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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...

The growing number of families with children living in apartment complexes face challenges not only with the lack of family friendly communal spaces in some buildings but with adapting to the strata community by-laws governing resident activity.  Grant Mifsud takes a look at the challenges...

Many every-day investors are put off commercial property because they believe it’s too complex. But, with careful research and planning, it needn’t be. Andrew Crossley will dispel a few of those myths that could be holding you up....

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....

Dads… every professional bidder’s nightmare and often a buyer’s agent’s challenge when it comes to overriding their best-intended (bad) advice. Cate Bakos tells us why and how they CAN help....

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