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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...



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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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 ...


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. 



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


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...


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&...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


Tips to keep the kids occupied these School Holidays

With a bit of creative thinking, there are plenty of cost-effective activities you can do with your kids these school holidays. Here are just a few ideas to get you started...


Plant a Vege Garden: Even if you only have a small outdoor space you can create a simple vegetable patch with the kids. If you have no yard, you can still plant seeds in some pot...


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...


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...


Avondale Christmas Carols a Hit with the Community

The Avondale School Community Christmas Carols was held on Sunday, 3rd December and what a night it was! We were proud sponsors of the event and we attended to enjoy the carols along with the community.

With gates opening at 4:30pm, the community made their way in, carrying chairs, eskies and picnic blankets. 

The Lakes Mail reported that an estimated 5,000 people attend...


Proud Sponsors of the Avondale School Community Christmas Carols!

We are super excited to be sponsors of this years Avondale School Community Christmas Carols!

The carols are this Sunday, 3rd December and gates open at 4:30pm. 

There is an amazing line up including Colin Buchanan, ARIA winner and 9 times Golden Guitar Singer/Songwriter, with a diverse career including a beloved ABC Play School presenter!

PLUS Harrison Craig wil...


Our new website is here!!

We are so excited to bring you our brand new website!

The new site has been several months in the making. Our aim was to bring you a comprehensive website, yet not too cluttered of irrelevant information. We wanted it to be user friendly and easy to find the information you need. We hope you feel we have delivered this to you. 

We will have more updates coming to the sit...