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Try it yourself, common maintenance quick fixes

Try it yourself, common maintenance quick fixes

Oh no! Somethings gone wrong at the house your renting, before you pick up the...

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20 Oct 2017

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Tips for Tenants in Hobart: Go green and come clean

Tips for Tenants in Hobart: Go green and come clean

Why spend your hard-earned dollars at the supermarket buying fancy-looking household products when you can...

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19 Oct 2017

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Tenants in Hobart: Great Ideas for Portable Gardens

Tenants in Hobart: Great Ideas for Portable Gardens

You’re a tenant in Hobart, and you just love gardening. There’s just one problem. While...

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18 Oct 2017

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Energy-Saving Tips for Tenants and Property Owners

Energy-Saving Tips for Tenants and Property Owners

Saving energy means saving money. That’s a great reason to start examining ways to save...

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12 Oct 2017

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Innovative Storage Ideas For Compact Living

Innovative Storage Ideas For Compact Living

Living in a small apartment or a home with very little storage space means you...

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11 Oct 2017

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5 Top Tips for Managing Expenses to Keep Them Low

5 Top Tips for Managing Expenses to Keep Them Low

You found the ideal rental property in Hobart through Baxton, and you know you can...

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7 Oct 2017

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Tips on Saving Water from Hobart Property Management Experts

Tips on Saving Water from Hobart Property Management Experts

There are times when Hobart experiences severe water-restrictions. In addition, the old law that included...

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6 Oct 2017

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The Best Herbs for Rental Tenants to Plant and Grow

The Best Herbs for Rental Tenants to Plant and Grow

When you’re a rental tenant, you may be reluctant to do any more than what...

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5 Oct 2017

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Is a rental lease one of the casualties of a natural disaster?

Is a rental lease one of the casualties of a natural disaster?

Floods, fire, storms or other natural disasters wreak havoc on the areas that they flood,...

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1 Oct 2017

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Tenants in Hobart: Are there any payment add-ons allowed on the rent?

Tenants in Hobart: Are there any payment add-ons allowed on the rent?

There are limits to what you can be expected to pay when you become a...

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30 Sep 2017

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Routine inspections – Is there any reason for tenants to panic?

Routine inspections – Is there any reason for tenants to panic?

The landlord or owner has phoned. There’s a routine inspection due. What do you do?...

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28 Sep 2017

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Bailing on a friend

Bailing on a friend

The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture.  My friend lives out of...

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22 Sep 2017

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Property managers’ advice on how to feel at home in Hobart

Property managers’ advice on how to feel at home in Hobart

Moving to a new place is a great adventure, but it could take time to...

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16 Sep 2017

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How to break the generational debt cycle

How to break the generational debt cycle

Got debt? It is strangely ironic that the freedoms and affluence we enjoy in our...

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15 Sep 2017

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Property Management: How to declutter before a move

Property Management: How to declutter before a move

If a move is on the cards for you, it is best to declutter your...

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13 Sep 2017

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Baxton property management believes in good neighbourly relations

Baxton property management believes in good neighbourly relations

Moving to a new home in Hobart? Maybe not everyone will agree that having a...

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12 Sep 2017

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Property managers in Hobart explains the bond

Property managers in Hobart explains the bond

From the minute you enter the rental property world, the security bond becomes an important...

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9 Sep 2017

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Hobart property managers’ tips on renting with pets

Hobart property managers’ tips on renting with pets

You love your cat, you rely on your dog for security. But what do you...

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8 Sep 2017

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Moving out? Tips from a property management company on what’s required

Moving out? Tips from a property management company on what’s required

Moving is not pleasant. We all focus on where we are going, and the hardest...

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6 Sep 2017

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Forced to move? The property management slant on breaking a lease

Forced to move? The property management slant on breaking a lease

As the saying goes: “Life is what happens while we are making other plans”. It’s...

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5 Sep 2017

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Property managers: Is debugging the owner or tenant’s responsibility?

Property managers: Is debugging the owner or tenant’s responsibility?

Scuttling in the dark, creepy crawlies and jumping fleas – it’s like something in a...

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2 Sep 2017

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Spring cleaning? 7 losable items

Spring cleaning? 7 losable items

It can be easy to accrue a huge amount of stuff that you don’t need....

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1 Sep 2017

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Hobart property management company on how to avoid damaging electronics

Hobart property management company on how to avoid damaging electronics

It can really trip the lights on the excitement of moving into a new home...

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31 Aug 2017

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Hobart property management company’s packing tips: Thinking outside the box

Hobart property management company’s packing tips: Thinking outside the box

Why pack it, if it is already packed? When we think about packing to move,...

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30 Aug 2017

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Property Management Company Benefits for Tenants

Property Management Company Benefits for Tenants

Property management companies are all about property owners, aren’t they? If you are a prospective...

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28 Aug 2017

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Hobart Property Management Company: 11 questions to ask before leasing

Hobart Property Management Company: 11 questions to ask before leasing

You may be so relieved to have found a place to rent that you will...

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27 Aug 2017

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On the move in Hobart? A property management company’s top tips on packing by colour

On the move in Hobart? A property management company’s top tips on packing by colour

You are on your way. You have signed the tenancy agreement, and you love the...

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26 Aug 2017

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Property management company in Hobart: How to take the stress out of moving day

Property management company in Hobart: How to take the stress out of moving day

Moving can be stressful. It’s right near the top of the list when it comes...

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25 Aug 2017

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Property Management Company in Hobart: 8 tips for choosing a new rental in a boom town

Property Management Company in Hobart: 8 tips for choosing a new rental in a boom town

If it is your first time out there home-hunting, you might feel you are riding...

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24 Aug 2017

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Hobart property management company: Welcome to Hobart!

Hobart property management company: Welcome to Hobart!

You know you made the right decision when you decided to move to the capital...

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23 Aug 2017

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Do tenants need insurance? Hobart property management company says yes

Do tenants need insurance? Hobart property management company says yes

We have all lost valuables through theft or damage. Depending on their cost, it can...

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22 Aug 2017

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Tenants in Australia: The importance of the tenancy agreement

Tenants in Australia: The importance of the tenancy agreement

In the excitement of finding and moving into new accommodation, it is hard to imagine...

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21 Aug 2017

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Hobart property management company guide to application documents and fees

Hobart property management company guide to application documents and fees

On your toes and ready for action? With property rentals at a premium in Hobart,...

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20 Aug 2017

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What rent can you afford? Ask a Property Management Company in Hobart

What rent can you afford? Ask a Property Management Company in Hobart

Places to rent are highly sought after in Hobart. At Baxton, we should know! Our...

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19 Aug 2017

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Property management company in Hobart: advice on moving companies

Property management company in Hobart: advice on moving companies

Right now, you’re saying: “Hang on! What does a property management company in Hobart know...

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18 Aug 2017

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Tips on fighting mould

Tips on fighting mould

If the mention of mould is enough to make you want to put your head...

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17 Aug 2017

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Star energy ratings explained

Star energy ratings explained

The Energy Rating Label was first introduced in 1986 in New South Wales and Victoria,...

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16 Aug 2017

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Young Australians going big in smaller cities

Young Australians going big in smaller cities

Migration patterns are certainly turning upside down Down Under. A decade ago, Australian youth emulated...

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15 Aug 2017

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5 tips to be a model tenant

5 tips to be a model tenant

You've found your perfect rental and now you want to establish a home, but how...

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14 Aug 2017

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Investors set Hobart’s property prices on fire!

Investors set Hobart’s property prices on fire!

After years of little growth, Hobart is experiencing high levels of demand from both local...

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13 Aug 2017

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Tenants: Tips to save when renting

Tenants: Tips to save when renting

Buying a house is one of the most life-affirming milestones in a person’s life. But...

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12 Aug 2017

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Tenants: 10 Feng Shui transformation tips

Tenants: 10 Feng Shui transformation tips

Feng Shui evokes the centuries-old philosophy of making adjustments to space to create balance and...

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10 Aug 2017

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Tenants: 6 pet etiquette tips

Tenants: 6 pet etiquette tips

Finding suitable accommodation can be hard enough, even when you have no pets to consider....

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8 Aug 2017

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Tenants: Dealing with a complicated landlord?

Tenants: Dealing with a complicated landlord?

Confrontations shape us as people: they are our experiences and our future coping mechanisms. In...

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6 Aug 2017

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Tenants: Do you need insurance?

Tenants: Do you need insurance?

Renters enjoy not needing to worry about insurance for their home, but a lot of...

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4 Aug 2017

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Tenants: How to vet a landlord

Tenants: How to vet a landlord

Everyone knows that landlords and managing agents have to size up potential tenants to make...

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2 Aug 2017

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Tenants: Apartment garden ideas

Tenants: Apartment garden ideas

It is a myth that only those property owners with sweeping backyards and wide open...

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31 Jul 2017

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4 tips to save energy at home

4 tips to save energy at home

Homebuyers are increasingly focusing their property buying attentions on homes that offer good energy efficiency....

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29 Jul 2017

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Gas appliances, maintenance & safety tips

Gas appliances, maintenance & safety tips

There are few things more annoying than jumping in the shower only to find there’s...

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27 Jul 2017

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3 Property investment tips for beginners

3 Property investment tips for beginners

If you’re thinking about investing in property, it can pay to know the answer to...

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25 Jul 2017

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6 tips when buying your first investment property

6 tips when buying your first investment property

SO you’re taking the plunge and buying your first Investment Property! Many first time investors can...

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20 Jul 2017

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Party goers take the shine off Airbnb

Party goers take the shine off Airbnb

Airbnb is a great solution for people hoping to get cheap accommodation outside of a traditional...

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17 Jul 2017

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How to avoid budget blowouts?

How to avoid budget blowouts?

Looking ahead to your first home is a majorly exciting time. It’s so close you can...

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14 Jul 2017

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Seven household jobs you’re probably doing wrong

Seven household jobs you’re probably doing wrong

Keeping our homes in a clean state is no easy feat; it can feel tedious,...

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13 Jul 2017

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Designer news: Simple decorating tricks used by the experts

Designer news: Simple decorating tricks used by the experts

Although there’s no magic formula that will ensure the creation of a beautiful space, there...

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12 Jul 2017

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8 tips to keep laundry under control

8 tips to keep laundry under control

Taking care of household laundry can be overwhelming if you let it pile up and...

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11 Jul 2017

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6 ways to connect in your community

6 ways to connect in your community

Giving back to your local community is a great way to share the love, no...

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10 Jul 2017

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The most common myths about bedding

The most common myths about bedding

Bed is where you start and end your day – so why not make it...

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9 Jul 2017

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8 simple tricks to curb your spending

8 simple tricks to curb your spending

So how can you manage financially to rent the home you want, while avoiding becoming too cost-burdened? 8...

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8 Jul 2017

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Renters: Don’t forget to change address

Renters: Don’t forget to change address

Congratulations on finding the perfect home. Now that your application has been approved, it’s time...

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7 Jul 2017

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7 simple ways to make your mattress last

7 simple ways to make your mattress last

It’s all well and good to purchase a fancy mattress, but if you’re not going...

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6 Jul 2017

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The ultimate guide to deep cleaning your bathroom

The ultimate guide to deep cleaning your bathroom

There’s nothing quite like a sparkling, pristine bathroom, after all, it is where you get clean. But...

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5 Jul 2017

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Why some people have an obsession to clean

Why some people have an obsession to clean

I loathe the monotony of housework and the intrusion into time when I could be...

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4 Jul 2017

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6 simple ways to meet your neighbours

6 simple ways to meet your neighbours

Today, our lives are often so busy we don’t connect properly with the people who...

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3 Jul 2017

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Gen Y the most likely generation to hire cleaners

Gen Y the most likely generation to hire cleaners

When Melbourne wedding photographer Michael Briggs and his florist wife Kelly get home from a long...

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2 Jul 2017

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8 easy budget tips for tenants

8 easy budget tips for tenants

Practice good money habits before and after you begin living in a new apartment so...

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1 Jul 2017

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7 benefits of renting alone

7 benefits of renting alone

If you’re on the edge of giving solo living a go, here are seven things that...

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29 Jun 2017

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9 safety tips for living alone

9 safety tips for living alone

Confronted with the startling silence of newfound independence, you may be hyper-aware of every little...

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27 Jun 2017

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Maintenance: Who’s responsible?

Maintenance: Who’s responsible?

When you move into your rental property, the landlord or property manager must have ensured...

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25 Jun 2017

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Carpet cleaning: 16 household heroes to save you money

Carpet cleaning: 16 household heroes to save you money

Before calling an expensive cleaning service, DIY it with these common household solutions to help...

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23 Jun 2017

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8 ways to make a house a home

8 ways to make a house a home

You know the feeling of walking into a room and immediately feeling drawn to a...

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21 Jun 2017

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6 simple tips to clean windows

6 simple tips to clean windows

Ideally, windows should be washed twice a year, but it's a task most people don't...

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19 Jun 2017

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6 ways to terminate pests

6 ways to terminate pests

While there are dozens of nasty pests that can have a negative impact on the...

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18 Jun 2017

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4 budget interior design tips

4 budget interior design tips

Making a house into a home takes work and love but it doesn't have to...

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17 Jun 2017

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Need a new mattress? Here are some things to consider

Need a new mattress? Here are some things to consider

Maybe you haven’t devoted too much time, thought and money to buying a new mattress....

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15 Jun 2017

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10 most common home emergencies – are you covered?

10 most common home emergencies – are you covered?

Home emergencies requiring urgent repairs can become a significant inconvenience – and often a nightmare...

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13 Jun 2017

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How to make your home smell great

How to make your home smell great

Plants are not only decorative features that can spruce up any drab room, they also...

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11 Jun 2017

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What is fair wear and tear?

What is fair wear and tear?

As a tenant, you are not responsible for costs arising from ‘fair wear and tear’. Sometimes...

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9 Jun 2017

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Renting families worried about long-term security

Renting families worried about long-term security

The majority of Australian renters are families and typically stay in their homes for more...

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7 Jun 2017

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The importance of your Property Condition Report

The importance of your Property Condition Report

The Property Condition Report (PCR) will detail the condition of your home, noting any damage,...

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5 Jun 2017

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Understanding your Residential Tenancy Agreement

Understanding your Residential Tenancy Agreement

The Residential Tenancy Agreement (lease) is the most important document in your new tenancy. Make sure...

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3 Jun 2017

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Beware: Curtains can kill

Beware: Curtains can kill

Recent incidents of near strangulation of a toddlers in a rental property, has prompted the Government...

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1 Jun 2017

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