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Peet's Advice Blog

Welcome to Peet’s Advice Blog. We hope you will find plenty of helpful tips to guide you through the buying process, as well as some inspiration for building your new home.

James Treble For Planet Ark

National Recycling Week

POSTED ON 14 Nov 2017

Planet Ark's National Recycling Week (Monday 13 to Sunday 19 November 2017) is the annual opportunity for communities, workplaces, schools and individuals to brush up on their knowledge and become successful recyclers.

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Bedding

How to design your home for comfort

Inspiration
POSTED ON 3 Nov 2017

Most homes are designed around practical needs – the right number of bedrooms, correct sized bathrooms and required living spaces. But what about comfort?

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Tapping into the over 55 property market

Money
POSTED ON 11 Oct 2017

Research shows Australia has a group of grey nomads looking for a new fixed address. This group of older householders, aged 55 and over, want to move and are looking to downsize but can’t find the right property to suit their needs.

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Innovation key to new generation of homebuyers

Inspiration
POSTED ON 5 Oct 2017

There’s a transformation underway in the property sector across Australia. Its key feature is innovation and the drivers include the changing demands of a new generation of homebuyers.

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Young couple moving into new home

Moving house checklist: 10 tips for a smooth move

Moving
POSTED ON 1 Oct 2017

You get the word. Your home is almost ready! Instant excitement and adrenalin set in…there’s so much to pack, so much to sort and so much to think about. Where to start?

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Renter keys

Rental amenities checklist: 5 things renters want

Money
POSTED ON 26 Sep 2017

It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time investor or someone building on an extensive property portfolio, it pays to know the market.

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Backyard

Outdoor living & area tips

Inspiration
POSTED ON 23 Sep 2017

It’s Australia’s outdoor room boom – the conversion of thousands of backyard spaces into outdoor areas that extend our overall living space. Here are some simple tips to help you join the boom and turn your outdoor area into a seamless extension of your home.

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What Advice Would You Have for First Homebuyers?

Deciding
POSTED ON 5 Sep 2017

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Piggy bank

Types of home loans: a guide

Money
POSTED ON 1 Sep 2017

Winning the lotto or inheriting a fortune aside, most of us will need to borrow money to make homeownership a reality. There are hundreds of different loans available from hundreds of lenders but they are all based on two things.

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Sold land

What You Need to Know About Buying Land

The Process
POSTED ON 12 Aug 2017

Looking to build, found the perfect block and wondering what to do next? We’ve broken down the process into simple steps, and have Peet sales representatives around the country who can step you through it as well.

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Light globe

12 tips to make your home energy efficient

Inspiration
POSTED ON 4 Aug 2017

It’s the number one chapter in Kevin McCloud’s book, 43 Principles of Home, and an important factor for many homeowners – energy, and how to use as little as possible.

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Trendy lounge room

Home paint colour trends 2017

Inspiration
POSTED ON 23 Jul 2017

Ever wondered how colours suddenly go from obscure to mainstream? You see a colour on clothes on the catwalk, which filter into homewares on the high-street and even onto new cars. It’s all thanks to colour forecasting.

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Happy couple laughing

Ending a tenancy: a guide to moving out

Moving
POSTED ON 11 Jul 2017

Before you tell your landlord “it’s over” and close the door on renting, it’s best to make sure that door isn’t going to swing back and hit you from behind.

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Furniture

10 Home Finishes To Invest In

Inspiration
POSTED ON 5 Jul 2017

Fixtures, fittings and furnishings are often the last thing you choose but the first thing people notice in your new home. By the time you’re ready to choose these home finishes, your budget could be stretched, you might feel overwhelmed by design decisions, or just looking for some helpful advice, so we’ve summarised the advice of legendary home designer Kevin McCloud to help you choose wisely.

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3 tips when buying a home

Deciding
POSTED ON 28 Jun 2017

Whether you’re building or buying a new home to live or invest, it’s a big step – and there’s so much choice. Here are our top tips to help you decide where and what to buy.

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How Did You Go About Finding a Community to Live In?

The Process
POSTED ON 19 Jun 2017

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What Tips Do You Have for Organising Your Finances?

Money
POSTED ON 16 Jun 2017

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What Did You Look for When Choosing Your New Community?

Moving | Deciding
POSTED ON 15 Jun 2017

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What Did You Look for When Choosing Your New Community?

Moving | Deciding
POSTED ON 14 Jun 2017

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What Do You Look for When Building In a New Community?

Deciding
POSTED ON 13 Jun 2017

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Chinese blossom

Feng shui tips to make your home flow

Inspiration
POSTED ON 12 Jun 2017

The ancient Chinese system of feng shui is said to help bring harmony and a sense of well-being to any home. Pronounced “fung shway”, practitioners believe everything and everyone has certain energy or “chi” and how we arrange objects can affect all aspects of our lives – from our health and wealth to careers and relationships.

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What Tips Do You Have for Organising Your Finances?

Money
POSTED ON 9 Jun 2017

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How does settlement work: a step-by-step guide

The Process
POSTED ON 7 Jun 2017

Settlement sounds like a singular action but it’s actually a series of activities that take place to secure your new home – and there’s a series of people who help make it happen.

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What Advice Would You Have for First Homebuyers?

Deciding
POSTED ON 4 Jun 2017

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Modern lounge room

How to style & stage your home for sale

Moving
POSTED ON 31 May 2017

You’re getting ready to sell your home and you keep hearing about the value of ‘staging’. What does that mean and how much of a difference can it make?

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Money houses

What is negative gearing: explained

Money
POSTED ON 24 May 2017

Australia has around 2.6 million property investors and almost 60 per cent of them use negative gearing. So how does it work?

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Check list

Building Inspection Checklist: what to look for

The Process
POSTED ON 12 May 2017

When you are at the completion stage of your home build, it’s important to ensure the building is up to scratch so you don’t get a nasty (and potentially very expensive) surprise down the track!

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Home floor plan

What to look for when buying off the plan

Deciding
POSTED ON 2 May 2017

It can be hard to part with your hard-earned cash and invest in a new home off-the-plan when all you can see is the plan, design or artist’s impression. If you’re a first-time buyer the process can seem a bit daunting at first, but there’s also loads of appeal.

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