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Kitchen floors: Wood vs Tiles

Aug 12, 2019 9:54:00 AM Share this:

Your kitchen sees you at your most inspired and messiest. The kitchen floor has to withstand it all and be easy to clean if it wants to survive your daily meal preparation. How do the two most popular choices in flooring compare?


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Topics: Property Tips, Kitchen Technology, Blog, Newsletter, Home Improvement

Maximise your tax return

Aug 11, 2019 10:58:00 AM Share this:

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) recently performed a review of individual tax returns and found that an astounding 90 per cent of investment property owners were making mistakes in their tax return. The most common errors were around loan interest, borrowing expenses, repairs and improvements.


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Topics: Property Tips, Blog, Newsletter, business partners

How to turn your garage into a home gym

Aug 9, 2019 1:32:14 PM Share this:

Finding the motivation to exercise at home can be tough – especially if you don’t have the space. Our business partners at National Storage share some of our favourite home gym ideas to turn your garage into your very own personal workout space.


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Topics: property focus, Newsletter, Home Improvement

Green your world: Grow veggies in recycled containers

Jul 17, 2019 2:36:54 PM Share this:

If you’re keen on being ‘green’ and healthy this year, now might be a great time to plant up a veggie garden and start growing your own salad, soup and stew ingredients.


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Topics: DIY, Gardening, Recycling

Is Your Home Sale-Ready?

Jul 16, 2019 10:04:45 AM Share this:

You’re ready to sell your house, but is your house ready for sale?


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Topics: Selling, Property Tips

Rentvesting: a property investment strategy

Jun 25, 2019 2:09:00 PM Share this:

It’s the latest buzzword in the property industry: Rentvesting. Renting where you want to live, buying where you can afford to. And it’s proving a popular option, particularly amongst younger first home buyers who are keen to invest in their future without foregoing their lifestyle. So, what are the benefits of rentvesting and is it for everyone? Read on to find out.


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Topics: Australia Property, Australia Real Estate, first home buyer, buying property, Second Home, finance health check, family trust, rentvesting

Preparing Your Home For Extreme Weather

Jun 21, 2019 2:05:35 PM Share this:

No one wants to find themselves in a situation where they’re faced with mounting repair bills because of unforseen weather events. It’s true that the weather is unpredictable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare your home to cope with the damaging weather that is sometimes thrown our way. Here is what you can do to ensure you are effectively preparing your home for extreme weather.


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Topics: Property Tips, Newsletter

The June 2019 issue of Property Focus is here!

Jun 11, 2019 12:28:19 PM Share this:

In this month's issue, we look at organising your garage like a pro, plus our tips for selecting a great neighbourhood. Property Focus is available monthly by subscription through your local Harcourts office.


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Topics: Newsletters, property focus

2019 Harcourts Hall of Fame Australia Induction

May 28, 2019 2:19:28 PM Share this:

An excerpt from the Hall of Fame Induction, 27th May 2019

We have had the privilege to witness 34 exemplary people receive this award – all of them outstanding individuals who are brilliant examples of the qualities that we hold dear throughout Harcourts. They are people of purpose and conviction in both their personal and professional lives, and they have collectively left an indelible mark on this organisation.


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Topics: Awards, Hall Of Fame

Organising Your Garage Like a Pro

May 22, 2019 6:42:00 AM Share this:

A messy garage is overwhelming, to say the least. After years of accumulating “stuff” a good purge is necessary, especially if you plan to move.


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Topics: Advice, Home Ownership