Posts Tagged ‘Selling’

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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Eight home maintenance steps to prepare your home for winter

It’s June and the cold weather is starting to sink its claws in all around the country. While you might be reaching for your coat and bringing your winter woolies to the forefront of your wardrobe, your home also needs some special care. Harsh winds, cold nights and heavy rain can damage both your garden and your home if the proper care isn’t taken. “Winter is typically a time when … Read the full post »

Designing a DIY kitchen: Where to start?

1. Look for inspiration
The very first step is simply to start thinking about what you want your kitchen to look like. Start looking at other kitchens – in magazines, on Pinterest and Instagram and in-real-life – and think about how they might translate into your space. Get an idea of what colour palettes or finishes you like. One of the most important and exciting parts of a renovation … Read the full post »

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 »

8 things to do at home to avoid boredom

1. Clean out your fridge and pantry
Although we’re all tempted to hit the shops and stock up, experts say panic buying isn’t the answer. So before you pack your car boot with six months worth of tinned goods, it pays to go through what you already have in the pantry. You might have forgotten about the bags of rice and pasta that have fallen to the back. Completely … Read the full post »

How To Keep Your Indoor Plants Alive

Pots
The first rule when it comes to indoor plants is keeping your plant in its plastic pot that you bought it in, which would have the perfect amount of drainage. Then, place this pot within a decorative indoor pot of your choosing. This allows the plant to have enough drainage, but your floors and design decor will stay intact. It also means taking your plants outside for a … 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 »

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 »

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