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The highs and lows of 2020

2020. What a year. In Australia, we kicked it off with some of the worst bushfires on record, devastating rural communities and local business. No sooner had we got back on our feet than the COVID-19 pandemic arrived. Ask most…

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4 Australian beach holidays we recommend this summer

Summer is here, and for Australians that can mean only one thing. Beach holidays. With the internal borders finally open, you can explore the endless Australian coastline to your heart’s content. But where to start? Among stiff competition, we’ve chosen…

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Christmas feasts for any size gathering

Christmas is almost upon us! After a hard year, Australians can finally look forward to family gatherings and reunions with old friends. Festivities, of course, call for a feast. Whether you’re entertaining a crowd or enjoying an intimate holiday tete-a-tete,…

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Why Australia might lead the property world in 2021

Back in March 2020, property forecasts were dire. Some pessimists predicted housing prices would drop by 10 or even 20% over the next couple of years. Fast forward ten months, and the landscape is very different. Not only have real…

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Gift guides for every home owner

Gift guides for women, gift guides for kids, we’ve all seen the lists. But what really determines the kind of presents people want? The space they have to put it in. A young couple just starting out in their first…

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How many bedrooms do you really need?

It’s at the top of every property description, and probably the first thing you filter for. But do you know how many bedrooms you really need? The answer will depend not just on your current lifestyle, but your future goals.…

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Spring planting – what to do now for a summer harvest

Imagine a garden filled to bursting with sweet ripe fruits and crisp fresh vegetables. Imagine deciding what to cook for dinner by checking your veggie patch to see what’s in abundance. While we’re not quite ready to get rid of…

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Spotlight on Western Australia

Western Australia is Australia’s largest state, covering a vast 2,57,013 square kilometres. Even with the borders shut tight, there’s no shortage of space for Western Australians to explore. Perth Start in the capital and discover Perth’s glories. Kings Park, at…

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Three ways to access the HomeBuilder grant

In May 2020, the Federal Government announced the new HomeBuilder grant. Designed to stimulate the construction industry, the grant offers a huge $25,000 to home owners undertaking significant projects. Despite the name, the grant isn’t just there for people building…

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Five ways to support local businesses

Small businesses are doing it tough. 2020 kicked off with some of the most devastating bushfires Australia has ever seen. Towns across Australia, especially in regional areas, suffered huge property losses. Since many were effectively ‘no-go’ zones during the peak…

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