It’s that time of year again, and the kids are off to school once more! Getting everything organised in the morning is an easy recipe for a stressful start to the day. So here are some life hacks that will make your life easier in this back to school season!
We are well and truly into 2016, and soon the school holidays will be wrapping up. To celebrate a wonderful Summer that has been, enjoy your Oz Day with these scrumptious chicken skewers! A delicious treat on a gorgeous Summer day…
Have you ever wondered why a home can be listed for one price, valued at another, lender-valued at yet another price and then sold for a figure that leaves everyone scratching their heads?
How can one property have umpteen different prices? How do you know which price is right? Let’s walk through a hypothetical home and see if we can shine a light on the price confusion.
Looking at the current state of the market in the central areas of the Gold Coast, we have seen increases in values in all property types. The price sector that seems to be running the hottest is the $400,000 to $800,000, these properties are generally detached dwellings suitable for families who are owner-occupiers. We note that properties in this price range are now selling over previous peak prices of 2007. This has been fuelled by the limited supply and high demand.
When you move into a new home, the last thing on your mind is what to cook. For your first night in your new house you need a meal that is hearty, easy and – above all – tastes like home.
And, of course, the crowd favourite that ticks all of these boxes is spaghetti bolognaise. Here is a simple recipe that ensures your first meal in your new home is absolutely delicious and one to remember:
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.
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.