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Great expectations in Shepparton

The Greater Shepparton area in central Victoria is amongst the most culturally interesting municipalities in the state. Its inhabitants have always been diverse and historically this area has special significance for the many indigenous clans of the Yorta Yorta people. Today, this region just two hours north of Melbourne is responsible for producing around 25 […]

Melbourne’s eclectic inner north

Melbourne’s eclectic inner north. The once-industrial working class suburbs of Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs including North Melbourne, Parkville, Carlton, Fitzroy, Northcote, Coburg, Collingwood, Preston, Thornbury, Brunswick, Princes Hill and Hotham Hill, have been inventing and reinventing themselves since colonial times. Like most places, a quick glance at the built environment of these interesting suburbs with […]

Top 5 tips for paying off your mortgage faster

At Settle Easy, we know that buying property and committing to a mortgage is a really big deal. Most mortgages are based on a 30-year amortization, meaning they are paid off in full after 30 years – but how good would it be to pay your mortgage off sooner? Here are our top five tips […]

Ballarat’s time to shine again

Ballarat’s time to shine again? Victoria’s largest inland city and arguably Australia’s most famous gold rush town – Ballarat – is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events and award-winning foodie offerings all embedded within its fascinating past. With a median house price sitting around $550,000, is it any wonder this jewel in Victoria’s crown […]

All bound for the Mornington Peninsula

All bound for the Mornington Peninsula! The Mornington Peninsula has long been one of Victoria’s most popular destinations for day trips, year-round holidays and short getaways. Before you even think about getting out your beach towel, there are local markets, pretty seaside villages, art galleries and sculpture parks, charming antique shops, rolling vineyards, nature trails, […]

Bendigo – golden opportunities await

Bendigo – golden opportunities await! Bendigo is one of Victoria’s original boom towns, a progressive and contemporary city located in the geographical heart of the state. In post-colonial Australia, the discovery of gold in 1851 shifted the region’s focus away from vast sheep stations to all forms of gold mining.  Since those earliest discoveries, more […]

Three important things to consider before buying a beach house

Three important things to consider before buying a beach house! It’s easy to imagine buying a beach house, especially when you are in the moment and enjoying a relaxing beach escape. This explains why real estate agents in beachside locations are often run off their feet during peak holiday seasons. But is buying a beach […]

Mildura – strike while the iron’s hot

Mildura – strike while the iron’s hot! The beautiful inland regional Victorian city of Mildura is one of Australia’s strongest property markets right now. Located on the Victorian side of the vast Murray River, it’s a thriving cosmopolitan community in the Sunraysia region and an important service centre for many smaller country towns. Apart from […]