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Ways To Survive A Market Downturn

April 3, 2019


  This year Darwin, Melbourne and Sydney were hardest hit, with drops of 3.9 per cent, 3.4 per cent and 3.2 per cent respectively. Hobart was the only market to record a rise during the three-month time frame, while Canberra’s market did not move at all. The most important thing to keep in mind during […]

Transforming Your Backyard Into The Perfect Entertaining Area

March 21, 2019


  With a little research, inspiration and planning, dull backyards can be converted into feature areas for eating. A bare and boring background is not the best place to relax or to entertain guests. But by adding a garden all and by selecting plants that suit your climate and conditions. Sun-loving plants are great for […]

Beginner Information For First-Time Homebuyers

March 7, 2019


Buying a house is a big deal. I think people rush into home ownership because it’s seen as a sign of adulthood and financial responsibility. Understanding the home buying process and real estate terminology can be difficult and, with property prices high in many parts of the country, buying a home can be very expensive so […]

How Home Renovations Impact A Property

February 22, 2019


When it comes to home renovations, sometimes it takes money to make money. By investing in renovations, you might be able to see a quick value increase on your house. However, which renovations will add the most value in terms of any resale? Kitchens topped the list of interior updates for renovation frequency in 2017, […]

The Year Of The Pig!

February 7, 2019


  We’re saying goodbye to the Year Of The Dog and welcoming in the Year of the Pig. We’ve gone the whole hog ahead of the festivities, and been turning our mind to fun facts about piggies… The Pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals. This element represents a good social life and healthy interpersonal […]

How To have The Ultimate Australia Day

January 24, 2019


With only days to go until Australia Day, now is the time to start planning the perfect way to celebrate the day! Even though Australia Day is a public holiday, Sydney’s famous attractions are open. You can take a ferry to Taronga Zoo, enjoy a Sydney Opera House tower, visit the Sydney Aquarium and even […]

Property Market Predictions

January 10, 2019


The most likely scenario according to our predictions is that Australian house prices will keep falling in the first half of 2019 before turning around and growing moderately, resulting in growth of about 1 per cent in 2019 In the middle of last year, several top economists were predicting house prices to in fact increase […]

Home Staging Tips

December 7, 2018


  If you’re thinking about taking advantage of the current real estate market, it’s important think about how your house currently presents itself. It sounds obvious, but before you do anything, make sure you get your house sparkling. We’re talking shiny surfaces and flooring, crystal-clear windows and carpets that have been scrubbed and cleaned. To […]

The Future Of Home Buying And Selling

November 23, 2018


Selling or buying a home still tends to be a ridiculously complicated and expensive involving a ton of paperwork. But some companies are trying to shake things up the way Uber disrupted transportation and Netflix changed home entertainment. The government consultation on Improving the Home Buying and Selling process has called a lot of our […]

Ideas For Decorating Your Home This Christmas Holiday

November 8, 2018


The first thing that you and any visitors entering the house will notice is its smell a nice, pop a cinnamon stick in a pot of boiling water and keep it simmering for 30 mins before they arrive. A cheaper idea would you go to your local dollar shop and purchase a scented candle, your […]

Australian Auction Clearance Rates

October 25, 2018


Australian auction clearance rates remained below 50% in early October, suggesting recent prices declines are likely to continue in the period ahead. Helping to explain the downward revision, Sydney’s final clearance rate was revised down from 53.5% to just 46.1%, coming within a whisker of exceeding the 43.8% level reported in the final week of […]

The Effects Of Droughts In Australia

October 12, 2018


The worst drought in living history is sweeping parts of Australia, leaving farmers struggling to cope. While the weather has improved in parts of Western Australia, there has been no winter rain across much of the country’s east, leaving farmers hoping for rain after planting seeds in dry soil or culling cattle and sheep so […]


How to decorate your bathroom without spending hundreds

September 28, 2018


Wooden bathroom accessories are a fantastic way to glam up your bathroom decor. This is a great idea if you are a wood lover. If you’re tired of walking into your out dated bathroom and want a fresh new look, here are some key points. The most important upgrade you can make in your bathroom […]

Father's Day: Advice from our old man

August 31, 2018


Our father’s have always had something to say about our lives and always had advice for us to get through any situation, and in return we laugh a their terrible dad jokes and remind them that they still look as good as they did 20 years ago. But sometimes we have others that step into […]

First Time Investor Tips

August 24, 2018

Finance Hordern

Investment properties are great ways to get your foot in the door of the property market and a good way to have a bit of extra cash coming in. But when it comes to your first investment property it can be a very scary experience and you can be left to feel a little bit […]

Savings! Savings! Savings!

August 17, 2018

Finance Hordern Uncategorized

It is always stressful trying to ensure that we save and not splurge on unnecessary items but some helpful tips to help you stress less and save more. The 50/50 Approach: If you are young and have no commitment of rent or bills to pay for then this approach for savings is perfect for you. […]

Living Alone, It’s the Next Best Thing.

July 27, 2018


When we think of living alone we think of loneliness, boredom, alienation and so on. But drop that stigma and start thinking of it differently. Studies from the University of Michigan have come out to show that people who live alone are more social then those who live with others. These residents are more inclined […]

Natural Disasters: What to do when disaster strikes

July 20, 2018


When a natural disaster hits, it can leave you in a state of shock and feeling uneasy as you try to figure out how to fix all the damage has done. NSW Fair Trading services have been able to set up urgent repair services for when you aren’t able to get in contact with anyone […]

A Grade, B Grade or C Grade? How does your property scale up?

July 13, 2018


When it comes to buying or selling a property, we set ourselves up with a list of the must haves and the must not haves. With that criterion we search for our dream properties through the whole market and can come across different properties that reach different points of our wants and needs. These differences […]

Can We Really Afford Where We Live?

July 5, 2018

Hordern Rental Market

We all want to be able to live in the prime suburbs of Sydney, those ones that are just minutes away from all the fun and excitement of the big smoke, But can we really afford it? To be able to live a comfortable and rental stress free life we should only be spending maximum […]