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Melbourne Homeowners Renting Out Car Parks to Pay Their Mortgage

If you’ve ever wished you had more access to car parking spaces around your home, then you’ll know how valuable an area to park your car in can be. Currently, it seems as though people in Melbourne are beginning to take advantage of that value, by renting their car parking spaces out to help pay

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How to Find the Hidden Flaws in Older Apartments

Because many property buyers have been put off by all the news about defects in new building developments, there is now a renewed interest in older-style apartments.  Previously, we discussed the kind of information you should seek out when you buy a new apartment. But what about older apartments? It’s not as if apartments built

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Could a Car Park Rev Up Your Property’s Price?

Having a car park next to your apartment could add as much $200,000 in value to a one-bedroom apartment in Melbourne’s inner suburbs according to recent studies. Research has found that suburbs close to the CBD are the most likely to benefit from having a parking area nearby. However, it’s safe to say that any

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Increasing Popularity of City Lifestyle Generates Influx of Melbourne Property Buyers

Buyers in Melbourne are becoming increasingly fond of condos; and city skyscrapers are not the only option on the menu. According to statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, South Yarra and Hawthorn East were both hot spots in the year to August. There were 1332 individual units approved in South Yarra and 635 in

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Introducing the Most Popular Suburbs in Melbourne

When it comes to investing in valuable real estate, location is everything.  Now that Melbourne is finally facing a market turnaround, it’s important for locals to consider their options for neighbourhoods carefully. The suburb that you choose to create your home in today could make or break your chances of a profit in the future. 

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House Prices Surge in Melbourne and Sydney

Sensational home price gains in Melbourne and Sydney over the last month are encouraging the national average dwelling values to move slightly higher. However, analysts are cautioning that the bump in August probably isn’t the start of a new boom.  Capital home prices rose by around 1% in August, driven by 1.4% and 1.6% rises

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What is Strata? The Basics

There are a lot of terms in the real estate world that can be confusing at first. Whether you’re an owner-occupier in a home or a property investor, these are the words that you’ll need to get used to using when making the most of your investment. One particularly common term that will appear in

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Everything You Need to Know About Home Loan Interest Rate Discounts

When home buyers and investors start out on their property journeys, they can sometimes feel a little lost and confused when deciding on which mortgage is right for them. In today’s loan market there are a huge number of mortgage options, each slightly or dramatically different from the last. When applying for each home loan,

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What to Expect for the 2019 Melbourne Real Estate Market

Melbourne’s property market looks to continue in the same direction for 2019, with another year of modest price falls, red tape on borrowing money and a continuing rise of housing developments appearing in the outer Melbourne suburbs. Experts are hoping the city’s surging population will put a floor under the declines as more new residents

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