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Smart Home Technology: Yay or Nay

It's become quite a trend these days for smart home technology to become a part of households. Some even upgrade their homes before putting it up for sale because automating them adds significant value to the property. While there are so many advantages to smart home technology, there are also some things that need to be considered and given a closer look before we decide to make our homes smart. We compiled a list of the advantages and disadvantages of smart home technology. Advantages Interconnectivity The biggest advantage of having a smart home is the interconnectivity; you can access everything at the touch of a... View article »
Posted in Blogs on 16th May, 2022

6 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

There are a lot of things that we want to add to our home, but not everything increases the value, whether in terms of sale or as a quality living space.  Does adding a pool add value to your home? Does adding a deck adds value to your home? How about solar panels? Does adding a patio add value to your home? In this article, we tackle 6 ways that will add both sale value and quality to your home. Upgrade to energy-efficient appliances and house features Supply of energy from traditional sources costs significantly higher, so it is best to upgrade to energy-efficient... View article »
Posted in Blogs on 11th April, 2022

How Much Does Renovation Add to Home Value

Find out how renovation increases the value of your home. In this article, we help you gauge which parts of your home you can focus on to add the most value to your selling price. Kitchen The kitchen is the heart of a home. This is where most of the time is spent by members of the family or when you want to entertain your friends. Make sure that it captures the attention of your potential buyers from the moment they enter. Repainting cabinets, replacing taps or benchtops, and even repairing broken tiles could go a long way and would further add value to... View article »
Posted in Blogs on 1st April, 2022

Benefits of a Swimming Pool

Swimming pools used to be a luxury feature in homes. These days, however we believe it's a great addition if you have the room for it. Swimming is also considered as one of the most popular sports in Australia. Now is the perfect time to build one.  Pretty apprehensive? That's perfectly understandable. Below are the reasons why you should seriously consider having a backyard swimming pool.   Health and Fitness There is no need for you to go to the gym and spend money on memberships. You have your own workout "station" within your property and considering we still have the threat of new variants... View article »
Posted in Blogs on 25th March, 2022

What is Property Management?

What does property management entail? Managing a property isn't a walk in the park. Listed below is a list of the duties and responsibilities of a property manager's role. After reading this you can decide whether to do it yourself or hire the appropriate team to do it for you. Marketing and advertising A marketing  and advertising plan for your property is one of the most important elements when you consider leasing your property. You identify the profile of your prospective tenants and then come up with strategies as to how to market your property. There is usually an average time on the... View article »
Posted in Blogs on 10th March, 2022

Suburb Profile: Abbotsford

  Since Abbotsford is tucked between Richmond and Collingwood, residents benefit from the inner-city living while also enjoying the greenery of the Yarra River. It's safe to say that living in Abbotsford gives off the organic and laid-back vibe. This gentrified suburb is continuously developing and growing as the years progress. Here are some of the amazing amenities that locals have come to enjoy and love    High Schools: Australian National Academy of Music The Australian National Academy of Music is an educational establishment dedicated to training the youth in classical music. Students from Australia and New Zealand are welcome.  Xavier College (Kew) Xavier College is an Australian... View article »
Posted in Blogs on 13th February, 2022

2 Factors to Consider When Determining Your Home Budget

Credit-to-debit ratio To avoid overestimating your mortgage repayments, take into account your monthly spending habits and your current debts. Maintenance costs If you're considering buying a home with a pool or other facilities, consider these maintenance factors into your budget Determining your home budget is extremely crucial when purchasing a property. When disregarded, we often run into overspending that could render us short on repayments. View article »
Posted in Blogs on 9th February, 2022

Suburb Profile: Thornbury

Thornbury, roughly seven kilometers north of the city, is the meat in the sandwich between the hip bars and cafes of Northcote and the more old-school, family vibe of Preston by being a gentle mix of both. Thornbury offers the best of both worlds to its residents which might be why it's one of the most loved suburbs in Melbourne. Be that as it may, Thornbury is more than just a foodie haven. Get to know more about Thornbury with this community guide:   High Schools Thornbury High School Thornbury High is a diverse and vibrant learning environment. They offer a progressive and innovative curriculum... View article »
Posted in Blogs on 8th February, 2022

Suburb Profile: Preston

Preston: A vibrant, multicultural suburb that is home to wonderful cafes, old school bakeries, and a smorgasbord of restaurants. This suburb is an archetype of being both old and new with its thriving and eclectic community of artists, young and vibrant individuals, and families. Get to know more about Preston with this community guide: Primary Schools Preston West Primary School This school encourages its students to strive for excellence by providing an inclusive and rigorous learning environment for children to grow as passionate learners. Preston Primary School Preston Primary School takes pride in its history of state education since 1875. This primary school is a high-performing... View article »
Posted in Blogs on 30th January, 2022

Short Term Stay (AirBnB) vs. Long Term Lease

What is the difference between the two? And which is better for my property? There are several advantages and disadvantages to leasing your space short term and long term.  Check out our list so you can see for yourself which one you will have for your rental. Short term stay (AirBnB) - advantages Flexibility. Short-term stays allow property owners the opportunity to use their properties in between guests. Higher rental rates. Short-term rates have a higher potential to generate more revenue especially if you are in a very good location. You can increase your rates for every new set of guests. Less wear and tear.... View article »
Posted in Blogs on 26th January, 2022