Posts Tagged ‘Home Improvements’

Maintaining Indoor Plants

With downsizing and high-density living a trend that is here to stay, there’s an increasing market for indoor plants; despite garden sizes shrinking, many of us still like to have some greenery in and around our homes, as plants not only enhance ambience and promote calm, but they also produce oxygen (critical for our survival).  Plants are an essential part of any home, and if well maintained boost aesthetic appeal … Read the full post »

Property Goals 2021

Happy New Year to you and your family; we hope it will bring you and your loved one’s happiness, health, and prosperity after what was a challenging 2020 for many.

At this time of year many of us reflect on our goals for the year and make resolutions, often revolving around health, amongst other things; but what about your property goals?  Have you made any?

Below is a check list you might … Read the full post »

Make Your Spring Garden Shine!

Whether you are on a house block or have a small courtyard garden in a duplex or townhouse; spring is the season for planting and growth, and as the weather warms up and the sunshine sparkles just the little bit brighter – our gardens just love spring as much as we do!

One of the keys to a great spring garden is soil.  The more nutrient-rich the soil, the more your … Read the full post »

Sprucing up the Garden…Handy Tips

When it is time to sell, it is critical to have the gardens looking as good as possible – the outdoor area is one of the first impressions buyers have of your property, and if this is looking a little ordinary, or even worse – shabby, they may not even get out of the car.

Improving the appearance of the front of the home, even on a minimal budget, can make … Read the full post »

Is Your New Year’s Resolution to Renovate?

Happy New Year everyone. We hope you celebrated the way you wished, and the recovery was effortless! We are excited about what lies ahead in 2020, and in fact the next decade, and we are gearing up for another busy year listing and selling in and around Mount Coolum.

If RENOVATION is on the agenda for 2020 – there are many things to consider prior to undertaking any works, alongside budget … Read the full post »

Increase Rental Income & Deductions!

Australia’s renovations industry appears to be profiting from weaker economic conditions and tighter lending standards, with alterations and additions to residential buildings hitting a historic high recently.

Australian Bureau of Statistics Building Activity data showed a 6.6 percent increase in alterations and additions in 2018; this trend has continued into 2019 on the back of a softer market, indicating homeowners and investors seeking to improve capital values and increase rental income … Read the full post »

Feng Shui…Balance & Harmony in Your Home

Increasingly we are reading and hearing more and more about ‘Feng Shui’ particularly in the home and office.  Some buyers place great value on a home’s Feng Shui when seeking to purchase, so it is certainly something to be aware of and take on board if possible.

Firstly, what is Feng Shui?  Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese practice focused on balancing and harmonising the energies in your home; aligning the … Read the full post »

Solar Power Benefits!

With summer on the way and energy prices continuing to rise; if you haven’t already invested in solar power – now is the time!  In Australia we enjoy more sunshine than any other continent on earth, so nothing makes more sense than tapping into the abundant energy the sun provides to power our home and minimise not only our utility bills but our carbon footprint.

Benefits from investing in solar power:

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Improving the VALUE of Your Property: Internally

Last week we wrote making changes to the external changes to your home to improve value and appeal when preparing for market. This week we cover internal improvements.

The two most important rooms to renovate (if needed) prior to selling are the kitchen and the bathroom. These are the ‘big ticket’ items with regard to cost, due to plumbing, electrics etc…and it’s amazing how many properties are dismissed by buyers from … Read the full post »

Improving the VALUE of Your Property: Externally

Last week we wrote about valuations and what they involve; whilst factors like location and state of the market are out of your control – making changes to the home to improve value and appeal ARE in your control.

Firstly, do not underestimate the power of first impressions when it comes to property. Whether you are looking to sell or just improve your property’s overall appeal and value; what you can … Read the full post »

Property Flippers & Depreciation!

Last week we talked about capital gains tax deductions, this week we are highlighting legislation changes from late last year that changed the way depreciation for pre-existing plant and equipment found in second hand properties will be treated.  Plant and equipment depreciation cover all removable and mechanical assets which generally depreciate faster than the building.

What is ‘property flipping’?

Property flipping occurs when an investor buys, renovates and resells a property within … Read the full post »

Improvements that Add Value!

It is widely acknowledged, and history demonstrates that spring is generally the busiest selling time; owners considering selling often wait until spring to sell their home.  Whilst this may be true, there are also advantages to selling in quieter periods, such as autumn and winter, as there is generally less stock available for buyers to choose from.  If you are considering in spring, NOW is the time you should be … Read the full post »