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Bedroom Ideas for readers
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For readers, a bedroom is more than just a peaceful and comfortable place to sleep. It is the perfect hideaway to get engrossed in a story and allows minds to … Read More

How to paint bathroom tiles
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It is possible to paint over ceramic tiles but there are a couple of considerations you should bear in mind.  Firstly you are going to lose the tile look as … Read More

A guide to building costs
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Calculating building costs is not easy even for experienced contractors. There are some basic elements of construction you have to bear in mind when estimating building costs, these include: Excavation … Read More

How to look after your timber deck during winter
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Keeping your deck clean and clutter free is an easy way to ensure your outdoor area is as low maintenance as possible over the colder months. Stack chairs and pack … Read More

How to Choose the Right Colour Combination
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According to the experts, decorating with colour is all about intuition, imagination – and some knowledge of colour theory. The colour palette is not just about paint, it includes the … Read More

The Federal Government proposed measures to shift the responsibility for remitting GST from property developers to purchasers.
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No further commentary or guidance has been released since the budget announcement, however the proposed changes are intended to take effect from 1 July 2018. The proposed changes refer to developers … Read More

Popular kitchen layouts
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When it comes to planning your dream kitchen design you want to ensure maximum space efficiency and functionality. Every space is unique but there are some standard configurations and common … Read More

How to avoid plumbing disasters
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Plumbing checks can help prevent bigger, more expensive problems down the track, so it’s worth taking a closer look at high water-usage areas regularly. Check for water pressure problems by … Read More

Medium density living strong in New South Wales
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New South Wales led the nation in the march toward medium density living, being the only state in the country to experience growth in medium density approvals in the 12 … Read More

Recent indicators present a mixed picture of the Australian construction sector.
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The construction sector accounts for 13 per cent of the world’s GDP, and 8.1 per cent of Australian GDP. The boom in residential construction, which helped cushion the impact of … Read More

Australia’s building market will shift into reverse over the next three years
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Australia’s building market will shift into reverse over the next three years Australia’s building market will shift into reverse over the next three years led by a collapse in residential … Read More

Economic activity stabilises
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Economic activity stabilised in March quarter 2017, with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increasing by 0.26% from the previous quarter. This was attributed to many sectors of the economy that performed … Read More

A plan to make it easier for first home buyers to get on the property ladder
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The Victorian Government is trialling new schemes to help people to buy their first home if they don’t have a substantial deposit saved. These also include stamp duty concessions and … Read More

ABS building approvals figures release
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The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.1% in June after falling for three months. The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 10.9% in June following a … Read More

Renovating is a top priority in 2017
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Australian home buyers are driving the renovation market in Australia, according to the latest Home survey. As well as being twice as likely to renovate, new homeowners’ renovations are also … Read More

Top tips for an ergonomic kitchen
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Good ergonomics are more important in the kitchen than any other room in the home. Get it right and you’ll create a smart space with good flow where every meal … Read More

Why use video to first meet with prospective agents
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Smart consumers interview potential real estate agents before deciding which agent to hire. Just as you are sizing up the potential for a good fit, rest assured that the real … Read More

Using video to promote your property for sale
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Real estate relies on visual motivators. There is no better way to show off a home than through video (apart from a walkthrough!). Video gives the prospective buyer the feeling … Read More

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