Advice & Blog

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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What investment strategy is right for you?

When it comes to property investment, there are two key paths you can follow. Either a long-term capital growth focus or a strategy with a positive cash flow focus. Although possible, it is rare to find an investment property that achieves both. So before...

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The step-by-step guide to budgeting in 2018

Now that Christmas is over, and the holiday season is out of the way, it’s the perfect time to get your finances back under control. But it’s now post-Christmas and nearing the end of March, making it the perfect time to get a foot hold on your financial situation. So...

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5 Secrets To Successful House Flipping

‘Flipping’ is a term that has received a lot of media coverage recently. With all the media hype it may seem like everyone is getting in on the action. However recent CoreLogic reports reveal ‘flipping’ may not be as popular as portrayed, with flipped dwellings down...

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5 Ways To Keep Your Lawn Perfect This Year

There’s nothing like the smell and appearance of a freshly cut lawn, yet no matter how much you trim and water the grass, you can’t seem to get it just right. Follow these 5 lawn hacks to have your neighbours in envy of your fresh, lush lawn. Trim to the...

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