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How To Own A Property During An Affordability "Crisis"

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How to maximise your home's selling potential

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The easiest way to lose money in property

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Be prepared when buying into a strata scheme

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How to prepare your investment property now that tax time is here

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Avoid the pitfalls of buying property with family

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4 reasons to buy in a cool market

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Stricter lending rules are making it hard to sell properties

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What is rentvesting?

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So when is the best season to sell your property?

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Are you looking to invest? Do you have a loan strategy?

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