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February 25, 2018

Want to pay off your home loan sooner?

Tim Cece | Director, Search Mortgages

It’s everyone’s dream – to pay off your home loan quicker.  And with home loan interest rates at all-time lows the opportunity to pay off a mortgage quicker has never been better. Here are some mortgage saving tips that can speed up loan repayments and reduce your home loan balance.

Increase your repayments
The simplest way to quickly reduce your home loan is to increase your mortgage repayments. Simply by repaying more than the...

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January 30, 2018

2018 | What’s in store for the Market?

At the start of every year, the real estate experts release their predictions on how the market will shift and change over the coming year.

While some of these views often align, others hugely differ providing conflicting information for home owners and buyers alike. So what predictions seem more solid than others for the 2018 property market?

Let’s take a look…

Property Prices on the Rise

The good news is that every analyst believes there will be some growth in property prices for Adelaide...

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January 28, 2018

Home Staging | Is it worth it?

There is no doubt that staging your home for sale can be a significant cost you may not have accounted for when looking to sell your home. At an investment of $700 - $6,000 (depending on the size and scope of your property) is it really worth the time and expense? Does it really make a difference? Absolutely!
Here are 7 reasons why you should stage your house before you try to sell it.

1. You’ll Increase the Likelihood of a...

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January 28, 2018

Rents on The Rise

While Investors are continuing to face tougher lending requirements at higher rates, causing yields to somewhat soften, the great news is that our weekly rental rates are on the rise!

According to the latest CoreLogic National Rental Report, rents rose by 0.3% over the quarter; greater than the 0.1% over the previous quarter but the weakest fourth quarter for rental growth since 2014. For Adelaide investors the increase for the 2017 Oct – December quarter came in very positively at 0.9%,...

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December 19, 2017

Style Trends | What’s in for 2018

You’ve heard all about millennial pink and you’re 100 per cent across Scandi-cool, but what’s next for the world of interiors? Whether you’re looking to renovate in 2018 or just wanting to invest in new cushions, read over the below before you hit the Boxing Day sales…

METALLICS
Copper has been hugely popular for more than five years, but it has reached its peak. Brass is now the metallic of the moment and in 2018 expect to see a return...

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December 19, 2017

Christmas Day | Dressing your Table

Setting a gorgeous table that sets the tone for your Festive Celebrations is no easy task, yet it doesn’t have to involve a huge amount of time or effort. Here’s a few simple ideas that will really add sparkle & atmosphere to the day…

Classic Celebrations: With decorations and presents introducing so much colour at Christmas, classic white tableware can be a calming element. Add to this simple backdrop a few chrome or gold decorations and even invest in the latest...

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December 19, 2017

New Year’s Eve | What’s on

As we draw to the end of another busy year, the age old question will inevitably pop up between friends and family… “What are we doing on New Year’s Eve?”. We’ve pulled together some great options across Adelaide and the Fleurieu to help you decide then celebrate…

Adelaide | Big Bash
The Adelaide Strikers return for a New Year’s Eve double header clash with the Brisbane Heat. With sell-out games last summer, don’t miss out on seeing your Adelaide Strikers...

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November 29, 2017

Small Rooms that Live Large

Whether you are into minimalism or prefer being surrounded by your possessions, you can feel at home and uncrowded in your small living room by following a few design tips that make your room feel larger.

Banish Clutter
This is a perfect look for a small living room—clean, uncluttered with neutral colors and minimal furnishings. It's elegant and understated without appearing boring, and it leaves room for personal touches.

Small Sofa Not Required
Just because you have a small living room doesn't...

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November 29, 2017

Christmas is lighting up the suburbs!

Driving around on a warm summer’s night searching for lights has become a Christmas ritual. And it’s one that is enjoyed not just by families, but people of all ages as they rediscover the magic of the season. 

Fuelled by festive cheer (and a spot of neighbourhood rivalry), Adelaideans have turned it up this year and delivered some of the biggest and brightest displays yet.

We’ve made a list and checked it twice – here is where you’ll find the best lights...

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November 29, 2017

Hot Investments

If you are looking to start or expand your property investment portfolio, you’ll know just how important it is to find that ‘gem’ in the market place that returns above average yields.

While banks may be tightening up on investment lending, the good news is that if you’re ready, we have some outstanding prospects just waiting for you.

Best of all… with November through to February being peak leasing season, there’s an even better chance to maximise your monthly returns!

Here’s a few...

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