Love Thy Neighbour – why it’s good for your health

Remember the days when your parents or grandparents used to pop over to the neighbour’s house to borrow a cup of sugar or some eggs? Well perhaps they were onto something.New research suggests that people who are in contact with their neighbours are happier and healthier than those who keep... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 23 Nov 2019 0

Why design didn’t win The Block (& what did)

The Block is one of the most popular programs on Australian free to air television. Whether or not you watch it, the outcome is interesting for all property owners. Why? Because it reveals that even with the best, on trend design that professionals rave about, it’s what the buyers want that... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 15 Nov 2019 0

Downsizing with style – 10 tips from a designer

Have your kids left home and you’re considering your next move? Or maybe you have already bought a smaller place to downsize to and you’re currently in the planning stages to move?Downsizing (or ‘rightsizing’ as we prefer to call it) is an exciting time in your life and a... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 08 Nov 2019 0

Tips to naturally beat the heat at home this summer

Summer is just around the corner. If you’re wondering how you will keep the family cool as the mercury rises without blowing your energy bills, this article shares a few simple tips to keep your home cool and comfortable this summer without rushing off to buy an air conditioner.Seal gaps... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 31 Oct 2019 0

How to find an ‘up-and-coming’ suburb

We all have that one dream suburb we’d love to buy in. Perhaps it’s close to the city and all the action. Or maybe by the river or ocean is more your style.However for many people, especially first homebuyers, the dream suburb is well beyond their budget. But all is not lost as there... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 24 Oct 2019 0

The truth about the banks & interest rates

With the cash rate at an all time low and banks being ‘bashed’ for “profiteering” by federal politicians and the media for not passing on the latest rate cut in full, are you wondering where the truth actually lies in all the rhetoric?To understand the truth you have to... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 17 Oct 2019 0

Buying a property? Procrastination could cost you!

Unfortunately, it happens all the time and disappointment is the result. Buyers losing the property they love because they want to think it over or keep looking in case something better comes along is the adult version of letting go of a balloon – you’re never going to get it back.Think about... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 11 Oct 2019 0

Nearing retirement with a mortgage? Follow these tips …

Are you approaching retirement but concerned that you still have a mortgage? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. There are many reasons why more Australians today are still paying off a mortgage later in life ranging from getting into the market later and going through a divorce to changed... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 03 Oct 2019 0

5 Deposit Hacks for First Homebuyers

Whether it’s you or your ‘kidults’ (adult kids) trying to enter the property market for the first time, saving up the deposit can seem like an insurmountable challenge. It’s like climbing a mountain. If you haven’t done your preparation and planning in advance, reaching the... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 27 Sep 2019 0

The pros of inner city apartment living

Whether you’re buying your first home, next home or downsizing from the family home, buying an apartment close to the city can bring many benefits, from better health and a more fulfilling lifestyle to saving money and living more sustainably. In fact there are many benefits to an inner-city... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 20 Sep 2019 0