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Six sexy space-savers for your apartment

Six sexy space-savers for your apartment

We apartment dwellers do have to be more space conscious than our house dwelling friends with their trampolines, ride on mowers and kitchens filled with gadgets they saw on Masterchef. We like things my Uncle Ken would’ve called nifty, while being very aware that you have to sometimes take a (more…)

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Calm down when it comes to cladding – insurer

Calm down when it comes to cladding – insurer

As the panic over dangerous inflammable cladding spreads like a bushfire, one of the country’s top strata insurance companies has come up with a course of action for worried owners. Check your documents, then put safety measures in place if you have flammable cladding, is the message from one of (more…)

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Apartment sales roller-coaster slows down

Apartment sales roller-coaster slows down

The apartment roller coaster continues within sight of Sydney’s Luna Park. Stage one of Blue at Lavender Bay apartments, as previously featured in Title hit the market on Saturday morning. Two hours and $200 million later, all 72 apartments had been sold, including an $8million dollar sub-penthouse. What can we (more…)

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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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Flammable cladding – it’s time apartment owners flared up

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Flammable cladding – it’s time apartment owners flared up

If I were one of the apartment owners in New South Wales who are currently being told to brace for the expense of replacing non-compliant and combustible cladding in their apartment block, I would be close to combusting myself. “For every 10 apartment blocks in Australia with aluminium cladding, around (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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Show us the money: Kids press parents to downsize NOW

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Show us the money: Kids press parents to downsize NOW

There was a chilling report over the weekend that more than one in four Gen Y Aussies are banking on their inheritance to help them buy a home in real estate hotspots like Sydney and Melbourne. Either that, or they are pressuring their parents to sell out of their rambling (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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Chinese Take Away: Beijing pulls up the investment ladder

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Chinese Take Away: Beijing pulls up the investment ladder

Just when you thought you had an idea of where the apartment market was heading, China has dropped another bombshell. The government has restricted new developments in the Australian property market which will cause a further shrinkage of the new apartment market. New deals have been placed on a restricted (more…)

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Crystal Balls to fortune tellers: What will happen to the apartment market?

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Crystal Balls to fortune tellers: What will happen to the apartment market?

Meriton’s Harry Triguboff has been quoted as having faith in the Sydney apartment market after it was announced that Meriton had purchased the balance of the Little Bay project in Sydney. He also expects apartment building to fall up to 33 percent over the next 18 months. Two sides of (more…)

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