Renovating but unsure how to budget ?

Thinking of renovating? Don’t know what to expect or what it costs ? CLICK HERE to find out how to budget your renovation.

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Forster- Tuncurry Residents, Are you keeping up with The Block ?

If you’re in the process of renovating your home, or have been thinking of buying a new house that will require a little TLC, you’ve probably been taking a great interest in this season’s ‘The Block All Stars’. Whether you’re a fan of Phil and Amity, Mark and Duncan, Josh and Jenna, or Dan and Dani, you’ve probably enjoyed the first weeks of room reveals, as well as all the stress and antics involved in each couple churning out their best work within limited time frames and budgets. Having already seen each couple’s first...

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How Low will Interest Rates Go?

The Reserve Bank of Australia has again lowered the cash interest rate this month, which means pressure is again on banks and lenders to pass on at least a proportion of the rate cut to mortgage holders. But it begs the question, how low will interest rates go? The futures market is currently predicting that there will be a fairly big drop in the official cash rate this year, potentially going as low as 2.50 percent by Christmas 2012. For homeowners, this could mean that the average basic variable home loan product could be as low as 5.10 per...

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Home Presentation Tips

Home Presentation Tips

Sense of Smell – It’s important to create pleasant smells , but not overwhelming aromas as this may lead buyers to think you are trying to conceal something. Candles , fresh flowers or baked cookies are always great and will give a clean fresh scent that will heighten the appeal. Remember to have the rubbish always emptied and if there’ a certain smell lingering , open windows to let a nice breeze...

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Home Presentation Tips- Clutter Elimination

Tip No 3: Clutter Elimination – Now we’re sure you’ve all heard this one before. First impressions last & we want buyers to notice your house , not your belongings. Little things such as newspapers , magazines & little knick-knacks to be boxed up and put away. Small appliances , bottles , tubes etc should also be put away which will only enhance the feeling of spaciousness in a room which is always a...

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Is Your Real Estate Insured?

Events over the past few weeks have reminded us all how important it is to have the right insurance cover. Whether you rent, own or invest insurance cover is extremely important, because you never know when that rainy day could come.   If You Rent – you probably don’t think you need insurance, but it is just as important. Think about all of your furniture, appliances and other valuables and imagine how much it would cost to replace it all. Some insurers offer pet and accidental breakage at an additional cost. If...

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