Top 6 things that make property valuable

Value… it’s such a tricky concept to unpack and define.

We all know that gold, diamonds, oil and even saffron are high-value commodities thanks to their scarcity, desirability, or the fact that we need them to go about our lives.

It’s the delicate balance between supply and demand that drives up the value of these goods – the illegal drug market is the perfect example of how a highly-coveted, yet hard-to-come-by item can become inflated several times over its original worth because if people want it badly enough, they’ll pay the price.

But what makes real estate so valuable?

We live in a country with vast expanses of space, yet we cling to the major coastal cities for dear life and treat the inner-ring suburbs of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane like hallowed turf that we can only hope to be worthy of residing on.

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Wander Art Trail invites visitors to explore outdoor artworks in Mayfair and Belgravia

Dezeen promotion: 12 artworks by Yinka Ilori, Morag Myerscough, Richard Woods and more form an outdoor gallery along a trail through London neighbourhoods Mayfair and Belgravia.

As pandemic-related government restrictions ease across the UK, Londoners are invited to explore a string of installations positioned along a walkable route, forming the Wander Art Trail.

In Plants We Trust by Yinka Ilori
Artworks along the Wander Art Trail include an installation titled In Plants We Trust by Yinka Ilori in Mayfair

Curated by Alter-Projects, the series of artworks was created by local, national and international artists and designers.

The public art projects range from murals and street furniture to large-scale urban interventions, spread out across the central London neighbourhoods.

Tell Me Something Nice by Kinska
The works range from murals and sculptures to street furniture, like this combined planter and seating by Kinska in Belgravia

“Our goal with the Wander Art Trail is to deliver a major cultural intervention across [the] neighbourhoods of Mayfair and … Read more

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Kelly Hoppen's simple wallpaper tip will streamline your busy hallway

Interiors expert Kelly Hoppen appeared on ITV’s This Morning this week to give viewers a wallpaper masterclass. On the show, she shared one simple wallpaper trick to transform your jumbled hallway into a sleek and fun entryway.

Related: Bedroom wallpaper ideas – that are guaranteed to make your sleep space gorgeous

In the segment, Kelly, Holly and Philip looked at a range of wallpaper at various price points. Among them was one lovely striped wallpaper from Lick Home, called Stripes 03. ‘This, I adore,’ Kelly says.

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Kelly Hoppen’s hallway wallpaper tip

‘You always see hallways higgledy-piggledy, and then you see doorways. If you use something like a stripe, it actually takes your eye away from all of that.

‘It makes it look taller and makes it look more fun,’ she says. This example from Lick is a really modern take on a style of wallpaper … Read more

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A Timeless Yet Characterful Federation Bungalow Update

A Timeless Yet Characterful Federation Bungalow Update

Architecture

by Amelia Barnes

Nestled in Sydney’s inner-west, Bona Vista by Studio Prineas reinterprets the characterful features of its Federation frontage. Photo – Chris Warnes. Styling – Anna Delprat

 Studio Prineas developed a considered vision for all aspects of the project: architecture, planning, custom joinery, furniture and styling. Photo – Chris Warnes. Styling – Anna Delprat

 The original building was previously separated from the garden. Photo – Chris Warnes. Styling – Anna Delprat

The updated concept works to connect the main living spaces to the garden by an internal level change. Photo – Chris Warnes. Styling – Anna Delprat

The design team were inspired by the home’s existing terrazzo thresholds and vitrified tiles to the fireplace, driving a tactile and layered material sensibility. Photo – Chris Warnes. Styling – Anna Delprat

For the material palette, Studio Prineas were inspired by the

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The 3 Biggest Obstacles to Becoming Financially Free

What has been the single greatest obstacle stopping you from becoming financially free?

Why do I ask? 

Well…last week at a private client function I was conducting I had the good fortune to have conversations with a number of our Wealth Retreat graduates.

I was talking with them about their experiences since attending our 5-day workshop, what they had learned, what they were doing differently, and how they were leveraging the relationships they had built at Wealth Retreat.

Some interesting comments came out which I’ll share with you in a moment, but first I want to ask you that question again:

What has been the single greatest obstacle stopping you from becoming financially free?

Speaking to these Wealth Retreat graduates, here were the three main hurdles I’ve seen them face.

As you read on, see which of these three get in your way.

Maybe you’re facing more than one of … Read more

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