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Home Security

Home Security

Looking forward to a nice break over the Christmas/New Years holiday period? Here’s some home security precautions you can implement to ensure you can switch off and enjoy your time away! Internally: Check that all doors and windows latch & lock properly ahead of time. Also check over security screens and complete any necessary maintenance. Does your […]

Keep Cool

Keep Cool

Summer is heating back up! But never fear, we’ve compiled some great tips to keep your home cool in these warm months. Inside the Home: Keep blinds closed, especially on the North & West facing sides of the home during the heat of the day (12pm – 5pm). Investing in block-out curtains will also make […]

Easy Chocolate Brownies

Easy Chocolate Brownies

Recently I’ve had my kitchen fully renovated and I’ve been LOVING spending time baking & creating in my new, gorgeous space! Check out our Insta for the lemon, blueberry & rosemary syrup cake I made recently! I wanted to share my two favourite brownie recipes with you. One recipe is gluten & dairy free, made […]

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

What is the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme? As part of a $500 million scheme, the government will be giving a “leg up” to first home buyers to assist them to get into the property market, commencing 1 January 2020. Generally, a lender will require you to have saved a 20% deposit OR they charge […]

Keeping Lawn Alive in Drought

Keeping Lawn Alive in Drought

Hey everyone, it’s Victoria here! Last week I attended a two-day social media and marketing course in Mudgee. The seminar was organised by Claudia from Watershed Landcare, and located at the Little Cooking School Mudgee, where I was able to soak in all the wisdom Sophie Hansen had to offer (check her out guys, she’s amazing! > “My Open […]

Are open homes effective in selling houses?

Are open homes effective in selling houses?

When selling your home, inspections with the agent and prospective buyers can be arranged privately or open homes can be scheduled. But are open homes necessary? Open homes are most commonly scheduled on weekends (or outside of working hours) and are a more casual way for potential buyers to view a home without the pressure […]

Buying a Home on a Single Income

Buying a Home on a Single Income

Buying a home on a single income As far as a bank is concerned, two incomes are better than one. But that’s not always a viable for option for those wishing to get into the property market. Can it be done? Yes! However, there are a few things you will need to consider. Here are […]

What Is Stamp Duty?

What Is Stamp Duty?

What is stamp duty? Stamp duty is a tax. It’s applied to several transactions: motor vehicle registration and transfers insurance policies leases and mortgages hire purchase agreements transfers of property (such as businesses, real estate or certain shares). The value of stamp duty varies according to the type and value of the transaction involved. Where […]

Conditional and Unconditional Contracts of Sale

Conditional and Unconditional Contracts of Sale

Conditional and Unconditional Contracts of Sale A contract of sale sets out the terms and conditions agreed upon between the buyer and seller in a clear and concise manner. There are two types of contracts in the sale of a property: conditional or unconditional. Conditional Contracts of Sale A Conditional Contract means there are certain […]

Pest and Building Inspections

Pest and Building Inspections

What is a pest and building inspection? A building inspection is a report on the current condition of the property.  A building inspector will examine all accessible parts of the property both interior and exterior as well as the actual site of the property. A report will be made documenting any possible “deal breakers” like […]