This is the third in our series of articles is aimed at explaining some of the basics about how building contracts work. This article will deal with payment mechanisms in your building contract. In entering into any building contract, you should determine what payments you will need to make, and when.  You will need to…

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Homes are a very personal reflection of ourselves and our family, and as a result, tend to evoke strong emotions – joy, pride, a sense of financial security, mental wellbeing as well as in some cases, fear and trepidation when it comes to renovating. You know how it goes – you have a vision for…

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  Renovating in winter could save you time and money. If you have been toying with the idea of renovating or fixing up your home, but are hanging out for Spring, perhaps you should think again. The winter months can actually be an excellent time to get those interior upgrades out of the way. There…

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So, you’ve decided to buy a home. The big question is, should you buy established or off-the-plan? As both options have their pros and cons, deciding which is right for you can be a challenge. To help you decide whether to buy a townhouse off the plan, we’ve created this guide. Buying established For many…

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How to find a tradie  You have just discovered your toilet is leaking, the kitchen tap needs fixing, the backyard decking needs a revamp or perhaps it’s time to put up that new carport?  Oh, and those trees needs some serious trimming while we are at it! Until not so long ago other than asking…

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Which is a better Property Investment Strategy – Negative Gearing or Positive Gearing? By Melinda Jennison, Buyers Agent and Property Investment Advisor at Steamline Property Buyers   There are two main types of property investors, and their different strategies at the time of purchasing an investment, usually results in either negative gearing or positive gearing…

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Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? How is it going? A huge congratulations if you are still sticking to them and on track. If not, don’t be too hard on yourself; you are not alone. Studies show that only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals! How long did you last?…

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Who wouldn’t want to pay their home off faster? Everyone can do it at any point!  What gets in the way is lack of knowledge or understanding and then action. I am going to show you a few easily actioned ways to pay your home off faster by having your money work for you. Do you know…

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Five years ago it seemed every second person used to say “safe as houses”, or you would hear a story at a barbecue of a couple who made hundreds of thousands with the sale of a home that they sold just two years after purchasing, adding only a lick of paint. This was the norm…

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“Build a team that you trust – back them to work well together.” These are just some of the words of wisdom shared this month by guest contributor Vicky Grosser; a Carbon Manager with a commitment for sustaining all life through First Nations led care of country. Somehow Vicky found herself on a small house…

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