Month: October 2020

How to Allergy-Proof Your Home

The truth is you don’t have to leave your home for your allergy symptoms to flare up. In fact, Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentration of pollutants can actually be two to five times higher than outdoors. And even though freezing temperatures bring an end to some allergies, fall and winter allergens can still flourish in your home. So, whether you live in Miami, FL, or a city like Portland, OR where the cold, wintry months are keeping you indoors, you can still fall victim to year-round indoor allergies.

While it’s impossible to

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Buyers swooped on this Rosny home with giant views

No.56 Leura Street, Rosny. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE home that caught the eye of more house hunters than any other last week has all but got a new owner already.

When No.56 Leura Street in Rosny hit the market it immediately caused a stir.

The agent’s phone and inbox lit up like a Christmas tree.

To date, about 6000 people have viewed it on and Petrusma Property director Daniel ten Broeke said he had been inundated with inquiry.

He said the property attracted over 20 groups to its first open home on a Tuesday.

He had multiple offers on the

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The Block 2020 episode 36 recap: ‘We should’ve won’: Unfair win splits Block besties

What Jasmin wants, Jasmin gets. Unless it’s a win when Jimmy and Tam have a gnome up their sleeve.

The Queenslanders seized yet another victory from their Block besties, Luke and Jasmin, by playing their gnome bonus point.

It’s the second time in the competition that they’ve used a gnome to steal victory from Luke and Jasmin by just half a point.

Last time it resulted in a draw between the two couples, meaning Luke and Jasmin had to share their $10,000 prize with their neighbours.

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Sydney auctions: buyers under pressure as clearance rate hits 80 per cent

Auctioneer Nicholas Lyell at a Lane Cove auction. Picture: David Swift

Homebuyers splashed out big sums for properties under the hammer this weekend as plummeting stock levels ramped up competition for sales.

There were close to 750 properties scheduled for auction this week across Sydney, a mild increase from the 700 held last week, but not enough to sate rising demand.

The clearance rate for auctions, based on 551 reported sales, was 80.4 per cent – indicative of a hot market.

One of the standout results was for an Epping house that sold to the next door neighbour for $1.922

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Buyer faints on Melbourne’s first live auction weekend since July 8

A bidder fainted at the auction of 44 Hyde Street, Seddon.

A homebuyer fainted as Melbourne’s first weekend of face-to-face auction action ended with sellers celebrating prices $100,000 and more above their reserve.

On the busiest AFL Grand Final day of auctions since the premiership match had to be replayed in 2010, recorded a 76.9 per cent clearance rate from 238 results.

Real Estate Institute of Victoria vice-president Adam Docking said with buyers coming from “everywhere” the sales showed “real estate is back open for business”.

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Busiest Grand Final auction day in

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