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  • 34 Great Australian Kitchen Island-Bench Styles

    Picture Perfect: 34 Great Australian Kitchen Island-Bench Styles Our coffee-break escape offers you five minutes’ worth of images to inspire and delight. Jump right in… From marble to melamine, tiles to timber and standout shapes to hero materials; if you’re looking for inspiration, here are 34 fantastic approaches to kitchen … Read more

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  • KITCHEN COLOUR SCHEMES THAT WILL LAST FOREVER

    Original content provided by hipages Renovating your kitchen is an exciting yet daunting task and for most people, it’s something they only want to do once. It’s important to get the colour scheme right so it doesn’t date and lasts the same life as the kitchen itself. In association with … Read more

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  • SAY FAREWELL TO YOUR EMPTY WALL

    By Samantha van Egmond in association with Discover budget-friendly ways that fill your large walls with mirrors, art and textiles. A bare, white wall in your living area can be intimidating and make even the loveliest of homes feel cold, especially in winter. However, there are ways to inject personality into a … Read more

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  • WHAT IS A CONTRACT OF SALE?

    A document signed by both the seller and buyer. It outlines all of the property details including the prices agreed by both parties. Usually, the contract of sale is drawn up by the real estate agent on behalf of the seller. However, if the property has been sold at an … Read more

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  • PANCAKE DAY RECIPE

    You batter believe it’s Pancake day today! Spoil yourself with this delicious and easy pancake recipe. Pancake Recipe Preparation time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 8 Ingredients: 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour 1 tbsp sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten ¾ cup (180ml) milk 50g butter, melted Method: In … Read more

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  • LOOK LUXE FOR LESS: FUSS FREE UPGRADES THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK

    By Laura Barry in association with Whether you’re looking to update your home according to the season, or want the space to feel a little more polished, there are a few simple changes you can make to your interior to achieve a luxe look without a big outlay. Elevating your interior style … Read more

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  • What is Stamp or Transfer Duty?

    Stamp duty is a tax imposed on numerous acquisitions, including selling real estate, cars and assets belonging to a business. In the case of real estate, the purchaser is the one who pays the tax. It is a legal requirement for stamp duty to be paid within 30 days of … Read more

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  • Your offer or bid is accepted. So what happens next?

    Your purchase now begins the conveyancing process which is formalised into two parts. The exchange of the contract of sale The settlement of the contract of sale At this point, it is highly recommended to employ the services of a professional conveyancer or conveyance solicitor to ensure the process goes as smooth as possible. They will … Read more

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  • Bidding at Auction

    It can be easy to get caught up in the moment when the auction is in full swing, so it’s important that you set yourself some limits and goals. Consider your top bid while you’re in a calm and rational state of mind and stick to it. Stand right at … Read more

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  • Preparing for Auction

    The excitement and anticipation of an auction is probably the way most people imagine they will buy a property. The idea of bidding at auction can be daunting or thrilling depending on the individual. Most likely it will be a little of both. Of course, the best way of approaching … Read more

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