Should you consider buying a renovator?

Posted by Living in Fairfield on August 16th, 2017 in Property Tips | No Comments

Many potential buyers will be hitting the pavement this spring selling season and wondering if they should choose a run-down property so they can afford to buy in a more desirable suburb. Purchasing a property that requires a little bit of work can be a great way to save some money, but there are a […]

Why studio apartments are growing in popularity

Posted by Living in Fairfield on August 14th, 2017 in Real Estate News | No Comments

New research from Gateway Credit Union has found that studio apartments are an appealing property option for many Australians as they look to live in their suburb of choice. The research found that more than a third of Australians (35.5%) would rather buy a studio apartment than move to a bigger property in a less […]

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery seeking assistance for film exhibition

Posted by Living in Fairfield on August 11th, 2017 in Fairfield Local Area Info | No Comments

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery is looking for projectionists or employees of cinemas and picture palaces established in Fairfield to help them with a new exhibition. Fairfield on Film, which will open 25 November at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery, will highlight Fairfield’s cinema and filmmaking history. It will trace the emergence of young filmmakers who […]

Buying a home? How to get the edge over your competition

Posted by Living in Fairfield on August 9th, 2017 in Property Tips | No Comments

Spring is one of the busiest times of the year for the property market and this year looks likely to be no exception. A lot of first-home buyers are set to return to the property market this spring, enticed by incentives such as reduced stamp duty and government grants. But while this year should prove […]

Get ready for spring selling

Posted by Living in Fairfield on August 7th, 2017 in Property Tips | No Comments

The frenzied spring selling season is just around the corner and if you want to get in before the competition heats up you need to start preparing your property now. So what do you need to do to get your property ready? Paint Get out the paintbrushes if it’s been at least 2 years since […]

Volunteers wanted for twilight event in Fairfield

Posted by Living in Fairfield on August 4th, 2017 in Fairfield Local Area Info | No Comments

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery is looking for volunteers to help support them in the lead up to their popular annual event, One Night at the Museum. Volunteers will get a unique opportunity to work closely with local artists and filmmakers while also gaining experience in running a contemporary art exhibition. Videography, zine-making and screen-printing […]

How to transform a property with paint

Posted by Living in Fairfield on August 2nd, 2017 in Property Tips | No Comments

There are several ways to spruce up a home before selling and one of the most popular is to add a fresh coat of paint. Painting a home can make it look fresh and modern, and best of all it can add serious property value too. While paintwork can look good for a number of […]

Have your say on Australia’s new superannuation legislation

Posted by Living in Fairfield on July 31st, 2017 in Real Estate News | No Comments

Draft legislation has now been drawn up for the Federal Government’s new superannuation measures as announced in the 2017 Budget, and it’s available for public review and comment. The new legislation has been created in a bid to help tackle housing affordability across the country, helping first-home buyers break into the market. Included in the […]

Plant away this National Tree Day

Posted by Living in Fairfield on July 28th, 2017 in Fairfield Local Area Info | No Comments

Fairfield residents are being encouraged to get their hands dirty and be part of this year’s National Tree Day on Sunday 30 July. It’s hoped that local residents will help plant 10,000 trees, shrubs and ground cover plants on National Tree Day that will benefit the area by increasing the wildlife corridor between Prospect Reservoir and […]

To fix or not to fix your home loan

Posted by Living in Fairfield on July 26th, 2017 in Property Tips | No Comments

The official cash rate may be on hold for now, but as predictions loom of imminent rate hikes and as lenders continue to push up their rates independently of the RBA, many are wondering if now is the time to lock in their rate. Reasons to fix Obviously, the main reason that people fix their […]

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