It is not uncommon for people to renovate, or ‘spruce up’, a property before selling it. However, the dilemma that many sellers come across when doing so is determining which areas of the home to invest in so as to add enough value and come out ahead in the increased sales price that you achieve.
Over the years that I have worked in the real estate industry, I have seen a number of methods used to determine the best areas of the home to work on before selling. One of the...Read complete post
As opposed to going away on holiday, people often take some time off over summer simply to stay at home, perhaps enjoying local attractions or just relaxing. This extended time in the house over daytime hours sometimes sees people consider their homes in a different light – perhaps noticing an overgrown garden or an ageing interior theme.
It is therefore common during this time for new renovating projects or decorating ideas to spring to life. Many of these are started...Read complete post
Constructing your own home, or renovating your current property or one recently purchased, could end up being the largest and most time consuming project you take on over the course of your lifetime. And while your dream property may be quite clearly defined in your head, it takes the expertise and skill of a good deal of people, including architects, builders and various other subcontractors, to make your vision a reality.
As the physical layer of the bricks and mortar that will...Read complete post
It’s an extension of the great Australian dream; as well as owning your own home, why not build it as well? After all, it is unlikely that any home will be more perfectly suited to yours and your family’s own tastes than if you had designed it yourselves, carefully planning the layout and selecting all the finishing touches.
With some of Australia’s state governments offering various incentives for people to buy land packages (such as zero stamp duty on purchases of vacant land...Read complete post