Household items that won’t spark joy in home buyers

Household items that won’t spark joy in home buyers

Tweet Organisational guru Marie Kondo and her KonMari method have taken the world by storm, and if you’re thinking about selling your home then there’s no better time to jump on the decluttering bandwagon. One of the biggest bugbears of many sellers is decluttering their home. It can be hard to know what to keep and what to throw. It’s also hard to know which regular household items will bring down the overall presentation of a property. Watching ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ on Netflix may be a good place to start if you want to get...

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Fallen in love with a property? Here’s how to secure it

Fallen in love with a property? Here’s how to secure it

Tweet Found the perfect property that ticks all the boxes and want to ensure that you’re the lucky one that will be able to call it home? Certain properties are highly sought after and when there are a number of bidders involved there’s no guarantees that you’ll be the one walking away with the keys. However, if you put your best foot forward and make your offer as appealing as possible then there’s a good chance that you will be able to secure the home of your dreams. Be ready Ideally you will have your finances and everything in...

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Will the RBA cut interest rates in 2019?

Will the RBA cut interest rates in 2019?

Tweet There have long been predictions that the next interest rate move by the RBA would be an increase, but there are growing reasons to believe that interest rates could be headed lower instead. At the RBA’s last meeting in February they kept the official cash rate at 1.5 per cent. Interest rates have remained on hold for more than 2 years now, last moving in August 2016. While in the short term many believe that interest rates will remain at their historic low, with few forecasting any changes in March 2019, there are a number of...

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5 ways you can make an older property feel like new

5 ways you can make an older property feel like new

Tweet You don’t need to do a major renovation or a knockdown-rebuild of an older property to make it feel modern and new again. If any older home is in good condition then it may only need some simple changes to make it feel fresh and more functional. Remove or replace carpet If you’re lucky then you might have some beautifully preserved floorboards hiding underneath old, daggy carpets, which you can simply pull up to reveal what’s underneath. Sometimes what’s found underneath is better left hidden though. If this is the case then a...

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Should I buy the most expensive home I can afford?

Should I buy the most expensive home I can afford?

Tweet Buying a property can take a lot of time and energy and so it’s understandable that many home purchasers hope to buy a home they can remain in for the foreseeable future. This is why so many first home buyers try to push themselves to afford the biggest and best home possible, saving them from the hassle of having to move again down the track. But is it wise to extend yourself to afford the most expensive home in your budget? Or should you be more conservative in your approach? Figure out your priorities  Buying an expensive property...

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