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THE year’s best performers in the real estate industry were recognised at the weekend at the annual REIT Awards for Excellence.

Real Estate Institute of Tasmania president Tony Collidge he admires those that take the time to nominate their staff or office for an award.

He said most entries require detailed submissions, which can take a considerable amount of time to complete, and cover between four and six topics.

“The judging is conducted interstate to avoid any bias or prejudice,” he said.
“This year’s event was well run and enjoyed by all … Read the full post »

A grand design for a grand building


THE architecture and design team at Launceston’s S. Group have seen their work go viral online before but a new project has pushed “viral” to a whole new level.

For the uninitiated, go check out the firm’s redevelopment of a 1922 Hydro-Electric Substation, which appears on TV’s Grand Designs Australia — it was a roaring success.

Their latest work to grab the attention … Read the full post »

5 Quick and Easy Ways to Unlock Your Home for Spring

Blow off the cobwebs of winter and breathe new life into your interiors with these simple styling ideas

1. Rearrange your furniture
Moving furniture into new positions is a quick, no-cost way to overhaul a tired living room.

Small changes can often yield the biggest results. Try moving the sofas into a new position or placing your coffee table at a different angle; swap a second sofa for a pair of armchairs you … Read the full post »

Top 5 Things to do in the Garden in September

As the spring weather unfolds our gardens gradually come back to life. And a good action plan will allow you to maximise all the lovely new growth that’s happening in the garden. September is a good time to feed lawns and plants, trim shrubs, divide perennials, re-pot container plants, clean out ponds and plant flower seedlings.

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Prestige property buyers eye Tasmania as Sydney and Melbourne prices skyrocket

Blending culture, pristine nature, cuisine and accessibility, Tasmania is attracting plenty of visitors. Figures show more first-timers are jetting in for gourmet weekends on the 68,000-square-kilometre island than ever before.

And, it seems, a few more days in Tasmania are just not enough.

About 31 per cent of visitors in 2016 were on their maiden trip to the state, according to Tourism Tasmania and Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show net overseas … Read the full post »

Tassie quickly closing in on the number of $1m+ house sales made through all of 2016

TASMANIA’S top-end property market has set a blistering pace through the first half of the year.

There were 79 houses sold for $1 million or more between January and June, according to the latest quarterly report from the Real Estate Institute of Tasmania.

One of Tasmania’s most recent $1m+ house sales 22 De Witt Street, Battery Point Sold by Fall

On there have … Read the full post »

A teacher turned builder will donate the profits of this house sale to Compassion


A HOUSE built to raise funds for those less fortunate than most is heading to the market.

Retired schoolteacher Alan Short has been the builder at Tetratheca Drive’s House of Compassion in Kingston.

He said he had been a supporter of Compassion Australia for a long time, and building and selling this chic house will help provide water and sanitation for people living … Read the full post »

Reclaim your weekends – become a property inspections pro

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Create a shortlist

At first glance, home-buyers are often overwhelmed by the sheer number of properties available for inspection. But with a list of ‘must-haves’ in place, and a good strategy in mind, shortlisting eligible properties for inspection should be relatively easy.

Targeting the right suburbs is the first step. Then consider the type of property you’re after. Next … Read the full post »

How to maximise your search to find your dream home

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Everyone has that dream home they hope to find one day, which ticks all the boxes in terms of location, amenities and style. But the key question is – does it really exist?
Melbourne-based licensed real estate agent and buyers advocate, Cate Bakos, offers her guidance on how to search for a property and weigh up the … Read the full post »

How to insulate your home to stay warm in winter

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Like a big fat blanket, a well-insulated home can keep you toasty in winter, but also cool in summer.

Australia can often present a harsh climate, so it’s imperative to get your home’s insulation right. Without it, we’d be a shrivelled mess in January and a Zooper Dooper by July.

In most houses in Australia, if you pop your head into your roof space, you’ll … Read the full post »

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