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Creating a Toxic-Free Home

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Creating a Toxic-Free Home

Renovating old homes can be a worthwhile investment, especially if you’re able to sell on a period property for a greater profit margin and reinvest that money again. However, if you’re new to property development, then you may or may not be aware that certain property checks should be made and general tasks completed before you begin the renovation. This can encompass things such as checking the walls for asbestos, ensuring that energy supplies to the house are safely installed and in working order and checking the integrity of...

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Buying a home with a swimming pool: what to watch out for

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Buying a home with a swimming pool: what to watch out for

Swimming in a backyard pool is a relaxing and convenient way to cool off during hot summers, so it’s no surprise that so many Australian homes have a swimming pool installed. More than 10% of homes nationwide have a swimming pool, with the proportion rising to nearly one in three in the country’s northern areas, so chances are that you’ll encounter a home with a pool during your property hunt. However, most pre-purchase building inspections don’t cover backyard pools due to licensing requirements. Here’s what to...

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5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Business Work-Space

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Business Work-Space

For a person visiting your office, the cleanliness of the place tells a lot about the professionalism and image of the organization. Spring cleaning is designed to help remove all the dirt and clutter that your janitor has been overlooking throughout the year. A clean commercial work-space will give your employees peace of mind and improve their productivity. With the services  of a commercial cleaning expert, spring cleaning can be a fruitful and enjoyable task. Here are a few simple tips to aid you in spring cleaning your work-space....

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First-time Property Buyers: Things You Can Learn from a Pre-purchase Strata Report

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on First-time Property Buyers: Things You Can Learn from a Pre-purchase Strata Report

Buying a house is an affordable way of entering the property market. However, it is worth your time and money to evaluate your property both physically and in technical real estate terms. Whether you will be living within that property or renting it out to tenants, you need to know some important details about its management plan, the relationship of the people living around and other obligations. For first time buyers, this isn’t a walk in the park. Thankfully, a pre-purchase strata report can provide you with meaningful information on...

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Property Management | 4 Negotiations To Influence The Landlord to Accommodate Your Pet

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Property Management | 4 Negotiations To Influence The Landlord to Accommodate Your Pet

Data from the Animal Health Alliance reveals that nearly 5 million of the existing 7.6 million Australian households have pets. But many landlords and property management companies have strict ‘no pet’ clauses in lease agreements because they simply don’t want the added hassle that comes along with pet owner tenants. But you could undertake some negotiations to influence your landlord or property management company into accommodating your furry friends.  Offer Higher-Than-Advertised Weekly Rent  Property managers...

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What to look for when inspecting older homes

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What to look for when inspecting older homes

If you are currently on the market for a home, you might be looking at old and vintage-style homes. These can be wonderful purchases as they have a lot of history and original architecture, but there are also some things to consider. During your house inspection, make sure you look for the following things to ensure the home is safe and healthy for your family. Pest Infestations With older homes, having pests in the home is typically a larger problem than if you bought a newer, modern home. With these homes, there is a risk of termites in the...

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3 Green Roofing Materials for New Build Homes

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Green Roofing Materials for New Build Homes

One of the greatest benefits of hiring new home builders to build your house from scratch is that you can use the materials of your choice.  When you purchase a home, you have no say over whether the materials used to build the house are environmentally friendly or not, but as climate change becomes an increasingly pressing concern, you might want to have a say in how green your house is. One area that can make a huge difference to your home’s green credentials is the roof, so here are some of the eco-friendliest materials you can...

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Real Estate | 4 Considerations For Buying A Wheelchair Accessible Home

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Real Estate | 4 Considerations For Buying A Wheelchair Accessible Home

Buying a real estate property is daunting for any potential homebuyer, but it can be a little more complicated when you need to add wheelchair accessibility to your bucket list since many homes aren’t built for them. If you’re in the market to buy a wheelchair accessible real estate property for you or a family member, rely on these considerations for making a good decision. Ramps For The Front And Backyard Naturally, if the home is on a slight height, you’ll want to ensure that ramps flow from the home to the front and back...

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Planning to Rent? A 4-Point Guide To Choosing the Perfect Rental Property

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Planning to Rent? A 4-Point Guide To Choosing the Perfect Rental Property

Finding suitable rental properties can be daunting for anyone, because you need to find something that meets your expectations and your requirements perfectly. Unlike houses for sale with scope to modify to your taste, there is little opportunity to make changes to ready rental properties. With rental inspections lasting for just a few minutes, it can be extremely difficult to make an instant decision. To help make your decision easier, follow this 4-point guide to choosing a practical rental home that meets your requirements perfectly. Check...

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Why Choose Serviced Apartments When Traveling?

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Choose Serviced Apartments When Traveling?

A serviced apartment refers to a fully furnished apartment accommodation that works something like a hotel; you make a reservation and the apartment is cleaned before you arrive, with regular housekeeping services arranged throughout your stay, and other such amenities. A fully serviced apartment is a bit different than a house swap arrangement or one that is rented from its owner, as these types of apartments may not include such services but just the accommodations themselves. The next time you travel and especially if you’re...

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