How Do I Attend an Online Real Estate Auction?
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How Do I Attend an Online Real Estate Auction?

With strict lockdown restrictions still in place for Melbourne as we move into the spring selling season, online property auctions will once again be used as a viable and secure way to buy or sell a property. Digital auctions have been used alongside ‘live’ auctions for many years -in particular, to facilitate the process for …

More Bang for Your Buck - Budget-Friendly Renovations
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More Bang for Your Buck - Budget-Friendly Renovations

Lockdowns have provided us with more time to update and improve our homes, whether to make them more comfortable places to live, or to add value before putting them up for sale or renting them out. Not everyone has a huge budget for improvements – you may have just a few hundred dollars to work …

Property Styling Can Help You Sell Your Home
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Property Styling Can Help You Sell Your Home

Once upon a time, getting your property ready for a marketing campaign was a fairly simple affair – you mowed the lawn, tidied away the kids’ toys and made sure the beds were made before the photographer showed up. A highly competitive real estate market where potential buyers usually view a property for the first …

What is Domestic Building Insurance?
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What is Domestic Building Insurance?

Domestic building insurance, previously called ‘builder’s warranty insurance’ is the insurance provided by your builder for works that exceed $16,000 (for both labour and materials) in value. It’s compulsory under relevant building legislation in most states for builders carrying out residential building work. It is your builder’s responsibility to obtain this insurance on your behalf, …

The A to Z of Building Terms: Part 3
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The A to Z of Building Terms: Part 3

Welcome to part three of our A to Z of building terms. We have chosen a selection of common terms you may come across in the process of buying, building, selling or renovating your home. A KEEPER is the metal latch plate in a door frame into which a doorknob plunger latches. A KING POST …

Should I Buy in a School Zone?
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Should I Buy in a School Zone?

In Australia, the desire to live in a desirable school zone is growing. Competition is strong for schools with reputations for academic excellence and prominent public profiles. Examples of these are well-regarded public secondary schools McKinnon Secondary School, Balwyn High School and Glen Waverley Secondary School. School catchment areas are divided sharply into boundaries which …