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Liverpool, Sydney: The coming-of-age CBD transformed

It’s had more spending on infrastructure than any other Australian city in the past 10 years, it’s experiencing record levels of development and it’s now being positioned as the gateway to the new Sydney airport.

Liverpool, in the city’s south west, is today well on the way to becoming … Read the full post »

5 Ways Homeowners Can Prepare For The Spring Selling Season

The spring selling season is often the busiest and most frantic period of real estate activity in the calendar year. And it makes sense, as the weather warms and homebuyers hope to lock in a property before prices rise, those hoping to sell a home in spring can take advantage of housing market trends and walk away with a tidy profit in the spring.

But with all … Read the full post »

The uneasy relationship between auction conditions and cooling-off periods

The uneasy relationship between auction conditions and cooling-off periods

If a residential property sells at auction, there’s no cooling-off period. Nor is there one if a property is passed in, though contracts are exchanged later that same day. But when can it be said that an auction has taken place? Or a property has been passed in? And when does the cooling-off … Read the full post »

Lessons from lockdown: Lifestyle experts share their big learnings

If we’ve learnt anything during these past few months in lockdown, it’s that there truly is no place like home.

From shifting priorities, embracing new perspectives, and getting creative within (literally) their own backyard, lifestyle experts share the lessons they have learnt during lockdown, with the hope that perhaps others can learn from them, too…. Read the full post »

How property prices are really reacting to COVID-19

Predicting property prices is a favourite pastime for many economists but in most circumstances, forecasts are inaccurate. During the coronavirus crisis, there have been projections of house price increases as well as major price falls, while some say the falls are already occurring.

What we can say with some certainty is that major financial support measures from the Federal Government will reduce the likelihood of … Read the full post »

Seven reasons why I’m confident in our property markets despite the corona virus scare

What’s ahead for our property markets in light of the corona virus issues?Are they going to crash like the stock market has?

Is Australia going to fall into recession?

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That’s a question on the mind of many investors in light of the economic woes around the world and the uncertainty surrounding … Read the full post »

Changes to the 2019 Contract for the Sale and Purchase of Land

On and from 1 December 2019, the Contract for the Sale and Purchase of Land will be changing to coincide with reforms to off-the-plan builds.

The Conveyancing (Sale of Land) Amendment Regulation 2019 (NSW), aims to alleviate some of the current risks associated with off-the-plan purchases and provide greater transparency for prospective buyers.

One of the amendments which aims to do this, is the … Read the full post »

Your Domain: The Design Files editor Lucy Feagins’ tips on styling to sell your home

So you’ve decided to sell your home. So it’s time to get a professional property stylist in to help you get top dollar, right?

Not so fast, says design expert and editor of The Design Files, Lucy Feagins.

Feagins, who has a regular column in Domain magazine, says would-be buyers are looking for an … Read the full post »

How to ‘fake’ a renovation: 7 ways to refresh your home

Many of us would love to live in a freshly renovated home. But did you know there are ways to overhaul your property without spending a lot of money, or knocking down walls?

Have you just bought the worst house on the best street? Or maybe you’re waiting to save up … Read the full post »

Selling your home: 6 styling mistakes to avoid in the kitchen

The kitchen is the hub of the home. So you can bet your bottom dollar it’s a make or break zone when it comes time to sell. Here’s a few crucial style mistakes you need to correct before you swings the door open to a potential buyer.

1. You’ve preheated the oven and cracked out the cake mix

That old idea of wooing buyers … Read the full post »

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