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6 things I’d tell a younger me about buying a house

1. Save now. For the love of God, save now!

In your twenties, you’ll want to spend your earnings on things like going out, clothing, and dying your hair at the salon when you clearly can’t pull off peroxide blonde highlights. Stop all of this immediately and start saving your money. Years go by quickly. One day you’re 23, the next you’re 34 and with no depos...

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10 things to do before moving into a new house

Moving day. It’s never going to be 100% stress-free, but a little bit of planning will go a long way towards making it much more bearable. 

Below are a few examples of tasks that should be done well in advance, plus a few extra tips on how to make the move as smooth as possible.

 

1. Connect your internet

Contact your interne...

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EOFY LANDLORD CHECKLIST 2018/2019

As the end of the financial year looms, property investors should start to review their last 12 months and assemble their paperwork for tax time. There’s a lot to work through, but it shouldn’t be stressful.

Follow this checklist and you’ll be sitting back waiting for your return before you know it.

Gather your paperwork

As early as...

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Selling in Winter

Traditionally, houses don't sell well in the winter. Unless you live in a perpetually sunny clime, it's not the ideal time to put your home on the market: Bad weather discourages buyers from venturing forth and often makes a pro...

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Add value to your home with integrated water filtration. What are the best ones?

Water is the source of life. In fact, living without it can have serious consequences within a matter of days. Thankfully, for most of us, having access to safe drinking water isn’t something we have to fight for. The water that comes out of our taps has been treated to make it safe to drink but some of those chemicals can cause an unpleasant taste. Some of the chemicals used can also ...

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Garden Fence Ideas to Transform Your Home

Whether it’s for privacy, security or as a decorative feature, a well-designed fence can offer the perfect garden enhancement.

Fences are no longer used to only secure space or mark boundaries. These days, they have the power to make or break kerb appeal. Fences can add style and charm to any home. However, to truly complement your property’s existing architecture, it&rsq...

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Hit4 Youth Mental Health Fundraiser - PROUD SPONSOR

We are super excited to be a major sponsor of the Morisset Rotary Hit4 Youth Mental Health fundraising day on Friday, 31st August 2018.

 
Held at the Morisset Country Club, the event aims to raise $30,000 towards adolescent mental health. There is a BBQ breakfast, round of golf, drinks on the course, lunch in the clubhouse and presentation of many massive prizes (including ...

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Presenting your Home for Sale

Selling can be daunting - especially when you don't know where to start when it comes to presenting your property for sale. 

Here are just a few tips from us to make this process a little easier. 

 

STREET APPEAL

Make sure the front of your property looks appealing and inviting with a weed-free garden, neatly kept grass (regularly mowed) and som...

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The Advantages of Selling Your Home in Winter

One of the most common notions is that selling in spring will achieve the best possible result.

It makes sense, of course. Gardens are in full bloom so spring is seen when many houses are at their best. And sometimes this is the case, for example if you have a home with serious cottage gardens and they are the best feature, then spring is your time to sell. 

For everyone...

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Using colours in your home - what do they mean?

Colors act in three basic ways: active, passive and neutral. You can easily match every room’s colors to your personal desires, to your taste and to the room’s purpose. Light colors are expansive and airy, making rooms seem larger and brighter. Dark colors are sophisticated and warm; they give large rooms a more intimate appearance.

Let’s take a closer look at&...

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How to make your home look posh (without a royal budget)

If your home is decidedly lacklustre due to a shortage of space or tired furnishings, don’t despair. There are ways to make it feel special again on any budget – take a look at these ideas and you’ll be feeling fancy in no time.

Add a touch of velvet
Soft and decadent, velvet can be both modern and luxurious when introduced in ...

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Seven tips for co-owning a Holiday House

Buying a shared holiday house can be an excellent way for families to get into the property market, and share the costs of a property. 

But you'll need to set down some ground rules from the get-go, or things can go pear shaped, even for the closest of clans. 

Not only is it cheaper to buy and secure the property when you’re co-owning, but you’ve also go...

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The Benefits of Professional Photography

When it comes to selling your home, first impressions count. For most home hunters the majority of research starts online, and your photographs need to be up to scratch so you can reel them in on first glance.

Think about it - when looking for a new home, the first thing most people do is look at the photos. Whether it’s online or in the local paper, people want to visualise th...

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First Home Buyers - how to get into that home in 2019!

If you have been longing for your first home, then maybe 2019 is your year!!

Here are some tips to help you make the dream a reality.

 

Save the biggest deposit that you can: Saving a deposit helps in 2 ways: First it shows your potential lender that you can exercise financial discipline over a period of time, and secondly - the bigger the deposi...

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We have a winner!

This December we ran a fantastic giveaway through our Morisset office exclusively on Facebook - for lots of toys!!

We had way too much fun selecting these prizes, we tried to get something for every age, boys, girls and ones the family can use together. But I think we did OK!

After over 500 entries, the lucky winner was drawn yesterday, and that winner was Laura Kerr or Toron...

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Moving with Pets - a Step-by-Step Guide

Anyone who’s moved house is probably familiar with the age old thought that it’s one of the most stressful experiences we’ll ever have. This popular saying isn’t really borne out by research, but clearly it strikes enough of a chord to have stuck around. Moreover, the prevalence of articles sharing tips on how to reduce anxiety indicates we hum...