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September Quarter Market Update

The start of spring brought the expected flurry of activity to Melbourne’s property market, after what has been a huge three months in real estate. We witnessed an abundance of sales despite lockdowns and a ban on physical home inspections. The latest Real Estate Institute of Victoria figures show metro Melbourne’s median house sale price hit $1.072m in the September

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Affordable spring gardens

Springtime is arguably the best time of year for your garden to shine and look its best. The air is heavy with the sweet smell of new growth and flowers blooming, your garden can be a feast for all the senses. Not everyone has the budget for a total overhaul and landscape design, so I’ve gathered some affordable ideas on

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Spring styling for the ultimate sale

The Spring sunshine and warmer temperatures have emerged in Melbourne, which is making our days of staying home a little easier to bear. Spring is typically the busiest time of year for the property market and selling your home. Get ahead of the pack with these smart styling tips to make your home stand out. Stick to a particular decorating

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Downsizing in today’s market

Downsizing; the practice of buying a home that is smaller than the one you currently own. It’s a big step that is often made with a mix of excitement, relief and trepidation, as many leave behind what has been their family home and a place that holds a lifetime of memories. What many don’t fully consider though is that downsizing

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August Market Update

Buyers spent August bidding for keys to homes they were unable to set foot in, highlighting just how hot Melbourne’s property market remains. The value of overall dwellings grew by another 1.2 per cent over the month to a median price of $954,496 for houses and almost $616,000 for units. This brings the total growth in value for 2021 so

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The feel-good spring clean

Contemplating a spring clean is intimidating, let alone physically cleaning the home from top to bottom. But a targeted approach can be fruitful without the traditional frenzy. The guiding rule of a smarter spring clean is to declutter, wipe, sanitise and organise areas that are essentially hidden from view, but make the biggest impact in how we feel about our

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Why landlord insurance is a sure-fire win

Taking out insurance is a lot like buying a lottery ticket, with both decisions steeped in possibilities and ‘what-ifs’. However, when it comes to investment properties, landlord insurance is a wise choice. Landlord insurance is designed to cover the cost of replacement or repair if your residential rental property is damaged as a result of certain events. This type of

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Refreshing your home for the new season

As we await spring to arrive and cajole us with longer days and fun in the sun, it’s the perfect time to ensure our home is as ready as we are. Just as we have weathered the cold depths of winter, so has our home – to make sure we both enter the new season with a “spring” in our

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July Market Update

Hungry buyers are keeping Victoria’s property market hot, even as the state was pulled in and out of lockdown during July. Figures from CoreLogic reveal more than 171,000 properties were sold in the three months leading up to July. This is 53.4 per cent higher than the average figure recorded for the same quarter in the previous five years. In

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