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Property Manager or Private Landlord?

April 8, 2019

Home Owners Renting

It’s often believed that a Property Manager simply finds tenants and collects the rent. They do way more than that. It’s their job to make an investor’s life easier. Here are a few reasons to consider a Property Manager, rather than using the ‘do it yourself’ approach: A Property Manager takes control of the tricky […]

Investment Properties - Furnished or Unfurnished?

March 4, 2019

Home Owners Renting

“Do you rent your investment property furnished or unfurnished?” is something we get asked often. There is no right or wrong answer, it largely depends on location, demand and the target market. Offering a furnished rental property to tenants can demand higher rental yields, however this can easily be offset by high tenant turnover. When […]

Should I Allow Pets?

February 12, 2019

Home Owners Renting

The facts At least 60% of South Australian households own a dog or cat. That potentially means that 6 out of 10 prospective tenants looking at your property own a pet. While the decision to allow pets is totally up to you (other than when it’s decided for you by Strata or other management groups), […]

Can a Tenant Sublet My Property?

January 22, 2019

Home Owners Renting

We get asked this question a lot. The simple answer is YES, a tenant can sublet a property. Requesting subletting approval A tenant can sublet a room in your property, but must first obtain written consent. If they don’t, they may be breaching the terms of the lease. If they do request approval for a […]

Karma & Crow

October 11, 2018

Local Discoveries

Feeling peckish? You know what they say; the early bird gets the Lemon and Ricotta Hotcakes with Coconut Ice Cream. But don’t let that ruffle your feathers if you’re not an early riser – they’re available all day at Karma and Crow. If you’ve had a sticky beak inside, you’ll know that this repurposed warehouse […]

Loveon Café

September 7, 2018

Local Discoveries

Nestled in the back streets of Mile End, you will find this quaint and colourful local gem, Loveon Café. Sure to get your tongues wagging and taste buds buzzing, Loveon offers so much more than deliciously put together meals and freshly squeezed juices. Owner, Rasheed, moved to Adelaide from Bangladesh almost 15 years ago, bringing […]

Bundle + Twine

August 8, 2018

Local Discoveries

If you’re trying to think outside the (gift) box and searching for something with a personal touch for a loved one, friend, family, colleague, new arrival, or anyone else, we’ve got your answer, and you’re welcome. The Bundle Bundle and Twine are reinventing the gift-giving wheel. With hundreds of beautiful everchanging items from near and […]

A Whole Lotta History: 403 Marion Rd, Plympton

June 28, 2018

Gary J Smith

It’s 1970. The streets are filled with protestors rallying for the end of the Vietnam War, Barrie Robran is pocketing his second of three Magarey Medals, and you can snap up a house in Adelaide for less than $12,000. Gary & Jude Smith are starting Gary J Smith Real Estate. Initially their own project, they […]

The Seller Door: Cafe, Market, Events

April 30, 2018

Local Discoveries

The Pitch: Market, café, venue, community hub and launch pad for South Australian small batch producers all rolled into one; The Seller Door prides itself on showcasing the very best SA has to offer. And, from the rows of timber racks adorning the red brick feature wall inside, you can quite literally also purchase it […]

There is no Substitute for Style

April 23, 2018

Home Owners

What is professional styling? The job of a professional property stylist is to furnish your home in a way that complements its best features and creates a positive first impression on prospective buyers. We know that modern real estate has a huge online presence, where the majority of buyers look at property on screens before […]

Audrey Vintage Cafe

January 11, 2018

Local Discoveries

She’s classic, she’s graceful, she’s elegant, and she’ll be the star attraction at your next event. If everything you’ve learned, you’ve learned from the movies, you’ll know there are two things a girl should be: classy and fabulous. Audrey is the latest (slightly more mobile) venture from former owners of popular The Annex Cafe in […]

The Front Page

November 10, 2017

Local Discoveries

You wouldn’t read about it. The Front Page is open and serving their freshly brewed local delights including Kicco Coffee and Wildfire Organic Teas from 6.30am. Every. Day. Roll up and browse the all-inclusive breakfast menu with substantial offerings such as the Breakfast Burger and The Fry Up to the simple but satisfying Egg & […]

The Strand

October 3, 2017

Local Discoveries

Do not pass Go, do not collect $200, go directly to The Strand. Our suggested game plan is to check out the menu beforehand so you don’t spend 3 hours drooling over one of the most comprehensive offerings we’ve laid eyes on. Get on the board early with coffee and an affordable breakfast menu that […]

Spring is in the Air

September 13, 2017


Spring is here, Adelaide! While we wait for the weather to get the memo (let’s pray this time last year is nothing to go by), we can get prepared for what is often our busiest time of year. Many people think spring is the prime time to sell their homes. Everyone is coming out of […]

The Empty Bottle

August 28, 2017

Local Discoveries

An authentic wood oven imported from Italy, monthly live music nights and a prime location within a few steps of tram stop 8 are the key ingredients in The (not so) Empty Bottle’s recipe for success. Show me the menu Family owned and operated by the experienced Harrison crew, the coffee machine is cranked from […]


July 14, 2017

Local Discoveries

Nestled comfortably amongst a hairdresser, florist and tattoo studio on the Main Street of Old Reynella is this absolute gem of a local café. And we use the term ‘café’ loosely… from buffalo wings and schnitty nights to succulent seafood packs and fresh salads… from house made granola to personalised catering – Esculent offers the […]

Something to Mull Over...

June 30, 2017


What could be better than cosying up to the fire and warming your insides with a glass of Adelaide Hills red? Cosying up to the fire and warming your insides with a glass of – literally warm – Adelaide Hills red, enhanced by tantalising herbs, spices and hints of citrus, perhaps? Now is the perfect […]

Winter: ‘tis the Season

June 19, 2017


Ahh, winter, ‘tis the season for comfy jumpers, hot drinks, a good book (or the footy) and a cosy fire – most of us would agree on that much, but is it also the season to put your home on the market? Before you write us off as a few peas short of a casserole, […]

Winter House Warming

June 1, 2017


The dropping autumn leaves, dark, frosty mornings and influx of this season’s winterwear emails have given us fair warning, and right on cue, winter has arrived. The smoke billowing from chimneys and sock boots on the streets suggest we are feeling the chill (and that we’ve checked our emails). Winter can certainly be a time […]

C.R.E.A.M of the Crop in Brighton

May 29, 2017

Local Discoveries

Since opening its doors in 2015, C.R.E.A.M has been making waves in the Brighton cafe scene. Whipping up breakfast, brunch and lunch 7 days, the first specialty coffee spot in the area has racked up over 300 rave reviews in its first 18 months, amid amassing a swagger of devout customers.   Coffee Living up […]