Posts Tagged ‘real estate’

When is the right time to buy a house?

It all comes down to personal circumstance. There’s no perfect time to buy a property and no such thing as being too young or old.

1. Income now and in the future
A history of a stable, regular income, with the prospect of the same in the future is a must-have.
Without it, the banks simply won’t lend to you, or (they will, but) at a much higher rate than desirable.

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9 everyday home hacks to minimise stress for selling

1. Change your mindset
It might sound airy-fairy but it’s important to come to terms with the fact that it’s not your home anymore.
Understandably, some people are very attached to their things and a home they may have lived in for many years, but it’s important to not take it personally when an agent or property stylist suggests a change.

2. Enlist the best agent you can
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How to create a sanity-saving office space

Has the coronavirus got you suddenly working from home? Home offices around the world are suddenly getting a workout amid the COVID-19 crisis.
If you previously haven’t put in much thought to the functionality of the space you’re probably now kicking yourself and wondering how you can make it a better place to work.
Never fear, we’ve got 8 tips to get you started:

1. Keep papers out of sight, out of … Read the full post »

Tend to your garden and enjoy the backyard during autumn

An ideal time of year for both planting and lawn care, autumn brings a welcome temperature drop and much-needed injection of moisture following summer. The sun begins to recede and the days shorten, but the soil remains warm, providing optimal conditions to get plants in the ground, rejuvenate the garden and enjoy the outdoors with family.

Horticulturalist and Northcote Pottery brand ambassador, Melissa King shares her tips for bringing your garden … Read the full post »

How to ‘fake’ a renovation: 7 ways to refresh your home

Many of us would love to live in a freshly renovated home. But did you know there are ways to overhaul your property without spending a lot of money, or knocking down walls?
Have you just bought the worst house on the best street? Or maybe you’re waiting to save up for your dream renovation? Whatever your position, there are loads of pain-free methods to update, upgrade and ultimately add value … Read the full post »

Five steps to refreshing your facade for the year ahead

If your facade is looking dull and outdated, it’s probably time to give it a makeover for the coming year. Stay on track and add a bit of designer dazzle to your project with the following five steps.

Step 1
Start with a blank canvas by getting in and doing a good old-fashioned clean-up. Wash down the house, cut back bushes and hedges, trim back trees, tidy the garden, fix … Read the full post »

How to organise a small space in 7 simple steps

1. Declutter, declutter, declutter
As always – I’m going to encourage you to declutter and purge one more time.
Keep an eye out for things that serve only one purpose and ask yourself whether there’s another way you can accomplish whatever task that item is used for.
Certain items in the kitchen come to mind like bulky rice cookers or bread machines or even yogurt makers. Those things take up valuable … Read the full post »

5 design mistakes interior experts always notice

1. Rushing the design process
The number one design mistake I believe people make is rushing when designing a new space. Things take time so allow your renovations and decorating plans to evolve and be fluid. Try things out, plan ahead, do your research, ask for other opinions or find an expert. It’s important to build your confidence over time so take the pressure off yourself and give yourself … Read the full post »

How to organise a small space in 7 simple steps

Not enough space at home? The number one reason why people think they can’t get organised is that they they “don’t have enough space”.
But if you had been in the number of homes I’ve been in and seen the overflowing extra closets, garages, and attics, you’d quickly agree that even if you did have extra space, it might quickly become cluttered as well.
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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 »

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