I love a good pub trivia quiz. A few guesses, a few beers, and a catch up with mates. Unfortunately some people apply the same method to working out their property insurance. A bit of a guess, maybe some tips from a valuer, and possibly even an online calculator. The truth is, there’s a bit…

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Underinsurance is a real problem for many Australians. Very real. Let’s face it. How do you really know if your assessment of the current building replacement value of your property is accurate? David, a property owner and business owner, thought that his insurance cover was appropriate.  At the very least he thought it would be…

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If I asked you to use an online BMI calculator to pick the fittest person out of five people, would you be able to accurately pick the fittest? No, because there are so many additional variables that need to be taken into account. It’s the same with property. Online calculators for property replacement costs are…

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If there’s one silver lining out of the arduous lockdowns experienced during COVID, it’s that the rate of house break-ins has dropped. As painful as they have been, stay-at-home orders have correlated with an average 37% reduction in crime around the world, according to an international study endorsed by the University of Queensland. It’s a…

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Maintaining a successful career as a recognised specialist requires constant improvement. You certainly wouldn’t want your brain surgeon to have finished their residency in 1980 and then thought, “That’ll do for study – pretty much got it nailed I reckon!” But it’s not just about keeping your licence, registration and training up to date. Being…

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The bushfires have steadied, the fires that were out of control are now under control, if not now largely all extinguished. It is now time for the long road to recovery. Many endless hours of insurance assessing, demolition of existing destroyed properties, delays due to contaminated waste (older house with asbestos), thousands of kilometres of…

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