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  • Two Potential Reasons Why Your Home Hasn't Sold Yet

    28 December 2018

    If your home is on the market and you're confused as to why it has not sold yet, here are some potential reasons why potential buyers are not expressing any interest in it. The appearance of your next-door neighbour's property is putting people off Your real estate agent has probably explained to you that in order to sell your home as quickly as possible, you must ensure that it has plenty of kerb appeal (i.

  • Security Screen Doors: A Guide to Buying the Perfect One

    6 July 2017

    We've all been in the situation where it's hot and stuffy, and all you want is to leave the front door open to let in a cool breeze. However, this could be an invitation to intruders and crooks to come into your apartment or home. What do you do to solve this misery? You could secure a security door to let in light and fresh air while still preventing intruders from peeping through.

  • 3 Elements That May Cause Your Residential Door Locks to Act Up

    6 July 2017

    A faulty front door lock can be the single reason that may cause you not to leave your house unless somebody's around to stay behind. Pinpointing exactly what is wrong with the lock is the first and most important step towards fixing the problem. Here is a breakdown of some elements that can lead to door lock issues, and how each issue can be remedied.  Dirt  Dirt tends to finds its way where it is not wanted, including in the locking mechanism of your residential door locks.

  • Don't Overlook These Important Advantages of a Retirement Home

    27 June 2017

    If your parents are becoming elderly and need to decide if they should remain in their own home or move to a retirement home, you want to weigh these options carefully. Many elderly persons prefer to stay in their own home, but there are many advantages of a retirement home to consider. Note a few of those here so you and your parents can make the best decision regarding their living arrangements.

  • Eco-Friendly Packing Tips For Your Next Move

    23 June 2017

    Moving home is no easy task, and the process of packing up all your belongings and transporting them safely can leave you surrounded with plastic bags, bubble wrap and polystyrene packing chips. These packing materials are not good for the environment, but there are alternatives that can make your move more environmentally-friendly. Here are a few eco-friendly packing tips for your next home move. Use What You Already Have There's no rule that says you have to use purpose-made packing materials to protect your valuables.

  • Flat but Fragile: How to Pack Your Flat Screen TV for a Move without Breaking It

    21 June 2017

    Moving furniture to a new home poses many challenges. The scratches, scrapes, and bumps can all add up to leave your furniture looking less than new. However, when moving electronic appliances like laptops and flat screen TVs, a scratch, scrape, or bump could spell the end for your treasured tech. If you, like other Aussies, watch an average of 96 hours and 58 minutes of TV per month, learning how to pack and move your flat screen TV safely will save you a lot of potential heartache.

  • Tips and Tricks for First Time Buyers

    20 June 2017

    While there was once a time when Australian properties were flying off the shelves, recent evidence demonstrates how the property market is slowing down. This means now's the chance for first-time buyers to dip their toes in the water. If you're new to the property world, there are a few ways to maximise your first experience: Create a budget from the moment you consider buying From the deposit through to your monthly costs, the financial implications of buying a property are far-reaching.

  • When Palm Trees Harbour Rats: How Your Palm Tree Could be Home to Roof Rats

    16 June 2017

    It is thought that black rats, also known as ship rats, roof rats, and even palm rats, found their way to Australia on ships arriving from Europe. Since then, this notorious species has flourished throughout Australia, stealing fruit from gardens, gnawing through electrical wires and invading homes via the roof. Black rats are such accomplished climbers that they may even be found living in trees and are especially fond of palm trees.

  • Important Inspections and Checks When Buying an Older Home

    8 June 2017

    If you're buying an older home, it becomes even more important to have the structure, framework, and other such features checked and inspected carefully. A homeowner may have updated some interior features and performed some cosmetic work to make an older home look newer, but this doesn't mean the home's structure is necessarily solid or in good repair! Consider some important inspections and checks you'll want to consider when buying an older home, and why these are so vitally important.

  • Giving Up the Smashed Avocado Toast for Your Home Deposit

    31 May 2017

    There is a lot of media coverage about the issues with saving for a house deposit in the current market. It can seem like giving up smashed avocado toast is not enough to make a difference on your housing budget, but small differences can pack a big punch. Here are some ideas to help you get into your new home earlier.  Give up the avocado toast (and extra coffees) If you can take an extra $50 out of your weekly budget by cutting avocado toast and a few coffees, not only will it be a little easier to save for your house deposit, but you will also be able to afford a higher mortgage payment.