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Why more extended families are choosing to live together

It may surprise you to learn that multi-generational living is on the rise in Australia. This is when grandparents live together with their children and grandchildren under the one roof. In 2006, one fifth of Australia’s population lived in a multi-generational household and in 2011,... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 23 Oct 2020 0
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Budget lowdown & the property highlights

Wednesday night, Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered the 2020-21 Federal Budget. The focus was aimed squarely at jobs creation and boosting economic activity to help drive Australia out of the Coronavirus recession. It includes a number of tax cuts, backdated to the start of this... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 09 Oct 2020 0
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Understanding the role your agent plays when selling

When it comes to selling your most significant financial asset, it pays to understand the role your agent plays in ensuring a successful outcome. It is only when you understand the role that you can make an informed decision on the agent you choose.According to President of the Real Estate... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 02 Oct 2020 0
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Tips for owners to cash in on the short term rental market

It has been widely publicised that the WA property market is experiencing a rental shortage. This presents a potentially golden opportunity for property owners to earn some extra income through short term rental accommodation, whether it be by offering up the granny flat or a spare room in the... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 25 Sep 2020 0
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Is owning a holiday home a sound property investment?

With overseas travel off the cards for the foreseeable future and borders still closed, many West Australians have been taking advantage of the many stunning and varied holiday destinations we have at our disposal right here in our own (very large) backyard. After all, Western Australia offers... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 17 Sep 2020 0
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NOW is a great time to sell!

The Facts on our local property market – a Shelmark exclusiveThere is no doubt that the current global health crisis has had a dramatic effect on all of us. These truly are unprecedented times. However, after four years of record low transactions in Western Australia, culminating in the... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 12 Sep 2020 0
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6 eco-friendly & healthy spring-cleaning tips

Spring is here, a time when many of us get the urge to declutter and streamline our lives with a good old spring clean. This year, why not take your spring cleaning to the next level and use it as the perfect excuse to make your home better for your family’s health, the planet and your... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 04 Sep 2020 0
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Renovating vs building – the pros & cons

Are you at a point in your life where you could do with some extra space at home? Perhaps your family is growing, your adult kids have moved back home or you need to accommodate an elderly parent? Or maybe you’re simply looking to upgrade and modernise your home. Whatever your reason, the... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 28 Aug 2020 0
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Gas versus electricity – which is better at home?

If you are in the process of planning a renovation or new build, one of the important issues you need to consider is energy efficiency. Part of that consideration includes making a choice between gas or electricity for space heating, hot water and cooking.Almost every Australian household relies... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 20 Aug 2020 0