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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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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Current home too small? The steps you need to take to upsize

Current home too small? The steps you need to take to upsize

Tweet Is your current home starting to feel a little cramped? Or maybe you’ve gotten a job promotion and you want a home with more features or in a better location? Whatever the reason you have for upsizing, it can be hard trying to figure out what steps to take to get you where you want to be. Finding a local agent to have a chat to can help put you on the right path. They might be able to answer any of your specific concerns or point you in the right direction to help you on your property journey. But before you give your local real estate...

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Should you buy based on school zones?

Should you buy based on school zones?

Tweet With the summer school holidays almost over, many parents are starting to think about where they want their kids to go to school in the years ahead. Picking a school isn’t as easy as it seems however, with many schools requiring that their students live within designated school catchment boundaries. This means that parents should start considering the school they want their child to go to years before they need to enrol them to ensure that they have time to move into the right zone if they need to. A few things to consider: –...

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Appealing to buyers in a competitive market

Appealing to buyers in a competitive market

Tweet The property market has cooled across the country and this means that sellers may need to work that little bit harder if they want to dazzle buyers and sell in a short time frame. In the current market a lot of buyers are taking their time finding the right property and being conservative in their offers, but there are things that sellers can do to make buyers act fast! Get to know the competition While no two properties are ever the same, it’s worth doing some research to find out if there other properties like yours currently on the...

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