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New year, new project: Reno jobs for 2020

The striking of midnight on December 31 leaves us all (well, those of us who can think straight at that time) thinking of change and how we can all make our world a better place.
We usually direct that change toward our wellbeing, but our homes can do with a good freshening up every now and then, too.
The first few weeks of 2020 seems just as good as any time to … Read the full post »

Christmas Decoration Ideas

1. Spread cheer with wintry hues

We naturally gravitate towards a warmer and more coastal palette in summer with sea blues and sunny yellows, but that doesn’t mean we’re not able to also embrace a cooler set of colours.
We can take inspiration from nature and the cooler climate.
This means embracing warmer textures and a deeper colour palette of dark smoky blues, mulberry and forest green – all of which … Read the full post »

Is the Launceston property market catching up to Hobart?

When the country’s biggest property markets have seen considerable downturns over the past 12 months, there have been a few outliers around the nation that have bucked trends and continued to see significant growth in the median sale prices of both unattached dwellings and units. Hobart has been a famous example of this, with interstate investors fuelling a frenzy of interest in the capital city over the past several years.

Catching … Read the full post »

Open Home Etiquette

What can I do at an open home?

1. Ask questions
The agent is there to sell the property, so ask as many questions as you like! Also feel free to call the agent after the open house if you have additional questions.

2. Check if anything is broken or squeaks
It’s totally okay to open kitchen cupboards, check the pressure on a tap, or see if … Read the full post »

3 Smart Home Features That Will Change Your Life

Ultimate peace of mind
Peace of mind from every angle is the tagline for the Swann 4K Ultra HD 4 Channel Security System, and it’s true. The wide CCTV kit uses thermal-sensing cameras so it can detect humans and cars outside your home and not, you know, a plant rustling in the wind.
It enables push notifications so if someone comes onto my property, I can be sent a push … Read the full post »

First Home Buyers Guide

How to set a budget for your first home
If you’re a first-home buyer, your budget will be based on how much you’ve saved and the amount of money you can borrow. Find out how to determine your borrowing capacity, how much you need for a deposit, plus tips for saving money and cutting back expenses.

What grants and incentives do first-home buyers get?
Eligible first-home buyers can … Read the full post »

7 Ways to Refresh Your Home!

1. Paint is your best friend

Painting is often named as the best return on investment you can make when it comes to improving the look of your home.
But don’t be limited by just painting the walls: Consider a treatment for cupboards, doors or even look at respraying a dated bathroom, which can add a modern touch.
Always speak to a professional first, though, as many jobs may require different … Read the full post »

DIY Prep We’re Tempted to Skip, but Definitely Shouldn’t

Cover all surfaces
Drop sheets, which cost $3 or less from your local hardware store, will be your saviour.
When you’re working on your next DIY job cover floors, couches and basically anything else you want to ensure is safe from paint splatters and sawdust.

Fill holes and gaps
Holes in walls and gaps around windows, doors and skirting boards are a painter’s worst enemy.
Luckily they’re a cinch to get … Read the full post »

Top 8 Vegetables to Plant in Spring

1. Carrot
It’s hard to imagine an Aussie veggie garden without carrots, and if your thumb isn’t as green as you’d like the good news is they’re easy to grow from seed. Soft soil without hard lumps or stones is best to avoid weird-shaped carrots. Pick baby carrots at around 10 weeks and leave the rest in the ground to harvest as needed.

2. Lettuce
Lettuce is a cool … Read the full post »

5 things to do before moving into a new house

Moving day. It’s never going to be 100% stress-free, but a little bit of planning will go a long way towards making it much more bearable. Below are a few examples of tasks that should be done well in advance, plus a few extra tips on how to make the move as smooth as possible.

Connect the internet
Contact your internet service provider at least three weeks before you move. This will … Read the full post »

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