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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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Downsizing: A short guide to growing smaller

Downsizing: A short guide to growing smaller

Whether you find yourselves empty nesters, newly single or hankering after the new baby boomer lifestyle of inner city café society, there are more than a few things to bear in mind when you go from house to apartment living. 1 More than a few things It’s amazing how much (more…)

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Tall storeys: Five funny tales of flat life

Tall storeys: Five funny tales of flat life

Over the last 10 or more years our friends at Flat Chat have uncovered just about every apartment living horror story you could ever wish to read.  Here’s list of five of the funniest ones. The Litter Lady. The apartment block doesn’t allow pets, so the cat-loving owner snuck her cat in (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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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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Bang for your buck in Brisvegas

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Bang for your buck in Brisvegas

This is a bit different to most opportunities we alert you to. New apartments that are only weeks from being available to move in to and still on the market. They’re affordable too, starting from a shade under $400,000. So rather than imagining how your apartment might look based on (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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Premium views from Blue at Lavender Bay

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Premium views from Blue at Lavender Bay

The words of former Prime Minister Paul Keating came to mind when we saw the images of the new project for Aqualand Australia, Blue at Lavender Bay – “If you don’t live in Sydney, you’re just camping out”! Boasting spectacular, uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour, the development, located at 61 (more…)

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Is home sharing shrinking the rental market?

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Is home sharing shrinking the rental market?

The sharing economy continues to shake up the status quo. Taxi drivers fight their corner against Uber drivers while Uber’s clients become every more loyal, seduced by watching their ride approach on the app,  anticipating the possibility of free mineral water. That super clean Uber ride with its polite and (more…)

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