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Tips for the Perfect Home Office

The way people work has been transformed by the pandemic. Most employees are now working from home.   If you’re one of those people and don’t have a dedicated space to work, the transition might not have gone as smoothly as you’d like.  With lockdowns expected to continue and many employers realising the advantages of a […]

Strong Demand, Limited Supply Force Sellers to Delay Sale

An increasing number of vendors are renting back their houses or delaying the settlement period for fear they won’t be able to find another house amidst robust demand for a limited supply of properties on the market on top of delays due to lockdown restrictions and weak rental vacancy rates. It is now common to […]

Everything You Want to Know About Duplexes?

A duplex home is one of those underrated dwelling types in the property world. It can generate solid value growth and high rental yields for less than the price of a couple of similarly located detached homes. What is a duplex home? A duplex is a residential structure with two homes that has a common […]

Is It Cheaper to Buy Than Rent Post-Covid?

New research from CoreLogic found that servicing a mortgage has become cheaper than paying rent on 36.2% of Australian dwellings, up from the pre-Covid-19 numbers of 33.9% posted in February 2019. More than a quarter (26.2%) of dwellings are cheaper to purchase in the combined capital cities, while the numbers increased to 60.1% in the […]

5 Living Rooms Items You Will Need in Your New Home

Moving to your new house is an exciting time, but there are some basic essentials that you need to make your new dwelling look, feel and function like a home. Here are a few essential décor and furniture items that increase the comfort of your living area. Curtains Curtains are one of the most useful […]

Home Selling 101: Get Rid of These 7 Items When Selling Your Home

House hunting is exciting, and that feeling can come from envisioning yourself living in the house you’ve dreamed about for so long. However, it cannot be easy imagining the place to be yours when it still feels like it belongs to another. Buyers will feel the same when they see your house during open inspections. […]

3 Things To Do When You Have Just Bought an Investment Property

It’s not yet time to rest after doing the work to successfully secure your first investment property. There are three important things you should do before you can enjoy the fruits of your investment. Get a property manager Hiring a property manager should make your role as a landlord relatively stress and hassle free. You […]

The Impact of the Lockdown on Property Prices

The property prices in Newcastle look to benefit even more from the current COVID lockdown. Because of the restrictions, people can no longer spend money on restaurants, bars or international travels. People are spending more time in their homes and research shows time searching for homes and investment opportunities is on the increase. This could […]

The Rising Popularity of Touchless Technology in the Home

Touchless tech is rising in popularity, even more so now as it fits perfectly with our pandemic lifestyle, where the norm is to interact with objects and people at a safe distance. Originally intended to provide efficiency in smart homes, touchless devices are now being used as hygienic measures to prevent cross-contamination. Here are the […]