Real Estate

Will your house sell at Christmas?

You can sell at Christmas time, but it might be a good idea to not go overboard with the Christmas lights if you are. Picture: Thinkstock. EVERYONE is too busy working out their Christmas plans to think about buying a property at this time of year – right? Well not …

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Properties buyers pay more for

This home at Menai in New South Wales has five bedrooms and is advertised as having potential for a granny flat on the lower level. Picture: realestate.com.au HOMES which have the potential to generate some extra income for their owners, can sell for substantially more new research has revealed. And …

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Is being within walking distance important?

Whether a home is within good walking distance to amenity can mean different things to different people. WHAT exactly is “within easy walking distance”? Has someone checked and what was the level of fitness and mobility of the said tester? This rather ambiguous real estate term can offer a rather …

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David Warner and wife Candice buy $4m knockdown

The almost $4 million knockdown on Mermaid Ave, Maroubra. Cricketer David Warner and wife Candice have splashed out almost $4 million on a Maroubra knockdown. The four-bedroom house on Mermaid Ave was on the market for 12 days before the couple snapped it up on Wednesday, December 2. McGrath Edgecliff …

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Renters get solar power

A new scheme aimed at encouraging land lords to install solar power is predicted to save tenants up to 20 per cent a year on their electricity bills. RENTERS could see their electricity bills slashed up by to a fifth under a new scheme to encourage landlords to install solar …

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‘Baristas trained longer than real estate agents’

A wrap of the nation’s property market for the week ending November 28th. John Cunningham, the newly-elected NSW President of the Real Estate Institute. THE barista who makes your coffee has had more training than many real estate agents who are entrusted in selling your biggest asset, says the new …

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Nature lover’s perfect property

Lee Bay at Dancing Star Eco Reserve. Picture: Sothebys A PRIVATE Stewart Island eco-sanctuary has hit the market for the first time since it was established with a $AUD2 million price tag. The Dancing Star Reserve, is a 172-hectare property which was established 15 years ago by California-based, not-for-profit Dancing …

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A river runs through it

A wrap of the nation’s property market for the week ending November 21st This grand residence at Galston in Sydney’s Hills district is expected to attract offers above $5 million. MOST of us struggle to keep an indoor plant alive, but the owners of this mega mansion in Sydney’s Hills …

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Australia’s most ‘out there’ rentals

All your fireman dreams could come true in this restored fire station which has an antique fire truck inside and a fireman’s pole in the bedroom. Picture: Stayz. WHY stay in a traditional square hotel room, when there are plenty of quirky places you can lay your head? From caves …

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Home decorating fails

Nothing wrong with a run around your toilet, is there? IT can be hard not to get caught up in the latest home decorating fad. What all of a sudden seems like a must have item, features on every television renovation show and pops up in homewares and major chain …

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