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The future of home tech is right here, right now

What will it be like to live in the home of the future? No one really knows, but home automation expert Ben Clarke has a fair idea… From voice-controlled temperature and lighting control to robots that vacuum and mop your place – the future seems to be packed with innovations designed to make our lives easier and more connected. But how do you transform your existing home, with its little-old regular light switches, into a full-on tech-savvy haven with Alexa-improved automation levels? read more

The future of home tech is right here, right now


The Block 2017: Six easy ways to update your house’s exterior

A beautiful exterior can transform any property into a welcoming family home. “A home will stop me in my tracks if it demonstrates a beautiful balance of materials, proportions and a complementary garden,” says Sally Satriani from Beautiful Home Renovations. If selling, a well-presented exterior can prove a powerful marketing tool. “It entices buyers into your home,” says landscaper Graham Fudge of Peter Fudge Gardens. “It subconsciously tells the prospective buyer that this ‘we care’ attitude also extends inside.” Here are six simple ways to transform your exterior for the better…read more

The Block 2017: Six easy ways to update your house’s exterior


Lending conditions are tight, so what’s the ideal settlement period in Queensland?
Property settlement time frames can be one of those elements of a transaction that are often overlooked. But is there such a thing as an ideal settlement period in Queensland and what about during times of tighter lending environments such as today? Hot Property Buyers Agency’s Zoran Solano said that settlement periods could be a useful negotiation tool, especially if the seller needed more time to find somewhere else to live…read more
Lending conditions are tight, so what’s the ideal settlement period in Queensland?

Forget what you think you know about this suburb, it has just been labelled a Brisbane property hotspot

FORGET what you’ve heard about Inala before, it’s now emerging as a Brisbane property hotspot. While the area had been stigmatised in the past as a problem location, according to property analyst Terry Ryder of Hotspotting it was growing in demand because it was affordable and had solid infrastructure. Mr Ryder said the area, which included suburbs Inala, Durack and Richlands, had good transport links and would benefit from the $400 million Ipswich Motorway upgrade, $200 million Springfield Health City development. It was also close to substantial master planned communities and was a good spot for investors as it had consistently low vacancy rates…read more

Forget what you think you know about this suburb, it has just been labelled a Brisbane property hotspot


The Most Liveable Suburbs In Brisbane

We already know how good we’ve got it when it comes to lifestyle in Brisbane, but new research is proving just how amazing it really is. Seven suburbs in the river city have scored a spot in a list of the most liveable suburbs in Australia, compiled by realestate.com.au. It’s very welcome news after the total snubbing we got in the latest Global Livability Report from The Economist Groupread more

The Most Liveable Suburbs In Brisbane