Five Ways to Increase the Value of your Home

Five Ways to Increase the Value of your Home

Owning your own home is still a very real dream for most Australians.  Historically, when people have purchased a home, it can reasonably be expected that its value will increase over time. Sometimes, as we’ve seen over the last 12 months, that increase can be dramatic. Whether you’re looking to stay in your home for a […]

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What is the cash rate and what does it mean for borrowers? 

What is the cash rate and what does it mean for borrowers? 

What is the cash rate and what does it mean for borrowers?    There’s plenty of talk at the moment about interest rates and mortgages and it can be a little unnerving, not to mention sometimes overwhelming, when you hear some of the jargon.   Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’re either looking to […]

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Top 5 Games to Entertain the Whole Family

Top 5 Games to Entertain the Whole Fam

Everybody loves a good game!  In addition to quality family time, games can provide some surprising benefits including boosting language development, critical thinking, and social skills eg teamwork, learning to wait your turn and following rules.   When you think about it, playing games is a great way to get to know each other better too.   When […]

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Top 5 Creative Ways to Reduce Your Power Bill 

Top 5 Creative Ways to Reduce Your Power Bill 

Energy is a hot topic, and it’s no wonder when the average Queensland family can pay around $1,600 a year for electricity.       In a typical household of 4 or 5 people consisting of mum, dad and 2 or 3 kids, electricity usage can vary dramatically depending on property size and how many, and […]

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Awesome Apps to Assist You when Buying, Updating and Selling

Just about everyone has a smartphone these days, making our online experience faster and so much more convenient.   Apps have completely changed the way we use smartphones but with nearly 3 million apps to choose from, there’s no doubt finding what you need can be overwhelming.   When you’re looking to buy, update or […]

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Buying Your First Home? Here’s How to Keep Your Head.

One of the most exciting times in your life, and one which you will remember forever, is buying your first home.  It is quite often a purchase which stirs up all types of emotions and feelings ranging from excitement and anticipation to inadequateness, anxiety and fear. At bytherules, we know how you feel, because we’ve all been […]

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Balcony Blitz

Bored with your balcony? It can seem like a big job to beautify such a small outdoor area so we’ve risen to the challenge and put together four ideas to get you started in blitzing it on your balcony…    Balcony Blitz  Land supply constraints, affordability considerations and a desire to reside close to employment and amenities […]

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Spring into Cleaning

It’s SPRING time!  We welcome in longer days, warmer nights and the smell of flowers blooming.  All this new life and freshness can make you feel like bouncing into decluttering and cleaning your home, either to get ready to sell or to simply enjoy yourself.  To help you get into action, we’ve put together 4 tips to […]

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Our Top 10 Developments in Queensland, Happening Now

The past 12 months has seen an upsurge in property development in Queensland, especially in the south-east.  Considered mostly due to low interest rates, people working from home, travel restrictions and lifestyle, the demand for housing in Queensland is at an all-time high. Whilst there is currently a lot of pressure on the Queensland housing market, […]

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