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Latest renovation news containing expert advice, articles, case studies and commentary from experts, this eNewsletter is focused solely on building wealth through renovation.

Worst house in best street

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Firefighters by profession, Joachim and Kerry Matthews are familiar with taking calculated risks – and their newly completed project was a risk that certainly paid off. API joins them on their renovation journey and discovers why ugly properties can make the most attractive investments.

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Five Melbourne renovation suburbs to watch

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Point Cook, 3030 (houses) Point Cook is a growing residential suburb made up of various housing estates, located approximately 27 kilometres southwest of the Melbourne CBD. The town sits on the coast of Port Phillip and has a large coastal park. It’s well serviced with commercial precincts in the north of the suburb, and nearby Werribee is also well equipped ...

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Ask Jane

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I am continually asked questions regarding property investment and profiting from renovation and I’d like to share some of those questions – and my answers – with you from time to time.

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Budget-busting reno ideas

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Walk into one of those flash bathroom showrooms and it’s easy to walk out several thousand dollars poorer. Designer baths, Italian fittings, sleek basins… they can cost a bomb. But what if I told you you could get the same look for a fraction of the price?

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Renovation riches – Russel and Heather Berndt

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Russell and Heather BerndtProject: West Preston, VicPurchase price: $640,000Renovation cost: $8300End valuation: $710,000Change in value: $61,700Renovation time: 16 days BY KIERAN CLAIR “It was terrible. It was absolutely horrible and I thought, ‘Why did you bring me to this house’?” This was Russell Berndt’s first thought when he pulled up in front of the property his wife, Heather, had picked ...

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Five Sydney renovations suburbs to watch

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Rozelle – Houses Rozelle is located on a peninsula, approximately five kilometres west of the Sydney CBD, between Balmain in the northeast and Lilyfield in the southwest. Balmain and Rozelle in particular have a great village feel and sense of community. The main street in Rozelle has many boutique shops and cafes, a weekly flea market, and it’s a short ...

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