HM Group Blog

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Published  14 days

Just because you're a tenant, it doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your sense of style at home - in fact, there are many options for tenants who want to give their rental property some 'wow factor'. Whether renting is only a temporary situation or a longer-term solution, you can still personalis...

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Real estate Superbrand Raine & Horne has reinforced its position as a market leader on Sydney’s prestigious North Shore with the merger of three of its principal offices. Raine & Horne Crows Nest, established in 1973 has amalgamated with nearby Raine & Horne Chatswood Willoughby that started in ...

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Published  3 months

One of the best ways to create a striking backyard is by adding a pergola. A pergola is a construction supported by columns on the side, with lattices or beams along the top linking the columns. The plus with a structure like this, is that plants can entwine themselves around the framework of th...

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Published  3 months

Conveyancing refers to the legalities involved in buying and selling a home. Conveyancing checks off outstanding land taxes, or unearths unsolved disputes involving the property you’re seeking to buy, and illegal building work. Be mindful that once you exchange contracts on a property, any struc...

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Published  4 months

In any market, it is essential your home stands out from the crowd – and this is where a stylist might come in very handy. Professional home styling can add thousands of dollars to the value of a home – and much more in some cases. In fact, some specialists claim the average rate of return for h...

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Published  5 months

If you’re planning on upgrading or downsizing your living arrangements anytime soon, there are a few issues to weigh up before settling on a strategy to buy or sell first. Let’s consider the advantages of a sell-first strategy. If it’s possible to negotiate a delayed settlement on the sale over ...

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Published  5 months

Media reports suggesting days of doom and gloom are imminent for Australian real estate may have alarmed some owners and investors about the value of their properties. The current market cycle started in May 2012, and for the past five years, some sections of the media, stockbrokers, and other s...

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Published  5 months

Bushfires constantly create a dangerous risk to life, the environment and properties located in rural and urban areas. The risk of bushfire increases as the mercury jumps in the warmer months, especially with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicting daytime temperatures are likely to be warmer...

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Published  5 months

Are you buying a rental property, but haven’t yet settled on an investment approach? Maybe it might be worth considering a positive cash flow strategy over the more popular ‘negative gearing’ approach. A positive cash flow strategy (more commonly called positive gearing) is where the rental retu...

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Published  6 months

Do you live in a unit block with underground garages? Underground garages continue to be targeted for the theft of push bikes, dirt bikes, steal from motor vehicle offenses plus general property theft. If you live in a block of units with security features such as secure garage doors and interco...

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Published  6 months

Housing affordability has been a hot topic of late in the key capital cities, especially in relation to first home buyers. Some have taken an innovative approach to getting their foot in the door: rentvesting. A rentvestor buys a property as an investment and rents it out to a tenant, while renti...

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Published  6 months

Damp is a major nuisance for property owners, especially in the colder months of the year. It can cause damage, cost plenty of money, risk the health of loved ones, or deter buyers if you are about to embark on a spring sale. The health issues relate to the growth of ‘mould’, which can cause a r...

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