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How Modern Air Conditioning Units Compliment Luxury Homes

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Air conditioning units have come a long way over the years. Gone are the days of bulky units that stood out like a sore thumb and only blew a light warm breeze around the room. For this reason, many homeowners preferred ceiling fans as they were a more aesthetically pleasing option.

With the advancements in technology, air conditioning units do a much better job of cooling down rooms and whole houses. Most importantly designs have changed to become much more discreet and blend in seamlessly with modern luxury home designs.

If you are designing your dream home or are just looking to update your current air con unit, there are a few different options for you to consider.

  1. Ducted Air Conditioning
    For most newly built homes, ducted air conditioning is the most common choice. Ducted air con is a whole home solution as ducts are placed in every room of your home. These ducts sit flush with your room's ceiling and are very discreet. The main feature of this type of system is the ability to control areas or ‘zones’ within the home. For example, if you want to stop the flow of air going to the kitchen while you are sleeping then you can.

    Ducted systems also don’t give the typical feeling that other units give, when you walk into a room you will notice that it feels cooler but will not feel a rush of cold air as you walk around a room. If you are building a new luxury home then ducted air conditioning is a great option to chose. If you have an older style home then a ducted system may not be the best option for you as they can be hard to fit in an already built home.

  2. Multi Split Systems
    Multi Split Systems are a great option if you want to have a bit more control over the temperature in each room. Each room has it’s own air conditioning unit that is able to be fully controlled as you see fit. Unlike ducted air conditioning units, multi split systems are placed on the wall of each room and can be seen. These units have become very discreet with many visitors not even noticing that you have an aircon unit mounted on the wall.

    If you are looking for a cost effective cooling system then multi split systems are a great option to consider. Having the ability to control each room will save on running costs. These systems can also be used to heat and cool rooms so you will find a use for your system during all seasons.

  3. Split Systems
    Very similar to multi split air conditioning systems but a split system is just a single system that can be added to any room you like. If you spend majority of your time in one room then you may not see the need for a system in each room. These units don't take up much room and are also very discreet.

    This option also gives you full control over the system which is so quiet you probably won't even notice it’s on. This third option is great to install in a new house as it will not interfere with your interior design choices.

If you would like to learn more about which air conditioning system would be best your luxury home then speak to the experts. Apex Airconditioning can help run you through the best air conditioning systems to suit your needs while also taking into consideration running costs.

 

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Property investors are now able to identify and bid on auctions remotely using a new live-streaming functionality launched by Gavl.

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Called “Request an Auction”, the new functionality enables users to watch and bid on any Sydney or Melbourne auction remotely.

Through Gavl, prospective buyers are now able to register to bid on their preferred auction. The platform will obtain permission from the listing agent and confirm within 48 hours.

Vendors can also request to have their auctions broadcast to a larger buyer audience.

Co-founder Joel Smith said that auctions streamed on Gavl attract 47 per cent more viewers than traditional ones.

He said that Request an Auction will be valuable for remote buyers.

“Buyers are able to have Gavl attend any auction they nominate, so they will never have to miss out on an opportunity due to logistical complications in physically attending the auction.

“Vendors, too, have the opportunity to directly book an auction with us, so they can open up their event to buyers all around the world. With more potential buyers, they’re giving their property the chance to receive more bids and maximise their sales result.”

Mr Smith said that prior to the Request an Auction app, buyers were limited to what they could achieve through the Gavl technology.

Gavl is a live-streaming and bidding platform for real estate auctions.

Mr Smith said that it has streamed more than 6,000 auctions, which have achieved 3.5 million views from 50 countries.

Gavl’s Request an Auction function is currently being offered in Melbourne and Sydney only.

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Having to split her time between Hong Kong and her original base of Sydney has not slowed Julia Tita’s goal of building a high-performance Australian property portfolio. Instead the resulting alterations to her strategy have positively impacted her investing success.

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Having recently purchased her 6th property, Julia joins host Tim Neary to discuss her journey, share her ups and downs over the years, and reveal her thoughts on why some properties are better than others.

Julia also explains why she no longer makes a move without the help of a buyer’s agent, why working with a strong team of specialists is extremely important and discloses her long-term property ambitions.

If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on iTunes (The Smart Property Investment Show) and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

If you have any questions about what you heard today, any topics of interest you have in mind, or if you’d like to lend your voice to the show, email [email protected] for more insights!

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The practice of property investment firms sharing undisclosed kickbacks among the supply chain involved in development sales will be outlawed in NSW on 1 July this year under the Real Estate Reform being handed down by regulators in NSW.

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Property commentator and valuer, Suburbanite’s Anna Porter, said the reform will address conflicts of interest.

She said they arise when a mortgage broker, accountant or financial planner receives part of the commission from the property firm, who receive their fees from the developer or seller.

“This puts the broker into a position by which they are being paid on both sides of the fence,” she said.

“Until now this has been a grey area and there was nothing stopping this practice.” 

Ms Porter said this has been a common practice in the industry.

"Some well-known mortgage broking firms openly admit to receiving $5,000–$10,000 per referral in their pocket.”

She also said this process has been going on for decades.

"Property investment firms commonly pass some of their commission on to the mortgage broker, accountant or financial planner as a reward to them for passing on the referral. This means that many brokers or financial service providers are making significant amounts of money just to refer on to a property firm, often totalling hundreds of thousands of dollars a year," Anna Porter said.

Ms Porter said the Property, Stock and Business Agents Amendment (Property Industry Reform) Bill 2017 will be in force from July this year, and will prohibit this practice unless the broker or referring partner also holds a real estate industry license.

"Under the new laws, if the broker takes a referral fee from the property firm, they will have to be a licensed real estate agent and also hold a corporation’s license,” she said. 

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Mr Porter said where a referrer holds a real estate license, and receives a part of the sale commission, they may find themselves in breach of the ethical requirements under the act.

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