability.

When it comes to the basic cost of living, many feel a dollar just really...

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August 02, 2018

Property Chilling out

When the weathers’ cold, it’s easy to assume that spring is a better time to sell your home. The sun will be shining, the grass green and birds singing, tra-la-la.

But is it really the best time to sell? Yes and no, according to statistics compiled for H&G by property-research company CoreLogic. While spring is indeed the peak time for total property listings, more homes are actually sold in autumn, albeit by a small margin. And listings in autumn...

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August 18, 2017

THE VALUE OF A REAL ESTATE AGENT? LIKELY MORE THAN YOU THINK

We are living in an age of disruption where we are offered a range of new solutions which claim to make our lives easier and save us money.

In real estate, there is a new provider appearing almost every week declaring they can take the hassle out of choosing a real estate agent to sell your home. Some even suggest skipping the agent altogether.

Some of these providers are claiming they will save you a fortune by helping you choose the cheapest...

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