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How to create an outdoor entertaining area

Australia is a nation of outdoor enthusiasts. From the sweeping coastlines to the vast, sunburnt centre and everything else in between, making the most of our beautiful country can start in our own backyards. For this reason the outdoor entertaining and living space has become a must have in a home. After all, is there […]

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Smooth sailing for residential construction

If the the flourishing volume of households making their way into the real estate market wasn’t already a sign, then the latest report from the Property Council of Australian and CoreLogic RP Data should give you some idea of how important housing is to the nation’s economic success. In particular, new home building has been […]

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3 reasons to renovate

Australians love having a property project. A splash of colour here, some polish there – renovating your own home can be incredibly rewarding process, as well an increasing your enjoyment and comfort. So why should you jump on the home improvement bandwagon? Here are three reasons to considering giving your property a makeover. 1. Bump up the […]

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How to add value to your home in winter

Winter is normally the time of year that things start to slow down in the property market. Buyers aren’t quite as active and there usually aren’t as many vendors putting their home up for sale. In fact, you’ll probably be getting ready to hanker down before the cooler weather hits, so making improvements to your […]

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Budget to boost construction

There’s been no shortage of news about the 2015-2016 budget over the past few days, but you mightn’t have thought much about what it could have in store for you. Whether you’re in the market to build a new house, or are on path towards saving for your first home loan, you might actually find […]

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Strong construction future ahead

You’ll likely have a whole range of things on your plate, but it’s worth keeping up with the latest developments in the property market. Something that might interest a lot of homeowners and prospective buyers is the strength of the Australian construction industry at the moment – and this looks set to continue. Australian Bureau […]

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Can renovations add value to my home?

Whether you’ve been living in your home a long time and are after a change of pace, or are moving into an established house in need of a bit of love and care, renovations are often a big part of owning a property. With so many home improvement options available to get your creative juices […]

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Constructing a solution to population growth

It doesn’t matter whether you’re buying or selling a home, the construction industry plays a big role in supporting the market. Home ownership has never been more desirable and a good supply of new homes for Australians will make sure this remains on the cards. However, the Australian Treasury’s 2015 Intergenerational Report has thrown a […]

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Client stories

Belinda and Ashley Benson

Borrowing money can get awfully complicated and that’s where having the right mortgage broker made all the difference for...

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Dee and Henry Nieuwenhuis

Going green wasn’t an optional extra for the Nieuwenhuis', it was an integral element of their property investment strategy....

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Elly & Nic Marie

It was Christmas Eve 2015 and Elly Marie and her husband Nic were busy with their new baby and planning their upcoming wedding in...

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