Buying a residential porperty can be a long, tedious process. And if you’re not ready, you could easily fall into a hole of home buyers stress and frustration. But don’t lose hope. Armed with the right knowledge and a solid plan, you’ll be a homeowner before you can say ‘sold’!
Let’s walk through the key steps you need to take (and prepare yourself for) to score the best home.
There’s more to buying a home than just the asking price. Now that you’ve got your deposit and secured any available government grants, prepare yourself for the other charges and expenses that come with becoming a homeowner.
Research is vital to help you identify the associated costs. Setting aside a budget for these fees will save you a lot of time, and hassle. It also helps ensure there are as few unexpected nasty surprises as possible.
Washing machine given up the ghost? Dodgy dryer dampening your mood? Whether you’re washing for a family of four or downsizing to an apartment for one, there are laundry appliances to fit your needs.
But if it’s been a while since you last bought one, your head may be spinning with all the new features and options on the market. Take a load off — we’ve done the dirty work for you so that you can go shopping for laundry appliances with confidence.
Is the Australian dream over for those looking to buy a house? Property prices are at what some would call “dangerously dumb” levels. A study has found that it takes up to eight years for a buyer to save enough money for a 20 percent Sydney home deposit.
Are you aware of your tenant rights and obligations? Do you know how often and how much your rent can increase? Are you aware that you can be blacklisted in a tenancy database? When are you entitled to repairs?
Winter was coming... but the cold snap has well and truly arrived. The mercury drop means woolly coats, water-proof boots, and eye-watering power bills. In fact, previous research found households use almost a third of their annual electricity in winter and could be paying 40 percent more compared to the summer season.
It’s no question that your kitchen appliances need to work well. From stoves to fridges, toasters to dishwashers, these are all important in preparing for and cleaning up after a meal. They should be safe, durable, and effective. So, when it comes to a kitchen appliance, which should you splurge on, and which ones can you save on? We're here to guide you with some tips for buying the perfect kitchen appliance.
When it comes to home improvements and maintenance, a great tradesperson is like a magician with their hands. Carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and technicians… give them a task to do and, hey presto, it appears. So, how do you decide who to hire and what factors should you consider? We have a few of our handy tips on navigating the course to engage the right tradespeople.
Our homes are supposed to be a safe haven; even when we are renting. And we want to feel relaxed and stress-free in our abodes.
Moving is a life-event we all experience, with over one third of Australians having moved in the past 5 years. It's time-consuming, tiring, and rarely described as fun, however, it usually leads to a positive result. If you need help on moving day, hiring quality movers to help is key to having a positive move experience.