When is the wrong time to sell your home?
May 23, 2017
Most Australians view spring and summer as the best time to sell a home. Popular belief is that buyers will be feeling energised, gardens will be in bloom and the sunny blue skies and warmer weather will make for a more appealing home and therefore an easier and quicker sale.
When property investment can lose you money
May 22, 2017
You may think that investing in property is a sure thing – given enough time, you are sure to obtain a decent return on your investment, right? Not necessarily. As with any investment decision, you need to do your research and assess your risk thoroughly, before you part with your money.
How to weatherproof your home for winter
May 19, 2017
As we approach the winter season, it is timely to consider some simple preparation for our homes, to make sure that we remain warm, comfortable and cosy throughout the winter.
Questions to ask before buying an apartment
May 18, 2017
Apartment living can be an attractive proposition, and at the moment the market is quite hot – both from a demand as well as a supply perspective. Before you commit, however, make sure that you check out the following aspects carefully and make sure that you know exactly what you are buying.
How to create a family home with style and comfort
May 17, 2017
Many of us have looked longingly at the designer dressed rooms featured in décor magazines, books or online – wondered how to create that look for ourselves, and then with a bump have been brought back to earth at the thought of how impossible it would be to keep the rooms looking beautiful when faced with the rough and tumble of normal family life.
How do you make sure the suburb is right for you
May 16, 2017
Before making a house purchasing decision, one needs to ask the question – Is this the right suburb for me?
Things to look for when buying a house
May 15, 2017
When buying a home there is a lot to think about – do you buy with you head, or with your heart? The answer is – a bit of both.
Interior trends as the temperature drops
May 12, 2017
As we get into cooler temperatures, are you starting to take out your winter blankets and gear up for winter?
Could summer be the wrong time to sell?
May 11, 2017
How close is too close to live nearby stores, transport and schools?
May 10, 2017
In the past, living in the suburbs away from the hustle and bustle of shops and transport hubs was desirable, with people being happy to drive to wherever they needed to get to – but this is changing as the trend moves towards a closer proximity to shops, transport and schools being increasingly more desirable.
With the rise in property values, should you renovate or relocate?
May 09, 2017
Firstly, you need to consider how important the community is that you are now living in. The thought of leaving behind friends, possibly family, local schools can weigh in on the renovation side.
Making moving easier
May 08, 2017
Moving house is one of the most stressful life events. It is said that a person will move house an average of 13 times in their lifetime – therefore it is a really good idea to make use of some (or all) of the following tips to reduce your stress during a move and make the experience a little more bearable.
Clever design for interiors
May 05, 2017
Interested in mixing things up in your interior, here are some great ways to make the most of your space.
Penthouse living - what are the perks
May 04, 2017
As Australia’s city skylines grow ever higher, denser, the opportunities for pushing the boundaries of penthouse architecture continue to expand.
Downsizing – Terrace or apartment?
May 03, 2017
The original terraced houses in Australia are Victorian and Edwardian era terraced houses almost always found in the older, inner city areas of the major cities like Sydney and Melbourne.
3 main traps sellers fall into
May 02, 2017
When it comes to selling your home, it is important to know what the process is and what to look out for so that you keep yourself guarded against certain pitfalls. Having a YNM real estate agent by your side is a great first step!
How to fix scratches and marks on floorboards
May 01, 2017
Wooden floors are a wonderful addition to a home – enhancing the value and appeal due to the natural warmth that is added to the home. However, keeping these floors looking at their best can be a challenge, especially if you have an energetic young family to contend with.
How to prepare your house for a winter sale
April 28, 2017
Do’s and don’ts with bathroom renovations
April 27, 2017
There can be a lot of hidden cost in renovating a bathroom, so it is wise to research thoroughly and create a detailed plan of what is required. From there you can work out your budget. This should be done before you start any work.
Inside and outside living
April 26, 2017
Australians love to bring the outside in to their homes, emphasizing the laid-back, open and fun Australian lifestyle and maximising the value of the climate. There are some simple tips that will help you to achieve this look and feel in your home.