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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

Home security tips over the holiday season

Dec 13, 2018 3:03:55 PM Share this:

For many of us, the Christmas / New Year break is the best time of the year to get away for that well-earned rest.


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Topics: Holiday Home, Newsletter, Australia Real Estate, Lifestyle and Rural Property Focus

Why hold open homes when selling?

Dec 10, 2018 4:16:58 PM Share this:

How can you prepare for an open home? Your sales consultant will do all them marketing necessary to attract the maximum number of visitors to your open home. However, when you have them there, you will want to ensure you present your home in the best possible light.


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Topics: Selling, property focus, Newsletter, Australia Real Estate

Harcourts Honoured with Gold Quality Service Award by Reader’s Digest

Nov 26, 2018 2:57:43 PM Share this:

Harcourts Group Australia has been named the Gold Winner in the Real Estate category at the Reader’s Digest 2018 Quality Service Awards. The awards are determined by a public vote and recognise companies that deliver outstanding customer service.


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Topics: Client Testimonials, Awards, News, Australia Real Estate, Press relese

To downsize or not to downsize

May 3, 2018 1:40:23 PM Share this:

Whether you are retiring, looking to free up some capital, or simply wanting to de-clutter, downsizing can offer some real advantages – but it also comes with some downsides. We weigh up the pros and cons of making this lifestyle change.

PRO: A smaller home means smaller bills

If you are looking to save on daily living costs, downsizing into an apartment or smaller home usually means you will save on basics such as heating costs, electricity, and house insurance.


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Topics: Newsletters, property focus, Australia Real Estate

Tips for Moving House with Kids

Mar 19, 2018 3:03:56 PM Share this:

Moving house with kids can be stressful and upsetting for everyone, but particularly young children, especially if they’ve previously only known one home. But with a little foresight, planning and some good old distraction techniques moving to a new home need not be traumatic.


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Topics: Buying Real Estate, Moving House, Blog, Australia Real Estate

Garage Sale Success Tips

Mar 16, 2018 2:33:00 PM Share this:

Moving to a new house is a great opportunity to get rid of junk and unwanted household items which have accumulated in dark corners, cupboards, attics over the years. Garage sales are an Australian institution, with seasoned garage sale chasers searching the advertising columns every weekend and seeking out bargains. Whether you hold a traditional garage sale or are readying for an online sale, your junk is certainly someone else’s treasure.


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Topics: property focus, Newsletter, tips, Australia Real Estate, Garages

Buying an investment property – some legal questions you need to consider

Oct 31, 2017 3:30:00 PM Share this:

Before you buy an investment property you need to ask yourself two key questions, how will you buy the property and what exactly are you buying?


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Topics: Blog, Property Management Focus, Australia Property, Australia Real Estate, Conveyancing

Selling your property – tips for choosing the right legal team for you

Oct 24, 2017 2:17:00 AM Share this:

Selling a property can be a very rewarding experience, but without the right legal team behind you, it can be real mess.


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Topics: Blog, property focus, Australia Property, Australia Real Estate, Conveyancing, Lawlab

The October issue of Property Focus is here!

Oct 13, 2017 4:09:46 PM Share this:

In this month's issue we bring the latest news, fact and figures from the world of Australian real estatem plus tips to renovate wisely along with ideas to dresss your home for open house success. 


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Topics: Open Homes, Add Value To Your Property, Blog, Open For Inspection, property focus, Renovations, Australia Real Estate, home renovation