Get the Best Deal Possible with your Kitchen Renovations

Regardless of the budget you have set aside to perform kitchen renovations, there will almost always be a few changes that will have to be considered to prevent overspending. If you have been pinching the pennies so that you can complete this project in your home, the tips below will help ensure that you obtain

By |2018-07-30T23:52:06+00:00July 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Effectively Dealing with Buyer Competition

Regardless of whether you’re a first time homebuyer or someone who has purchased multiple properties over the years, chances are that you will be up against some stiff competition when looking for just the right house or apartment. However, keeping the tips below in mind will help ensure that you are able to stand a

By |2018-07-19T03:22:21+00:00July 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Lead Based Paint – Where can it be Found and what Risks does it Pose?

A large number of Australian homes built before the 1970s were coated with paint products containing high amounts of lead. While exposure to lead is extremely risky, this will normally only occur in a home of the lead-containing paint is flaking or it is disturbed during renovation work. Below is information regarding some risks it

By |2018-07-12T01:19:37+00:00July 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Purchasing a Home? What to Expect Regarding the Conveyancing Process

The term “conveyancing” is used when describing the method or process of placing a property on the market for sale, concluding the agreement to purchase and sell and finally, transferring property ownership from the vendor to the buyer. Below are general guidelines with regards to what you can expect when you hear the word “conveyancing.”

By |2018-07-07T00:31:23+00:00July 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

DIY Home Inspection – Handy Hints and Tips Part Two

Although a professional home inspection is recommended annually, it is possible for you to perform your own inspection in between. This enables you to spot problems as they arise and address them before they become larger – and costlier – to repair. Part one of this series covered aspects to check on the outside of

By |2018-06-28T11:08:16+00:00June 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

DIY Home Inspection – Handy Hints and Tips Part One

Homeowners often think that the only time they will need to inspect a property is if they intend purchasing it. However, this can result in costly repairs being needed over time – when a simple inspection would most likely have prevented this (the old saying, “A stitch in time saves nine,” comes to mind here).

By |2018-06-21T00:12:42+00:00June 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Buying your First Home? How to Make the Best Offer

Buying a home for the first time is an exciting experience. However, it’s essential that you perform due diligence ahead of time as this will ensure that your offer stands the highest possible chance of being accepted. Although the actual task of making an offer is quite straightforward in that you contact the agent and

By |2018-06-15T06:33:35+00:00June 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Asbestos, Termites and Rising Damp – Avoiding these Nightmares with a Property inspection

As most homebuyers know, finding the right property at the right price can be extremely challenging and time-consuming, and in many cases, homes deemed to be at the correct price are often riddled with defects. While some defects are considered minor and can be addressed quickly and affordably, others such as the presence of asbestos,

By |2018-06-07T02:36:05+00:00June 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Keeping Winter Pests at Bay in and around your Home

Property owners often think that when the weather cools down, they won’t have to worry about dealing with pest invasions. However, winter can bring with it some serious forms of pest infestation – even in what appear to be the cleanest of homes. Here are a few examples of common winter pests as well as

By |2018-05-31T00:28:20+00:00May 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|

House Painting – To DIY or Not to DIY; that is the Question

As time goes on, virtually every homeowner will be faced with the prospect of having to repaint his or her home. Over the years, much debate has ensued regarding whether this project should be undertaken in a DIY capacity or whether it will be better to hire professional painters. Below are a few pros and

By |2018-05-24T03:28:53+00:00May 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|