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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

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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

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Home Improvements

Clever gardening tips that won’t break the bank balance

We have been blessed with some lovely sunshine and fine days during the winter season this year, so getting out into our garden has been a pleasure for some people. For those who are not so savvy, I’ve compiled some top tips to improve the look of your garden without having to spend a fortune.

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Finance

Residential investor’s guide to property depreciation

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but there is a way that property investors can boost cash flow without spending any. Property depreciation is the natural wear and tear of a building and its assets over time. Owners of income-producing properties can claim depreciation as a tax deduction, and they don’t need to spend any money

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Winter gardens that sell homes

As we commence another lockdown, it’s reassuring to know that not everything stops. While family gatherings and birthday parties are paused, life goes on. Our social lives mightn’t be as healthy, but one area that continues to prosper is the property market. The saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words, and this

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Winter styling that gives a warm welcome

In winter we tend to bunker down and spend more time indoors. If you home is on the market it is important to present your property to reflect the new season. Now that open for inspections have resumed after the easing of the recent restrictions, it’s time to spruce up your place and present it

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What the HomeBuilder grant could mean for you

In the middle of a pandemic, good news is refreshing. Especially when it involves a cash injection. The federal government’s recently announced HomeBuilder stimulus – designed to boost Australia’s third-biggest industry, construction, during this economic downturn – presents a great opportunity for a select few. If you are an owner-occupier or a would-be home buyer

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What you can do in Melbourne’s East right now

As Victoria has announced it will further ease covid-19 restrictions from June 1, we’ve put together a collection of what things you can now do in Melbourne’s East. Parents and fitness aficionado’s will be overjoyed to see parks and playgrounds open up; restaurants and cafes will begin seating more customers; while swimming pools, outdoor cinemas

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Preparing for a winter sale

Despite the cooler weather and shorter days winter can be a great time to sell. Lower stock volumes in cooler times can create demand amongst buyers and an enticing time to sell. So how should you prepare your home for a winter sale? Provide some winter warmth Ensuring windows are clean will allow ample light

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