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May 31, 2019

Selling in Winter

For some vendors, the thought of selling in winter gives them the chills. But there is actually very little concrete proof that winter yields either lower prices or longer sale times.

While traditionalists say spring is the best time to sell and there are usually many more buyers around, this is also when there are the most listings on the market, increasing your competition with other properties. In winter, there are fewer buyers but also fewer listings to compete against, which...

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May 31, 2019

Home cleaning hacks that professional cleaners use!

Cleaning the house — you either love it or hate it. For some, getting out the gloves and making every surface crystal clean is therapeutic, and maybe even enjoyable, but for others cleaning is a dreaded chore that evokes huffing and puffing.

You only have to do a quick Google search to see all of the new cleaning hacks circulating. All of them proclaim themselves to be the newest and easiest ways to clean different areas of the home, but it...

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May 31, 2019

Seven ways you’re definitely ruining your floor

Everyone has a different view on how much respect their floors deserve, but there’s no debating that they are one of the most used surfaces in any house.

Enter some homes, and the floors are not a concern. Feel free to walk on them, keep your shoes on and not give them another thought. Other homes come with a strict “shoes off” policy, making sure the carpets, floorboards or tiles are kept in pristine condition.

No matter which camp you fall into,...

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April 30, 2019

6 Tips for Getting a Home Loan Faster

Your dream home is just a successful mortgage application away!

But how do you fast-track the application process and up your chances of landing a home loan faster?

If you’re wondering how to get a home loan the quick and simple way, spare a cheeky 5 minutes and study up on these 6 tips.

1. Save a Decent Deposit

Showing you can save money and manage your expenses responsibly will hugely improve your home loan eligibility.

Your required down-payment amount will depend on who you’re...

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April 30, 2019

How to Stop Your Pool From Draining your Wallet

For many homeowners, summer marks the time of year when the expense and effort of owning a pool can finally be justified.

Pool owners can spend anywhere between $800 and $1200 per year maintaining a pool, with electricity to run the pump making up the bulk of this expense.

But smart strategies and upgrades to your pool and your home’s energy system can significantly reduce the impact your pool has on your household budget.

Power your pool with solar

Solar panels work best in...

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April 29, 2019

Easter with Harcourts Packham

Harcourts Packham spent the morning of Easter Sunday hanging out with the Easter Bunny and some friends at Apex Park, Hawthorndene. The kids really enjoyed Easter Bunny's appearance, making sure they went home with plenty of eggs and hot cross buns in hand. Here ar a few of the shots of Easter Bunny and the team!

 

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March 18, 2019

Adelaide's Best Cycling Tracks

If you like your lycra, you’ll love these bike tracks in Adelaide.

Perfect for cyclist enthusiasts and novices, there are plenty of popular bike trails around Adelaide offering a unique way to explore the city. So, whether you’re looking for a new route to keep up your fitness, or just a leisurely pedal to your Sunday morning brunch, we’ve got you covered with these bike tracks in Adelaide.

River Torrens Linear Park Trail

The River Torrens Linear Park Trail is a 35km circuit running from...

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March 18, 2019

What To Look For At an Open Inspection

When it comes to new home inspections, it can be easy to get swept up in the excitement of a walk-in wardrobe and miss those water stains or dodgy drainage.

But if you don’t know what to look for when inspecting a house, it could end up costing you thousands in repairs down the track.

Avoid buying a lemon and keep an eye out for these common concerns and defects during your new home inspections.

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A beautifully decorated interior is no match for...

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March 18, 2019

Auction Etiquette: How To Buy A Property At An Auction

Live home auctions are exciting.

There are raised voices, flailing arms, and a bit of friendly competition. But if you’re not prepared, they can be over in a flash and you can leave outbid and empty-handed.

If you’re a property auction first-timer, you might not know the ins and outs of how to buy a house at auction. There are a few things to do before buying at auction to set yourself up for a successful sale.

Things To Do Before...

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February 28, 2019

Buying to Renovate?

When discussing marketing with clients, it's important for us to have an honest conversation on how we can maximise the property’s exposure and attract a larger pool of tenants to the home. Getting this right up front drastically reduces your vacancy period and income loss while increasing the quality of tenants look to rent your investment.

A significant part of this is ensuring your property is set apart from the competition – not only in marketing, but in tenant appeal.

Here are...

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