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Buying Land To Build A House On

The positives of buying land and building a house
1. What are the advantages of buying land and building?
If you do your homework and get solid advice then building on the land you buy can be rewarding and profitable. Firstly, you can choose the design the home or choose from multiple layouts and live in an area you are comfortable in. Secondly, you can move into your home that is brand … Read more »

How to Create a Backyard Entertainer

Backyards are not oil paintings. They’re not to be stared at and admired. They’re meant to be used. But for some reason, you haven’t quite managed to create a hub for your friends and family to enjoy. It’s nice enough, but it’s missing that ‘oomph’. In this guide, we’ll tell you how you can turn your boring outdoor space into a bonafide entertainment venue.

Seating is Key
The key to a good … Read more »

What Is The Minimum Deposit For A Home Loan

How much do I need for a home loan?
Go back about 10 years and the majority of housing lenders would willingly give borrowers 100% of the loan to purchase a property. In some instances, they would lend up to 105% of the loan to valuation (LVR).

Times have changed today. Banks and mortgage broker companies have tightened their lending policies. The loan to valuation is not as generous as it used … Read more »

Make Your Backyard a Safer Place to Play

Tips on making your backyard safer
Kids love to go into the backyard to have fun. But they also have a knack for finding dangerous objects and places that could harm them. Making your backyard a safer place will prevent many outdoor injuries caused by sharp objects, broken wood, unsafe water, harmful plants and even wildlife. Here are some easy ways to ensure that kids stay safe while they play around … Read more »

Preparing Your Property For Rent

How to maximise your rent return
So you own an investment property and are looking for a tenant. The presentation of the property is the key to receiving the best possible rent return. In order to achieve the maximum rental per week, all areas of the property should be clean and in order. In order let’s begin with a checklist of to-dos.

1. SECURITY and SMOKE ALARMS
Make sure the property is fitted … Read more »

What Is A Smart Home?

How Can I Automate My Home?
A smart home utilises electronic technology to control any number of computerised items within your home. You are probably already using this technology with your automated garage door. Now think about what else would be practical in your home if it were automated.

There are a number of processes to automate your home. You can incorporate … Read more »

How To Maintain Your Metal Fence

Maintaining your Fencing
If you have been a home hunter you will probably notice that most houses are separated by a metal fence. In the past, these borders were generally defined by wooden fencing. Nowadays the preferred product is either Colorbond® or Zincalume®.

Have you bought the land and had the house built and a fence erected? If so do a quick check to make sure to identify if there are any … Read more »

The Benefits of Downsizing Your Home

Our modern lives change in unexpected ways. We may become empty nesters, approach retirement, get divorced, or simply decide to embrace a simpler lifestyle due to personal or financial circumstances. In any of these situations, downsizing your home opens a world of new possibilities. Here are some positive aspects that may help you consider this option.
Profiting by selling your current home
Selling your current home… Read more »

Why Install A Rainwater Tank

The benefits of capturing rainwater are many
Water is the most precious of all commodities. Water is the source of all life. In urban areas, water is available at the turn of a tap. We take water for granted. Have you ever had your water supply cut from your home? If so, you will become aware very quickly how important water is. No water means no showers, no clothes washing, no … Read more »

5 Fun Furnishing Items For Your Home

Fun and novel household items
1. LED RECHARGEABLE PEBBLE LIGHT

This Pebble Light is a minimalist decorative feature inspired by contemporary east-Asian style. It looks good even when it isn’t glowing in one of the thirteen colour choices! All you need to do is charge it up and you can put it indoors as a feature or outdoors in your garden. … Read more »