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The implications of climate change for housing

Climate change is a hot topic right now (pardon the pun). And so it should be, with leading climate scientists painting a concerning picture.On the home front, we know that Australia is heading towards a warmer future and one where bushfire, drought and flooding will occur with increasing... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 02 Dec 2021 0
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Six strategies to buy your first property before 30

With house prices booming, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’ll never get your foot on the property ladder. But all is not lost, according to the experts.Below are 6 practical and achievable tips on how to break into the market before you turn 30.1. Start saving as... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 27 Nov 2021 0
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Top 3 storage solutions property buyers want

In today’s consumer culture, many of us have accumulated more ‘stuff’ in our homes than we have places to keep it. From clothing and shoes to technology, toys, tools and appliances, if you are constantly tidying up and struggling to find a place to keep everything neat, tidy... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 18 Nov 2021 0
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Are you prepared for bushfire season?

Summer is just around the corner and with it, bushfire season. In WA we experience long dry summers and soaring temperatures, a combination that makes our state very susceptible to the threat of bushfire.As bushfires can be unpredictable in that they can flare up suddenly and without... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 14 Nov 2021 0
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Mould in a rental – who is responsible?

The damage that mould can cause, both to a property and the health of the inhabitants, can be costly. The question is, whose responsibility is it? It is a proven fact that the presence of mould in a home can be harmful to our health. If we ingest, inhale or come into direct contact with... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 07 Nov 2021 0
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Explaining the new tighter lending rules

Tighter lending rules under the banking regulator’s first step to cool the booming housing market will reduce the amount of money people can borrow to buy a home from November 1. The decision was also made to help ensure borrowers could still meet their repayments when rates rise form... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 28 Oct 2021 0
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So, you want to buy the home you’re renting?

If you love the home you rent and don’t want to move, making an offer to buy it from your landlord when you’re ready to make the leap from tenant to homeowner might be a viable option.Tenants buying their rental property is actually more common than many people think,... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 14 Oct 2021 0
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Tips to keep your neighbours onside when renovating

Are you planning to undergo a significant renovation at home? If you have ever had a neighbour who has renovated, put in a pool or had significant landscaping done on their property, you will know that the household undergoing the renovation is not the only one affected by the disruptions.... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 08 Oct 2021 0