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

How to add value to your laundry

May 3, 2018 1:36:04 PM Share this:

The laundry often isn’t somewhere we spend much time on when it comes to renovations or updates, but it is a room where many of us spend a lot of time each day. The importance of the laundry in daily living means it could be a deal-maker for potential buyers, so consider these tips to help you ‘clean up’ at sale time.


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Topics: Newsletters, property focus, home improvements, Selling, Advice, Winter, property focus

Buying and selling with bridging finance

May 3, 2018 1:25:53 PM Share this:

Timing is often a challenge when it comes to buying a new home and selling an existing one. In a perfect world, both transactions would happen simultaneously. In reality though, you could end up owning two properties while you sell your existing home. That’s where bridging finance comes in.


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Topics: Newsletters, Mortgage Broker, Bridging Finance, property focus, Australia Property, mortgage rates, Mortgage Debt

Adding value in the kitchen

Apr 5, 2018 9:19:00 AM Share this:

Kitchens are widely touted as a room of a house that can add value when it comes to selling your property. But not all kitchens are created equal. What can you do to yours to catch a potential buyer’s eye and persuade them to make a good offer?


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Topics: Newsletters, Residential, Selling, DIY, Advice, property focus

Managing that Christmas Debt Hangover

Feb 14, 2018 4:29:44 PM Share this:

Throughout December 2017, as a nation we spent an accumulative estimated $30 billion dollar on credit cards. While many of us don’t want to be a statistic, the fact is that nearly half of us won’t be able to reply our Christmas spending within the interest free period (55 days). 


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Topics: Newsletters, property focus, Household Debt, Mortgage Express, Australia Property, saving tips

Renovation Trends this Summer

Feb 12, 2018 2:00:00 PM Share this:

With summer back in full force, some of us are feeling the urge to get back into renovating our properties.


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Topics: Newsletters, Summer, property focus, Home Trends, Trends, Home Renovations

The July edition of Property Focus is here!

Jul 21, 2017 3:10:29 PM Share this:

In the July edition of this monthly newsletter for home owners as well as buyers and seller, we focus on

  • How to add value to your kitchen
  • Save on winter warming costs

Download a copy here

 


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Topics: Newsletters, property focus, Selling, Advice, Winter, property focus

It's May! That means the fourth edition of Harcourts Property Focus is here!

May 12, 2017 8:51:46 AM Share this:

In May's edition of Harcourts Property Focus newsletter, we take a look at:


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Topics: Newsletters, Australia, Gardening, property focus

The April edition of Property Focus is out now!

Apr 28, 2017 2:13:05 PM Share this:

In this edition we look at:


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Topics: Newsletters, Selling, Buying, Australia, property focus