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An off market property is just that – one that is not being marketed.  A bit like a hidden gem.  Find them and they represent a golden opportunity but how do you find them?  Cate Bakos is finding them all the time and tells us...

Australian renovations are on the rise. Many investors are seeking to improve capital values and increase rental income by renovating their properties, rather than purchasing new. This trend shows no signs of slowing. Brad Beer has some sound advice to help investors maximise their cash...

Australia and New Zealand have experienced significant natural disasters in recent years. When you’re at the whim of Mother Nature, having an appropriate level of home and contents insurance is an absolute necessity. Nevertheless, living in a hazard capital means insurance comes at an ever-increasing...

After a stormy couple of years, the sunshine appears to be breaking through for Melbourne’s property market once again.  While much of Melbourne is set to benefit from renewed confidence and a return of buyer demand, there are a handful of pockets where all of...

Negative gearing - a term you hear a lot in investor circles, but what exactly does it mean? This clever, and now widely used, investment strategy could make a huge difference to your yearly tax returns and future gains but many investors are not aware...

If economic activity improves, the credit squeeze dissipates, home prices stabilise and the recent stimulus measures take hold, the supply of new building work into the pipeline will soon reach its low point.   But how low and how soon? We ask Tim Reardon from the...

Colours influence us in many ways. They can change a mood, create one, and even prevent people from buying.  Naomi Findlay explains how the psychology of colours is something every renovator should understand....

A proposal to require New South Wales retirement villages to buy back unsold units just six months after they are vacated is expected to have ramifications across Australia. Mark Skelsey attended the Retirement Living Summit and has all the details....

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