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Top 8 Vegetables to Plant in Spring

1. Carrot
It’s hard to imagine an Aussie veggie garden without carrots, and if your thumb isn’t as green as you’d like the good news is they’re easy to grow from seed. Soft soil without hard lumps or stones is best to avoid weird-shaped carrots. Pick baby carrots at around 10 weeks and leave the rest in the ground to harvest as needed.

2. Lettuce
Lettuce is a cool … Read the full post »

5 things to do before moving into a new house

Moving day. It’s never going to be 100% stress-free, but a little bit of planning will go a long way towards making it much more bearable. Below are a few examples of tasks that should be done well in advance, plus a few extra tips on how to make the move as smooth as possible.

Connect the internet
Contact your internet service provider at least three weeks before you move. This will … Read the full post »

5 tips to finding the perfect home to flip

Former House Rules champs, Aaron and Daniella Winter, know a thing or two about a successful reno. They’re now seasoned ‘flippers’, turning fixer-uppers into property gold on the Gold Coast.

Is it structually sound?
“Does it have good bones? That’s the one thing that’s going to save you mega money at the backend,” Aaron says. If you’re not confident with checking this yourself, a professional building inspection is a worthy investment.

Avoid a … Read the full post »

Spring cleaning hacks: 5 jobs you need to tackle now

Spring is the time to dust off the old cleaning gloves and put some elbow grease into those jobs you’ve been putting off all year.
Time for a spring clean? Here’s some tips.

Before the dread sets in, rest assured that with a little planning, a spring clean doesn’t have to take up your whole day or leave your house smelling like a hospital.
With some quick tips and some basic household … Read the full post »

7 Tips to Declutter Your House Before Selling

7 Tips to Declutter Your House Before Selling

1. Clear up the front entrance
A clear pathway and uncluttered porch will make a great first impression for buyers coming to your open home.
Make sure the kids’ shoes are out of sight at the front door. The last thing you want is for potential buyers to associate your home with the smell of old loafers.
Purchase a fresh new doormat … Read the full post »

Area Profile

Riverside Area Profile

The size of Riverside is approximately 55 square kilometres.

It has 18 parks covering nearly 1.9% of total area.

The population of Riverside in 2011 was 6,072 people.

By 2016 the population was 6,475 showing a population growth of 6.6% in the area during that time.

The predominant age group in Riverside is 10-19 years.

Households in Riverside are primarily couples with children and are likely … Read the full post »

Ten Top Selling Tips: Tip 10

Not too hot and not too cold, just right please.

You want buyers to feel comfortable in your home. Make sure the temperature is not too hot and not too cold. You want the buyer to feel like lingering, perhaps moving in!

Ten Top Selling Tips: Tip 9

A Vanishing Act.

Key2 agents encourage buyers to feel at ease and at home in your property. Buyers feel uncomfortable looking at a property if the current owner is around. Make yourself scarce for inspections and make sure you are out of the home before the buyers arrive. If the buyers are early to the inspection, you don’t want them to feel like they are inconveniencing you by inspecting … Read the full post »

Ten Top Selling Tips: Tip 8

Want to take it, replace it

If there is something in your home like a light fitting with sentimental value or an extra special dishwasher that was a wedding gift, replace it with something similar that you are willing to leave behind, before you put your home on the market. Once you tell a buyer they cannot have the dishwasher or something similar, no matter how old it is … Read the full post »

Ten Top Selling Tips: Tip 7

Clean like a machine.

You want your house to be spotless; inside and out. Wash windows, hang up fresh towels, vacuum and mop, clean out all the cupboards and drawers and pressure wash the exterior. Selling your house is a great reason to do all the nitty gritty cleaning you never get around to doing.

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