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essential-words-use-when-asking-price-reduction
July 24 2017
Many agents dread the price reduction conversation, but preparation of expectations and knowledge of the market can help turn this reality into more of an agent-seller team experience. Start with asking the right questions [...]
selling-a-house-why-should-you-get-an-inspection
December 14 2015
Selling a house? Why should you get an inspection? Selling a home can be an arduous task, there’s no doubt. You must to have your house up to scratch so your buyer will feel [...]
pests-in-the-garden
December 14 2015
Pests in the Garden If you have a home with a nice front or back yard with plants, fruits and vegetables growing, you’ll know there are pests that come for them. But I want [...]
important-to-know-house-with-a-pool
December 14 2015
Important to know - house with a pool If you are house hunting, looking for a home for your growing family, how important is it to get a place with a nice pool out [...]
what-does-termite-damage-look-like
December 14 2015
What does termite damage look like? Whilst in your home you may walk past some funny looking stuff on the floor boards. It’s kind of dark and in a line, but disappears after a [...]
who-is-allowed-to-conduct-your-building-inspection
December 14 2015
Who is allowed to conduct your building inspection? People will get a building inspection on a property typically before making the decision to purchase it. The reason for this is to have some piece [...]
insurance-and-termites
December 1 2015
Insurance covers termites…..Right? In Australia, you have a one in four chance of being targeted by termites. Often when people get house insurance, they overlook the small details that can make a big difference. [...]
solar-panels
December 1 2015
Are solar panels for you? Solar panels have had a great increase in usage over the past few years thanks to environmental awareness and government funding. They are a fantastic renewable source of energy [...]
what-is-the-termites-purpose
October 23 2015
Termites are universally considered a “pest”, digging in under your home and causing damage that is a pain to repair. But, believe it or not, termites are actually an important part of the world’s [...]
aqua-smart
October 23 2015
Aqua smart - Water wisdom Australia has some hot summers! And with hot summers comes long droughts, where water can sometimes become extremely scarce. Right now we have some policies in place to ensure [...]
hunting-for-termites
October 13 2015
Hunting for termites - should you do it yourself? Finding termites in your home before they do any serious damage could save you thousands, so it’s important to have your house checked once in [...]
asbestos
October 13 2015
Argh… sbestos Your home is a safe haven for your family and yourself. Somewhere you can retreat to for a break from the outside world. It is warm, comfortable and most importantly, it’s safe. [...]
spotting-termites
October 8 2015
  Spotting Termites - Are you sharing your home with these tiny troublemakers? Termites are some homeowners biggest fear, and rightly so! Termites have been known to subtly take down entire sections of a [...]
cracking-the-cause-whats-causing-the-crack
October 8 2015
Lots of houses have cracks. We can find them in the ceiling, on the walls and sometimes in concrete floors as well. So why do cracks appear? How do they happen, and is there [...]
termites-what-you-need-to-know
September 21 2015
Termites need 3 things... Food, shelter and moisture. Here is my story: We had a Queenslander with a great space under the house. It was mostly concreted with a section of dirt. To give [...]
unapproved-structures-not-good-for-a-sale
September 20 2015
We have had a few requests lately and wanted to let you know that we can handle just about all of your property needs. Are you working with a property that has something like [...]
what-type-of-salesperson-do-you-like
September 20 2015
Most business owners these days have to be sales people to a certain degree. Take it a step even further and ask yourself the following few questions: 1. What was that salesperson like? 2. [...]
some-winter-tips-on-trees
September 16 2015
Trees are obviously of benefit to the environment. They take in carbon dioxide and give out oxygen, so it is great to have lots of trees around. It is important to know though is [...]
top-10-reasons-why-you-need-a-property-inspection
November 15 2013
Ever wondered why you absolutely MUST get a Property Inspection when looking at buying a new home? Well - Here are the top 10 reasons: When buying a home, it provides you with an [...]
October 24 2013
Did you know termites are not covered under your home insurance policy? What a frightening thought! Most insurance carriers don’t cover damage caused by termite infestations. Some policies will call it wood-destroying insect damage. [...]
October 18 2013
For every home buyer in Sydney, it is important to do some research in order to find the best Sydney homes for sale.  Therefore, you need to refine your research process.  Sydney homes are [...]
October 7 2013
Do you know that you are being eaten out of your own house at this very moment? Termites are tenacious little creatures that can eat your home inside out. One in ten homes in [...]
October 3 2013
Appraising a property’s value is more than just inspecting the property.  Buying a house requires careful measurement and appraisal of the property before you actually commit to buying it.  After all, this is not [...]
September 19 2013
You can mitigate against termite attack in a number of ways.  By installing barriers at penetrations in your slab, clearing away gardens and mulch from your property and using termite caps on raised foundation [...]
September 19 2013
It’s not as if you’d want to skin or eat them. But if you can entice thousands of them into one place, you can kill the colony they come from. That is a different [...]
August 15 2013
  HAVE YOU HAD YOUR PROPERTY INSPECTED FOR TERMITES? A Pest Inspection report NEEDS to be carried out on your property regularly, whether you have lived in it for years or are preparing to [...]
what-is-retrospective-approval
July 19 2013
Oftentimes, many homeowners make the mistake of building extensions or additions to their home without first securing a building permit.  Generally, your client needs some form of permit or consent in order to build [...]
July 17 2013
Over the last few years, we have improved our services to the point that we have now become the leading building and home inspection service provider in the country.  Our inspectors are scattered all [...]
July 12 2013
For some homeowners, Colorbond roofing is the best roofing material. It is strong and secure – a quality material through and through. It looks great and it offers life-long performance. With 20 colours to [...]
July 9 2013
For a while, Sydney’s housing market was in a slump.  The real estate industry suffered greatly.  Of course, the problem was prevalent all over the country.  Not surprisingly, the estate of real estate in [...]
July 3 2013
A residual current device or RCD is a safety device that is designed to automatically switch off electricity in case of faults.  These switches are significantly sensitive than your normal circuit breakers.  Additionally, they [...]
July 1 2013
Trees are actually excellent for the environment. They take in the carbon dioxide and give out oxygen, so it is actually very healthy to have lots of trees around. If there are a lot [...]
June 10 2013
A street report offers detailed information about the sales history of properties in a specific area. You will find several Australian websites that offer street sales history report. Of course, you can also request [...]
June 5 2013
We all know that buying a house is the most expensive and stressful time that we come across in our life time. Taking advice from the experts is a choice, but seen as a [...]
May 31 2013
You really have to be careful when it comes to roofing insulation even government rebates on insulation. The government wants to help Australians save money and cut their electric power bills. If you are [...]
May 27 2013
When the final settlement is being delayed, this could cause a huge problem. There are a lot of things that you need to sort out when buying a new home and moving into this [...]
May 22 2013
Cooling off period refers to the length of time during which a homebuyer can return the property or cancel the sales contract. The length of this period varies from one state to another. Some [...]
April 23 2013
The contract has been signed.  Your finances are in order.  You know that the settlement date has been scheduled.  You’ve packed up all your stuff and you are just about ready to move into [...]
April 15 2013
As much as you would probably like to stick to your renovation budget, it sometimes blows out.  It can be frustrating.  Perhaps, this happened to you before.  No matter how much you would like [...]
April 12 2013
Are you unhappy with your mortgage’s interest rates?  Are you having difficulty meeting your mortgage payments?  You are not alone.  Many homeowners feel this way.  Many people are always looking for a better deal.  [...]
April 10 2013
It is incredibly tempting to ignore the steep cost of hiring a professional home improvement contractor to do your home maintenance. Fearing that they’d botch up the job, homeowners often resort to hiring contractors [...]
April 8 2013
Even at first glance, the “theme” of your home should be very clear. Are you going for something traditional? Contemporary? Ultra-Modern? You do not have to overboard with your decorations. Subtle is good. You [...]
April 5 2013
If you are thinking of doing some modifications or renovations, you may need to get a council approval.  Unless you are working with an expert, it may be hard to determine on your own [...]
April 3 2013
Do you have a home project that a Bunnings voucher can help you with?  Do you want to do a little Westfield shopping?  Do you want a free Petrol refill?  We can certainly help [...]
April 3 2013
Have you noticed the huge difference the right kind of lighting can do to your home? Imagine what it can do for your bathroom. If you are building a bathroom or thinking of redecorating [...]
March 28 2013
Home renovations may create a huge dent on your wallet, but it can also be extremely rewarding. Unfortunately, before you get the chance to enjoy the rewards, you will have to deal with the [...]
March 26 2013
It's easy to reduce your energy consumption significantly and boost the eco-friendliness of your home. The key to saving energy is proper lighting. However, choosing the right lighting fixture can be confusing for many [...]