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The 'Eye' Of It All | 3 Clever Considerations For Choosing A Retirement Home When You Have Poor Eyesight

If you're looking to move into a retirement home, certain factors like space and maintenance take precedence over others in regular circumstances. But if you're living with unusual circumstances like poor eyesight and visibility, then you must pay close heed to additional considerations to ensure a safe and healthy living experience –– here they are for your benefit. Make Sure The Unit Is On A Single Level To Avoid Trips

Handy Possum Removal Tips for Your Home

Although possums are typically non-aggressive, having these creatures on your property can lead to your home becoming quite unsanitary. Moreover, if the possum is rabid, it can be very aggressive, which poses a risk to any children or pets you may have as they play outside. Therefore, it is crucial to eliminate any possums who may be wandering onto your property to prevent them from developing a habit of coming to forage on your property.

Do You Always Need A Termite Inspection Before You Buy A New Home?

Buying a home is always stressful and expensive, no matter how well the process goes--so it can be tempting to try to skip as many steps as possible to make the experience easier on yourself. While this is an understandable desire, there's one step that nobody purchasing property in Australia should be tempted to leave out: a full, thorough termite inspection. Why is a termite inspection so important? Termites are a huge problem in Australia, with some sources suggesting that every Australian home has a minimum 1 in 10 risk of a termite infestation--with that figure rising to 65% in high-risk areas such as Queensland.

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 the flooring and generally structure, making sure it is stable and free from pests.

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.

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.

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.

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 

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.

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.