What to Look for when Viewing an Open Home

What To Look For When Viewing An Open Home

If you’re currently looking to purchase a new home, chances are that you may have already made a list of a few properties that you’d like to view. You may have even found a home on the market that seems to have everything you’ve been looking for – right down to those stunning granite countertops. However, before falling in love…

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How to Avoid a Dodgy Tradie on your Next Renovation

How To Avoid A Dodgy Tradie On Your Next Renovation

Over the past few years, more and more instances of tradesmen accepting money from clients and not completing the agreed upon work, or starting a job and not finishing it properly have been reported. Consumer Protection acting Commissioner, David Hillyard, confirmed that instances of this sort had increased exponentially. Below are some tips to take note of before hiring your…

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What Sort of Building Inspections Should I Get?

What Sort Of Building Inspections Should I Get?

After hearing that a variety of property inspections can – and should – be performed on a home before agreeing to purchase it, many people start feeling overwhelmed about the whole process. This need not be the case after reading this post because it outlines the most common types of home inspections that are available and provides information regarding when…

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Why building inspections are even more important when you purchase at auction

Why Building Inspections Are Even More Important When You Purchase At Auction

Over the years, house auctions have become an extremely popular way for buyers to obtain properties at (mostly) affordable prices. Amidst the excitement of finally being able to gain a foothold on the property ladder though, many buyers are still under the impression that pre-purchase inspections ‘are a waste of time and money.’ However, there are a few good reasons…

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Should I Hire a Building Inspector Before PCI?

Should I Hire A Building Inspector Before PCI?

A Practical Completion Inspection (PCI) happens when your Construction Supervisor is able to show you your new home after all of the finishing touches have been added to it. This is in fact one of the most important inspections that is performed during the process of building a home because it provides an opportunity to identify faults and have them…

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When NOT to DIY in your Home

When NOT To DIY In Your Home

Although there are many projects in a home that can be undertaken as DIY tasks, there are some that should always be left to the experts. Below are a few examples of projects that should never be undertaken in a DIY capacity. Electrical Work Unless you are in possession of a valid license or permit, you are not actually allowed…

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Is your Home Infested with Termites?

Is Your Home Infested With Termites?

Many property owners and dwellers think that termites are nothing but a minor annoyance. However, when undetected and left to their own devices, these heinous pests can cause a significant amount of damage to your home in as little as a few months. As a result, it is recommended that regular termite inspections be carried out, especially if your property…

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