What do the best suburbs have in common
April 25, 2017
Understanding what attributes are known to increase the attractiveness of a suburb can help you as a buyer to make a savvy decision on which property to buy – whether to live in yourself or as an investment property. Picking the right area can mean the difference between an eventual return on your investment, or not.
Considering Property Management Services?
October 17, 2016
As a property owner, you know what a lucrative investment it can be to rent out properties. Even though this offers a great return, investing in real estate can sometimes be time consuming and a bit of a hassle. If you are looking to simplify the process of being an investment property owner, it might be time to consider property management services. These services are designed for real estate investors that are looking for the simple solution. If you are tired of dealing with tenants that don't pay or other issues that pop up out of nowhere, property management services could be just what you need.
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.
Important questions to ask your property manager
October 18, 2016
A property manager is a quintessential requisite. Your profits and losses, whether your property is well maintained or not, if you get good tenants and how long your property remains vacant when one tenant moves out, are just some of the many consequences that will depend entirely on your property manager. It is thus imperative to hire the best property manager you can. Here are some important questions you should ask your property manager before you even consider hiring the firm.
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.
What is an assessment rate?
October 19, 2016
An assessment rate will influence the eligibility of anyone who intends to buy a property. It could be a residential, commercial or industrial property. Assessment rates apply to all and sundry. But do you know what an assessment rate is?
How to prepare your house for a winter sale
April 28, 2017
Budget ways to add value to your property!
October 20, 2016
There are many upgrades you can opt for in your home to add value. Every homeowner will want a substantial appreciation of the resale value, even if one doesn’t intend to sell the property anytime soon. However, not everyone can opt for expensive upgrades. Changing the roof or the flooring of the house can be costly. Fortunately, there are many budget ways to add value to your property.
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.
Body Corporate: Help or Hindrance?
October 21, 2016
Owning an apartment or more than one in a body corporate has its share of advantages and demands. Body corporates can be very helpful, however, sometimes it can be a hindrance. It is difficult and also unfair to generalise or paint everyone with the same brush. Let us talk about the merits and pitfalls of a body corporate.
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!
Key tips for a successful property investment!
October 24, 2016
Many people have amassed their fortunes by the virtue of property investment. Many people have lost their fortunes owing to poor choices of property investment. For successful property investment, you must always be sure of what you are doing. That is a rather daunting challenge because there are numerous realities to consider. Here are some key tips for successful property investment.
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.
What You Should Know Before Buying a Home as a de facto Couple
October 25, 2016
In a fast paced society, it can sometimes be difficult to follow tradition. One of the ways we, as a society, have managed to do this is to spend time living with our partners before choosing to wed. This sort of relationship is legally recognized as a de facto relationship.
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.
Paid off your mortgage? What to do now?
October 26, 2016
There are three scenarios you can be in. You may have to keep paying your mortgage for several years before you can be free financially. Or you may have the money to pay off your mortgage sometime soon. Perhaps you may have already paid off the mortgage and now you wish to find out what you can do with that amount you can spare every month.
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.
Why Fixer Uppers Are Becoming More Popular In Australia!
October 31, 2016
Every homebuyer dreams of that perfect house. However, very few succeed in their quest. Most of the time, the money needed becomes the barrier, sometimes it is the plethora of choices, at times it is location. Even timing plays a quintessential role. Many homebuyers in Australia miss out on their dream home by weeks or days – the property market is fierce!
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.
What Features are Popular with Aussie Homebuyers?
November 01, 2016
Preferences change from time to time. However, some quintessential attributes have remained the same for homebuyers around the country. Beyond the basic infrastructure and amenities, present day homebuyers are looking for a host of features.