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Buying a home that is “winter warm”

One of the most critical factors when buying a home is making sure it’s going to be as warm and welcoming in winter as it is cool and inviting in summer and spring. And there is no better time to do it than deep in winter. One vital area to ensure a warmer home is its aspect or orientation.
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Tasmanian agents battle the best at national awards

Will Tasmanian agents snag an award or two at tonight’s national Real Estate Business showcase in Sydney?

A dozen Tasmanian real estate industry professionals will represent the state tonight against the best in the nation at the Real Estate Business Awards.

The annual black-tie event will be held at The Star in Sydney.

Now in its sixth year, the REB Awards reflects the “tenacity and resilience” of Australia’s leading real estate operators and … Read the full post »

Five steps to preparing and cleaning your home for a fast sale

They say that selling a home is one of the most stressful events you can go through. There’s a million things to do and the list only grows longer. A clean, well presented home makes all the difference and you don’t need to hire a professional. Simply follow the steps below and you’ll be well on your way to a fast sale.

Step 1. Declutter

Clutter makes people feel uncomfortable, even if … Read the full post »

Affordable Home Renovations

Renovating the whole house can be expensive, but making small changes over time can enhance the look and feel of any home without breaking the bank. From knocking down a wall to giving your home a fresh coat of paint, these are the affordable upgrades that will get you the best return on your investment.

Update key areas with paint
A fresh coat of paint is one of the quickest, cheapest and … Read the full post »

What time of year should you sell your house?

It’s a question contemplated by thousands of Australian home owners each year; when is the definitive ‘right’ time to sell?

According to one property expert, Amanda Jones from Hodges Sandringham in Melbourne, the answer is more complicated than defaulting to the conventional idea that “spring is best.”

Jones says the right time to sell is when the vendor and property is ready. “And this is very individual, based on each vendors’ circumstance,” … Read the full post »

What makes a buyer fall in love with a home?

Sure you love your home, but what is the secret to making potential buyers fall for it too?

First Impressions

“The styling and marketing of your home should be geared towards that first impression,” says Beth Mitchell from RE/MAX. “At this point they aren’t looking at floor plans or taking in details. They are after the right ‘feel’ which can only be created through aesthetics, ambience and presentation.”

Statistically, you have … Read the full post »

Expert advice on the best way to heat your home this winter

If you’ve ever bought a heating appliance only to find it woefully inadequate for the task at hand, you need Christian Hoerning’s advice. A technical expert at EECA Energywise, he tells us how to stay toasty without getting burned by the end-of-month bill: For larger rooms you want to heat regularly, it’s worth paying a bit more upfront for a fixed heater with lower running costs and more heat output … Read the full post »

Decoding the First Home Super Saver Scheme

The First Home Super Saver (FHSS) Scheme allows homebuyers to access their superannuation fund in order to buy their first home.

This is good news for first homebuyers across Australia, especially as one of the hardest parts of getting on the property ladder is saving up a big enough deposit. The FHSS scheme will help you fast-track this often slow and arduous process, which is especially positive news for younger buyers, … Read the full post »

Sell your home faster and get a better price with these 10 tips

The real estate market is increasingly competitive; buyers are savvy and often not prepared to compromise. In many cases, they’re looking to buy not just a home, but a lifestyle.

An open house is your chance to showcase your home at its best, sell the “dream” to potential buyers, and secure a top-dollar sale. “At an open home, presentation is key,” says Di Sims, real estate agent with It Takes Two … Read the full post »

Launceston real estate agency Key2 Property wins national award

Kings Meadows real estate agency Key2 Property has taken out a national real estate award.

The Real Estate Institute of Australia’s National Awards for Excellence ceremony was was held in Sydney on Thursday, with the 11-person agency winning the Community Service Award.

Key2 Property’s Tameka Smith was also nominated for Residential Property Manager of the Year.

The agency won the award for raising more than $30,000 for Launceston charities and helping fund homeless … Read the full post »

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