Property Purchase: Three Essential Considerations for Suitable Location Selection


If you are planning on acquiring residential property for personal use or rental, there are multiple issues that you should consider before purchase. One of these critical aspects is the location. It is common knowledge that the location will influence comfort and value. Unfortunately, most inexperienced investors and first home buyers do not understand the elements which determine whether an area is beneficial or not. If you are uncertain, consider this discussion on the critical factors for ideal location selection:

4 December 2017

Discerning the Signs of a Possum Infestation


Typically, when homeowners think of animal infestations, they associate them with rats or mice. However, there are other animals that you should be wary of, particularly possums. Unfortunately, possums are an inherently nocturnal species, so you may not immediately be aware that you have an infestation on your hands. Moreover, these critters are wary of human scents, so they will typically scramble away if they suspect you are nearby. Nonetheless, it is essential to know how to identify a possum infestation so that it can be controlled post haste.

16 May 2017

Some Common Materials and Finishes Available for Security Window Screens


One of the most common areas of entry into homes during break-ins is the windows. That's why many modern homeowners all over Australia are constantly looking for effective ways to increase their window security. One of the products available in this regard is security window screens. As the name clearly suggests, these window screens are primarily designed to cover and secure window openings that burglars can use to enter a home.

9 May 2017

4 Tips for Helping An Elderly Parent Move


Moving to a new home is a stressful experience for anyone, but for an elderly person it can be overwhelming. Whether your elderly parent is moving into a senior living facility or simply downsizing to a more manageable home, there are things you can do to help the process go smoothly. Here are four tips for helping your elderly parent successfully complete a move with as little stress as possible.

17 March 2017

When Does a Landlord Need a Property Management Company?

Real Estate Blog

As a landlord, it's usually up to you to decide if you need a property management company or need to hire an individual property manager, as these services aren't typically required by law. However, even if it's not legally required, there are times when it's in your best interests to hire such a person or company. Note when this is and why a manager or management company can be the right decision for you.

9 March 2017

Common Misconceptions About Asbestos in a Home

Real Estate Blog

Asbestos is a word that homeowners don't like to hear when it comes to their own home, and with good reason; asbestos has been linked to breathing disorders and certain forms of cancer. While it can be very frightening to hear that you may have asbestos on your property, you want to ensure you're getting accurate information about this substance so you know if you should look for it in your home, and know how to manage it safely.

7 March 2017

3 Preparatory Actions To Make Your Home A Better Sell

Real Estate Blog

Selling your property can be just as stressful as buying if you don't prepare well because there are a myriad of factors to consider before setting a selling price and staging your home for inspections. Follow these preparatory actions to make your home worth selling. Study The Property Trends In Your Neighbourhood The current property trends in your neighbourhood will determine the selling price tag you set for your home during the real estate process.

27 February 2017