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Rubbish Dump Home Sells After Unexpected Offer

One “lucky” buyer has managed to purchase a Granville property for $215,000 less than the median house value of the West Sydney suburb.  34 Seventh St, sold prior to auction for $630,000, epitomises the idiom, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.

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Rubbish Dump Home Sells After Unexpected Offer

One “lucky” buyer has managed to purchase a Granville property for $215,000 less than the median house value of the West Sydney suburb.  34 Seventh St, sold prior to auction for $630,000, epitomises the idiom, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.

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Australian Castles For Sale

When one thinks of castles, images are evoked of medieval European structures, perhaps Game of Thrones or Harry Potter. Australia is not normally associated with such things, but here in the land down under we do have our fair share of colossal mansions and palaces....

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5 ways to pay off your mortgage faster

So, you’ve secured a home loan and bought the house of your dreams? We recognise this is no small feat, so enjoy the euphoria and let it soak in that you are now officially a homeowner! Once you’ve settled into your new lifestyle, you’ll want to make some quick...

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Property heating up in the regions

For the many Australians struggling to break into the competitive and expensive city housing markets, smaller towns may be about to offer some relief. Most regional communities offer more affordable housing than the capital cities, but until now, many have been...

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5 Ways To Winter Proof Your Home

With winter officially beginning tomorrow, now’s the time (if you haven’t already) to get your home ready for the colder months ahead. To give you a head start, we’ve got 5 tricks that’ll keep you warm and toasty over those upcoming winter nights. 1) Insulate Not only...

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Australia’s 10 most-common street names

Australia; our land of beauty rich and rare, and a bunch of streets named after British monarchs! We’ve gone through and put together a list of the top 10. Does your street feature? #10: Queen Street Total number of Queen Streets in Australia: 311 She’s on the back of...

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Affordable Private Island Paradise

Private island ownership – a dream exclusively reserved for lavish multi-millionaire business moguls and Hollywood celebrities, right? Aside from the Richard Bransons and Johnny Depps of the world, owning your own island is surely nothing more than an unattainable,...

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5 Tips for Small Home Living

Like it or not, one of the modern realities of the housing market is that space is at an absolute premium. Especially in the nation’s cities, rapidly increasing house prices are forcing many Australians to lower their sights and consider buying a smaller home. But...

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5 hurdles for all first home buyers

Owning your first home can be scary and exciting all at the same time. After chatting to past clients, we‘ve worked out 5 hurdles most people encounter when owning their first home. If you or someone you know are thinking about dipping their toes in the property...

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Cheap and Easy Kitchen Updates

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether entertaining guests with Jamie Oliver-esque degustations, microwaving instant soup or staring longingly into an empty pantry, chances are that you’ll spend lots of time in your kitchen. It follows then, that this room...

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How To Pet-Proof Your Home

Whether you’re buying, renovating or building a new home, you’ll want to keep in mind your feline and canine companions. If your pet will be indoors with you some or all of the time, you’ll want to take steps to prolong the longevity and attractiveness of your...

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The Best Time to Buy

When is the right time of year to buy a home? If you’ve pondered this question, chances are that you are serious about buying and getting your foot on the ladder. Research has shown that the seasons and the weather they bring have a definite impact on the housing...

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5 Surprising Hacks For Saving Power In Your Home

Every year Australian households could be saving hundreds of dollars on their power bills.  Here are a few simple tricks that Nectar recommends to try in your own home - some may surprise you! 1) Don't overcharge your devices Rest easy whilst charging your phone!...

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