Christmas trees are the piece de resistance of decorating your home for the festive season. But lugging a giant, living tree into your home isn’t always a possible or cost-effective way to dress your home for the holidays.
So whether you have a tiny space that won’t accommodate a tree, don’t want to fork out the cash for a real one that is going to turn into a spiky, dead log in a few weeks or simply want to change it up, we have an alternative tree design for you. Continue reading Christmas tree alternatives for any size space →
Smart investors have a small window of opportunity to nab festive-season property bargains, says a leading market commentator.
CPREA (Certified Practicing Real Estate Agents) chairman Geoff Baldwin said whilst there is no doubt that the market has slowed as we approach Christmas, there is now a “short but attractive opportunity for property buyers to negotiate harder and save thousands”. Continue reading Property buyers could save thousands before Christmas →
Christmas is a naturally festive and joyful time.
It falls during the first month of summer, which provides a bright, cheerful and sunny setting for the home. This, combined with holiday cheer, can make your home seem extra inviting.
Home Staging is all about highlighting your home’s strengths and appeal to the greatest possible pool of prospective buyers.
You don’t want to lose prospective buyers who arrive at a viewing, only to witness a Christmas explosion. So put away the Christmas tablecloths, dish towels, snowman candles and tinsel hanging over every window.
Here are some simple staging techniques to enhance your home this Christmas to appeal to all buyers! Continue reading Preparing your home for sale over Christmas →
Although the holiday break is coming up, it doesn’t mean you should forget about your investment property.
The last few weeks of the year is a great time to take a good look at your property to see what is working and what isn’t. Continue reading Managing your Investment Property over Christmas →
A house lit up with Christmas lights is a beautiful sight to behold. But stringing lights across your roof and around your home can be a real safety hazard if you’re not careful. So before you flip the switch to dazzle friends and family with your spectacular light show, take a few moments to run through a quick safety checklist. Continue reading Christmas Lights Safety Tips →
As households prepare their budgets for festive season shopping splurges, now is an ideal time to unwrap the financial strategies that help borrowers gain greater control over their home loan situation, according to Australia’s largest independently-owned mortgage broker, Mortgage Choice. Continue reading ‘Tis the season to manage your mortgage →
Top selling tips to win a sale
Many so called experts will tell you the Christmas-New Year period is not a strong period in the real estate market. Sure, real estate is not on everyone’s mind at this time of year, but all you need is just one buyer.
Consider that the Christmas-New Year break is actually our longest holiday period and as such it affords the best opportunities for buyers to travel and investigate their property options, particularly those who are being transferred into your area.
Of course, if you’re in a position where you have to sell, then it makes no difference to you what time of the year it is. And if you’re selling a well located holiday or investment property then there’s no better time to sell it than when holidaying visitors are in your neighbourhood.
The bottom line is that there are still buyers in the market at Christmas and it is only at this time of year that they have the time to spend looking at properties. Continue reading Selling at Christmas →