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  • A first home owner’s guide to Home Insurance

    Buying your first home is one of the most exciting and overwhelming events you’ll ever experience, and it starts well before you sign on the dotted line. From saving up your deposit, to deciding on whether you’ll build a new home or buy an existing one, there’s heaps to do … Read more

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  • Moving out of a Rental home Checklist

    It’s time to move out of your rental. You’ve hired a mover, started packing and already scoped out the nearest shops to your new place. But before you run out the door and leave the keys behind, there are a few important tasks to tick off… Confirm your notice period … Read more

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  • Moonlight Cinema Brisbane

    Raise a (non-alcoholic) toast to the beginning of a long summer of fun, food, and film as Australia’s favourite open-air cinema, Moonlight Cinema, returns for another season of balmy nights, lush picnics and sizzling silver screen blockbusters. On gorgeous green lawns of New Farm Park, Moonlight Cinema brings a relaxed festival atmosphere to … Read more

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  • How to secure a rental while receiving welfare payments

    Securing a rental property while receiving government welfare payments can be tricky, but it’s not impossible. Tenants Victoria spokesperson Devon LaSalle says the biggest issue is finding an affordable rental property to apply for in the first place. Not only are affordable properties increasingly rare but many welfare payments don’t provide … Read more

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  • What to do if your renovation costs go over budget

    It’s almost expected, these days, that renovations will take longer than you’d originally planned. But what about the cost? Calculating your renovation budget might seem straightforward, but often labour charges, breakages and other costs pile up on top of the cost of your materials. So what should you do if … Read more

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  • RSPCA Pop Up Adoption 2018

    The biggest adoption event of the year is back! RSPCA QLD is proud to announce that Pop Up Adoption will be return for a fourth time in 2018. Mark your calendars for a day of fun and head down to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on January 13 2018. With … Read more

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  • Reading the Market and when to sell at the right time

    Conventional wisdom says spring is the “right time” to sell property, but one expert has a different view. WBP Group Executive Chairman, Greville Pabst, says sellers need to think beyond accepted practice and instead focus on supply and demand in choosing when to sell. Pabst also says it’s difficult to … Read more

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  • Repairs – Who’s responsible for what?

    Both landlords and tenants have the responsibility of maintaining a rental property. But who’s responsible for what? Prior to the tenant moving in the landlord should ensure the property is well-repaired and fit for living at the start of tenancy. The property must be safe and suitable for tenants, but … Read more

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  • Slideapalooza

    Get set to splash about to your heart’s content when the world’s largest water sliding festival hits Brisbane this summer. Aptly named Slideapalooza, the event, which will be held at Mount Cotton from January 13 to 21, 2018, will be only one of its kind not only in Australia, but in the … Read more

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  • Dealing with competition while making an offer

    The quest for a dream home can be a bumpy road, with competition from fellow buyers being one of the biggest challenges. Establishing whether to make an offer, formulating the price and preparing with due diligence are just some of the tasks buyers need to undertake. Dealing with the competition … Read more

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