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Moving house? Avoid these common mistakes

Even if you’ve moved many times and think you’ve got it down pat, there are bound to be a few things you neglect to organise in the madness and mayhem that tends to precede a move. This is generally exacerbated for first time movers.There’s no doubt that moving is... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 19 Mar 2021 0
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What buyers want in a post-COVID world

COVID-19 has changed what we want from our homes. And the proof is in the most searched for keywords on realestate.com.au and what buyers are telling agents they are looking for. If you’re in the market to sell, it is important to be aware of what your target buyer is looking for so your... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 12 Mar 2021 0
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Decluttering tips from the ‘organisation king’

Do you have a room in your house or a garage that’s filled to the brim with ‘stuff’ you have collected over the years and just can’t bear to part with? Or perhaps clutter is invading more corners of your home than you would like to admit. If so, you’re not alone.... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 06 Mar 2021 0
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Preparing your home for an autumn sale

Timing the sale of your property can make all the difference. Many people assume the warmer months, especially Spring, are the best time to sell, but in truth, all seasons have their advantages. And Autumn is up there with having a significant number of benefits.Here are 4 reasons that... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 28 Feb 2021 0
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The benefits of story-telling when selling property

As human beings we all love a good story. But by story, we are not just referring to the kind told in a book, on the stage or in a movie. Stories are a part of everyday life, whether or not we realise it.If you were asked to recall the date of the best holiday you have ever had and the... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 20 Feb 2021 0
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The lowdown on refinancing in the current climate

With interest rates lower than we have ever seen before and lenders scrambling for our business, now is a great time to consider refinancing your mortgage if you’re not getting the best deal from your lender. However, given these times of uncertainty, there are a few important things you... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 12 Feb 2021 0
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The top 5 property Q&A’s for the 1st half of 2021

Now that we have all put 2020 behind us, it seems Australians in general are keen to move forward. And, as a nation, we’re not sitting idle waiting to see what happens. In fact this year, market activity has ramped up much earlier than it normally does post the Christmas/New Year period... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 05 Feb 2021 0
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10 reasons you may be happier in a smaller home

If you listen to the opinions of many people who have downsized, there must be truth to the saying, ‘less is more’. It’s interesting that we are almost expected to buy a bigger house each time we move. There’s even a term for it: ‘upsizing’, which is the... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 30 Jan 2021 0
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Selling your home when going through separation

It’s an unfortunate reality that more couples decide to separate at the start of a new year than at any other time. It is always a stressful process, made even more stressful when there is jointly owned property involved. The best advice any solicitor would give you is to adopt a... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 22 Jan 2021 0
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To fix (your home loan) or not to fix? That is the question!

With interest rates at record low levels, the big banks are now offering borrowers the most enticing deals ever. Subject to approval, borrowers are now able to fix their mortgage rate below 2% for 4 years with some banks. The question is – is this a once-in-a-lifetime chance you should grab... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 16 Jan 2021 0