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    1. Property Investing for Millennials, Beginners, and Noobs

      Property Investing for Millennials, Beginners, and Noobs

      Australian Millennial looking to get a foot in the door of property investing look no further. Here's an interesting piece from CNBC's Karen Gilchrist with some wisdom for you.

      In it, she shares some advice on beginners in the market. It's littered with interesting suggestions such as this one:

      Look at local data to find gentrifying locations. Those tend to be areas with high income and population growth rates. Generally though, said Butchovich, areas with good links to a city’s central business district and close proximity to parks and schools tend to be good bets.

      The ...

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    2. What You Need to Know Before You Flip Your First Property

      What You Need to Know Before You Flip Your First Property

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from The Balance. It's called Pros and Cons of Flipping a Property.

      It offers some really interesting ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy: 

      It is important to know the pros and cons of flipping a property before you begin. It is a riskier type of investment, and as is the case with most risky investments, the rewards can be great if everything goes according to plan, or it can become a horrible mistake if the plan goes awry.

      To find out more about these ideaslook into the ...

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    3. The Melbourne CBD Skyline is about to Have a New Addition

      The Melbourne CBD Skyline is about to Have a New Addition

      This major project news from The Urban Developer is really exciting. It's called ICD Property Appoints Builder on Aspire Tower.

      Here are some of the details:

      Melbourne-based builder Hickory will start construction on ICD Property's 65-level “super tower” in Melbourne CBD next month.

      The building appointment follows shortly after the developer secured construction funding from investment bank Goldman Sachs and non-bank lender MaxCap for the $440 million tower in September.

      Give the rest of the article a read to learn about the rest.

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    4. Back to school: A rising trend in portfolio diversification

      Back to school: A rising trend in portfolio diversification

      More and more kids today have their eyes set on a diploma, with many looking at prestigious schools abroad for their educational needs. And in the same way that they'll need textbooks and wifi for them to further their studies, they'll also need a place to stay for the next 2-4 years.

      This article by the South China Post shines a light on why property investors have started looking at student housing to diversify their portfolio. Read more on this exciting trend by clicking the link!

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    5. Overdoing White Interiors

      Overdoing White Interiors

      Sure, the allure of white home interior cannot be denied. It looks clean and in order which would make neat freaks and moms nod in acceptance. However, most of us overdo it.

      In this article from TLC Interiors shares some insights on white interiors. This one's a must-share.

      In this instance, people often throw in some black, brown or charcoal accessories. But still, the space isn’t warm enough. And that’s because there aren’t enough of the in-between tones you see in this post. No beige, no cream, no caramel, no biscuit. And it’s those tones ...

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    6. Australian Property Buyers are Eyeing Heritage Homes

      Australian Property Buyers are Eyeing Heritage Homes

      Kristen Craze shares with us some fascinating findings in this Real Estate Australia article. It’s titled Prospective Buyers Looking to Go Back to the Future With Historic Homes in Demand.

      Here's a short excerpt:

      Househunters have been showing a keen interest in heritage homes, with period properties atop the most viewed listings going to auction this Saturday.

      Just one month out from Christmas week, which usually signals a four to six-week hiatus in the auction market, and the heat is on historic homes heading under the hammer.

      To see some really beautiful historic homes already listed on the ...

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    7. Mud-Brick Home is Expected to Sell for Record Amount

      Mud-Brick Home is Expected to Sell for Record Amount

      Here's a compelling listing from the Real Estate Australia. It's called Mud-Brick Merricks House Poised to Raise Record Residential Price.

      Here’s a short excerpt:

      One of just three listings in the Mornington Peninsula suburb on realestate.com.au, 102 Thompsons Lane has $6.8-$7.4 million price hopes.

      If it sells within or above this range, it would eclipse the $6.5 million fetched by 3509 Frankston-Flinders Rd in 2014.

      Have a look at the complete article for more information.

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    8. Queensland Heritage Home Draws Crowds

      Queensland Heritage Home Draws Crowds

      Stumbled upon this interesting piece by Real Estate Australia's Sophie Foster. It’s called QLD’s Hottest House Listed for First Time in Three Lifetimes.

      It shares an interesting opportunity to purchase one of the region's most sought after heritage homes. Here’s a short excerpt about it:

      The property was put on the Queensland Heritage register in 2001 and still has all its character features including feature fireplaces four main rooms, decorative ceiling roses and feature lighting, a stained glass feature front door, original hoop pine floors, and bay windows in four main rooms.

      If you want ...

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    9. Lifestyle suburbs leading the Manningham charge

      Lifestyle suburbs leading the Manningham charge

      Donvale and Templestowe are leading the charge as Manningham’s star performers.

      The municipality was one of just two across Melbourne to have two suburbs with rising sales volumes in Hotspotting’s latest Price Predictor Index.

      The index uses changes in the number of sales, rather than price movement, to predict future price adjustments: so a rise in sales is taken as a sign prices would be following.

      Manningham market given vote of confidence with pre-auction offers

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    10. Queensland’s most viewed house going to auction

      Queensland’s most viewed house going to auction

      QUEENSLAND’S most viewed property going to auction this weekend is in the multicultural hub of Sunnybank in Brisbane’s outer ring.

      The five-bedroom house at 58 Dunedin St, Sunnybank has had more than 3000 online views in less than three weeks according to realestate.com.au data.

      David Healy of Healy Homes built the two-storey house in 2006 for Michael and Catherine Purcell, who purchased the 1023sq m block in an exclusive location in 2001.

      “It’s been our home, not just a house,” Mr Purcell said.

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    11. Airbnb Cracks Down on Party House Renters Following Deadly Ordeal

      Airbnb Cracks Down on Party House Renters Following Deadly Ordeal

      Here's a compelling article from ABC News. It's called Here's What Airbnb's Party House Crackdown Could Mean for Your Next Stay.

      It shares some interesting news coming from the home-sharing giant. Here’s one that’s we thought was really interesting for property investors:

      Hosts are asked to set clear expectations and requirements for guests, read their profiles and reviews, "get to know [their] guests in advance", and keep safety information and equipment handy in order to help keep themselves and their properties safe.

      Have a look at the complete article for more of the author ...

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    12. The Steadily Rising Housing Market in Australia

      The Steadily Rising Housing Market in Australia

      This Urban Developer piece has some interesting perspectives on the current housing market climate in it. It's called How Long Until Housing Values Reach a New Record High?

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    13. What are Annual General Meetings For?

      What are Annual General Meetings For?

      Found this interesting piece from Look Up Strata and it really challenged our curiosity. It’s called What to Expect At Your Building AGMs.

      It shares some intriguing points. Here’s one of them:

      The AGM has to meet set regulations under Queensland’s Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997. These regulations include the timing of the meeting (within three months of the end of the body corporate’s financial year), the core business it should address, and how it is run.

      If you want more, give the full article a quick read at the website linked below…

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    14. Designer Lucy Folk shares her favourite things

      Designer Lucy Folk shares her favourite things

      Hometown Melbourne

      Current residence Paris

      Age 36

      First job Working in my dad’s cafe at a very young age

      Current job Creative director and founder, Lucy Folk

      Sleeping in is ... a priority on the weekend.

      Most extravagant purchase to date? Pools, a set of four photographs by American visual artist Antoine Wagner.

      What’s your favourite accessory of all time? A very special necklace of bronze castings, terracotta components and hand-woven rope, made by my friend and collaborator Guidi.

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    15. Aribnb's 'party house' problem could spoil its public listing. Here's why its new rules to stop the rowdy blowouts might not even work.

      Add one more "risk factor" to the upcoming prospectus Airbnb will release when it makes its stock market debut next year: Party houses.

      The home-sharing service has built a booming business by making it easy for anyone to rent their homes to vacationers or business travellers looking for an alternative to a hotel. But the instant and easy access to homes has also caught the notice of teens and others looking for place to throw wild parties.

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    16. Major Macquarie Building Changing Hands

      Major Macquarie Building Changing Hands

      Here's a pretty interesting property acquisition right in the heart of NSW. Charter Hall buys out about half of John Holland’s Glasshouse in Macquarie.

      This article from The Urban Developer tells us all about it:

      The 50 per cent stake in the Glasshouse building, located at 45-61 Waterloo Road, sold for $165.7 million on a passing yield of 5 per cent. John Holland offloaded the other half stake in the A-grade 34,898sq m Macquarie Park building to Charter Hall’s Direct PFA Fund.

      The building is 70 per cent pre-committed to the NSW government on a ...

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    17. Vetting Your Investment Partner

      Vetting Your Investment Partner

      Here's a compelling article from Your Property Investment. It's called How to Find the Right Joint Venture Partner.

      It shares some interesting observations. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      Find someone who will fill in the gaps around your personality strengths. The trick, of course, is to first fully understand your own strengths – sometimes easier said than done.

      Have a look at the complete article for more of the author’s observations.

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    18. What You Should Know Before You Commit to Your Reno or Build Project

      What You Should Know Before You Commit to Your Reno or Build Project

      Here's a compelling article from the Undercover Architect. It's called How to Avoid 5 and 6 Figure Blowouts.

      It has some really interesting insights. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      Once a builder is on your site, terminating a contract can be difficult and onerous. So, ensure you ask LOADS of questions before you contract your builder. Questions about the history of their licenses, whether they’ve had licenses cancelled (in any capacity), and whether any of their staff have had licenses cancelled.

      Have a look at the complete article for more of the author’s observations.

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    19. Dodgy Developers, Beware!

      Dodgy Developers, Beware!

      Came across this intriguing article from The Urban Developer called Government Intensifies Crackdown on Dodgy Developers. 

      In it, Ana Narvaez shares some fascinating observationsHere’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking: 

      In a bill introduced to Parliament on Tuesday, the Andrews’ government will expand the powers of the Victorian Building Authority to investigate illegal phoenixing activity—where a director deliberately places a company into liquidation to avoid paying debts.

      Have a look at the complete article for more of the author’s observations.

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    20. The Unintended Benefits of DIY Renovation

      The Unintended Benefits of DIY Renovation

      Found this article from ABC News and thought that we would share it. It's called Two DIY Renovators Share Their Biggest Lessons.

      It offers some really fascinating nuggets of wisdom. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      Apart from the copious amounts of money saved, and time spent with friends and family working together as a different type of social activity, the sense of achievement you have from the DIY makes you view every aspect of a house in a new way, and really respect and appreciate it.

      Check out the rest of this article from the website linked below…

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    21. How Styling Helped Selling This Home Above the Reserve

      How Styling Helped Selling This Home Above the Reserve

      Chris Carroll caught our attention with this fascinating piece. It's called The Secret Weapon that Helped us Sell Our Home Above Reserve.

      He gives us some truly enlightened ideas. Here's a short excerpt:

      Part-styling or fully styling your home for sale is actually not that expensive. Considering the impact it can have on the sale price (as mentioned above). And for me, honestly, I can hand on heart say that I don’t think the home would have sold for what it did had I just left my day-to-day items in the home.

      The costs to stage your ...

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    22. What to Expect in the Last Crucial Step of Your Home Reno

      What to Expect in the Last Crucial Step of Your Home Reno

      This article from The Undercover Architect piqued our interest. The Amelia Lee calls it Step 7: Completing Your Home + Moving Back In.

      In it, she shares some fascinating nuggets of wisdom. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      It’s then essential that you monitor the home’s performance during your Defects Liability Period to catch any further defects and areas that are the builder’s responsibility to fix. Be clear from your contract as to what is covered as a defect in this period after Practical Completion.

      Give the rest of the article a quick read out the rest of this ...

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    23. Maximizing Profits from Real Estate Even if You're Just a Passive Investor

      Maximizing Profits from Real Estate Even if You're Just a Passive Investor

      Stumbled upon this noteworthy piece from Matt Frankel. It's called How to Get the Most From Passive Real Estate Investing.

      It offers us some fascinating ideas. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      You can invest in real estate through the stock market thanks to real estate investment trusts (REITs) and other real estate companies. You can participate in a crowdfunded real estate investment and invest in a single-property opportunity that an experienced real estate developer has identified. Or you could choose to partner with an active real estate investor to buy investment properties and take a passive role in the ...

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