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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. Second hand materials The most

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Investing

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 in order to claim it.

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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 couldn’t be more true as

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Selling

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 in the best light. Lighting

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Home Improvements

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 and earn less than $125,000

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Community

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 and beauty salons amongst other

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Selling

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 in, while fixing draft-y windows

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Manage your property with Noel Jones

We understand that as a property investor, you want your portfolio to capitalise on return in a manner that is as seamless and stress free as possible. To do this, it is best to engage the services of a highly motivated team who understand that there is no room for complacency in the ever-changing world of Real Estate; and that’s

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Reuse, recycle, repair

Repurposing and upcycling are the new buzz words in renovating or building. By using materials that you already have or scouring your local op shop, you can re-use goods that would otherwise go into landfill. So with the big push to help the environment and consume less mass produced goods, you can create a look that is all your own

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