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  • PLANNING FOR SCHOOL CATCHMENT AREAS

    There’s more to planning for your children’s future than you thought. In fact, unless you’re going to send them to private schools, or home school them, it could be time to start considering where they’re going to go to be educated – even if they’re still rolling around in nappies. … Read more

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  • NEW USES FOR OLD ITEMS AROUND THE HOME

    Not sure how to repurpose that old bike in the front yard? Houzz have got you covered. Stumbling upon an out-of-the-ordinary light fixture, artwork or household item when you visit someone’s home for the first time can stop you in your tracks and make your mouth drop open in delight, … Read more

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  • Understanding the hidden costs of buying your first home

    If new to buying property, your client will soon discover how exciting it is to purchase a new home. There’s so much to take in, and with that can come surprises, not all of which are good. Hidden costs can emerge and take you unaware, so it’s best to be … Read more

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  • NOT USING YOUR GARAGE? THESE CONVERSION IDEAS COULD CHANGE THAT

    We are increasingly walking, biking, training, bussing and Ubering around, which means there may be unused garages gathering dust all over the country. If you’ve stopped using your garage, it doesn’t need to be wasted space. With a little creativity, and a lot of help it could be transformed into … Read more

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  • Forest Lake State School Trivia Night

    To all the Forest Lake Community come along & show your support at the Forest Lake State School P&C Trivia Night, Saturday 2nd September 2017. Doors open at 6:00pm with the fun starting at 6:30pm. Tables of 8 people, $20 per head. Theme your table – prize for best themed … Read more

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  • Roasting old chestnuts: Why renters need contents insurance

    How many times have you heard these old chestnuts: “My landlord has insurance, that will cover my stuff” and “I don’t have anything worth stealing, so why would I need insurance?” Research by the Insurance Council of Australia reveals that 74 per cent of renters (82 per cent of apartment … Read more

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  • THREE TIPS FOR A BETTER OPEN FOR INSPECTION

    When your real estate agent holds an open for inspection, it’s your opportunity to let your home shine. Of course the marketing materials, photographs and advertisement copy all do their job, but once someone’s on your property, you want them to fall in love with what they see. Here are … Read more

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  • 6 steps to securing higher yields, long-term leases

    As rental demand outstrips supply and low vacancy rates show little sign of improving, now is the right time to get investment property spring-ready, according to The Agency national director of property management Maria Carlino. These are her six steps to securing long-term leases at the best prices: 1. Plan ahead … Read more

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  • Ray White Forest Lake proud sponsors of the Ekka Fun Day!!!

    The team at Ray White Forest Lake are again proud sponsors of the Ekka Fun Day at Grand Ave State School tomorrow, Wednesday 16th August 2017 (public holiday). The schools version of the Ekka Fun Day is just like the Brisbane Ekka – same rides, same showbags & food, just … Read more

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