Welcome to a New Year and the start of a fresh decade! Though it hasn’t been the usual celebratory and relaxing start that we usually enjoy, has it? The severity, scale and impact of the current bushfire crises have been overwhelming and extremely thought-provoking across a number of conversation topics. Wherever you go, everyone seems…

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After a very long flight followed by a treacherous taxi ride, I arrive at the hotel ready to check-in. It’s 1:00 am, I rattle off my details to the receptionist and at this moment all I want to do is curl into a ball and sleep like for the next 48 hours. I make it…

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Whether you consider yourself to be a good negotiator or damn right scared of it, in some aspect of life we all need to call on our negotiation skills. It could be to negotiate a pay rise at work, with a real estate agent when buying a house or maybe even with your partner over…

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I recently had the honour of being a guest speaker at a Women in Property Network (WIP Network) event in Melbourne. The mission of this group is to provide a community that supports, encourages and motivates women who either work (or maybe are considering) working in the property field. It’s a wonderful opportunity to hear…

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This month we shine the spotlight on kitchens; after all, it’s the heart of a home is it not? Annually Australian’s invest thousands of dollars into upgrading and renovating their kitchens. As with any building project, it’s really important that you understand what to expect in terms of cost. The average value of a kitchen…

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Kitchen splashbacks are nothing new. They are designed to protect your walls from splatters and spills around the central cooking areas in your kitchen. Usually installed behind the stovetop, sink or food prep areas, from a functional perspective they are a great way to reduce cleaning and permanent stains or marks from oil splatter, mixing…

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Want to renovate your kitchen? Everyone loves a good before and after – in fact, we are bombarded with them on TV, social media and every good house magazine! Interestingly, often the details of the how, why and logistics are overlooked in-lieu of some dramatic ‘wow’ photos. Before embarking on your own journey of a…

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Unfortunately, renovating a kitchen tends to be messy, time-consuming and can be expensive if not planned right. Why? Because almost all key trades are involved in making your new kitchen a reality. You will have plumbers, electricians, cabinet makers, benchtop experts, painters, plasterers, flooring and maybe even window, door and tiling specialists visit your home.…

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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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Look at the media and you can find a multitude of opinions about today’s Millenials and their lifestyle choices. Who hasn’t read about the “smashed avo on toast” generation? Yet let’s not paint everyone with the same brush! The fact is, there are many young people with their eyes firmly set on the property market…

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