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Preparing your property for sale during covid-19

In Real Estate, almost nothing goes hand in hand better than spring and the Melbourne property market. But in keeping with the theme of 2020, even this is looking a little different this year. As part of Melbourne’s reopening roadmap, we have now seen private inspections and auctions recommence, as well as property appraisals. So, what can you do to

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8 things you might be forgetting to spring clean

Aside from the usual weekly cleaning such as vacuuming, mopping and cleaning the bathrooms, there are other areas of your home that might need some much needed attention. Now that spring is well and truly here, get inspired to do a more deep clean to really make your home sparkle. 1. Door knobs & light switches Let’s face it door

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Easing of restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne’s real estate industry

Easing of restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne’s real estate industry When it was announced that a number of real estate services were to be permitted under Step 2 of metropolitan Melbourne’s reopening roadmap, a sense of relief was felt by industry professionals, as well as a collective of buyers and sellers whose best laid plans have been severely impacted by Melbourne’s

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Home Improvements

Renovating your investment home for best results

Renovating your investment home for best results So, you have just purchased an investment property or maybe your tenants have vacated and your property needs a refresh? Renovating can be expensive and there can be many pitfalls. You want to make sure you get as much value for your dollar as you can, so read on for smart and money-wise

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Ways to welcome spring into your home

Melbourne winter being confined to our homes, we are now getting to the other side – where we are close to coming out of lockdown. We are finally able to greet spring with some positivity and hope on the horizon. Here are some ways we can herald in the new season. Open all windows and let the fresh air rush

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Community

Health and happiness while at home

Health and happiness while at home During this second Melbourne lockdown, it is easy to let our health and wellness slide. That extra serving of ice-cream, an all-night (or day) binge on Netflix, or spending hours idly scrolling through social media can be a welcome distraction from the strains and boredom of isolation. But if we prioritise our health we

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Buying

Buying an affordable first home in Melbourne’s east

Buying an affordable first home in Melbourne’s east Home ownership: two words that come with an equal mix of excitement and anxiety. Let’s be honest, there’s a lot of pleasure to be derived from thoughts of how you might decorate a property, the social gatherings you could have there, and the memories you’re hoping to make. But the reality is

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Community

Stage 4 restrictions

Stage 4 Restrictions This week, Melbourne’s real estate industry has again transformed itself, moving to a new mode of operation based on the guidelines defined as part of the COVID-19 Stage 4 restrictions. This transition to these has been rapid, and there is potential that these parameters will evolve over time, however, here’s what things look like for the moment.

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Investing

Discover the top 4 benefits of property depreciation

Depreciation is the second biggest tax deduction available for property investors. However, 80 per cent of investors are failing to take full advantage of it. Property depreciation is the wear and tear of a building and its assets over time. Owners of income-producing properties can claim this depreciation as a tax deduction. A tax depreciation schedule prepared by a specialist

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