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Little things that are a big deal to renters

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Little things that are a big deal to renters

Something too many landlords, rental agents, strata managers and strata committees don’t get is that something that seems too minor for them to bother with can be a huge deal to residents. Right now on  our sister website Flat Chat there’s a very good example with readers offering advice to (more…)

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Five classic errors apartment newbies make

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Five classic errors apartment newbies make

New to apartments or teetering on the brink of buying your first unit? Trusting that someone somewhere will make the right decisions for everyone? If only. You need to have your wits about you when you enter the brave new world of apartment living. Here’s a guide to the five basic (more…)

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Owner dug a secret cellar – then sold her flat

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Owner dug a secret cellar – then sold her flat

From the latest roundup of posts to our sister website Flat Chat comes a story that has even us scratching our heads. It’s about a woman who not only put a bathroom in her ground-floor unit without permission, she secretly dug a cellar under the flat too – all without (more…)

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Torch building in flames again

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Torch building in flames again

Fire has ripped through the Torch building in Dubai for the second time in two years – highlighting the dangers of leaving cheap inflammable cladding in place, even when residents are aware of its dangers. Just weeks after 80 or more people died in the Grenfell Tower fire in London, (more…)

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The Africa safari lodge with absolutely everything

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The Africa safari lodge with absolutely everything

By Sue Williams When wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough decided to make a new TV series about Africa, his producers were faced with a seemingly insurmountable problem. The veteran broadcaster was nearing his 90th birthday and couldn’t travel with ease all around the continent for his pieces to camera in (more…)

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No sweat as cyclists score more showers at work

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No sweat as cyclists score more showers at work

Once you have pumped up your tyres (again!) dodged the psycho motorists and then puffed and panted your way to work, what happens as soon as you get off your bike? Sweat, that’s what happens.  And litres of it. That would explain why the demand for end of trip facilities (more…)

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20 luxury cruises to Cuba

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20 luxury cruises to Cuba

While the thawing of relations between the USA and Cuba may have gone on to the back burner since Donald Trump was elected president, thanks to his predecessor President Obama, passengers can now legally sail directly from the USA. With that in mind, leading culinary and destination-focussed cruise line, Oceania (more…)

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Dardanelle Towers 4 – Executive Perks

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Dardanelle Towers 4 – Executive Perks

What a find! Tucked away in a forgotten corner of a back-up computer drive (if they even have corners) we came across a lost set of minutes from Dardanelle Towers, the most dysfunctional strata scheme in Australia.  Do you know this place? Is it real? Do you live there?  Read (more…)

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Blue brings luxury to Lavendar Bay block

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Blue brings luxury to Lavendar Bay block

Lavender Bay is about to get another luxury development with the news that Aqualand as bought an 18-level commercial office building at 61 Lavender Street, Milsons Point with plans to convert it into 137 luxury residential apartments. To be known as Blue at Lavender Bay, the property is promising the (more…)

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Ten rising travel destinations to add to your bucket list

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Ten rising travel destinations to add to your bucket list

From a ski resort in Japan to and underwater paradise in the Philippines, world travellers are always looking for those perfect destinations that have not yet been over-run by tourists but have all the facilities you want, already in place. Accommodation booking webssite agoda has announced the results of its latest Travel Smart (more…)

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