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Top Property Design Trends in 2014

by Chris Lang on March 6, 2014
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Interior design has the power to make your house worth living in. In the past, decoration was all about resale values and making your house prettier than it is functional. In 2014, that trend has morphed slightly into one of happy living as opposed to happy selling. What does that mean? Everything is going neutral, […]

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Continued sterling strength represents great time to buy property in Australia

by Greg on February 13, 2014
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At the start of a new year, we can sometimes be tempted to set ourselves aims that we would like to achieve in the coming 12 months. These might range from small things like keeping fit or eating more healthily, to big goals like moving abroad, buying a house or getting a job overseas. We’re […]

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Free Tickets to Build and Renovating Expo 2013 in Melbourne

by Chris Lang on June 24, 2013
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If you’re building or renovating, you can’t afford to miss the Build & Renovating Expo! Win your tickets – read below how you and your partner can visit the Expo absolutely free ($40 value). Australia’s leading Build & Renovation Expo is back, after a little renovation of its own. Running in partnership with the Master […]

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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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