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Artarmon property prices keep heading north

A few years back, $1.5 million was all you needed to buy a comfortable, freestanding home in Artarmon’s National Trust-listed east side. But thanks to phenomenal growth of more than 50 per cent over the past five years, the suburb’s median house price has risen to $1,895,000 and $1.5 million has become the entry point.

Last year’s highest recorded price rivals the high prices of luxury homes in more upmarket suburbs such … Read the full post »

5 building checks to make before buying a house

There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as finding the house of your dreams within your budget.

But be warned, even picture-perfect properties can hide faults which prove expensive to fix.

Colin Legg, founder of SPI Property Inspections has been checking houses for faults for 15 years and says a building inspection is a must for any buyer.

“People know how to live in a house but few understand how they are constructed or appreciate … Read the full post »