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June 14, 2017

First home buyers: Stamp duty cuts for houses worth up to $600,000 a great starting point.

Under the changes to start from July 1, 2017, first home buyers could save up to $24,000 with the abolition of the duty on existing properties under $650,000. In addition, there will be discounts of up to $2800 for homes under $800,000 with stamp duty scrapped for lenders’ mortgage insurance. There’s also a $10,000 first home owner grant for builders of new properties up to $750,000 and buyers of homes up to $600,000. Daniel Cohen from First...

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June 14, 2017

How to style your home and add tens of thousands of dollars to the sale price.

THE number of people styling their properties before putting them on the market has more than doubled, with the practice adding tens of thousands of dollars to a sale price, according to a Brisbane real estate agency. Your Agency principal David Caldwell said only 30 per cent of his clients styled their homes for sale six years ago, but now that the number has jumped to 70 per cent.

David said his agency had fetched an average of $40,000 more...

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