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Darren Palmer’s tips for creating a stylish family-friendly home

Starting out in design as a child-free, single man, I didn’t grasp the full responsibility of designing a home for a family with children in it. I recall one particularly sharp, fragile vase I put into a client’s home, along with a white fabric sofa – my mistake only becoming clear to me once I…

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Time to save for a first-home deposit could drop by more than four years

First-home buyers could soon face a shorter path to purchase under new plans announced in the lead up to the election, analysis shows. More than four years could be cut from the time it takes first-home buyer couples to save a house deposit under a policy proposed by the Morrison government, new analysis shows. The…

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How the proposed first-home buyer scheme works and where the idea came from….

The NZ first-home buyer incentive that inspired the Coalition’s $500m pledge The Coalition’s proposed first-home loan deposit scheme may have made headlines when it was announced on Sunday, but in New Zealand, it’s old news. Announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison as a boost for young Australians faced with years of saving for a deposit,  his proposed…

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So, is it a good idea to buy property with a sibling?

When Amy Webster’s sister, Margie, found her dream home in Balgowlah, NSW, there was one problem. It was totally out of her price range. “Then, we realised we could pool our resources and buy it together,” Webster says. With housing affordability a national social and economic issue, should more siblings consider joining forces to get…

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What should you look for when hiring a removalist company

As research, anecdotal evidence and even a quick Google searchdemonstrate, moving house ranks as one of the more stressful experiences a person can go through. Considering the disruption, upheaval, and all those tedious logistics associated with leaving home, it’s hardly surprising that many dread the moving process. When an unpleasant experience with removalists is added to the mix, stress…

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The household items everyone should have before turning 30

When Scott Roewer, founder of the Organising Agency, finished his master’s in education in 2000, his parents asked him what he wanted as a graduation gift. His response: real silverware. “I wanted to feel like an adult, so I asked for really nice silverware,” he said. “Not actual silver, but I wanted nice utensils and I wanted nice…

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Buyer Testimonial

Property Buyer gives Peter Camilleri ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ for being friendly, helpful & reliable. Purchaser Review – Recommended by Jodie Hook, April 2019. ‘Peter was excellent!! Friendly, reliable, very helpful, thorough and most certainly knows his job in real estate. I would defiantly recommend his services.’ http://ow.ly/tccb50qqc1c

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