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5 kitchen design trends for 2020

If there’s one room in the house that generates the greatest interest from buyers it would have to be the kitchen. And is it any wonder. For most of us the kitchen is the heart of the home, a hub of activity and a place to gather and chat about the events of the day, solve problems and enjoy... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 10 Jan 2020 0
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Selling with a difficult neighbour? Try these tips…

Just like family, you can’t choose your neighbours. If you have difficult neighbours, whether it be that they are excessively noisy, argumentative or fail to look after their property, selling can be a real challenge.Put yourself in the buyer’s shoes. Imagine rocking up to an Open... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 19 Dec 2019 0
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‘tis the season to be planning your next move

We know planning for Christmas is on everyone’s minds right now. But once the big day is behind us, that’s when many peoples’ minds turn to home improvements and planning for the year ahead, especially if you’re having some time off.If one of your plans is to sell and move... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 13 Dec 2019 0
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5 DIY cleaning products for a healthier home

More people these days are making conscious choices when it comes to healthier and more sustainable living. A clear indication of a preference for sustainable living in our area is how well locals have embraced the Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) 3-bin system. In fact the City of Melville has... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 06 Dec 2019 0
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Bid to end violence against women

It is a very disturbing and shocking fact that most women who are murdered die at the hands of someone they know. Furthermore, most women who suffer domestic violence do so at the hands of a current or former partner.In a bid to raise awareness around the serious problem of violence against women,... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 28 Nov 2019 0
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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
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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
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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