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.
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.
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.
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.