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Masterclass: Urban Planning with Eli Gescheit
Judith
May 5, 2021

Navon Planning assists clients with navigating the red tape when dealing with councils. Specialising in residential and commercial projects across Sydney, Navon Planning has in-depth knowledge of the planning system to ensure projects are delivered on time.

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Swimming Pool Compliance 101
Penelope
April 21, 2021

Swimming pool compliance is a crucial issue for all of us, including homeowners and prospective homeowners. In the past 25 years, almost 1000 children under the age of 5 have drowned. Tweens, teens and adults are certainly not immune to the dangers that can lurk in a suburban backyard if the proper precautions aren’t taken. 

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8 Things To Look For Before Buying Your Home
Abbie
March 17, 2021

The process of buying your home can be overwhelming. It can be stressful and long, and exhausting. But it doesn’t have to be. We've broken down the not so common things you might want to look at on inspection day before signing on the dotted line. These are the 8 things to look for before buying your home… and we think the list might surprise you.

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On Duty: A Beginner’s Guide to Transfer Duty
Penelope
February 22, 2021

In the whirlwind of scrolling through listings, heading to inspections, dealing with your bank and Monday morning phone calls from real estate agents, it’s easy to overlook some of the costs associated with securing your own little piece of the world. One of these costs is transfer duty.

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The Property Panel: Architecture and Design with Lee-Anne Katz and Lauren Cohen
Judith
February 8, 2021

Studio Katz Architecture and Interiors is an emerging and dynamic multidisciplinary studio who are design-focused, with a humanist and pragmatic approach to architecture and design.

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First Home Buyer Help: Unlocking Government Assistance
Penelope
January 26, 2021

One of our top tips for saving for your first home is to check whether you're eligible for any government assistance. We’ve broken it down to give you a snapshot of what might be available if you’re looking to purchase a property in NSW. This post covers the four kinds of assistance currently available to NSW first home buyers, including two types of cash grants, transfer duty reductions, and a savings scheme using your super.

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Buying Your First Home: How To Save Money For Your First House Deposit
Abbie
January 12, 2021

If you are just beginning your journey towards purchasing your first home, or even if you are on the path to buying a second, this guide will walk you through some easy tips and tricks to save money for your house deposit and help you turn your dream into a reality.

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Buying a Home: How Much Do You Need on Top of Your Deposit?
Judith
February 22, 2019

So, you’ve got your deposit and you’re ready to dive into the property market! We hate to be the bearer of bad news but have you thought about the additional costs involved? Read on to find out more about the total cost of buying a home.

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Buying a Property: Everything You Need to Know About Paying Your Deposit
Judith
February 22, 2019

One of the most common questions we get asked about buying property is how deposits work. Read below for our rundown on this very integral part of the property buying process. What is a Deposit? ...

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Using a Buyer’s Agent to Buy a Home
Judith
February 22, 2019

We’ve all heard of them but what actually is a buyer’s agent and what do they do?The basicsA buyer’s agent is a licensed professional who represents, you guessed it! - the buyer. In this case, you. They are perhaps best described as a real estate agent’s opposite. Real estate agents represent the vendor: the person selling the property. In short, a buyer’s agent’s job is to identify potential properties for you to buy and then negotiate the purchase on your behalf.

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Negative Gearing 101 - What is it? And How Does it Help with My Investment?
Judith
February 22, 2019

What is negative gearing?Negative gearing refers to the financial practice where an investor borrows money to invest in a property and the cost of the loan’s interest is greater than the rental income said property generates. So, to break this down into its most simple terms, negative gearing means interest on loan > rental income.

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