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  • 4 questions you and your partner should ask before you house hunt

    Are you and your partner looking to enter the Alexandra Hills property market by buying your very first home? Working together could be a great way to increase your collective income and capital, and thus purchasing power. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to strengthen your relationship and overcome teamwork challenges. That said, … Read more

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  • Make the sale with these three property staging tips

    If you’ve owned your home for long, chances are there are signs of you and your family everywhere. Worn carpets, well-loved furniture and stuff all over the place. And that’s fine – unless you have house hunters coming over. When you’re selling your property, a strong first impression is key. With so … Read more

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  • Thinking of turning your home into an investment property?

    Turning a home into an investment property should be a financial decision, rather than an emotional one. When your situation changes – whether it be relocating interstate for work or moving in with a partner – there are some things consider: Is it emotional? There are a number of considerations for home owners thinking about … Read more

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  • Moving into a new rental? Here’s what to budget for

    Renting a new place can be exciting! Whether you’re moving into your first apartment or upgrading to a bigger space, it’s always fun to dream up ways to transform your new home. But before buying everything on your Pinterest board, make sure that you understand the costs of starting a new … Read more

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  • Why real estate photos are one job you don’t want to DIY

    Few sellers have the time – or budget – to let their property sit on the market. Most people want to sell their home fast and for a good price. Doing so, however, is all about give and take. You want to improve the space, but not overcapitalise. You want to … Read more

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  • What Queensland investors need to know about the end of a tenancy

    In a perfect world, the best tenants would stay in your property forever. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Research from Roy Morgan shows that Queensland has the most mobile occupiers, with only a third of us having lived in one property for more than 10 years – something that … Read more

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  • 3 Signs it’s time to move out.

    Finding your forever home takes time. For most people, circumstances in any given home will eventually align in such a way that it’s time to start looking for a new Alexandra Hills property to move into. In fact, 90 per cent of people living in young households without children report moving at least once … Read more

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  • Do rising stamp duty costs threaten affordability in Queensland?

    According to Google Trends, a free tool that indexes search interest over time, more Australians are looking up ‘housing affordability’ than ever before. This comes as no surprise. Australians are increasingly worried about getting on the property ladder, particularly as home prices climb in nearly every state. In Queensland, however, people … Read more

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  • 6 tips for boosting your rental cash flow

    Property is a fantastic avenue for shrewd investors in Australia. Not only are returns optimistic, but property is a much easier investment concept to grasp than less tangible options such as stocks. It’s simple – property is rented out to tenants at an agreed rate, which forms the landlord’s rental … Read more

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