Posts Tagged ‘Guide To Selling Your Home’

First Home Buyer Incentives

There are currently three incentives for first home buyers.

1. If buying an existing home in Tasmania under $400,000 first home buyers will pay only half their stamp duty. These contracts must SETTLE prior to 30 June 2020.

2. If building a new home OR buying a new home (the property has never been lived in) a first home buyer will get $20,000 provided they have a fixed price building quote or … Read the full post »

How to design a veggie garden that doesn’t look scrappy

Edible gardens are not all the same. There’s the good, the bad and the downright scrappy – I have seen and tended to them all.

I know as well as anyone that edible gardens have the potential to get out of hand as your good green-thumb intentions slip away with the busyness of the week, and months … then all of a sudden your parsley is unidentifiable among an avalanche of … Read the full post »

Five simple ways to update your home in the new year

Freshen up your interior painting
Anyone can work some magic with the right colours and a paintbrush. With warm weather on the agenda, your coats will dry fairly fast, making it an easy summer fix. If you’ve got wallpaper to remove, holes or dints to patch, make sure you do that before you start on the painting. Typically, prep and painting take anywhere from three to six hours per room, depending … 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 »

Ten Top Selling Tips: Tip 10

Not too hot and not too cold, just right please.

You want buyers to feel comfortable in your home. Make sure the temperature is not too hot and not too cold. You want the buyer to feel like lingering, perhaps moving in!

Ten Top Selling Tips: Tip 9

A Vanishing Act.

Key2 agents encourage buyers to feel at ease and at home in your property. Buyers feel uncomfortable looking at a property if the current owner is around. Make yourself scarce for inspections and make sure you are out of the home before the buyers arrive. If the buyers are early to the inspection, you don’t want them to feel like they are inconveniencing you by inspecting … Read the full post »

Ten Top Selling Tips: Tip 8

Want to take it, replace it

If there is something in your home like a light fitting with sentimental value or an extra special dishwasher that was a wedding gift, replace it with something similar that you are willing to leave behind, before you put your home on the market. Once you tell a buyer they cannot have the dishwasher or something similar, no matter how old it is … Read the full post »

Ten Top Selling Tips: Tip 7

Clean like a machine.

You want your house to be spotless; inside and out. Wash windows, hang up fresh towels, vacuum and mop, clean out all the cupboards and drawers and pressure wash the exterior. Selling your house is a great reason to do all the nitty gritty cleaning you never get around to doing.

Ten Top Sellings Tips: Tip 6

Your House, Their Home

One of the most important things to do when selling your house is to de-personalise it. The more personal stuff in your house, the less opportunity you give a buyer to imagine themselves living there. Pack it or put it in storage, you’re moving anyway. The first thing a buyer does is walk up to your family photos to see if they know you. Next … Read the full post »

Ten Top Selling Tips: Tip 5

Quick fixes before selling always pays off. Mammoth makeovers, not so much.

Call your Key2 agent in early to talk about the costs and the benefits of any major renos and the likelihood that they will pay off when it comes to selling. Do the updates that will pay off and get your top dollar. The key2 achieving this, is to give an overall well-maintained feel. Clean the curtains … Read the full post »

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