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Selling your home: Private sales vs Auctions

Private Sales vs Auctions – How to choose what’s right for you   ‘Should I sell my house privately or go to auction’ is one of the most asked questions from people looking to sell their home. And rightfully so – selling your house is a significant life decision, and you want to get the highest price possible.  You’ll find that private house sales or auctions both have pros and cons, and your real estate agent should guide you on what will work for... Read More

Saving money and creating habits with Kathryn Bordonaro - Allbiz Finance

Well, here we are in February 2022 – Christmas and the new year period is behind us once again, our social media feeds are filled with pictures of little people in brand new school uniforms, and collectively we have all stepped into 2022 hoping that there are fewer ups and downs than the last two years have presented us with. I am so happy to report that my daughter and her partner had a very smooth settlement for their first home in December, and they are learning the joys of paying... Read More

Process of buying a home - Credit Report

It is a pleasure to be asked by the team at One Agency Country to Coast to be a guest blogger. I have worked in finance for over 30 years, so of course I think about home loans all the time – but lately I have been really deep in thought about the process of buying a home and the path to a successful finance approval.   The reason for this deep thought of late – is because in the next few weeks my daughter will settle on her first home purchase, and I have been coaching... Read More

Decluttering your home for sale

Buyers want space and storage, and a benefit is when a home is presented in a way that they can imagine as their own. Decluttering is about making your home feel larger, showing off your storage, and being selective on what is kept on show., allowing buyers to easily envision themselves moving in.  Invest time in decluttering, here are some tips to get you started in the process.   1. Ask your agent - Check with them to evaluate the extent of your clutter and where you should focus... Read More

How to choose the right Real Estate Agent

How to choose the right Real Estate Agent   Communication and connection are everything. Your home is your largest asset, most likely, and with so much more to it than just the materials it is made from, it is a treasured part of your life. We understand that, as we've sold our homes before too.  Here are a few things to consider when selecting an agent.  Research Look at several agents to get an insight into how they work.  Knowledge The agent you choose is going to... Read More

Considerations when buying a property

Considerations when buying a property Every home in Australia is unique, but you can find some common elements that can make a property more appealing for future resale. Take into consideration these property aspects, especially if you’re buying your first home with the idea of one day moving into a bigger or better property: ·        Proximity to shops and schools. ·        Easy access to... Read More

Buying a home

  Steps to Buying a Home, Simplified If you are new to the property buying market, we have simplified the steps of buying a home below. Remember, there is always someone to talk you through the jargon and legal requirements. No question is ever a silly one. One Agency Country to Coast are here to facilitate your real estate experience.   Know your limit, talk to your bank or broker Make sure that you have enough cash to meet deposit requirements (normally 10%). Engage a mortgage... Read More

The important lessons with Ash Hall @reno_rookies_

The important lessons with Ash Hall   The fourth and final blog post in the series focusses on the most important lesson we’ve learnt so far; Look after yourself and each other. Remember, you’re not on The Block and Foreman Keith isn’t berating you on national television (and you’re not throwing that paint brush from blog 1 at him), so just take it slow. If your back hurts, just stop. Don’t push yourself beyond your limits to get a task finished because you... Read More

Save or Splurge with Ash Hall @reno_rookies_

Hello fellow renovators! Matt and Ash from @reno_rookies_ here again.   Our third major tip is a fun one; splurge on the good stuff.   There are some things you can’t skimp on and unfortunately they cost a fortune, but they’re worth it. The driveway is the first thing you see as you approach the house, and if its damaged or dated it instantly drags down the façade and undermines all the other hard work you’ve already done. Replace it with something luxe like... Read More

Reno DIY with Ash Hall of @reno_rookies_

Hi there, it’s Ash and Matt, the @reno_rookies_ here again.   This month’s pearl of wisdom (cherish it, I don’t have many) is to give it a go. There is a lot to be done in a renovation and whilst it can be daunting, much of it can also be DIY’d. There is legitimately a YouTube video for everything these days, so whilst it might seem like you could potentially die, you probably won’t. Let’s talk tiling. Tiles themselves are cheap. The tiler who lays... Read More

Renovating with Ash Hall @reno_rookies_

When people visit our house, the first words they often say are, “OMG you’ve done so much! You guys should go on The Block”, usually followed by, “I’m serious!”. The idea of fame, fortune and a renovation that someone else is paying for sounds very tempting for about 10 seconds before I snap back to reality and remember that if I were on the show, I would probably hurl a paintbrush at Foreman Keith’s head within the first episode. That being said... Read More

Thinking about Selling?

Thinking about Selling? If you are thinking of selling, we have simplified the steps of selling your home below. Remember, there is always someone to talk you through the jargon and legal requirements. No question is ever a silly one. One Agency Country to Coast are here to facilitate your real estate experience.   Be Organised After making the decision to sell, spend some time de-cluttering, tidying up the garden and get your property as close to “open home ready” as... Read More