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Tips to Make Your Open Inspection a Success

We often hear the saying “first impressions matter” but when it comes to open inspections, the motto to remember is “every impression matters.” The reason is that the way a home is shown for an open home can determine whether prospective buyers are left in awe or dread.  Open inspections are not only impressing potential […]

Warning Signs to Watch Out For When Buying a Renovated House

You might consider a freshly refurbished house as a dream purchase, but you have to look beyond the new paint, shiny tiles, and polished floorboards before parting with your money. While many homeowners make sure their properties are renovated to high specifications, there are still those who cut corners or ignore major issues to try […]

7 Ways to Make Your Rental Property More Appealing

Securing a good tenant as fast as possible is the goal if you decide to rent out your house. But even with so many competing tenants out there, achieving this goal may not be simple. Especially when rents are high and tenant are expecting a lot for their money.  Fortunately, there are a few things […]

Maintenance Tips to Help Extend the Life of your Deck

Timber decking is exposed to the elements throughout the year – heavy downpour, scorching sun, and high and low temperatures. This makes the wood expand and contract, which can cause it to deteriorate. To help extend the life of a deck, regular maintenance is important as it helps the timber handle extreme conditions while revitalising […]

How to save thousands and stop the banks getting the upper hand!

As a landlord and property investor there seems to be so many things that are out of your control.  Floods, storms, bad tenants, market booms, market busts and interest rates. Many investors look at their property portfolio as a retirement plan that they “hope” will eventuate into a pot of gold by the time they […]

How to Save More When Selling Your Property

When selling your property, you need to know there is a sliding scale between how much value you can add and how much you can spend. Taking into consideration the conveyance fees, capital gains tax, and improvements, sellers may have a hard time finding additional funds to spend on property styling. But styling your property […]

How to Find the Right Investment Property for First-Time Investors?

Finding the right investment property can be an overwhelming process, especially if you have no clue what you’re looking for or where to begin. For first-time investors, choosing a property is not about visualising yourself living in it. It’s all about the numbers going in your favour and your self-assurance that the property is going […]

How the Housing Market Be Impacted by Changes to JobSeeker

At the end of March 2021, the provisional supplement to JobSeeker payments in Australia will end. The JobSeeker “coronavirus supplement” was designed to temporarily provide support for new and current beneficiaries of welfare programs in response to COVID-19 including JobSeeker, Youth Allowance, Austudy and the Parenting Payment. The supplement was increased by $275 per week, […]