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THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA WHEN SELLING A HOUSE

Social media has made a huge impact on our daily lives. We spend most of our day tapping away at our phones, communicating with people, being entertained, and influencing our decisions. This is why the real estate market should utilise social media in marketing properties, especially with the number of millennial first-time home buyers out there. Those millennial's make up 99 percent of people...

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IS IT WORTH STAGING TO SELL?

One of the most important aspects, when you’re selling a home, is to make your home look its best so it appeals to buyers. A way to help with that is property staging. But is it worth it? Read on to find out! What is property staging? Property staging is a way to really make your home look its best and to appeal to potential buyers with the goal of selling the property at a higher price...

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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BUY A HOME

Planning on buying a home? Then you might be wondering when is the right time to buy. To help you decide, here is a guide for you: Different factors play into the perfect timing in buying a home and these affect what buyers look for in choosing a home—the price. Let’s look into those factors: Seasons The weather can have an impact on property prices. Dry Season. The months of ...

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5 MUST DO'S BEFORE LISTING YOUR HOUSE FOR SALE

Selling your home is one of the biggest things you might do in your life. It can even be considered a milestone or a turning point in one’s life with all the memories associated with that house. To make sure that everything in the selling process goes smoothly, here are five things you should do before listing it for sale: 1. Strategise. Before selling, research about the market in your...

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6 TIPS TO NEGOTIATE LIKE A PRO

An important part of buying a home is negotiating its price. Having good negotiation skills will help you get a home for a good price in a short amount of time. Here are some tips that can help boost your negotiation power: 1. Stock up on knowledge. Making an offer on a property needs a lot more than emotion. Work out how much a property is really worth by doing research. These factors are al...

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9 MOST COMMON HOME SELLING MISTAKES

Selling your home, especially for a first timer, can be complicated. Making mistakes is unavoidable, however, some mistakes can be more harmful than others. What are those mistakes? Read on to find out:   1. Doing it on your own.   You might want to sell your home without the help of an agent, thinking that it might save you some money. However, this could be even more costly&mdas...

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5 STEPS IN MASTERING PROPERTY INVESTMENTS

Property investment is a good way of growing your wealth and having more income. However, diving into this venture requires knowledge and guts. To help you start investing in properties and building your property portfolio, here are five steps you should take to master buying rental properties: Step 1: Getting to know the market. Market research is one of the essential tools an investor must ...

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HOME BUYER CHECKLIST: WHAT TO DO AT AN OPEN HOUSE OR INSPECTION

Finding your dream home involves a lot of looking at different properties. Open homes give you the opportunity to inspect a property up close so you should take full advantage of it! Here’s a checklist that can help you do just that: Look past the pretty pictures you see. Anyone can be wowed by an amazingly styled home, but once all the furniture and decorations are removed, all that&rs...

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Old House vs. New House: Which Is Better to Buy?

Buying a house opens up new possibilities and endless choices you have to decide on. One of those is choosing between an older home or something newly built. Like everything else in this world, choosing between an old or a new home has their advantages and disadvantages. Before choosing, it’s essential that you know these so that you can make an informed decision. Considering buying a ...

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HOUSE BUYING TIPS FOR NEWLYWEDS!

Congratulations on your wedding! It’s only the start of a long and exciting journey ahead of you. Believe us, we know what we’re talking about. Getting used to one another’s constant presence, quirks, sleeping behaviours—that’s just some of the things you’ll need to get used to. But aside from that, it’s the start of you living together and building a f...

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10 QUALITIES OF A GOOD PROPERTY MANAGER

It’s never too late to start investing in properties—additional income and assets in your name is always a good thing. If you want to invest in real estate in Cairns or any other place, you should hire a property manager to help you. Here are 10 qualities you should look for in an efficient property manager:   1. Has real life experience and continuous their education. A pro...

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5 REASONS WHY PEOPLE USUALLY CHANGE PROPERTY MANAGERS

Little or no communication from the Property ManagerOften the biggest frustration for landlords is that phone calls and emails are not returned in a timely manner if at all. Clients that have to contact their Property Manager for updates and important information are far more likely to lose their patience. Property Manager staff turnoverUnfortunately Property Management is a very high turnov...

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INTERIOR DECORATING TIPS TO MAKE YOUR HOME AMAZING

Your home is your sanctuary and your pride, so it’s natural that you want it to look its best. Styling your home can be hard but here are a few tips that can help you: Draw inspiration wherever you can. If you need design ideas, you can get inspiration anywhere—magazines, your friend’s home, your travels, online. The sky’s the limit. Jot down your inspirations on a not...

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TOP POOL DESIGN TRENDS MAKING A SPLASH

Since we are well and truly into Summer, you may be wanting to add a pool to your home to overcome the hot summer days. Over the past decade, swimming pools have changed a lot. Let’s take a look at some of the trending pool designs in 2019. AUTOMATION IN POOLS The shift to automated technology in pools has meant greater ease of cleaning, balancing water pH and heating. Some systems allo...

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BEST TIPS FOR BUYING A BLOCK OF LAND

Finally, having your own home is like a dream come true—having a place of your own, spending time with your friends and family in a home you worked hard for. Two ways you can achieve it is: buying a property or buying vacant land and building in it. Here are some reasons why you should buy a vacant block of land: It appreciates for long-term. A vacant land usually remains in the same co...

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HOW TO RENOVATE YOUR KITCHEN LIKE A PRO

The kitchen can easily be the centre of a home not only because it is where food is prepared but this is also where social gatherings start. Renovating your kitchen is one big project for any homeowner, but it can make your house homier and it will increase the value of your real estate, too. If you’re thinking of renovating your kitchen, here are some tips for you: Think about functiona...

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CHRISTMAS IN CAIRNS: THINGS TO DO

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again—Christmas time! If you want a getaway this holiday season, why not enjoy everything on offer in Cairns? Here’s what’s waiting for you in Cairns this Christmas season: Seafood Being in a coastal region means fresh seafood. There are lots of hotel and restaurants that offer Christmas dinners with a seafood buffet—take ...

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HOW TO BUY THE PERFECT HOLIDAY HOME

HOW TO BUY THE PERFECT HOLIDAY HOME Taking vacations are beneficial to your overall well-being—being away from responsibilities and just enjoying time with your loved ones does wonders. If you’re the type who regularly takes vacations, why not invest on a holiday home? Like what it says on the tin, a holiday home is your home during the holidays—a home away from home. Holida...

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THE 10 BEST RESTAURANTS AND CAFES IN CAIRNS

Cairns not only has great beaches and attractions but also mouth-watering food spots making it such a famous Queensland destination! When you go hungry from exploring, you can count on these 10 restaurants: Waffle On If you’re craving for waffles, Waffle On is your best bet. You can choose from a wide array of flavours, both sweet and savoury. Good news for vegans, as they also offer ...

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TOP TIPS FOR SELLING AN OLD HOME

TOP TIPS FOR SELLING AN OLD HOME There will come a time that you have to sell your home. But what should you do if you’re selling it in its advanced years? Not to worry, we’ve got ten tips for you! 1. Get help from an expert. The right realestate agent can help you sell your home for its rightful price. With their knowledge and experience of selling homes old and new, they can he...

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CAIRNS REAL ESTATE TRENDS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Cairns is Northern Queensland’s day trip capital—where every day is a vacation day, where you can enjoy the sun, sea, and other natural charms this city has. Another plus point to this city? Winter doesn’t exist in Cairns! In this article we’re going to break down what makes Cairns such an attractive city to homeowners and tourists, but also some key trends to know about...

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SELLING YOUR HOME: FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Life’s new chapter could mean different things - one of those is wanting a new place. Before you can do that, you need to close the previous one by selling your current home. To help you, here are five things you need to know: 1. Choosing the right agent is essential. The agent you’re looking for is an experienced, skilled, and consistent agent. They should be good negotiators, co...

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7 QUESTIONS TO ASK A FINANCE LENDER BEFORE SIGNING

Before you can land the home of your dreams, you should first land the right lender to help you. Since mortgages involve a lot of money, you want to make sure it’s in the right hands. To help you choose, ask these seven questions to everyone you meet with. Do you want a Standard or Basic loan? You should figure out whether you want a basic or standard variable loan. But first, let&rsquo...

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6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY A HOUSE

It’s time to move on from your old dwellings and make new and better memories in a new home! It may be years since you bought a home, or it may be your first time, but it won’t hurt to be prepared, nonetheless. Here are the things you need to know and prepare when buying a home: 1. Take the spreadsheet out. You need to know exactly how much you can spend in buying a home. How much...

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5 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO TO MAINTAIN YOUR HOME’S VALUE

Once you buy a house, you need to keep it in shape! Your home is one of your biggest investments in life, and you want to protect it as well as improve it. Not just so you can live in a safe and comfortable home, but so you can retain (or increase) it’s value when it’s time to sell later in life. So to keep everything in check, here’s five things you should remember. 1. First...