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  • Why do sightlines matter?

    By Rebecca Gross in association with Focus on where your eye is drawn, not just where you will spend all your time. When you’re sitting or walking through your home there are views you do want to see, and spaces you don’t. The garden, for example, is a view you want; the … Read more

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  • Does adding a bedroom really increase your property’s value?

    Australians spend $31.4billion renovating their homes every year, Housing Industry Association data shows. You can be sure that a large portion of that money goes towards adding bedrooms, often with the idea that doing so will add value to the property. But the question remains – does adding a room … Read more

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  • Should beginner investors look at commercial property?

    By Ryan Trickey, Commercial Managing Director, Ray White Commercial Glen Waverley It’s been impossible to read the news recently without seeing predictions of a housing market slowdown in Australia. For one, CoreLogic RP Data shows that over the June Quarter Sydney and Melbourne home values only increased by 0.8 and 1.5 per … Read more

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  • New uses for old items around the home

    By Joanna Tovia in association with Not sure how to repurpose that old bike in the front yard? Houzz have got you covered. Stumbling upon an out-of-the-ordinary light fixture, artwork or household item when you visit someone’s home for the first time can stop you in your tracks and make your mouth … Read more

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  • 5 signs it’s time to buy your second investment property

    The vast majority of investors only own one property. It’s likely that many people have missed telltale signs that now could be the best time to buy a second investment property and continue growing their wealth. With two investment properties you have twice the chance to build wealth, so to help … Read more

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  • Should millennials buy or rent in Australia?

    To buy or to rent? That question that has vexed young Australians for decades here in Australia, with most preferring to buy and cash in on capital gains if they can afford to. But is buying really the better option? Research papers from The University of Melbourne and the Reserve … Read more

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  • 5 ways to make the most of your single-wall kitchen

    By Amanda Pollard in association with It’s now easier than ever to style your single-wall kitchen. Browse ideas below! Having a kitchen run along one wall is a great way to make the most of your space. Check out these beautiful examples to find out how a few design tricks can ensure … Read more

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  • 5 small bathroom challenges and how you can fix them

    By Amanda Pollard in association with Designing a small bathroom can be tough. Find out some of the challenges you might be facing and how to fix them. 1. Free up floor space Photo by CLPM Limited – Search transitional bathroom design ideas Problem: You’re feeling crammed in your tiny bathroom. Solution: Create the illusion of … Read more

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  • 4 apartment decorating tips to make the most out of a small space

    More and more of us are living in apartments these days. And although unit-life has its perks, there are certainly a few challenges involved in living in a smaller space, particularly when it comes to interior design. We’ve whipped up four easy apartment design tips to make sure you can make … Read more

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  • Home loan wisdom: Why is a yearly mortgage review so essential?

    In April alone Australians held close to $1.28trillion in residential mortgages with New Zealanders coming in at $277billion. With an average loan value over $600,000. We can be fairly certain that a significant proportion of those home loans haven’t been reviewed for years. Why does that matter? Because as your lifestyle, … Read more

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