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Selling tips; presenting your property.

Front view appeal: The front of your property is first focal point for numerous buyers. Many people will do a ‘drive-past’ before viewing the property at a home open. Ensure your garden is maintained and attractive, or driveway and pathways weedless, swept and clean.Fix it: There’s no surprise that buyers don’t want extra work to be done. If you are presenting ...

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10 ways to keep your home warm this winter

Perth has seen a chilly winter this year, with nightly temperatures dropping into the single degrees! Here’s some great easy ways to keep you and your home warm in winter whilst saving some extra money on your energy bill. 1. Go NaturalWarming your house doesn’t have to mean using your heater for all hours, and just because its winter doesn’t mean it rains all day. Pert...

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Keep your home cool this summer

Summer’s here and we’re all looking forward to days at the beach, BBQs and long cold drinks. With it will undoubtedly come hot weather, air conditioners on full and increases in power bills. There are many ways to keep cool at home without running up unnecessary energy bills. Have you ever stopped to think about how many hours you need to work to pay a power bill?  Here are a ...

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Is your pool running swimmingly?

For many people, a backyard swimming pool is part of the great Australian dream. However, installing one can be a source of major headaches for home-owners. The common issues Defects or unsatisfactory workmanship. Supply issues, including incomplete supply and delays. Domestic building charges, relating to variations, provisional sums, compensation and excessive stage payments and d...

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Vintage Kombi Promotion

It was a pleasure having the legendary 1973 Vintage Kombi ‘Bella’ on display outside of our Doubleview Office during the month of February. This formed part of Mike Ferraro’s Kombi themed postcard flyer which had been distributed in the local area over the month. Vintage Kombi Promotions kindly provided “Bella” the Vintage Kombi for 3 days over a period of a week...

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ANZAC BISCUITS

In honour of Anzac Day we have pleasure in sharing the good old fashioned recipe for Anzac Biscuits from The Australian Women’s Weekly Make a batch over the weekend! Anzac biscuits Ingredients 1 cup (90g) rolled oats 1 cup (150g) plain (all-purpose) flour 1 cup (220g) firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup (40g) desiccated coconut 125 g (4 ounces) bu...

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Winter Warmers

A Little Help From Nature Take advantage of the warmth of the sun….. Leave your curtains and blinds open during the day to allow the natural sunlight to warm up your home throughout the day. Then once the sun goes down, close all window coverings so they act as insulators to keep the heat energy the sun generated through the window during the day inside. Have you ever thought that all ...

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Is your home winter ready?

Winter is only a month away – Now is a good time to start thinking and preparing your home inside and out. A few precautions could save you a lot of heartache and Money! With heavy rains and storms comes damage to property, you can avoid some of this by just taking a little time to ensure your house is prepared. The last thing anyone needs is a leaking roof due to overloaded gutters. He...

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Maximising your Tax Return – Claiming on your Investment Property

The end of the Financial Year is only a few weeks away. Time to start thinking about what deductions you can claim on your rental property. Always get sound advice from accredited professionals to help you through the minefield of what can and can’t be claimed. You will need to keep records right from the beginning of your investment journey if you invest in a rental property or rent ou...

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MOVING HOUSE – With Kids

You’ve made the big decision to buy or lease a house and it’s time to pack up and make the big move.  Apart from the obvious arrangements to be made there is the human side of moving that is often the forgotten element. Whether you are moving for the first time or for the “I lost count how many times” it can be a very stressful time, in fact it is high on the list ...

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Is your house ready to rent?

You’ve just bought an investment property, or may have decided to move out of your humble abode and rent it out to the people of Perth, so all you need to do now is call a property manager and get tenants, right? Wrong! You may think your house is perfect but there’s some preparations you need to make to ensure your home is ready for rent.Broken? Fix it!Rent ready means exactly that...