When You Only Need to Move a Short Distance

There are a number of people who consider moving house to be on the list of the most stressful things that can happen in life. Admittedly, the whole experience can feel overwhelming, but moving a short distance is generally going to be more straightforward than moving to the other side of the country or overseas. Many parts of the process are going to be the same no matter how far you move, but perhaps you are only relocating to the other side of town? Read More 

Can Mulch Keep Termites Out of Your Garden?

While mulch may not seem like an obvious way to keep termites at bay, some organic mulches may deter termites from rooting around in your garden. How does this work and which mulches are best? Termites and Mulch Termites generally like mulch and the environment it creates. While they may eat some mulches, this isn't the main reason they venture into mulched areas. When you scatter organic matter in your garden, you create a moisture-trapping layer. Read More 

5 Big Issues You Can Learn from a Home Building Inspection

Many people dread the formalities associated with buying something significant like a home. Deep down inside they may already have fallen in love with the property and while they understand the need for caution, they cannot wait to get this over so they can move in. Most building inspections only reveal minor faults or defects, but in some cases, they can be a real showstopper. What are the biggest risks that should cause you to stop in your tracks? Read More 

Why You Should Always Get a Prepurchase Strata Report, No Matter How Straightforward the Deal

Some people are so enamoured by such a property that they take everything at face value and push to close the deal as soon as possible. However, history may be able to reveal multiple reasons for caution, especially if you don't feel like you confidently understand the process. This is the main reason why you should commission a pre purchase strata report. What pitfalls could be awaiting you, if you're not careful? Read More 

Understanding Real Estate Investment

Real estate refers to land and the natural resources or assets in it. The term is commonly used to refer to the business of buying and selling real estate. The real estate industry is very lucrative. The reason is that there are many people, in urban areas especially, that are looking for a home or business premises to buy or rent. Since land is considered an asset that appreciates with time, many people desire to get into the real estate business. Read More