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  • Which property renovations really add value to your home? Part 2

    General maintenance While not nearly as glamorous as a new bathroom, the unseen maintenance you do on your home is extremely important. The last thing anyone wants is to move into a home and have to replace a leaky roof, drafty windows, or a water heater that’s on its last … Read more

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  • Which property renovations really add value to your home? Part 1

    When you’re considering putting your house on the market, you’re likely looking around your home to see what renovations can be done to make your home more enticing for buyers. Of course, not all upgrades are created equal. Here are a few home improvements that will help your home sell: … Read more

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  • Kitchen design tips: How to impress tenants and buyers Part 2

    Upgrade furnishings and appliances Even though it’s the 21st century, you’d be surprised how many houses have antiquated ovens, microwaves, dishwashers and sinks. Part of the reason for this is the hassle of having to move equipment out in order to make room for more modern machinery. Aside from the energy-efficient … Read more

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  • Kitchen design tips: How to impress tenants and buyers Part 1

    When you’re in the market to buy a new home or rent an apartment, first impressions are everything. The search for a new place to call your own can be an exhaustive one, whether it’s attending open homes or constantly perusing the latest listings featured online. While some prospective buyers … Read more

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  • What are your renter’s rights? Part 2

    Entry While they are technically the owners of your property, the landlord may only enter the property with proper notice and for a valid reason. They may enter between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday unless you have agreed to a different time or day. Generally, the landlord … Read more

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  • What are your renter’s rights? Part 1

    For many Australians, renting a house or apartment is a first step toward home ownership. For others, continuing to rent is a way to avoid long-term commitments and maintain a flexible lifestyle. Regardless of your reasons, it’s essential to know your rights and what is expected of you as a … Read more

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  • Is a swimming pool a property value game changer?

    A swimming pool is generally considered an upscale amenity, and a personal pool certainly has personal value on a hot day as a luxury feature. As far as property value goes, however, the impact of a swimming pool is less clear. Given pools are some of the most commonly added … Read more

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  • Breaking down your mortgage application

    The home buying process can be quite an overwhelming experience, especially for first-time home buyers. Luckily, there are certain formal procedures to go through, such as applying for a mortgage, that can help streamline things. Once you’ve shopped around and found the right mortgage and terms according to your needs, it … Read more

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  • 9 things to look for during a property inspection – Part 2

    5. The flooring Check for soft spots and look out for mould. Also, look for wood-eating insects like termites and carpenter ants. 6. The plumbing If you’re looking at an older building, see if it still has a septic system. If left unattended or forgotten about, septic systems can collapse … Read more

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  • 9 things to look for during a property inspection – Part 1

    When buying property, one mustn’t forget a very important step before signing a contract: the inspection. This is your opportunity to gauge the structure of the property and come to a true understanding of what you’re about to buy. A good inspection covers a few primary things: – Allows you … Read more

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