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Some home features have always been big sellers to those looking for a new home, like an updated kitchen and bathrooms, while other features are new to the market and appeal to younger buyers - such as integrated smart technology.
It’s a no brainer then, that keeping your home updated and fresh is vital to increasing its value.
Here are five home updates for you to consider to help you sell your home for more. Each of these features are quality investments, so you can rest easy knowing that they won’t age or outdate in the near future!
Have you ever forgotten to pay your bills on time? When applying for a home loan, your credit score can be an important factor in determining your success as well as your interest rates and fees.
What is a credit score?
Your credit score is a numeric value. It may vary depending on where you sourced your score, as different institutions will have different scoring models.
In Australia, there are three governing credit reporting bodies (CRBs):
D&B / illion
Australians can obtain one free credit report from each of these CRBs per year. So, if you haven’t received your credit report in a while, it may be a good idea to do so now before you apply for a home loan!
The table below shows the different score ranges the three CRBs use.
Deciding when to put your property on the market can be a daunting decision, and often it can feel like there are just too many variables to consider. If you’re an aspiring seller, your brain is probably buzzing with questions like…
What stage of the property cycle is the Perth real estate market in?
Is the number of Perth buyers increasing, or decreasing?
Is my home ready to be listed, or should I invest in a few quality finishes, first?
Luckily, there are a few general rules you can follow to get the best outcome for your home. Read below for the best and worst times of year to sell your property…
Everyone wants to hear the sound of the ocean and smell the salt water from their doorstep.
Walking to Perth’s beaches and spending weekends surfing with friends is a dream of many in Western Australia.
However, whether you’re looking to invest in a home by Scarborough Beach, or a holiday house for family summers on the Margaret River, it is important to know that now, there are many ways of making this beachfront living an affordable reality.
Plain walls are the enemy of a cozy, creative and lived-in home, but it can be hard to find the right wall accents for your space that don’t cost thousands or betray your sense of style. For many people, collecting original art and special photographs is a lifelong pursuit, so don’t feel bad if you don’t have a gallery’s worth of cherished artwork when you’re just getting started. There are other ways to dress up your walls in an affordable, intriguing and original way that don’t feel like a sacrifice!
If you’re struggling from empty wall syndrome but are bored with the typical framed photos and artwork, we’ve got some awesome suggestions for you. These ideas will help you look at your plain walls less as a stressful, nagging task on your to-do list and more as a blank canvas full of opportunity!
NAB have just released the latest Residential Property Survey for December 2018, with results falling to an all time low across all Australian states, but a positive outlook recorded for Perth and Western Australia.
What is the NAB Residential Property Survey?
Why is the overall Index so low?
What’s the forecast for the housing market in Perth and Western Australia?
Perth and WA rental market
New developments market
Established housing market
What are the biggest constraints on the new and established markets?
In the Residential Property Survey, real estate professionals are asked to give their expert opinion about future capital growth (house prices) and rents. Their expectations are then quantified into the NAB Residential Property Index. This Index gives us an easy way to gauge if market sentiment is high (“strong”) or low (“weak”).
Renovating your bathroom can really boost the value of your home, and improve your in-home experience. Although a lot of people want to make this improvement to their house, not understanding the price of the remodeling is a major setback for many.
So how much does a bathroom renovation cost? The cost for a bathroom renovation in Australia, for example, can vary from a few thousand dollars for small renovations to around $50,000 for something more luxury.
Have you been watching your favourite renovation show and feel inspired to start knocking down walls? Or maybe you’re just itching to make your mark on your home?
Before you unroll your blueprints and get to work, let’s ask ourselves – will these additions be a financial nightmare, and will they add value to my home? We’ve researched four great renovation ideas for you below, that will not only give your home that bit of ‘wow’ factor, but should also boost your return on investment, when it comes time to sell…