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3 Smart Home Features That Will Change Your Life

Ultimate peace of mind
Peace of mind from every angle is the tagline for the Swann 4K Ultra HD 4 Channel Security System, and it’s true. The wide CCTV kit uses thermal-sensing cameras so it can detect humans and cars outside your home and not, you know, a plant rustling in the wind.
It enables push notifications so if someone comes onto my property, I can be sent a push … Read the full post »

First Home Buyers Guide

How to set a budget for your first home
If you’re a first-home buyer, your budget will be based on how much you’ve saved and the amount of money you can borrow. Find out how to determine your borrowing capacity, how much you need for a deposit, plus tips for saving money and cutting back expenses.

What grants and incentives do first-home buyers get?
Eligible first-home buyers can … Read the full post »

7 Ways to Refresh Your Home!

1. Paint is your best friend

Painting is often named as the best return on investment you can make when it comes to improving the look of your home.
But don’t be limited by just painting the walls: Consider a treatment for cupboards, doors or even look at respraying a dated bathroom, which can add a modern touch.
Always speak to a professional first, though, as many jobs may require different … Read the full post »

DIY Prep We’re Tempted to Skip, but Definitely Shouldn’t

Cover all surfaces
Drop sheets, which cost $3 or less from your local hardware store, will be your saviour.
When you’re working on your next DIY job cover floors, couches and basically anything else you want to ensure is safe from paint splatters and sawdust.

Fill holes and gaps
Holes in walls and gaps around windows, doors and skirting boards are a painter’s worst enemy.
Luckily they’re a cinch to get … Read the full post »

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 »

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