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If you're a first time buyer, check out our Streetwise Home Buyer articles, providing a step-by-step guide to successful home buying. Everything is covered, from buying an apartment to building your own home; from where to buy to what to buy; from making an offer to making a killing.

Need a CV or a LIM report? Use our Council Links to go straight to the relevant web pages without getting lost in the labyrinth of local government websites.

Ever wondered what your rent could buy you, or how much that mortgage will eventually cost you? Have a play with these Buyers' Calculators and find out.     

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Try our unique Suburb Sleuth lifestyle locator to discover which suburbs and neighbourhoods will suit you best.

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