Rising property prices across Australia over the past decade has forced many Australians, young and old, to re evaluate their dream of traditional home ownership. Prohibitively high rental costs have also contributed to the strain on affordable housing for governments across the country and has prompted a rise in the approval and construction of granny … Continue reading THE GRANNY FLAT – IS IT A SOLUTION TO THE HOUSING AFFORDABILITY CRISIS?
If you ask ten people who have recently bought or sold a home in the past 12 months, the chances are that at least one of these ten people will tell you a real estate horror story. There are many mistakes home sellers make when choosing a real estate agent. It’s possible that it’s only … Continue reading 10 SIGNS YOU’VE HIRED THE WRONG REAL ESTATE AGENT
Well you have searched for months, found the perfect home and negotiated the perfect price. Then your real estate agent asks you that final question....."so who will you be using for settlement?" Settlement Agents, or Conveyancer's as they are also called, are responsible for transferring a property from one owner to another – so every … Continue reading WHAT IS A SETTLEMENT AGENT AND WHY DO I NEED ONE?
Myth #1: Any renovation is a good one. Some people think that any improvement is a good one, but not all home improvements are created equal. All renovations require planning, time, money and sometimes council approval. If you are planning on living with the new renovations for years to come then you may get value … Continue reading TOP 4 HOME RENOVATION MYTHS