7 questions to ask your landlord before renting!
September 29, 2016
Looking for a place to rent? In most cases, tenants have a ton of questions. You may have a hundred different questions in your mind and you possibly cannot have an endless discussion with your landlord. Hence, you should focus on those that matter the most.
What does it mean to buy ‘off plan’? And why you should consider it as your next real estate purchase!
October 03, 2016
Usually, homebuyers would check out properties listed for sale, make a shortlist of suitable properties and schedule a visit. Once satisfied with a handful of the properties within the shortlist, homebuyers would indulge in serious assessments and then the formalities of the purchase. It is similar for real estate investors as well. Beyond this norm exists a practice which is known as ‘buy off the plan’.
Design trends that buyers can't get enough of
April 12, 2017
For 2017, designers are predicting the return of bold colours, particularly green and blue. So get creative with your favourite feature colours in 2017. Using these colours as part of your decorating or as subtle touches in a more subdued palette will stop them being overwhelming, and might be a particularly good idea if you’re renovating to sell.
Benefits of buying an off plan apartment!
October 04, 2016
Buying off the plan developments is becoming increasingly popular. Investors have always been more interested in off the plan developments while homebuyers have preferred ready to move in homes and apartments.
Small changes to make your home a nicer place to live
April 13, 2017
Sometimes, small changes to the home can make a real difference to the look and feel of the environment.
Customise your home with these simple and quick tricks!
October 05, 2016
Simple and easy tricks to customise your home shouldn’t border on any building codes or council regulations. We are not talking about building plan reviews and approvals or major construction – you can customise your home easily with just a few of these simple touches!
Things that you can do to increase your property value in one weekend
April 14, 2017
You don’t have to spend a fortune and hire a team of professionals to spruce up your home pre-sale. If you can dedicate just one weekend of effort, you will be amazed at the difference that you can make.
Are you a first time house buyer? Consider off plan developments for your first purchase!
October 06, 2016
Investors routinely consider off plan developments. Homebuyers are relatively less savvy with off plan developments. It has become a custom, almost ritualistic, that homebuyers should check out completely finished properties, take a tour and then evaluate the monetary pros and cons along with checks of the property before choosing one. There is nothing amiss in that widespread practice but off the plan developments have some advantages which can’t be matched by ready to move in properties.
Selling? Here are some things to keep an eye on
April 17, 2017
Its really not difficult to understand what buyers will like, and dislike when viewing a home.
Selling your home in spring? Here’s how to make it stand out!
October 07, 2016
Spring is the best time to sell your home. But it is also the most competitive time of the year. Most property owners eye spring just as most homebuyers look for their dream home at the time. You need to make your home stand out if you wish to gain some traction. And it is not just the first impression that counts...
How to pick the colours and looks for your house renovation
April 18, 2017
It can be really confusing when you are planning your renovation – what design and colours for which room – you certainly don’t want to land up with a number of individual rooms which all look totally different.
Looking to Invest in an Off Plan Development? Here are some checks to make!
October 10, 2016
Investing in off plan developments can be a very wise decision. It will save you a lot of money. But there are some areas that you should be conscious of. The property will not be fully developed and ready for occupancy. Here are some imperative checks that you must conduct to be sure of the investment.
How to build a property portfolio from scratch
April 19, 2017
If you own a home and you are thinking about building a property portfolio, it may not be as difficult as you may think. The equity in your home may be enough to invest in a second property. The equity is the difference between the value of your property today, versus your remaining mortgage balance – so if the value of your home has increased since you bought it, and you have paid off a portion of your mortgage, you have built up equity that you can leverage to buy your second property.
Here are some great questions to ask when buying off plan units
October 11, 2016
When purchasing a home, there are many questions that you need to ask. Just as there are many questions you would have in your mind while checking out a completed property, you will have some when you are buying off plan units. Here are some common and also necessary questions when buying off plan units.
Questions for your real estate agent if you are selling
April 20, 2017
If you have decided to sell your home, it is important that you secure the services of a good real estate agent. But how do you determine what “good” is, and what will enable you to decide which real estate agent will be “good” for you?
Are you looking for a builder? Here are a few things to look out for!
October 12, 2016
Hiring a builder is arguably the second most daunting challenge. The biggest challenge is of course the investment. If you manage to hire the finest builder given your needs and preferences, then you can be relatively assured that the outcome would be satisfying. There are numerous things you need to focus on while contracting a builder. Due to the sheer diversity of factors, we are briefly discussing those that matter the most.
How to sell a deceased estate
April 21, 2017
When a person dies, the executor(s) of the deceased person’s estate are responsible for their assets – including any property that they may have owned.
What you need to know about your household bills
October 13, 2016
Are you like millions of Australians who simply check the total amounts on the bill and keep paying them perennially? There are many who would check their usage and other metrics provided in the bill. But very few Australians are proactive with assessing their bills, plans and if they are making the right choices as far as plans and providers go.
DIY or don’t
April 24, 2017
There are so many DIY shows on TV that it may seem to be easy to attempt some home reno yourself. Before you start though, you may need to consider what is needed vs what you can reasonably do vs what DIY changes will need a professional.
Top housing stats to Look out for!
October 14, 2016
Whether you are buying or selling a home, you should be aware of various statistics that will influence your preferences, choices and eventual decisions. Not knowing the realities will make you vulnerable to mistakes, you may be misled and you will in all likelihood end up making the wrong decisions. Here are the top housing stats that matter and what you should look out for.