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Parkhound was founded for one basic reason – to help consumers have access to convenient, cheaper parking options in a single community marketplace.

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To Rent, Or Not To Rent

One of the regular questions we get asked here at Parkhound is, ‘Can I sublet my parking space?’  It’s a fantastic question and something we would like to clarify.  We have spoken to our lawyers *yawn* and attempted to distil their responses into something more legible.  So here we go… Is subletting my parking space legal? Unfortunately, there is no

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Parking Hot Spots

How many asset classes can claim to generate money for nothing? Not many, if any.  Parking however is one. With a lack of public parking a major issue across most cities, more and more Australians are turning to Parkhound, the online car park marketplace, to lease out their spare parking space.  It’s the stree free, no overhead way to earn

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Be a Loan Star!

We know that finding a car parking space in Australia can be extremely difficult. Mark Seymour wrote the Hunters and Collectors classic – Holy Grail – about his issues one afternoon in Melbourne looking for a parking space. Ok, so we made that up but we are just trying to make a point. Anyway, finding parking is not the only issue a lot

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How to Read Parking Signs

It’s hard enough trying to find a parking space these days. Now you also need a PhD to understand the bloody parking signs once you get one. 2 hours here, no standing there, clearway from 4 – 5 pm, parking ticket required from 9 – 4. You don’t know where it starts and ends. Some parking signs have so many numbers

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The Unintended Consequence of No Parking

Does there seem to be more traffic than normal these days? ‘Where did all these cars come from?’ you ask yourself in exasperation as you finger drum the top of your steering wheel. It must be the people ‘avoiding the toll ways’ you ponder as the teenager you passed 10 minutes ago near the bridge calmly strolls past.   The strange

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10 Things Cheaper Than a Parking Fine

Did you know that the average parking fine in Australia is $134 – that is not a typo – it really is $134! With Christmas just around the corner, that got us thinking (for once)… Why are parking fines so expensive? Are they really that bad? Imagine all the things hard working Australians could better spend their money on. Here are the

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How To Get Out Of A Parking Fine

It’s the worst feeling in the world.  And it always happens when you are a bit skint for money. That dreaded piece of shiny white paper with size 4 font. Even though it says ‘parking fine’, you know it’s not fine; it’s the opposite of fine. You were only a few minutes late and now you find yourself $200 down. One whole

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Top 5 Ways to Avoid Getting a Parking Fine

Melbourne city council made over $90 million last year in parking fines and fees. The Sydney suburb of Mosman pulls in about $1.6 million a year in parking fines alone. There is no doubt that councils are becoming more cunning in their plans to meet budgets by getting more income from ordinary drivers. With quotas in place, drivers plate scanning and

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What Type Of Car Parker Are You?

With so many cars and so little parking, it’s no wonder many of us suffer from white line fever. So what method do you like to take? Does your personality reflect your approach to parking? Find out what motivates each type of motorist in their parking search… The Insider You know exactly where you are going as you have the

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