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  • Anzac Biscuit Recipe

    Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time 10-12 minutes Serves: 24 INGREDIENTS: 1 cup rolled oats 2 cup plain flour 1 cup sugar 1 cup desiccated coconut 1 tablespoon golden syrup 125g butter 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 tablespoon boiling water METHOD: Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Combine oats, … Read more

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  • Half investment, half holiday home – is it a good idea?

    Found that perfect holiday home on the Gold Coast? As an investor, you might think it would be a great idea to rent the property for part of the year, and use it the rest. While this option does have some major perks, there’s also a great deal of risk involved. Are you ready to be a landlord and an innkeeper?

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  • Could a smart speaker enhance my Gold Coast home?

    When Siri was introduced in 2010, few of us imagined that artificial intelligence devices would soon become even more accessible. Smart speakers like Google Home and Apples HomePod have recently touched down in Australia and their capabilities are impressive. But are they worth the hype?

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  • 3 hidden factors that could hurt a property’s value

    Everyone knows to avoid ‘bad neighbourhoods’ and damaged properties when trying to add a winner to a property portfolio. Other factors, however, are less well known – even though they’re equally capable of tanking a home’s value. We take a look at three and why you should steer clear.

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  • Sustainable renovations part 1: 3 tips for your strata unit

    Sustainability is everything in 2018. It’s also long been a core part of the Gold Coast’s identity and values. So, how can owners of Gold Coast apartments work to improve the energy efficiency of their homes without heavy involvement of the owners’ corporation? Here are three tips.

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  • Andrew Bell’s Market Wrap: Who Would Have Guessed?

    MARKET WRAP Issue 7 | March 29th, 2018 | Who Would Have Guessed? Andrew Bell with you from a city that is really starting to buzz with most of the international athletes for the Commonwealth Games already here, road closures taking place, full security ramping up, and a … Read more

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  • How can you make improvements to strata common areas?

    Sick of trudging through a stuffy hallway on your way back to your apartment? Perhaps you’re feeling the itch to make some improvements to the common areas in your building. Hold your horses there, because you can’t do so without permission. Here’s all you need to know about common area improvements.

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