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Finding the Right Builder

You’ve made the decision to build a new home and now you need to pick a builder. This is going to be your family home where you sleep, live and play and maybe even work - so you want to get it right. It’s...
Navigating the Auction Process

Navigating the Auction Process

I’ve bought and sold a few homes at auction, as recently as selling one last week, and the process always intrigues me. In my work as a sociologist specialising in understanding people’s behaviour in the...
Preparing the Family Home for Sale

Preparing the Family Home for Sale

Putting your family home on the market carries a whole lot of emotional baggage. The future might be exciting but the journey seems like a snake pit of torture. There’s a whole lot of neutralising that...
Sneaky Renovation Ideas

Sneaky Renovation Ideas

Renovations not only carry the risk of a marriage ending - they can cost a lot of money. So it’s worth knowing which ideas are worth pursuing to maximise your return on investment. Whether it’s your own...
Should I Invest Interstate?

Should I Invest Interstate?

I’m often asked by new investors if they should take the plunge and invest interstate? It’s so tempting to consider somewhere that seems more exotic and promises a higher return than your home town. My...
Granny Flats… A Lead to Greater Returns?

Granny Flats – A Lead to Greater Returns?

Buying an investment property is a big financial step for most people. Whether it’s your first, or sixth property the commitment can be daunting. With so much going on in our busy lives there’s also the...
Fears of a First Time Investor

Fears of a First Time Investor

Thinking of buying an investment property but not sure where to start? Don’t sweat it – just do it! There’s a lot of questions to ask when setting out to buy an investment property and sometimes...