Author: Kylie Davis

Essential decorating tips for first-home buyers

The exhilaration of buying a first property is unforgettable: your home is full of endless possibilities.  As a first-time owner, you’re likely to want to put your mark on your new home, and that means hitting the furniture stores and redecorating. But, don’t be too hasty because if you rush the process, you also risk…
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How to be an empowered buyer

Losing a property you had your heart set on can be disappointing, but you must ensure that it doesn’t turn you into a vulnerable buyer. You must remind yourself to fight the emotions of missing out and stick to the fundamentals of a property search. Whatever you do, don’t fall into the trap of feeling…
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Remodeled homes in demand as costs leap

Newly-remodeled homes are increasing in demand as buyers realize the spiraling construction and labor costs, together with supply chain disruptions, have made the purchase of a fixer-upper a riskier business. In turn, this is placing a premium on homes that have been remodeled within the past two years.  It doesn’t matter whether you’ve added an…
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Key questions to ask yourself before buying property

You need two essential skills when buying a property: the ability to recognise the home of your dreams when you see it and, to stay within budget. If you believe that’s pretty straightforward, think again. Too many buyers enter the market without finance in place or clarity around what they want to buy. The idea…
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Five tips for handling changing market dynamics

The dynamics of real estate feel like they’ve spun on a dime in a matter of weeks.  Folks who were offering above-list-price have suddenly become wary. All markets go through economic cycles, and property is no different. For those seeking to sell or buy right now, you’ll find a much more accurate truth behind the…
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Should you work with an interior designer?

Picturing the best way to use space or match colours is not a skill that we all possess. Starting with a blank canvas can be intimidating, especially if you’re about to spend cash on new furniture and fittings. The ideal solution is to hire an interior designer. Their engagement might add a little more to…
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Garden tasks that help sell your home

Selling your home is an exciting experience that should be full of optimism about the future and the next chapter in your life. Putting your home on the market is never a small decision, and you’ll no doubt appreciate that your efforts to spruce up your property pay you back with a higher sales price. …
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Creating the perfect kitchen to attract buyers

When prospective buyers walk through a property for the first time, it’s not unusual to watch them open every kitchen cupboard and drawer and inspect what’s inside. Even as an experienced agent, I’m often surprised by and delighted at the positive reaction that a well-organized kitchen solicits from buyers.  Neatly-stacked Tupperware seems to get you…
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Top 10 Tips for an awesome bathroom renovation

Renovating your bathroom is one of the best ways to increase the value of your property. Together with the kitchen, it is the hottest item for prospective buyers and right at the top of most-wanted lists. If you’re thinking of selling your property, then installing a modern bathroom is one of the best ways to…
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Five dollar-wise ways to rejuvenate your garden

When deciding to sell your home, there’s usually a moment when you admit to yourself that some improvements are needed, or it’ll cost you a pretty dollar when the time comes to negotiate or put your property under the auctioneer’s gavel. It’s important to focus on your potential return on investment before deciding to undertake…
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