2016

Some Untold Benefits You Can Gain By Installing Security Window Screens

Standard windows do not come with security screens. But these security-enhancing features are fast becoming a necessity for most modern homes. They offer several unique benefits at the home and most particularly for those residing inside it. If you are considering installing window screens in your home to beef up security, you may be interested in knowing what other benefits you stand to reap from your investment. Here are some practical benefits window screens can provide besides improving security.

How to Prepare for Moving House with Children

Moving can be stressful at the best of times, so moving with kids could seem like an impossible challenge. You might be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff you need to pack, unsure how to organize everything, and worried about settling in at your new place. Stay calm. By following the advice below, you'll save yourself time and energy while packing, won't have a nightmare trying to sort things out once you've moved, and will be well prepared for the first night in your new home.

Purchasing Rental Homes: 3 Things to Consider When Calculating and Assessing Property Income

The latest data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics claim that more and more Australians are opting to rent rather than mortgage or purchase their home. Sweeping up some of the cheaper real estate properties on the market and transforming them into rental properties can really turn a huge profit with time. As there are quite a lot of listings available on the market, spend some time calculating and assessing the possible property income of each place before making an offer.

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Residential Cleaning Service

Hiring a cleaning service can do more than just give you extra time in your schedule every day; it can mean a more thorough cleaning for your home and a more hygienic environment for your family. When you do hire a residential cleaning service, note a few questions to ask so you know you're prepared for their work and know what's involved in hiring them. Ask how the home needs to be prepared for their visit

3 Strategies For Planning Pre-Purchase Building Inspections

With the median Australian house price at $658,608, you don't want to make mistakes when you buy a new home. Failure to inspect the home properly may set you back tens of thousands of dollars in pest control and renovation costs — money you simply don't have after paying a fortune for your new home. Pre-purchase building inspections can take the bite out before you buy by thoroughly inspecting the property to look for signs of damage and imperfections.

Tips for Creating a Small Yet Spacious and Functional Home

Smaller homes are quite popular these days, as homeowners are considering the energy consumption needed for larger homes and for maintaining rooms they might never use. While a smaller home can be more cost-efficient, you may also want to ensure it feels spacious and functional. Your home builder can assist with ideas for how to create a smaller home that still offers everything you need, but note a few tips you might discuss with him or her as well.

3 Hip Features To Incorporate Into Your Brand New Home

When you decide to build your own home, there's a strong possibility that you plan to live in it forever. Building your own home gives you the flexibility to create a space that meets everything you've ever desired. This creative guide helps you plan some hip fixtures when working with new home builders to design the living space of your dreams. Kitchen Island To Complement Your Working Benchtop If you like the idea of entertaining family and friends while cooking, then you may want to integrate a visually appealing kitchen island to complement your existing work benchtop.

Strata And Company Title: 3 FAQs For Property Buyers

If you're planning to buy a single unit or multiple units in an apartment complex, you should know a thing or two about strata title and company title. The answers to the three questions discussed below provide a brief introduction. What Is Strata/Company Title? These are the two forms of property ownership available to investors like you. Under strata title, the apartment block is owned/managed by a body corporate. Once you pay for the preferred unit(s), you'll be issued with a title deed that gives you legal ownership of the unit(s).

Property Managers | 3 Clever Tactics To Protect Your Interests When You Allow Pets Into Your Investment Property

With nearly 63 percent of Australian households owning pets, nearly 25 million pets exist in the country. If you decide to allow pets in your rental property, then you have the opportunity to broaden the number of people targetted by you or your property managers. But many landlords are worried about the damage caused by pets. This guide offers you clever tactics to protect your own interests when you allow pets into your investment property.

Four Things Landlords Need to Know About Asbestos Management

If you own investment real estate that you rent out, you should understand the rules, regulations and industry expectations regarding asbestos. Wondering what you need to know? Here's what to consider: 1. Commercial landlords have strict requirements related to asbestos detection, disclosure and management. If you are a commercial landlord, meaning you rent out spaces to businesses including offices, retail establishments, restaurants and similar entities, you have to be compliant with strict asbestos regulations.