Category: Realestate

5 areas to budget for when renting

Spread the love When beginning your search for the next or even your first rental property, it is important to budget for the costs that are associated with both moving and the ongoing expenses. Rent and bond In assessing your rental application, Property Managers will look at your income and affordability for the home. As…

3 tips to a great sales campaign

Spread the love Now is as good a time as any to consider selling your home. No matter the market, with the right property, marketing strategy and agent, it can sell in the fastest possible time, at the right price. Property presentation Prior to listing your property for sale consider how well it is presented…

Can a pool add value to my home?

Spread the love Warmer days in the summer months can see many homeowners longing for the cool reprieve that can come with owning a pool.  Before rushing out to make plans and install one in your backyard, it is a good idea to weigh up whether it will increase or detract from the value of…

Choosing the right agent for your home sale

Spread the love Finding a real estate sales agent for the sale of your home is a personal choice that is important to get right to ensure that you are comfortable and informed throughout the sales process and the final decision of sale. While you may be referred to agents from friends, family, colleagues, or…

Is there a limit to my rent increases?

Spread the love In a competitive rental market, rents can increase at an exponential level and can sometimes lead to negotiations in rental prices and some properties being out of reach.  There are no guidelines on what a “reasonable” rent increase should be and rental figures are influenced by the supply and demand on rental…

Prepare for bidding at auction

Spread the love Over the past decade, auctions have become the favoured method of sale for real estate agents and sellers in the property market. While this is a great option for agents to use during the sales process, it can become an exciting and stressful experience for buyers.  Preparing for an auction is a…

Pet proofing your rental home

Spread the love Changes in laws across the years and world events have seen a rise in pet ownership in rental properties as more renters are finding it acceptable to have pets in their properties.   As with all pet ownership, there are things to consider in the care and use of the property as well…

Tips for your winter open home

Spread the love Inclement weather can sometimes put a dampener on the number of people who may come through your open home and when it comes to your winter homes, as with any season, you want to show off your property in the best possible light. The winter months are a great opportunity to show…