A checklist for keeping your home maintained throughout the year

A checklist for keeping your home maintained throughout the year

Want to stay on top of things this year? Domain.com.au reveals what maintenance you should do throughout the year, starting with what to do right now.   To do now: Exterior repairs: It isn’t too late to make a few improvements to the exterior of your home, but don’t tackle anything too big. Take the time to make minor deck repairs or paint your fence, just make sure you give it a good clean and light sand first. Plan your year: The end of summer is a good time to plan any home improvements you want to complete throughout the year. Get...

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Is it time to downsize? What to look for so it’s right for you.

Is it time to downsize? What to look for so it’s right for you.

Source: realestate.com.au There comes a time in many people’s lives when you start to weigh up how big your home really needs to be.   There’s empty rooms left, right and centre, the garden suddenly seems enormous and your knees creak every time you climb those stairs. You really just don’t have the same needs as you used to.   It might be time to downsize. But how can you be sure to choose the best property for you?   If you’re a senior, stick with single-level. Remember those knees? It’s only going to get harder to...

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4 Steps to help you crack the property market in 2018

4 Steps to help you crack the property market in 2018

If 2017 favoured the investor, 2018 is tipped to be the year of the first home buyer.   How can you break the property market this year? We give you the tips to ensure you can get your home and have your avocado too.   Step #1: Pay down your debt Let’s get real, if you’re ridden with debt, it’s unlikely you’re going to be able to save for a home. Reducing any debt – from personal loans to credit cards – can help you in more ways than one before purchasing a home. It puts you in a better position as a borrower when you...

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Are you looking to buy a property in our local area this summer?

Are you looking to buy a property in our local area this summer?

The appeal of buying a property in summer is easy with gardens in full bloom, sun and light streaming through homes, plus those homes with great outdoor areas and pools are extra enticing for buyers in this season.   Following the busy spring selling season, traditionally, summer and the Christmas and New Year period is a time when the real estate industry slows down, however the team at Professionals have found over the past few years and in this current market, that there is no real slow down in listings and sales.   Often summer...

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Find your dream property this spring

We love this time of year in our local area as the weather warms, the gardens come to life and the parks are full of kids enjoying the sunshine. Spring is also always a great time for buyers and sellers alike as it is one of the most popular times of the year for property sales.   Here are some tips to consider if you want to find your new home this spring:   Get your pre-approved finance sorted. It’s great timing for new buyers as over 400 home loan products have recently had their rates slashed by 0.93%. Make sure you...

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Getting your home ready for a spring sale

Getting your home ready for a spring sale

If these unusually warm winter days are getting you thinking about a spring sale, then now is the time to get your home prepared and ready to sell come September.   The spring selling season is the most popular time of the year to sell as the weather warms up, gardens come into bloom and buyers are looking to find and move into their dream home before summer.   Here are some tips on how to get your home ready for a spring sale:   De clutter: Start your packing early and focus on creating an easy, clean looking home by reducing...

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