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DIY cleaning approaches for a sparkling home

A clean abode is a must-have before selling. The only rapt person to discover a mouldy bathroom (complete with a stained toilet) is a bargain hunter who knows they are likely to nab a great price. A fresh, hygienic home leaves a positive impression on a would-be buyer – and makes any homeowner feel great, too. Here are some tried-and-tested

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Moving

Make packing an (almost) joy

Have you ever heard anyone declare that they love packing before moving home? Unless they are a professional packer, it’s safe to assume that such a person doesn’t exist. Moving all your belongings is tiring and stressful. But, if you concentrate on the small things first, the laborious job can be a more harmonious affair. A first-rate, experienced moving company

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What you need to know about Victorian rental reforms: Part II

What you need to know about Victorian rental reforms: Part II In Part I of What you need to know about Victorian rental reforms we covered some of the 132 legislative changes that are due to be introduced on March 29 2021; now we’ll take a look at what else you need to know. Modifications without consent Tenants will now

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Investing

February Market Update

Whilst Sky News recently reported that Melbourne has just lived through its coldest summer since 2002, the same thing could certainly not be said about its Real Estate market! Victoria underwent a 5-day circuit breaker lockdown in mid-February, bringing physical auctions to a standstill with less than 24-hours’ notice, but even that did not stop the momentum of the local

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What you need to know about Victorian rental reforms: Part 1

What you need to know about Victorian rental reforms: Part I The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2018 was originally scheduled for July 1 2020, however, the implementation was delayed due to COVID-19. The changes are now scheduled to come into effect March 29 2021, the day after the year-long rental moratorium ceases. There are 132 legislative changes that will come

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Home Improvements

Effects of COVID-19 on our interior trends

Having lived a whole year through a world pandemic, as human beings we’ve all undergone significant changes. This in turn has had a huge impact on our environment and in particular our interiors. We are now spending more time working from home and have more leisure time at home, so we’ve been reflecting on where we live and what we

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Selling

Autumn – an opportune time to sell

The season festooned with the glorious hues of yellows, red and oranges isn’t traditionally the most popular time to put your property on the market. Spring and summer are usually favoured for pegging that “For Sale” sign up, but after a tumultuous year like no other, autumn is now shaping up as the golden time to sell. Have you been

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Median prices

December Quarter Update

2020 was a year in which we witnessed an array of challenges on a global scale, with many industries suffering greatly at the hands of the COVID-19 pandemic. And with a stringent set of restrictions placed on Melbourne’s Real Estate industry for much of the year, it was uncertain how things would unfold for the final quarter, once we moved

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Home Improvements

Pantone Colour of the Year 2021

At the end of every year, Pantone – the world’s most influential colour institute announces their colour for the coming year. The design world eagerly awaits this very well considered decision, as it dictates the coming trends in all things design. This year is a little different as they have chosen two hues to be the colours that represent the

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