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  • Commercial

Purchasing a business – what you need to know

You’ve always dreamed of your own little cafe, or a new opportunity has landed in your lap, you’re looking for business premises. While many business owners choose to lease, there are a number of reasons why buying a freehold might…

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  • Rural

Your relationship with your rural property manager

Like any relationship, the relationship you have with your rural property manager is vital to maintain. Whether you’re a first-time landowner, or seasoned landlord, ensuring that you ask the right questions of your rural property management is the key to…

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  • Residential

Five reasons to buy a unit

The 1950s Australian dream may have been for a three-bedroom house on a quarter acre block. But is it really what suits you? It’s still far more common to think about buying a house than a unit. Unit sales make…

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  • Residential
  • Rural

Four steps to a blissful bedroom

The average Australian adult sleeps between seven and nine hours a night, every night. Assuming that you don’t work seven days a week, your bedroom is likely to be the place you spend the most time in during the week.…

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  • Residential
  • Rural

To sell your first home or keep as an investment?

While some people do stay in their starter home, most of us move on. And while that second house might be your dream home, it’s still hard to leave those memories behind. First homes, particularly those that you have occupied…

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  • Residential

How to choose a pet friendly home

It sometimes seems as if every second property is advertised as being family-friendly, but children aren’t the only creatures under four foot to consider. If you have pets, the property you choose should take their needs into account as well.…

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  • Commercial

What you need to know about commercial leases

In almost every business journey, there comes a time when you need commercial premises of your own. Finding them represents a leap of faith, but like all such leaps it can be an exciting milestone. Usually, you’ll want to lease…

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  • General
  • Residential

Buying strata title

When you’re buying property, it’s important to understand what sort of title you’re purchasing. Most freestanding houses in Australia are sold under the Torrens title system. Units, apartment blocks and horizontal divisions, on the other hand, are usually sold under…

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  • General
  • Residential

What to look for at an open inspection

Open inspections are an integral part of the property buying experience. Despite the advent of sophisticated technology like virtual tours and drone videos, there’s nothing quite like being able to walk through a house yourself and decide whether it’s for…

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