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Look outside your property box

Our busy lifestyles don’t leave much time to enjoy relaxing in the great outdoors. But this doesn’t mean your next real estate purchase shouldn’t have an alfresco area, even if you’re not a top-notch green thumb. Your bank account, your mind and body, and your friends and family, will all thank you for the space....

Covid-19 sees real estate skills combine with counselling

Yet again, Victorians are struggling with COVID-19 lock downs from home schooling their children to night curfews and panic grocery buying, leaving the rest of us wondering if we’ll be next. But even before this sad second wave, we as real estate agents were being swamped by concerns from people of all ages and backgrounds....

Urban, regional or rural?

Proximity or price? Peace or potential noise? Space or restrictions? You might love country solitude but the city suits you too. So, which area best becomes you?  City and suburbia Two words: employment and proximity. With an urban lifestyle comes quality jobs along with transport, shops, and education and health hubs. Property blocks are relatively...

Simplifying your house move

There’s nothing like packing up your house for a big move to increase stress and diminish your bank account. Luckily, there are ways to make The Big Day easier. Budget and plan Expect more expense than you bargain for and ensure extra funds are available for unlooked-for issues. Reliable removalists are crucial. These people will...

Combining convenience and tranquillity

It can be difficult to blend a quiet location with proximity to transport, shops and schools. If you’re struggling to find serenity with a train line outside your home, or highways and industrial areas close by, fear not. There are simple, budget-priced ways you can reduce the noise. Where to start Carefully examine your walls,...

Chaos clean up

We’ve all been there – we check a garage or cupboard and discover a mountain of forgotten molehill details. Objects such as photos and cards easily take up precious space but how can we throw away these special memories?  Weigh up yesteryears Whatever you choose to keep, only put aside one box or shelf for...

Tiny houses: neat, sweet and petite

They’re not for everyone but if you crave simplicity and mobility, tiny homes will suit you. With a maximum size of just 50m2, according to the Australian Tiny House Association, these little places combine jaw-dropping prices with a standard home’s functionality and style. Starting off small If you’re buying your first tiny house, consider having...

Pet persuasion

For animal lovers, there’s nothing nicer than a hug from their furry friend. But owning such a friend becomes tricky when you’re hunting for a rental house, with many landlords not enjoying pet purrs and snuggles as much as you. So, how can you persuade landlords to agree to your four-legged buddy? Law changes For...

Resolving neighbour noise

You’ve just moved into your dream home but noisy neighbours are destroying your peace of mind. Whether it’s backyard arguments, barking dogs or parties, next-door clamour is a common issue and can quickly descend into aggressive quarrels and worse if not resolved. Adjacent emotions As with family, we can’t choose ideal neighbours. We’re stuck with...

BFFs to the rental rescue

Tenants moving to an unknown, remote area often don’t have the time, or extra cash for travel, to inspect potential homes. The answer? Call for help from BFFs already living in your dream region.  Reliability and responsibility BFFs are great for support and encouragement but they might not be great house hunters. Ensure they’re ready...