How a cool garden can cool your home

How a cool garden can cool your home

Tweet Homeowners are increasingly looking for inexpensive ways they can keep their home cool, (i.e. without having to keep the air-conditioning running all summer long) and an often overlooked way of doing this is by making the most of gardens. A well-designed garden can help make a property far more bearable on a scorching hot day, while a bad design will have you reaching for that air-conditioning remote. Make some shade Try to find trees and plants that will provide adequate shade for you and your home. Tall mature trees can be great for...

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Get ready to sell in 2019

Get ready to sell in 2019

Tweet It’s time to get the cleaning gloves on and the paintbrush out if you want to get your property in shape and ready to sell this year. The start of a new year is a great time to assess your selling goals and start chatting to property agents to get a good idea of what you need to do at your property to sell for the best price possible. You may not be ready to sell your home right away but by preparing early you can get a head start on any necessary property improvements and potentially time your sale so it takes place during a busy...

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5 things families look for in a home

5 things families look for in a home

Tweet If you’re looking to buy your “forever home” then you’ll want to find a property that will meet your needs as you change and grow into the future. Houses can often be renovated (or perhaps even demolished and rebuilt) if you grow out of them, however it’s easier to buy something that has everything you need from the get-go. Think about the features you may need your home to have if new family members come along, or if toddlers turn into teenagers. Oftentimes families need to upgrade their homes because they don’t have enough...

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How to tackle your New Year property resolutions

How to tackle your New Year property resolutions

Tweet The New Year is always a time for reflection and new goals and for many people property is a popular item on their resolutions list. While some year’s resolutions end up getting put to the side, this year is going to be different. With the right advice and a plan of action for 2019, it is going to be the year you can make your property dreams become a reality. Own your own home Step one – Set up a budget and start saving. Having a solid savings plan in mind will help you work towards the amount you need for a house deposit. Step two...

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Boxing Day Home Maintenance Tips

Boxing Day Home Maintenance Tips

Tweet Why not give the Boxing Day sales a miss this year and spend the time getting your home up to scratch and ready for the New Year instead? Holidays provide the perfect opportunity to do all of those things around the house that you don’t get time to do through the rest of the year, or if you’re not feeling up to chores it’s at least a good time to start planning out the maintenance work that needs to be done in the year ahead. Sort through wardrobes and cupboards – Not sure where you’re going to put all your new Christmas...

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All I want for Christmas is… a new home?

All I want for Christmas is… a new home?

Tweet Hoping to wake up and find the keys to a new property under your Christmas tree? If buying a home is on your list of wants this Christmas then it’s a good idea to start making a move now. The majority of New Year property hunters tend to hit the market in late January so if you’re organised and have your finance at the ready then you may be able to have your pick of properties. A few easy steps you can take to help you get the home you want: Get your finances ready Before you hit the open home trail it’s well worth getting your...

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