Category: Upgrader

Do you need more room to move?

Opportunity often rises in times of change, and that’s true for homeowners wishing to upsize as the market adapts to higher mortgage rates and cost of living expenses. Upsizing in a market that’s coming off the boil can feel scary but it can be positive. While you might sell for slightly less than a few…
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4 ways to minimise the impact of interest rate hike

Homeowners are refinancing in their droves, taking advantage of record-low interest rates to climb the property ladder, maximise the value of their existing property or hunker down for a rate rise. New figures show 363,978 properties were refinanced last year, an increase of 27.9% on 2022. One driver for this activity has been speculation about…
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7 ways to make your renovation a great experience

Renovating your home can be a scary prospect even if you’ve been through the experience before and know the challenges of keeping your project on track. Upgrading a home is a mixture of science and art, and you need to be on top of the quality of construction, as well as design and the aesthetics.…
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Survey finds kitchens are super-hot

If you’re seeking a top-dollar result when you sell your home, there’s no better way of guaranteeing that result than renovating your kitchen. A recent survey by the website Houzz has found that a desire to have a state of the art kitchen has never been stronger. It was the most renovated area of the…
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Create a stunning ensuite to win buyers’ hearts

Americans love an ensuite, and installing a brand new bathroom as part of the main bedroom is a great way to prepare your house for sale and achieve the maximum possible sale price. As an experienced agent in our neighborhood, I’m confident that creating or remodelling an ensuite is a real winner and will boost…
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6 features to win the hearts of post-lockdown buyers

Fashion in real estate comes and goes, and it’s been interesting to see what buyers are seeking in this Covid pandemic era. As experienced sellers know, meeting the demands of the marketplace is one of the critical arts to maximise the value of your property. This is why so many owners of apartments and houses…
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8 tips for the perfect paint job

f you’re preparing your home for sale or your next property needs a little love and care, there are few better solutions than a makeover with paint. Many renovation options can be expensive and time-consuming, but painting doesn’t hit the budget too hard and can be completed in a tight timeframe. Not only can it…
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7 renovation mistakes to avoid before selling

A renovation strategy is an excellent approach if you want to sell your home and maximise its value. But beware of falling into the traps that could hurt your return. A significant influencing factor that owners often forget when preparing for sale is the buyer’s preferences, and identifying features that will command a price premium.…
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6 Instagram sites to inspire your renovations

Seeking inspiration to improve your home can become a fabulous preoccupation with countless websites, Instagram accounts, and old school magazines ready to encourage big and small projects. Even as real estate agents we find home improvements compelling, and they often inform our views of how clients can upgrade their home to maximise its value before…
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6 ways to create a great relationship with your builder

Every successful remodeling project has one thing in common – a great relationship between the client and the contractor. Taking your time to forge a professional and open partnership will pay pack dividends in the way the project is delivered and the toll it takes in terms of your own stress and anxiety. As your…
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