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Do you need to have new keys Cut for each new Tenancy...?

October 27, 2017


The security of your tenant and property alike is very important. So, is re-keying your rental property each time it has a new tenant necessary? It’s a really good question! It is not necessary nor is it a legal requirement. However, in the event you have had a poor tenancy experience or have any concerns […]

Are Takeaway Coffee Cups Recyclable?

June 19, 2017


Let’s grab a coffee – Billions of them A brisk walk through the bustling CBD in the morning sees clusters of workers waiting for their morning coffee hit. Baristas take orders, scrawl on lids, froth milk, shout out names and wrangle the steaming machines to extract the holy grail for their congregation. But at the […]

What's The Story Behind Queen's Birthday Long Weekend?

June 8, 2017


Queen Elizabeth II is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states and the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. She was born on 21 April 1926 but her birthday is celebrated on a separate date. She has been Queen since 1952 and is now the longest reigning British monarch in history, the second-longest being […]

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying A Home

June 6, 2017


Deciding whether you’re ready to purchase your first home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in life. Buying is a huge (not to mention expensive) commitment and isn’t a decision you should take lightly. Before you make the leap to homeownership, it’s imperative you know where you stand, what you want, and what’s […]

Top Ten Tips to Securing Your Home Against Theft

June 1, 2017


1. Lock Everything Up Most thieves are opportunists and take advantage of unlocked homes. Even if you are going out for a short time, lock-up your house and windows. Locksmiths can provide advice on the appropriate door and window locks, and key all the windows to a single key for your convenience. Also, ask your electricity […]

6 Reasons Your Should Get Pre-Approval

April 27, 2017


Ever had an agent deny to show you a home because you weren’t pre-approved for a mortgage? It’s not because they’re mean, or they don’t value your business… it’s actually because they’re looking out for your best interests. Let’s face it, shopping for a home before getting pre-approved for a mortgage is like walking into […]

What is ANZAC Day

April 20, 2017

Did you Know..?

Did You Know? The Origin of the Acronym ‘ANZAC’ – Australian & New Zealand Army Corps Where is Gallipoli? Gallipoli is a peninsula of land in Western Turkey, separating the Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles; the site of the costly but unsuccessful campaign by the Allies in the First World War. Why were Australian Soldiers […]

St. Patrick's Day!

March 16, 2017

Did you Know..? Fun

Most people, whether they are Irish or not, wear green on this day. One of the Irish traditions is to pinch anyone who is not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day. Corned beef and cabbage are traditional foods eaten on this holiday. The shamrock, pot-of-gold, and leprechauns are also associated with St. Patrick’s Day. The […]

Interest Rates on Hold for March

March 7, 2017

Breaking News

The Reserve Bank has left interest rates on hold at a record low 1.5 per cent. After the 2nd meet for the year, the Reserve Bank have announced that the interest rates will remain at 1.5% for another month.  This rate has been on hold since August 2016, making it the 7th month straight.   […]

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Hire The Agent With The Most For Sale Signs In Town

March 7, 2017


You want to hire the best agent when you sell your house. You see real estate agent “John Listalots” all over town. His signs are everywhere. So, you figure he must be a great agent. It seems like he sells almost everything in town, and you figure that he probably “has all the buyers”. From […]

7 Signs that you have picked the right Agent!

March 7, 2017


Buying or selling a home can be a complicated and stressful experience. There can be a lot of moving parts involved that may come as a surprise to people who have never been through the process before. This is why having a great real estate agent is critical. Picking the right agent isn’t always easy, […]

Should you work with a real estate agent who’s your friend or a family member?

March 7, 2017


  Should you work with a real estate agent who’s your friend or a family member? This is such a common question. And it can be a touchy, awkward subject when you know a real estate agent and are planning to buy or sell a house. Part of you probably wants to ignore the topic. […]