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future trends in commercial property

Future trends in commercial property

Analysts to office staff agree that the future of work has been sharply realigned, due to the effects of the pandemic. Yet, notwithstanding the sweeping changes that have indelibly altered not only where and how we work, but also the face of our workplaces, the “work from anywhere” mentality is countered by cautious workplace change. A …

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heat seekers staying warm this winter

Heat seekers: staying warm this winter

Winter is upon us and for homeowners and renters, that often means one thing: staying warm. With the nightly and early-morning temperatures set to plummet, particularly in southern Australia and New Zealand, The Real Estate Voice offers several energy-saving, eye-catching and heart-warming ways to stay snug and cosy this winter.  On the surface Feature fireplaces …

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virtual reality puts homeownership in the picture

Virtual reality puts homeownership in the picture

It’s comforting to know that advanced technological aids will never replace the personability, experience and reputation of real estate professionals. But when distance, situation and time are a barrier, virtual reality succeeds in replicating the real-life experience of buying property remotely. Even in uncertain times, this provides buyers with a level of stability and reliability …

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child proofing your home

Child-proofing your home

Bringing up babies and toddlers is challenging enough in the outside world. Your number one asset warrants the highest level of protection in all environments, but particularly on the home front. Help is at hand With sound advice, the right safety measures and surveying your young charge under an ever-watchful eye, you can safeguard your …

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homebuyer must haves the 2021 top 10 wish list

Homebuyer must-haves: the 2021 top 10 wish list

The COVID pandemic and its extended lockdown periods have altered the way most people live and their must-have qualities when buying a property.  Expectations have drastically changed, resulting in conditions that were favourable to buyers but now are equally rewarding for vendors.  Careful research and advice from industry experts culminate in the top 10 qualities …

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the upsides of downsizing

The upsides of downsizing

The thought of exchanging the maintenance of a larger home for a hassle-free future full of travel, friends and newfound freedom is a common aspirant for downsizers on the move. Given the ideal replacement residence, more than half of Australians and New Zealanders aged over 55 are open to downsizing opportunities, according to Australian Housing …

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how to create a portable vertical garden

How to create a portable vertical garden

Vertical walls of decorative vegetation have been popular in Europe and other countries with high-density cities, where ground cover is at a premium, for years. Professional installations on a large scale — such as the 24-storey Tree House in Singapore, Patrick Blanc’s CaixaForum in Madrid, the towering green wall at One Central Park in Sydney …

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safe as houses securing your home for holiday enjoyment

Safe as houses: securing your home for holiday enjoyment

Prevention is always better than cure, especially in the case of potential home burglaries. Are you planning an Easter getaway or a future holiday? If you’d prefer not to use a housesitter while you’re away, you should follow our home-security checklist.    For example, is your home-security system being used for the purpose it was designed? …

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pet ownership what you can and cant do

Pet ownership: what you can and can’t do

Even though two-thirds of Australian households are pet owners, finding a pet-friendly residence to rent can prove difficult and competitive. Basically, keeping a pet on the premises is at the landlord’s discretion, although assistance pets, such as guide dogs, cannot be refused. There are differences in Australian states and throughout New Zealand about pet ownership …

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