Sydney may have been the real estate hot spot for almost half a decade, but it’s time to turn our attention to a booming regional area 160 kilometres away, experts say.

Being a landlord isn’t as easy as just leasing out your property to tenants and collecting rent payments each month. In fact, being a landlord is a serious matter that comes with an important set of legal rights and responsibilities you must abide by.

Selling a house is perhaps one of the most stressful times in an adult’s life. How do you make your home more appealing than your neighbours? Small fixes around the house can increase the value of a home and potentially make a quicker sale. Larger fixes will appeal to a greater market. Whether you're planning on selling or just want a nicer place to live, read on to find out what you can do to add value to your home for as little as a few dollars.

In such a competitive rental market, you want your application to be approved. It’s common to show up to a property inspection to find a queue down the street. The whole process can be demoralising, and the competition can seem insurmountable. Even with all this competition, there are a few simple things you can do to move your application to the top of the pile.

 

Your home is the most important thing to maintain. Most Australians will rent a home at some point in their lives and, if you do, you may be subject to periodic inspections as stated in your rental contract.

 

Your pets will always be aware that something new is happening. As with humans, your pets enjoy comfortable and familiar surroundings. Moving away from routines will increase the stress levels. 

Selling your house can be a difficult time as you say goodbye to all the memories made in your home.  When it comes to choosing how to sell your home can be just as difficult.  Selling a property takes preparation, real estate knowledge and negotiation skills. Preparation to make sure the right paperwork is ready and every box is ticked off ready to sell, real estate knowledge to know how to play the game and negotiation skills to get the most value out of your property.

 

 

Turning your house into its most marketable shape might land you a buyer with a dream offer. And it might all come from a terrific open house the kind where nothing remotely goes wrong.

You don’t have to hire a pro home stager and rent all new furniture to get the look buyers love. We asked agents and home staging experts for their secret staging hacks. Here are nine little moves that have a great impact for minimal effort or money.

Most Australians will rent a home at some point in their lives and if you do, it’s inevitable that you’re going to experience a rental inspection.

Rental inspections can cause tenants a lot of unnecessary stress, simply because many people don’t know what to expect or what’s expected of them.

Here are a few easy ways to prepare for your rental inspection so you pass with flying colours and score another year on your lease. 

Building inspections and pest inspections are generally undertaken by the same company, sometimes by the same person. Though you need to ensure they are licensed for both activities. They are paid by the prospective buyer to look at the property and report on its condition, especially defects. As a seller, it is important to remember this.