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Free Tickets to Home Buyer & Property Investor Show 2013 in Brisbane

by Chris Lang on May 26, 2013
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If you’re looking for a home in Brisbane, or even just thinking about buying one, whatever you do – don’t miss this show. I always complain very loudly about the lack of education for first home buyers. More often than not inexperienced people, literally blindfolded by lack of knowledge,  walk straight into complicated real estate […]

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Home I Own won People’s Choice Award in the Best Australian Blogs 2013 competition

by Chris Lang on May 1, 2013
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Today I am having the best day in a long, long time, and it started when one particular email in my Inbox, titled “Your winner’s badge”, jumped right at me. Everyone… we won! Home I Own won the title of the Best Australian Blog in People’s Choice round! Woo-hoo!

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Have you voted? Just 5 days left!

by Chris Lang on April 26, 2013
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Dear readers, as you know, Homeiown.com was nominated in the Best Australian Blogs competition, and we think it has a great chance of winning the People’s Choice round.

But… for this to happen we need all your votes – and we need them now, since only 5 days are left till voting closes (last day is 30 April).

Did you know …

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Why 2013 Could Be a Good Time to Buy Sydney Property

by Greg on April 3, 2013
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The past years have not been kind to the Sydney housing market. You do not need to be an expert to realise that the real estate sector has suffered – and it’s not just Sydney, but the rest of the country as well. Truth be told, Sydney in particular is one of the most – […]

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Like HomeiOwn.com? Vote for us in the Best Australian Blogs Competition!

by Chris Lang on March 31, 2013
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Dear Readers,

So far our relationship was sort of one-sided, don’t you think? We write articles, put them out there for everyone to enjoy, and don’t ask for anything in return. Don’t get me wrong – this is absolutely fine, we are happy to be here. We exist to keep you updated, to get the latest property news out to you, to uncover all the pitfalls you want to watch out for, and to deliver the best tricks so you could buy, sell or rent houses and get the best results.

But, very rarely, we …

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How to significantly reduce (or even cancel!) your mortgage

by Chris Lang on March 14, 2013
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We have been completely unaware of this until now, but according to Money Morning, vast amounts of Australian borrowers can significantly reduce, or even cancel, their mortgages if the mortgage documentation was manipulated. Have we not missed their first story, originally published in August last year, we’d be reporting on this sooner, but – better […]

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Scant Hope in Sight for the Housing Market Down Under

by Greg on January 7, 2013
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The forecast for Australian housing in 2013 is a mixed bag. Recent figures from the real estate market seem to show that the worst might be over. Confidence among consumers is at the highest in more than a year; selling time has come down, and home prices have seen modest gains especially in cities such […]

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New home sales fell 12% in Victoria in October

by Chris Lang on November 29, 2012
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According to the latest media release by the HIA (Housing Industry Association) new home sales “climbed off the mat on October” everywhere, but in Victoria. The chart published by the HIA shows that ever since April 2011 the global trend of new private dwelling sales was downwards. In particular, the sales were dropping significantly every […]

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3 Great Green Houses in Australia

by Greg on September 15, 2012
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The people of Australia have been very focused on building sustainable homes. Below are three cool eco houses in the region.

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New home building fell back into recession

by Chris Lang on September 13, 2012
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According to the latest press release by the HIA, Australia’s new home building sector fell back into recession in 2011/12. ABS Dwelling Commencements update for June 2012 has shown that the current number of new home commencements in 2011/12 fell 11.7 per cent to 138,852. Dr. Harley Dale, HIA Chief Economist, says that there have […]

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Australian Kitchen and Bathroom of the Year 2012

by Chris Lang on September 4, 2012
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If you’re looking for some inspiration to kick-start your kitchen or bathroom reno project – look no further. The ideas you’re about to see won the HIA Australian Kitchen and Bathroom of the Year 2012 Award – and it’s easy to see why. Everyday Homes Pty Ltd won the Australian Bathroom of the Year. The […]

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