Mudgee’s lure to young families moving to this beautiful region has usually been its popular capital growth trio of “mines, wines and vines”. Continue reading Investing in a home in Mudgee
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When did you last check your smoke alarm?
You can pick up a smoke alarm for less than $30 and it’s a no brainer as to why they’re needed. So why are they something that are often last on our minds?
Prioritise a smoke alarm check today!
If your smoke alarm is old, broken or just hasn’t been checked for a while, then make sure you check it – today.
Add a note to your diary, text your housemate/partner/parents or, if you live alone, tell a friend to remind you if you think you’ll keep forgetting.
It will also remind them to check theirs too. Continue reading When did you last check your smoke alarm?
Are heritage homes harder to sell?
Heritage-listed property remain a contentious issue for home buyers.
Beautiful to look at and much-loved, they can also be a lot of work and cost to renovate or maintain.
Though many perceive period features as an asset for a property on the market, recent research suggests Australian buyers aren’t as wowed by ornate features as we may have thought, especially if there’s a heritage factor that complicates changing the property.
Only 12% said a heritage property would be a plus if they were looking to buy, while a whopping 60% said a listing would be a disadvantage. Continue reading Are heritage homes harder to sell?
A first timer’s guide to moving out on your own
Whether you’re 18, 21, 30, or 50 – there will probably come a time in your life when you decide to move out of home and go it alone in the big wide world. Regardless of when it happens, or why, you’ll probably feel the same excitement and nerves in equal measure.
Here are some tips to help you fly out of the nest and not flee back again just as fast. Continue reading A first timer’s guide to moving out on your own
Google “real estate selling tips” and you’ll only find 114 million pages to browse through.
But here’s a simple selling secret that should sit on top of those other 114 million:
The first impression is the only impression. Continue reading First impressions
Bucket list for 2013 in real estate
by Andrew Winter, News Limited
I HAVE compiled my wish list for 2013 rather than resolutions.
How happy Real Estate would be if they could be fulfilled! Continue reading Bucket list for 2013 in real estate
Selling with Tenants
It can be a curly question: How do you sell a property while the tenants are still in place?
Retaining tenants during a sale certainly keeps the rental income coming in. Also, unless the property is dirty and untidy, it will usually present better with furniture and household items making it look lived in and camouflaging wear and tear.
However, there are times when a tenant in residence could be a financially less rewarding scenario. Continue reading Selling with Tenants
Final inspection checklist
You’ve bought a house. Congratulations!
The contract’s been signed, the finance is in order, the settlement date is approaching, and your conveyancers are on it.
Wait up, no sleeping on your laurels yet!
What about the final inspection?
Getting Ready for an Open House
There’s nothing like the prospect of guests to inspire a whirl of house cleaning.
And when you’re opening your home to an unknown number of people, one of whom you hope will buy it, there’s even more reason to get out the vacuum, duster and household cleaners and get ready for action. Continue reading Getting Ready for an Open House
Tips to get the best out of your biggest debt
Many Australians spend more time on budgeting for their next holiday, or analysing the health of their internet plan than giving their biggest debt a regular check up.
But with the current sluggish property market, and the lowest uptake of new home loans in recent years, there is no time like the present for borrowers to perform a home loan health check. Continue reading Tips to get the best out of your biggest debt