Buying a house

How to make the most of your Build and Renovating Expo visit

by Chris Lang on July 4, 2014
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I went to the Expo last year and was simply blown away by the extent of this event and the amount of information being offered. With so many exhibitors it’s easy to get lost, or get distracted and miss the ones you intended to visit, to check out things that are really important to your […]

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Who Won Free Tickets to Build and Renovating Expo 2014 in Melbourne?

by Chris Lang on June 24, 2014
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Our giveaway of double passes to the Build and Renovating Expo 2014 in Melbourne is now closed. I’m happy to announce the 5 winners whose names came up in the draw. The Expo is an awesome opportunity to see the latest trends, smart solutions, pick up ideas you can implement in your own projects, totally […]

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Free Tickets to Build and Renovating Expo 2014 in Melbourne

by Chris Lang on June 16, 2014
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Build and Renovating Expo is an annual event, much anticipated by all – home buyers, renovators, owner builders, trade professionals, basically anyone interested in improving the appearance, performance and energy efficiency of their property. Build and Renovating Expo 2014 is your perfect opportunity to see the latest trends, techniques and products from leading brands in […]

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Uncovered: The Advantages of using a Buyer’s Agent

by Chris Lang on June 6, 2014
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It’s no secret that Australian residential property can be expensive. But when it comes to bidding for property at auction or negotiating via private sale, did you know that some buyers have a secret of their own? A secret weapon that is! It’s a buyer’s agent (sometimes called a buyer’s advocate) and a good one […]

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Foreclosure Problems the US Real Estate Market has had and how Australians Can Avoid the Same Pitfalls

by Greg on February 19, 2014
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It’s no secret that the last few years have been tough on the world economy. The US and the rest of the world are slowly rising out of the latest recession, but many families are still feeling the effects of the global financial crisis. The rate of foreclosures in the U.S. has been declining since […]

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Comparing Real Estate Agents: Common Mistakes You Should Avoid

by Greg on November 14, 2013
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Finding a real estate agent that best suits your needs, and who can find you the best price can seem to be a simple affair. However, the process of choosing the real estate agent that is best placed to secure a speedy and profitable sale is a little more complicated than that. Mistake #1: Picking […]

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Realestate.com.au Asks: Is It Time You Left The Nest?

by Chris Lang on September 12, 2013
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Realestate.com.au is beginning to come to terms with harsh facts of life. At the moment first home buyers are not buying – and if this situation doesn’t change soon, the whole housing industry is in trouble. Who will the investors flip houses to? Who will add fuel to the property fire, who will keep the […]

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Buying Your First Investment Property

by Greg on August 31, 2013
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Buying a home is an exciting time in any person’s life. But being financially stable enough to purchase a second property, for some, says their future is secure.  An investment property is one great way to ensure that the ‘older you’ is going to be looked after – but there are many things you should […]

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Australian Kitchen and Bathroom Of The Year 2013

by Chris Lang on August 8, 2013
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I just love looking at pictures of beautiful kitchens and bathrooms. These two are admittedly the most expensive components of a house, and getting them right when building a new house, or renovating an old one is very important. So let’s turn to the winners of awards for the best Australian bathroom and kitchen of […]

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Debunking two of the most common myths about serviced apartment investment

by Greg on July 18, 2013
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For aspiring property investors looking for advice on investing in serviced apartments, the plethora of conflicting online information can be overwhelming and confusing. Here’s a bit of clarity on the following popular serviced apartment myths – to help make market investigation a touch easier. Myth #1: “There is more risk in serviced apartment investments because […]

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The Block Sky High: a doorless ensuite, are you serious?

by Chris Lang on May 22, 2013
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I’ve been watching The Block Sky High, week one, where 5 couples had to renovate a bedroom with ensuite and whoever does the best job wins money to use towards the next room they will be renovating. All the couples did a good job, some went to the extremes of design extravaganza, others kept it […]

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