3 things to ignore on your property hunt

3 things to ignore on your property hunt

Tweet Most buyers have a mile long list of all of the things they absolutely should pay attention to while on the hunt for their dream property, but there are also a few little known things that should be ignored, if possible. Ugly colour schemes While the colour of a room may be the first thing you notice, you shouldn’t let this detract you from noticing other more important property elements. Look out for things like the shape of a room, or whether there are built-ins and windows, rather than worrying about paint colours....

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The pros and cons of living in an apartment over a house

The pros and cons of living in an apartment over a house

Tweet Living in a big house with a white picket fence out front isn’t for everyone. For one, buying a house is expensive, particular if you live in Sydney or Melbourne, and it can also be a lot of hard work to keep it well maintained. But is living in a smaller property like an apartment a good alternative option? Let’s weigh up some pros and cons of apartment living to help you decide. Pros Low-maintenance – A smaller home means there is less to clean and look after. Plus, the apartment building itself will be looked...

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4 easy ways to make your rental property more appealing

4 easy ways to make your rental property more appealing

Tweet Looking to achieve maximum rental return on your investment property and not sure where to begin? There are quite a few things you can do to help make a rental more appealing and you don’t need to spend a fortune. Try focusing on some key elements that renters are looking for to help get your rental noticed. 1. Make it clean and modern – You don’t need a brand new property, but if the property is well presented and features a few modern day luxuries then it’s likely to appeal to a broad range of tenants. A few things...

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Should you sell via auction in a cooling market?

Should you sell via auction in a cooling market?

Tweet Deciding whether to sell by auction or private treaty is a common conundrum for home sellers, particularly when the property market is softening. Auctions are often a no-brainer during boom times, when strong buyer competition and the fear of missing out helps ramp up buyer’s bids, however they can prove to be an effective method of selling in a cooling market too. So is an auction for you? Yes! Good way to determine property price One of the great things about auctions is that they tend to be fairly accurate at...

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How to know if you should knockdown and rebuild your home

How to know if you should knockdown and rebuild your home

Tweet Looking to bring an older home into the future but aren’t sure whether to remodel or knock the whole place down and start again? It might seem a shame to knock down an older building, particularly if it holds memories or is still in decent condition, however sometimes it makes more sense to rebuild a property rather than remodel. The neighbourhood has changed Building a brand new property is generally going to be more costly than renovating, however in a upmarket neighbourhood a brand new property may be more valuable...

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5 ways to get your garden ready for winter

5 ways to get your garden ready for winter

Tweet Dreaming of a beautiful garden to escape to in winter? Spending time in the garden doesn’t need to be reserved for just summer and spring. In Australia we are blessed with relatively warm winter climates that mean we can enjoy a garden in winter that not just survives, but thrives as well. Even if your garden is looking a little rough around the edges there are just a few simple adjustments you might need to make. 1. Remove plants that won’t make it Plants that are already starting to rot or show signs of disease...

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