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How to make a quirky Christmas wreath

Want to spice up this year’s Christmas decorations with some quirky, out-of-the-box ideas? This off-beat wreath will get you thinking. “Forget the usual Christmas decorations – it’s time to bring some quirky, wow-factor fun to the festive season,” says Adam Powell, stylist and installation artist. From toy-laden Christmas wreaths to flower bombs, Adam has a way of making Christmas extra unique – and you can get in on the action, too…read more

How to make a quirky Christmas wreath


The design trends that buyers can’t get enough of

Scroll through online real estate listings and you’ll notice some homes have it, some homes don’t. Precisely what this elusive “it” is can vary from place to place and style to style. Broadly speaking, it’s the real estate equivalent of fairy dust, sprinkled by home designers, stagers and stylists to make their clients’ properties stand out from the pack. Just what trends are proving irresistible to buyers in 2016? And how can you embrace these looks in your own home? Read more

The design trends that buyers can’t get enough of


Luxe-looking modern coffee tables under $200

With a trend towards smaller living quarters, our living room furniture is similarly downsizing with the times. While large sofas and clunky coffee tables with plenty of storage were often the preference for suburban families, today’s landscape of urban dwellers has seen a shift towards streamlined styles and space-saving solutions…read more

Luxe-looking modern coffee tables under $2002

 


Gaps open as investors hit go-slow

Investors have hit the brakes so hard in Queensland, their mortgage activity has dropped to below the five-year average – and it could be the gap you were waiting for. Research by CoreLogic analyst Cameron Kusher found that over the past five years, investors had committed to $695.6 billion in mortgages across the country, pushing up prices as they did so. Mr Kusher said with investor demand now slowing, it would impact pricing across the country…read more

Gaps open as investors hit go-slow


A futuristic Williamstown home with all the mod cons

Smart home technology, one of the most exciting frontiers in the property industry, is getting more powerful everyday. Paul Detering should know: His business, Smart Voice, is behind the appliance that enables home automation devices to operate using just voice recognition. Paul lives with his family in Melbourne’s inner southwest suburb of Williamstown – in what appears to be a regular four-bedroom home. But Detering’s three-year-old, custom-built home is anything but ordinary…read more

A futuristic Williamstown home with all the mod cons