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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


Airbnb Owners Be Warned as Tax Office Enforces a Massive Crackdown

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has put Australian Airbnb hosts on notice, warning the popular platform was now part of a wider tax evasion crackdown. Airbnb is is an online marketplace for arranging or offering lodging, primarily homestays, or tourism experiences. The company does not own any of the real estate listings, nor does it


NAB Offers Fixed Home Loan Rates Under 3%

3 out of 4 of Australia’s largest banks are now offering fixed home loan rates of under 3%. That means huge things for the future of Australia, provided that customers are actually looking to lock themselves into a new home.  The National Australia Bank cut some of its fixed interest rates on home loan contacts


The Berlin Apartment That Brings You Closer to the Past

According to Gisbert Poppler, having people over to his home means inviting them to explore the ghosts of Berlin’s past. Gathered around the dining table in the Mitte district of Berlin, are three velvet chairs that were salvaged from the Honecker lounge. The lounge was located at the State Council Building in Germany and have


Travelling in Style with £1.5 million Luxury Apartment on Wheels

A family of 8 in Australia plans to travel around the country in opulence and style with their new luxury apartment on wheels. The campervan, costing around $2 million in total is a two-story living space, which comes with two bedrooms, all equipped with televisions, as well as a bathroom, kitchen-dining areas, and a seating


Inside Liv Tyler’s Dreamy West Village Townhouse

Liv Tyler is synonymous with West Village living, like the Corner Bistro or Bleecker Street. The star, a resident for the past 20 years of one of Manhattan’s most charming neighborhoods, has been captured several times on the local streets — walking her dog, pushing a stroller, or frequenting her favourite corner store. “I just


The Need for Child-Friendly Design in High-Rise Apartments

More and more parents are raising children in high-rise housing in inner-city areas. In spite of this, much of the high-rise housing stock in Australia have been developed without truly considering its younger inhabitants. A 2018 study published in Cities & Health discovered that while parents appreciated that apartments offered affordable housing close to employment,

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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


How People in Melbourne Can Find Better Work-Life Balance

As the property market in Melbourne continues to move in a more positive direction, a new kind of buyer has begun to emerge. The booming population is pushing family homes away from the CBD, which means that more people are looking for opportunities to get closer to work. These work-home buyers are purchasing secondary properties

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