Should you DIY or call in the experts?

Should you DIY or call in the experts?

Tweet Renovating can be expensive so it’s understandable that a lot of people hope to save some money by doing the hard work themselves. While do-it-yourself renovations can be a great way to improve your home on a budget, it’s important to be aware of your limitations. Some things are easy to tackle on your own, but others really do require a professional to carry out the job properly. Dodgy work can be dangerous and it can even devalue your home, so its important that you get the work done right the first time around. A few renovation...

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Should you sell or hold when property prices fall?

Should you sell or hold when property prices fall?

Tweet Australian property prices have fallen 0.8 per cent in the past year according to data from CoreLogic, and many are wondering whether that trend is set to continue. Westpac’s monthly consumer sentiment report seems to show that most Australians don’t expect that trend to change and expect home prices to remain flat or to go lower over the next year. Is now the time to sell up? A gut response for many property owners may be to sell their property before prices get any lower however people shouldn’t be too quick to put up a ‘for...

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What to do when your home just won’t sell

What to do when your home just won’t sell

Tweet Have a property on the market that isn’t getting the interest you had hoped for? When you put a lot of effort into listing a property it can be a very frustrating experience when it isn’t pulling in any offers. But no matter the situation it’s important for sellers not to lose hope. There are usually a number of options available to help turn things around and get a property sold. Rethink your advertising If you’re not getting a lot of buyer enquiries then ask yourself how effective your advertising campaign is. Most buyers...

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4 essential elements for a successful home sale

4 essential elements for a successful home sale

Tweet Don’t put a “for sale” out the front of your home without first thinking about what to do to get the most out of your sales campaign. There are a few things that every seller should do before their property goes on the market to help them on their way to a successful sale. They include: A bit of preparation Spending some time making repairs and improvements to your property before it hits the market can go a long way towards achieving a higher sale price. Invest in low cost measures that will have the biggest impact on the...

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Inexpensive ways to boost your home’s value

Inexpensive ways to boost your home’s value

Tweet If you’re looking to sell your home then you might be thinking about renovating to add as much value as possible. While you may be tempted to do a large-scale renovation on your property before selling, you should first consider whether or not a few smaller improvements could add similar value. Renovations to improve value should always be considered carefully, keeping in mind what buyers are looking for in your particular area. Every neighbourhood and house might benefit from slightly different home improvements. Fix the fence – A...

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How to get on the property ladder faster

How to get on the property ladder faster

Tweet Property prices are stabilising across Australia’s major cities and many people are being told that now is a great time to be a buyer, but that may not be very helpful for those who are still struggling to get a foothold on the property ladder. Even with conditions starting to favour buyers, property prices are still high in Sydney and Melbourne and saving for a deposit for a house is no easy feat. But even if property prices are too high where you live, there are a number of things you can do to help get into the property market as...

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