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November 11, 2021 by

What to consider when subdividing

If the subdivision of land is in your investment plan, there are many rules, regulations and financial options/variables to consider.Bear in mind that subdivision compliance, processes and costs vary on a state by state and regional basis.Check with your local council and construction company/developer before taking the leap.  Subdivision scenarios Initially, creating a range of subdivision scenarios […]

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November 9, 2021 by

The ins and outs of house flipping

House flipping, which the industry refers to as “fix and flip”, can add up — in theory. But will the renovation reality mirror the profit vision?First things first. What is property flipping? It is an investment strategy that involves three strategic steps: finding an undervalued property to buy; renovating that property to maximise its appeal (and […]

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November 8, 2021 by

How to have a holiday at home

Despite recent travel openings, many householders are treading cautiously.Health safeguards and savings goals are inspiring cautious homebodies to transform their regular abode into a holiday sanctuary. But the million-dollar question is: how is it possible to create a getaway atmosphere from your home base?Putting your imagination to the test allows you to enjoy the relaxed vibe […]

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November 4, 2021 by

Immersive bathroom makeovers

Bigger is better, but smart use of space is equally awe-inspiring when defining cutting-edge bathrooms of the 21st century. Ensuites and bathrooms are becoming larger and more luxurious.Mazzei Homes’ managing director, Daniel Mazzei, attributes greater product accessibility, the proliferation of online resources and the creation of a “me” space as the main reasons driving the trend.“(In […]

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November 1, 2021 by

Outdoor spaces designed to add value

Industry experts attest that a smartly planned and executed backyard can add 20 to 30 per cent on resale value. In addition, an inviting outdoor area improves our quality of life, particularly with summer in the air.Given the importance of backyards in Australian and New Zealand cultures, it is only natural for buyers to visualise and […]

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October 26, 2021 by

Barbecue types to suit your style — Part Two

We recently featured Part One of Choosing the right-sized barbecue.This week, we elaborate on the types and features of barbecues at your command.Balcony barbecuing – don’t get gassedCompared to an open backyard, barbecuing accidents have greater implications in an apartment block.Before buying a whiz-bang new gas barbecue for your balcony, check the by-laws for your complex and/or the […]

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October 25, 2021 by

The capital gains of rentvesting

Rentvesting is a property ownership method whereby renters buy in an area with a high rental yield and rent the property while living elsewhere.It’s fast becoming a tax beneficial way to overcome FOMO (fear of missing out) amid the spectre of record house prices. This is confirmed by Plan Your Future founder Helen Nan, who says […]

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October 19, 2021 by

Choosing the right-sized barbecue — Part One

When it comes time to buy a new barbecue, every weekend-entertaining warrior dreams of a monstrous meat-beast: 14 burners, a grill big enough to cook a water buffalo and a shed worth of stainless steel.However, when reality ultimately takes hold, you have three important factors to consider when choosing your next barbecue:How much money do […]

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October 18, 2021 by

Creating sustainable homes for universal access

Creating liveable homes for all ages and personal mobility issues is a forward-thinking and value-adding objective.Towards this aim, the Liveable Homes initiative was developed to increase the number of private and public homes in Western Australia that are built with universal access. But the tenets apply to homes in all regions.Liveable Homes are easy to […]

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October 17, 2021 by

Technology is the key to kickstarting a long-overdue revitalisation of Australia’s property industry

3 minute readCOVID has forced every industry to embrace new technologies, to cope with the challenges of the pandemic. Learning how to remain productive while away from the office has plenty of lessons for the property industry when it comes to moving with the times. Those who remain stuck in their ways risk being pushed […]

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October 14, 2021 by

Designing for climate

Constructing homes with passive design principles is an increasing priority for owners and builders.People are comfortable only within a very narrow range of conditions.The human body’s temperature is about 37°C and is affected by a range of physiological and psychological factors, such as temperature, humidity, air movement (breeze or draught), exposure to radiant heat sources […]

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October 12, 2021 by

Diplomatic relations at their noise-reducing best

Noisy neighbours can make every day seem like you’re living in the middle of a war zone.But there are simple ways in which harmony can be restored without the need to resort to desperate measures.   It’s an unfortunate fact that modern apartments are built with lighter, less-dense materials, but it’s also true of freestanding residences on […]

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