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5 Ideas for Home Office Design

5 Ideas for Home Office Design

With many of us stuck and working at home due to the coronavirus outbreak, we might have given a lot of attention to the look and feel of our home office lately. Interior design trends may come and go, but your goal...

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PREVENTING VIRUSES AND BACTERIA FROM ENTERING YOUR HOME WITH THESE FIVE TIPS

PREVENTING VIRUSES AND BACTERIA FROM ENTERING YOUR HOME WITH THESE FIVE TIPS

With people being mandated to stay at home to avoid the spread of the coronavirus these days, there&rsquo;s less to zero chance that COVID-19 will infect the people in your household. However, there are just some trips you can&rsquo;t avoid, like leaving your home to buy the groceries. <p...

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FIXED TERM VS. PERIODIC TENANCY

FIXED TERM VS. PERIODIC TENANCY

If you&rsquo;ve been wanting to lease your property, you might have wondered about the kind of rental agreement you need to set up before doing so. Whether you choose a fixed term or periodic tenancy, the reason will mostly depe...

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6 REASONS TO BUY OFF THE PLAN

6 REASONS TO BUY OFF THE PLAN

Buying off the plan means you&rsquo;re signing a contract to purchase a property that hasn&rsquo;t existed yet. It sounds nerve-racking and kind of risky, but it could also mean owning the home that you&rsquo;ve been dreaming of. text-align: justify;...

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WHAT ARE PROPERTY MANAGERS RESPONSIBLE FOR IN A RENTAL?

WHAT ARE PROPERTY MANAGERS RESPONSIBLE FOR IN A RENTAL?

At times, the relationship between tenants and property managers can be a tricky one. From spats over leaky faucets to fiery conflicts over pest infestation, this duo isn&rsquo;t always rainbows and unicorns. Knowing who&rsquo;s...

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THE COMPLETE GUIDE FOR FIRST TIME HOME RENTERS

THE COMPLETE GUIDE FOR FIRST TIME HOME RENTERS

Planning to move out of the family home and rent your own space? If this is your first time renting, we&rsquo;ve got you covered with the deets! You might find hunting for the right rental a ...

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HOW TO AVOID GETTING PENALISED WHEN BREAKING A LEASE

HOW TO AVOID GETTING PENALISED WHEN BREAKING A LEASE

It&rsquo;s a fact. Breaking a lease will cost you money. How much it would cost you depends on several factors, but there are ways to &nbsp;minimise the expenses if it&rsquo;s imperative that you leave a rental property before y...

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5 THINGS HOME LOAN LENDERS ARE LOOKING FOR IN AN APPLICATION

5 THINGS HOME LOAN LENDERS ARE LOOKING FOR IN AN APPLICATION

When seeking the ideal partner, almost all of us have a checklist to look into. The same can be said about lenders when they decide to whom they should give the loan to. And they are tough when it comes to first-time home buyers...

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THE RENTER’S GUIDE TO END-OF-LEASE CLEANING

THE RENTER’S GUIDE TO END-OF-LEASE CLEANING

End-of-lease cleaning shouldn&rsquo;t be a nightmare to those looking to &nbsp;move out. You can avoid the enormous clouds of dust and horrific patches of mold if you simply do a little bit of cleaning every day. Not only that, but your chances of getting that bond...

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REPAIRS – WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT?

REPAIRS – WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT?

When renting a property, it&rsquo;s common knowledge that landlords and tenants share responsibility for maintaining a rental property. But who&rsquo;s really responsible for what? LANDLORD RESPONSIBILITIES</h2...

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HOW TO EVALUATE WHETHER A PROPERTY WOULD MAKE A GOOD INVESTMENT

HOW TO EVALUATE WHETHER A PROPERTY WOULD MAKE A GOOD INVESTMENT

Experts agree that the success of an investment property lies on three simple things: rental yield, capital growth and demand. Get these three things right and you are sure to reap huge benefits from your investment property. So how do you assess if a property is a wise investm...

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AVOID THESE NASTY BUDGET SURPRISES WHEN BUILDING A NEW HOME

AVOID THESE NASTY BUDGET SURPRISES WHEN BUILDING A NEW HOME

When building a new house, making bad assumptions can cost you dearly. It&rsquo;s imperative that as a buyer, you have a clear idea of what is and what isn&rsquo;t included in the building cost to avoid nasty surprises. <p ...

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WHY IT’S THE BEST TIME TO BUY A HOME IN MELBOURNE IN YEARS

WHY IT’S THE BEST TIME TO BUY A HOME IN MELBOURNE IN YEARS

Is the property market in Melbourne becoming buyer-friendly? A lot of Melbourne property markets have gone ripe for the picking as they have slipped over the past year. Most real estate exper...

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HOW TO AVOID NASTY SURPRISES WHEN BUILDERS QUOTES COME IN

HOW TO AVOID NASTY SURPRISES WHEN BUILDERS QUOTES COME IN

It would be quite a nasty shock to receive quotes from your builder that are double the budget you have in mind. This comes as no surprise for architect Amelia Lee, who is the founder of website Undercover Architect, an online r...

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5 STEPS TO SAVING FOR A HOUSE DEPOSIT

5 STEPS TO SAVING FOR A HOUSE DEPOSIT

Some of us only dream of owning a home in Australia. These days, it seems that it&rsquo;s nearly impossible to afford one given the current condition of the market. But did you know, that no matter where you are in the country, it is still possible to own the house of your dreams? Yes,...

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WHAT FEATURES SHOULD YOUR OFF-THE-PLAN PROPERTY HAVE?

WHAT FEATURES SHOULD YOUR OFF-THE-PLAN PROPERTY HAVE?

Don&rsquo;t just take the glossy marketing brochures and presentations that showcase new developments at face value. It&rsquo;s also imperative to know what you actually need to have in your new apartment before sealing a deal i...

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LOCATION MUST-HAVES THAT COULD PAY OFF FOR YOUR PROPERTY

LOCATION MUST-HAVES THAT COULD PAY OFF FOR YOUR PROPERTY

It&rsquo;s no secret that there are three golden rules to scoring the best property: location, location, location. The position of the property is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a property. While the...

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THE ADVANTAGES OF BUYING A HOUSE AND LAND PACKAGE

THE ADVANTAGES OF BUYING A HOUSE AND LAND PACKAGE

If you&rsquo;ve been updating yourself about the real estate market lately, you are probably aware that vacant land is becoming much more difficult to find. Although this is the case,&nbsp; a house and land package remains a desirable and affordable option for buye...

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THE BEST MELBOURNE SUBURBS FOR ENTRY-LEVEL BUYERS

THE BEST MELBOURNE SUBURBS FOR ENTRY-LEVEL BUYERS

If you&rsquo;ve been wanting to climb the property market ladder in Melbourne, now is the perfect time to get a foot of a few spots in the leafy east and in the inner west areas. New auction data reveals several suburbs becoming...

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HOW TO SURVIVE A RENT RISE

HOW TO SURVIVE A RENT RISE

A rent increase is one news no tenant is giddy to hear about. Forking out more cash on a rental can happen in the near future. However, with some planning and a realistic view of your finances, you can definitely survive a rent ...

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REASONS WHY MELBOURNE IS THE SMARTEST CITY

REASONS WHY MELBOURNE IS THE SMARTEST CITY

For the past seven years, Melbourne has basked in the glory of being hailed as the world&rsquo;s most liveable city. It&rsquo;s a melting pot of culture, sport, dining, innovative thinking, and fresh ideas. Victoria&rsquo;s capital has a lot of hidden charms waitin...

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RENTAL PROPERTY RENOVATIONS FOR HEALTHY RETURNS

RENTAL PROPERTY RENOVATIONS FOR HEALTHY RETURNS

Want a way to maximise your rental income and expect a huge pay off? Then, a renovation on your rental property is the best way to go. It might cost you a bit much, but renovating your rental can potentially yield a healthy ROI....

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WHY RENTING IS THE NEW OWNING

WHY RENTING IS THE NEW OWNING

About 30% of all Aussies now live in a rental. Since 1991, the rental population in Australia has swollen up from 26.9% to 30.9% and home ownership has gone down from 68.6% to 65.5%. Almost as many Australians now rent as own th...

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5 COMMON PROPERTY INVESTMENT MISTAKES & HOW TO AVOID THEM

5 COMMON PROPERTY INVESTMENT MISTAKES & HOW TO AVOID THEM

It pays to be informed when it comes to purchasing an investment property. Most mistakes made in property investment are committed by beginner investors, who haven&rsquo;t had the experience to avoid them and haven&rsquo;t done their due diligence when it comes to ...

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FIXED, VARIABLE, AND SPLIT LOAN

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FIXED, VARIABLE, AND SPLIT LOAN

Should you choose a fixed, variable, or split loan? It&rsquo;s the most frequently asked question every person with a mortgage has to ponder upon. The three types of loans have pros and cons. While we can&rsquo;t predict the dir...

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2018 INTERIOR STYLE PREDICTIONS

2018 INTERIOR STYLE PREDICTIONS

It&rsquo;s that time of the year again when we wonder what interior design trends will glamour up our dwellings. 2018 will bring big changes in terms of new style trends to enjoy. There will be old aesthetics coming back and entirely fresh looks taking shape. ...

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6 MUST-TRY DECLUTTERING TIPS

6 MUST-TRY DECLUTTERING TIPS

Wouldn&rsquo;t it be a life-changer if you live in a clutter-free home? Somewhere free of fuss and mess, and forgotten corners are free of dusts. Decluttering might seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn&rsquo;t have to be. In fact, it can free you from stres...

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