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Lofty ambitions: Tips for converting your attic

Lofty ambitions: Tips for converting your attic
Date: 6 May 2015

Whether you're out to make the most of your investment dollar, or are simply after a bit more space for a growing family, taking advantage of the space in the attic can be a handy solution. Some home renovation specialists say that there is a substantial amount of unused space in a roof, so it could make sense to have a go at transforming this under-utilised area into extra storage or an additional bedroom.

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: attic, convert, flooring, regulatory barriers, tips, transform

Forced Reverse Mortgages Threaten Australia's Social Fabric

Forced Reverse Mortgages Threaten Australia's Social Fabric
Date: 5 May 2015

First National Real Estate's chief executive Ray Ellis says a proposal to force pensioners into a national reverse mortgage scheme threatens to fundamentally change Australia’s social fabric and the relationship we have with the family home, potentially also leading to a collapse in house prices.
 

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First National Leadership Award Winner Scoops State

First National Leadership Award Winner Scoops State
Date: 4 May 2015

As sponsor of the ‘Leadership’ category in the Victorian Young Achievers Awards, First National Real Estate chief executive Ray Ellis is delighted to announce that 23-year-old Georgia Retallick won the Leadership Award from a field of nine other nominees in separate categories.

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Eco-friendly renovation tips

Eco-friendly renovation tips
Date: 3 May 2015

There might come a time when you decide to make some improvements to your home. Whether it's a kitchen remodel or a lick of paint in the bedroom, giving your home a fresh look could add up to a few extra digits when it's time to sell.
 

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: carbon, eco-friendly, economic, economy, environment, environmental, footprint, green, health, improvements, remodel, renovation, tips

Perk up with passive heating!

Perk up with passive heating!
Date: 30 April 2015

As temperatures start to drop for autumn and winter, we'll all be looking for ways to heat our home efficiently, whether it's a rental apartment or a family home. The open fireplace might not be able to warm up an entire home the way an electric system can, but how high are you willing to let those power bills go?

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: apartment, electricity, fireplace, heating, home, passive heating, rent, rental, tips, warm
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