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Yes, That Money Pit You Bought CAN Be Transformed

Yes, That Money Pit You Bought CAN Be Transformed

The typical money pit often sucks the life out of your wallet usually because the purchase and renovation were not well thought out. But a money pit CAN be transformed. When it comes to buying a new house, either your first property or just the most recent, there’s a lot of thought that goes into its purchase – location, comfort, price, suitability, potential. But do you ever think that your dream home may just become a money pit? Probably not. You’re likely looking for something that’s perfect for you, at least right now. And it has to tick certain boxes….

4 Unintentional Property Renovation Results

4 Unintentional Property Renovation Results

Any property renovation is a BIG decision. And whilst you may love the designer results, there are other results you may not be expecting. When a homeowner redecorates, they have a goal in mind. Typically, it is to add value with a property renovation or to turn their property into a dream home. However, for every action, there is a reaction. So, when a property renovation takes place, there are always unintentional results with which a homeowner has to deal. It’s important to know what these are so you can avoid them or find a solution for the next time….

Three House Moving Decisions To Make After Selling

Three House Moving Decisions To Make After Selling

House moving decisions are still to come even after the ink is dry on your real estate contract. Are you ready to make more decisions? It might have taken months of negotiations and weeks of searching for the right place. Moving house is never easy, it’s always very stressful, and you still have more house moving decisions to make. But once the mortgage has been set up and the sale agreed, it’s time to move on. You might have just a few more days before you need to hand over the keys. Completion is coming, and you have 3 very…

House Moving From A to B is As Simple as 1,2,3

House Moving From A to B is As Simple as 1,2,3

House moving from one property to another is reportedly one of the most stressful activities in which most of us will engage at some point in our lives. After all, house moving means you have to pack up your whole life into boxes and shift everything from one place to another in as simple and timely a manner as possible.That’s the aim, anyway. The longer you’ve lived in the property you’re leaving behind, the more work you’re going to have on your hands. But all hope isn’t lost. Here are a few sage pieces of advice that will help you…

Owner Builder Keys To Success

Owner Builder Keys To Success

Being an Owner Builder is a great responsibility to ensure your dream home is built on-time, on-budget, and on design. A lot of people are taking the decision to be the owner builder of their homes these days – and for excellent reasons. You can save yourself hundreds of thousands of dollars, create the perfect environment to suit your family lifestyle, and then sell for a respectable profit when the time comes. However, going down the owner builder route isn’t always as simple as it might seem. There are a number of pitfalls that can get in your way, quash…

New Home Build Pro’s and Con’s

New Home Build Pro’s and Con’s

A new home build can be the most exciting and creative process designed to provide you with a dream residence. Or is it all it’s cracked up to be, both negative AND positive? Building your own home doesn’t have to be something that you treat as a daunting or unthinkable option. Many people rule it out without even knowing the pros and cons of taking this path forward. On the other hand, you shouldn’t rush into a new home build without being aware of what it all entails. So, to ensure that you’re fully aware of what’s involved in all…

Pest Extermination In Hard To See Places

Pest Extermination In Hard To See Places

Pest extermination isn’t anything most of us want to face. From possums in the roof to stray cats preying on your birdlife, it’s easier to get rid of pests you can easily see. But what about small and tiny pests, especially when you don’t know how they gaining access. No one wants to find that their house is now also home to a family of pests or vermin. Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t act until it’s too late and they find that they have an infestation on their hands. But, you shouldn’t let pest extermination get to that point. There are…

Mobility Loss: Build A Winning Home Anyway

Mobility Loss: Build A Winning Home Anyway

Mobility loss is often something home owners don’t anticipate when they build or buy their dream home. But it doesn’t mean you have to sell. Becoming less mobile is something that impacts millions. Whether it’s due to age, injuries, or trauma doesn’t matter. It can make life a little more difficult. Thankfully, there are ways to overcome mobility loss and enjoy your home. Here are five mobility loss ideas that can help you restore maximum enjoyment of your property. In turn, they establish the perfect foundations for a satisfying life too. What are you waiting for? Let’s get to work….

Home Emergency Tips So You’ll Sleep Easier

Home Emergency Tips So You’ll Sleep Easier

Does the thought of a random home emergency keep you up at night? Do you have the skills to fix most things that may go wrong with your home? There’s nothing worse than having to deal with a home emergency. Annoyingly, you are often completely unable to predict when an emergency is going to unfold. And when one does happen, it can be all too easy for the panic to set in, making it impossible to think with any common sense. As a result, you might not act in the best possible way! Don’t worry, though, I’ve collected some great…

Can Your Home Handle The Heat?

Can Your Home Handle The Heat?

How will your home handle the heat when the summer rays come beating down? It’s not only about cooling down when the weather heats up. Now that summer is finally in full swing around half the world; you may come to realize something – your home was never ready for it! How is it going to handle the heat? Even when you’ve been counting down the months, looking forwards to the longer days and lighter nights, and planning your weekends out in the sunshine, you never thought to consider your home. And why would you? With all the excitement of…

Nightmare Tenants? Here’s How To Salvage Your Property

Nightmare Tenants? Here’s How To Salvage Your Property

Nightmare tenants are those that turn up on television tabloid news shows, usually running away from the camera. They are the ones you DON’T want renting your property. These days, lots of people are investing in property and it can make sense. One of the most popular ways to make a healthy turnover from property investment is to rent it out to either long-term or short-term tenants. Whether you go for long-term or short-term tenants is up to you. People who live in tourist hotspots often prepare to rent out their property as a holiday let. However, those who don’t…

Strip Back Layers And Find A New Interior Design Approach

Strip Back Layers And Find A New Interior Design Approach

Strip back and lay bare the bones of your home. It just might be the interior design approach you need. When we turn our hands to interior design, we often add things to our homes. We stock up on new furniture, lay new carpet, and add yet another layer of paint. What we invariably don’t do is strip back. So if you often feel the need to pile on extra layers, it might be worth considering a different method. Next time you redecorate, why not strip back instead? It may seem extreme, but this may be what you need to…

Beat Winter Blues With These Home Improvements

Beat Winter Blues With These Home Improvements

Beat winter blues with four surprisingly easy home improvement ideas that will keep you snug as a bug in a rug. Everyone tries their hardest to prepare their home for upcoming seasons. To beat winter blues, most people will have heating units and radiators cleaned and refreshed to prevent them from getting blocked. Others will have their insulation inspected and perhaps replaced. Are you one of the fortunate ones considering replacing your central heating with a completely new system? Then when the glow of summer arrives you may find yourself installing window film to keep the solar rays out. Others…

Call An Expert: Home Repairs You Shouldn’t Do Yourself

Call An Expert: Home Repairs You Shouldn’t Do Yourself

‘Call an Expert’ should be the catchcry of DDIY – Don’t Do It Yourself. Because there are four important jobs that the unqualified mustn’t attempt. It’s good to know how to do things around the house, especially if you’re a homeowner. The ability to fix minor repairs before they become major issues can save you money and increase the longevity of your house. Whilst many painting jobs can be done yourself for others you should call an expert! You can teach yourself some DIY that you must know, such as unblocking the sinks or repairing light fixtures. However, if you…

5 Real Estate Tips for Purchasing The Right House

5 Real Estate Tips for Purchasing The Right House

Real estate tips are usually given by agents when you decide to buy a home. However, you probably need to understand the top 5 real estate tips BEFORE you engage an agent. First time homeowners may struggle with the realities of real estate which can be comprehensive. In addition to all the financial implications of purchasing a property, there are also other considerations such as your children, the size of the home, local amenities, location, and even the weather. This is where following some real estate tips becomes very handy. Buying a home is, after all, a hefty investment that…