Category: CENTURY 21 Solutions
When comparing the pros and cons of apartment living, a drawback that usually tends to arise is that apartments generally don’t allow for occupants to have a garden. While many won’t see this as an issue at all, others might be making the transition from a property with an outside area and could mourn the loss of their gardening time.
Living in an apartment, however, doesn’t have to mean the end of outside space or your gardening hobby. There are a variety of housing features...Read complete post
If you’re like me, it can be hard to find the motivation to go outside and work on your garden when the weather turns cold. But by the time spring rolls around, this winter neglect often means that I have a badly damaged garden and must start work from scratch, sometimes even replanting large sections of outside areas.
But this could be totally unnecessary by taking some simple steps to prepare your garden for the cooler months. Not only will this allow you to have a...Read complete post
These days, I think it is fair to say that there is less of a neighbourhood culture than there has been in the past. I suppose this isn’t a surprising progression – people tend to lead busier lives, there are not as many people at home during the day and with the increase in apartment living there is less of that familiarity you get between people seeing each other out on the street on a daily basis.
While not unexpected I still think it is a bit of a shame that people aren’t as ‘n...Read complete post
I always find summer time, especially the Christmas and New Year period (in the Southern Hemisphere), to be quite an interesting time for real estate. Many people take time off work and while some go on extended overseas trips, lots simply spend a week or two in a rented house near a beach or other location away from home.
The pairing of good weather (hopefully) and beautiful scenery with some much needed relaxation can often see holidayers start to contemplate the idea of owning...Read complete post
I often find that reading through the property lift out of a newspaper can be quite an enjoyable way to look at what properties are available for sale. The beautifully laid out advertisements take on an almost picture-book like feel and in combination with my morning coffee make a great way to start the day!
However there is no doubt that my slow browsing is not the preferred method of the majority of home-hunters in the market. The advent of the internet has seen online real...Read complete post
As parents and responsible home owners, we do everything we can to make sure our homes are safe for our children. Even if you do not have kids, it remains important to ensure that your property will not pose a threat to any young visitors. After all, there is nothing worse than having an accident occur in your home (whether life threatening or not) that could have been easily prevented.
The Australian Institute of Architects and Kidsafe have a safety checklist that is quite...Read complete post
From a landlord’s perspective, living in your own home while tenants occupy any spare rooms can be an effective means of property ownership. Not only do you have regular sums coming in to help cover your mortgage repayments, you also have an extra set of eyes to keep watch on the property if you are out or away.
Living with a friend or family member also has a certain appeal –a shared history means you probably already have a fair idea of what the tenant may be like to live...Read complete post
Welcome to my first ever blog from Century 21 Solutions and no doubt it will be an exciting journey particularly when we look back at where we all started and where we have got to...THE PROCESS. I certainly hope you enjoy the content. Sales Results - Are They Dependant On The Market ?? Very often you here of great results happening in the 'good times' and as we know the real estate market like most sectors...
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