Hands up who has moved house in a torrential downpour. IT. IS. NOT. FUN.
Slippery conditions can pose a safety hazard, and getting wet in cold temperatures is draining – both physically and mentally. Finally, rain can ruin boxes, damage your stuff and even lead to mold growth if you don’t unpack and dry your things immediately after moving.
Here are some tips to help keep a rainy-day move, a safe, healthy and happy one: Continue reading Tips for Moving in the Rain →
Property Professor Peter Koulizos explains why Autumn could be the best time to sell your home.
Spring time was considered the best time to sell as the football season was over and more people would attend weekend home opens. Spring time is also a great time to have the garden looking wonderful as the weather is getting better.
The problem with selling in the Spring is if everyone else thinks that this is a good time to sell, they too will put their property on their market, thus increasing supply and possibly dampening demand.
However, a 2010 study by RP Data showed that the best time to sell a residential property is in Autumn. This makes sense for a number of reasons. Continue reading Why you should sell your house in Autumn →
Building a house? Strap in for an exciting ride and a once in a lifetime opportunity to create something really special.
But if there’s one thing you absolutely should do first – it’s spend the bulk of your time thinking about making the design work for years to come. Continue reading Good homes need great bones →
A question that many potential first time buyers ask is “Should I buy a new build, or should I go for an older property?”
Everyone has their reasons for choosing new or older buildings when purchasing their first home.
If you are faced with this conundrum, why not read on for our top list of considerations before taking your first visit to the estate agents. Continue reading Buying a new build home vs Buying an existing home →
AUSTRALIA’S love of huge houses with extra bedrooms, a study, media or family room may be coming to an end but our homes are still the biggest in the world.
The latest figures show the average new home built in Australia is still 10 per cent bigger than its counterpart in the United States and 9 per cent bigger than in New Zealand.
The average floor area of a new free-standing house in Australia is 243 square metres. Continue reading Australia still has the world’s biggest homes →
With the mercury in every Australian city except Perth, and Darwin expected to dip to a single digit during the nights this week, it feels like winter has finally blown in – full of cloudy days and toe-freezing evenings.
If you want to avoid feeling like you’re living in a tent, now is the time to get your house sorted for winter. Continue reading Top winter heating tips →
“The community you want starts at your front door.”
Not many people are aware that Sunday, March 27th is National Neighbour Day in Australia; a day which much needed and worth spreading the word about.
I’ve always been motivated by people who are blessed with the determination to make a difference. Andrew Heslop is one of these incredible individuals, and back in 2003, it was his belief in the collective ability of all the people in a community to make a change, which is the reason we celebrate Neighbour Day every year on the last Sunday in March. Continue reading Neighbour Day, Sun 27th March 2011 →
Buyers are embracing the state government’s property concessions.
More than $19 million in stamp duty concessions has been handed out to buyers of land and new houses and apartments since the state government introduced incentives to spur building activity. Continue reading Buying new off the plan →