Creating a space to recharge and unwind is essential when trying to maintain peace and balance in an increasingly busy world. However, not many of us know where to start when it comes to creating the perfect zen space in any property.
According to well-known holistic guru, Deepak Chopra, we experience healing through all of our senses – sight, smell, sound, taste and touch; and it is with these senses that you should start when completing a relaxing chillout room.
Welcome to the world of Gold Coast real estate 2015. January has started with its usual high spirit and dramatic shortage of houses to market. As you drive down any street you will note, in many cases, that as soon as you see a sign for sale it is turned to SOLD. This is a nice change to the markets of 2010-2012.
Here at Shelley Auffret Real Estate we recognised long ago that our customers are changing and the way to reach them is through technology and the Internet.
Potential clients, particularly of the 20 – 45 year old market no longer respond to traditional methods, such as cards, calendars, promotional letters and so on through the mail. Quite often they start and finish their search online!
Home staging is a well-known practice in the real estate industry. First impressions are very important and you only get one chance at that!
The concept of home staging (or styling) has been around since the 1970s but has only recently taken off in Australia. And it’s not because it’s trendy, rather because it is proven to work.
Over the three months to November 2014, home values rose by 0.8 per cent; however, the overall home value growth is slowing which is good for people looking to buy into the market.
Houses recorded a superior growth value rate compared to units with the market looking very positive going into 2015.
Selling conditions are favourable with value growth in the rental market steady as demand on the southern Gold Coast remains strong.
Australians love to renovate. Last financial year we spent $28 billion on refurbishments with this year set to increase according to the Housing Industry Association.
The problem is that not all renovations will translate into profit when you sell. Most people make their remodelling decisions based on lifestyle choices rather than also considering added value.
Buyers and sellers are bracing for a busy Gold Coast selling season.
Spring always brings in more listings and buyers, so it’s a great time to consider putting your property on the market.
With a little know-how, even the most intimidating objects can blend into your home creating an avant-garde feeling.
Here are a few tips to set you on your way.
RP Data Research Analyst, Cameron Kusher said strength is returning to the Gold Coast market, with the southern market gaining momentum.
The latest Fitch Ratings mortgage delinquency report found the Gold Coast was picking up after being heavily hit by the global financial crisis in previous years.
Flavoured Summer Water
Do you love water? For some, drinking water is second nature, but for others a little nudge along is needed. As spring and summer fast approach here are a couple of fab flavoured water recipes I have shared on my Pinterest page (originally pinned by Uncommon Designs).
It’s a well-acknowledged Australian dream that people want to own their own home. Most people are fully prepared to negotiate the best purchase price possible but few consider doing the same with their mortgage.
Yet, after from the price, this is the best way to save money on your property and with record low interest rates on offer, plus intense inter-bank competition, the time is perfect to get a mortgage right for you.
Being a coastal hotspot, the Gold Coast was hit hard by the GFC, resulting in a drop in property values, but recently things have started to change.
Figures released by RP Data in February 2014 revealed that the housing market had started to rise, with Burleigh Heads and surrounding suburbs in particularly hot demand.