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March 13, 2019

Ideas For The Perfect Canberra Staycation

Whether you're tight on time or budget, or you want to splash out a bit, a Canberra staycation is great value for money.  Moreover, if you decide to stay longer, we can help you ‘make the smart move’.

Here are some great ideas for the perfect staycation for you to enjoy alone, with your family or with friends. 

Let's start with breakfast!

Our Capital City offers an eclectic array of amazing cafés that offer scrumptious, mouth-watering breakfast menus that make you...

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March 03, 2019

Yarralumla at a Glance; the real estate market and the suburb’s features

The area now called Yarralumla was originally part of two separate land grants granted to free settlers for the establishment of farms. In 1828, Henry Donnison, a Sydney merchant, was granted an allotment on the western side of Stirling Ridge. A second grant was made to William Klensendorlffe, a German who had served in the British Navy and arrived free in the Colony in 1818. Yarralumla was a name for the area used by the local Ngunnawal people, apparently meaning ‘echo’,...

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February 03, 2019

Hire A Professional Real Estate Photographer & Make A Smart First Impression

You never get a second chance to make a first impression, as it’s said, and one of the best, and easiest, ways to do so is to ensure your property is professionally presented in visual media. From our experience, it is imperative to have professional photos taken when selling your property (and it is also beneficial to engage a professional photographer when renting your property).

Here are some excellent reasons why hiring a professional photographer for your property is a smart...

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January 24, 2019

What to do for Australia Day in Canberra

In 1788, the first fleet of British ships arrived at Port Jackson on January 26th. Fast forward to 2019, and today, January 26th is officially celebrated as the National Day of Australia. 

Australia Day celebrates the diverse society and the cultural landscape of our nation; marked by large-scale, fun-filled, social and cultural events.

Celebrations include community festivals, citizenship ceremonies, traditional outdoor barbeques, sports competitions, elaborate fireworks, music concerts and much more! The Australian of the Year awards are presented, the...

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January 14, 2019

Small Room Ideas

Just as a large space can leave you scratching your head with how to utilise all the area best, a small space also presents its unique styling challenges.  Small spaces can be tricky, and often you need to think outside the ‘styling’ box and find novel ways to show a small area to make sure it doesn’t seem smaller.

Here are some common mistakes to avoid when styling a small space.

Don't over-furnish: Small spaces need minimum pieces of furniture to avoid...

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January 10, 2019

Summer Outfit Ideas

While countries up north are layering up for the winter, down under we are stripping off.  Canberra is in the throes of summer, and we can look forward to warm breezes and more sunny days and balmy nights.

Whether it’s a walk at the park, a day at the museum or perhaps kayaking on Lake Burley Griffin, summer is the time for friends, family and fun…and the right outfit is part of the experience.  Summer is the chance to fun it...

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December 18, 2018

What’s in Canberra? Questacon? Why Questacon? Because QUESTACON!

Canberra has several unique family attractions but how many places have a Questacon. A place that can engage a toddler and an octogenarian alike, while teaching science along the way.

Literally meaning to discover and study, Questacon has indeed been true to its name and intention. It provides high-quality interactive science and contemporary exhibits to enhance our understanding and love of science.

Located in the parliamentary triangle since its inception in the eighties it has welcomed over...

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December 12, 2018

Feng Shui Is The Way

Of increasing importance to homeowners is the feel and energy of a home…barely a weekend of inspections passes us now where we are not asked about the Feng Shui of a property.  An ancient Chinese mystical art, Feng Shui (pronounced ‘Fung Shuay’) incorporates the placement of Feng Shui elements to promote positive energy, channel out negative energy and create balance and good fortune in a home. Feng Shui creates positive 'Chi’ (positive energy flow) and can bring you good luck,...

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December 03, 2018

Top Tips for First Home Buyers

Buying your first home can be a daunting endeavour but it doesn’t need to be.  From our experience in the real estate industry, here are some top tips for first home buyers, for how to prepare for your first property purchase.

  • Set a timeline – set a realistic timeline to buy a house; give yourself time to save funds while maintaining your life interests.
  • Be realistic about what you need – think about the type of property that best suits your current...

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November 23, 2018

The Inner South, one of Canberra’s most sought-after locations

Our city has been designed to enrich the quality of life. Built on a blueprint that connects us with our community and surrounding nature, Canberra provides a huge opportunity to create a unique but perfect work/life balance, wherever you choose to live. 

The Inner South is one of the best examples. Situated close to the city centre, on the southern bank of beautiful Lake Burley Griffin, it is home to luscious, serene, leafy locales, as well as some of the country’s...

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