Things to look for when buying a new house

Buying a house is a major investment, and one that often brings with it major stress and anxiety. In signing a mortgage deal you are committing yourself to a lot of debt and a long life of repayments. But similarly you are also creating a home that you own and place where you can grow old and make dreams. Most new buyers focus on the same things, they look at the terms of the financing they are getting and they look at the obvious things like location and the potential…

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Creating A Cosy Winter Bedroom

Now that winter is on its way and the chill is setting in it’s the best possible time to make sure your bedroom is a relaxing sanctuary of comfort and tranquillity. This is the one space in your life where you can go to feel completely at ease, so it’s crucial that your bedroom is as cosy as possible when the weather isn’t so pleasant outside. Use these décor and interior tips to create the ideal winter sanctuary for a great night’s sleep.   Invest in your dream bed. The…

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5 Things you should know about home loans

For many Australians, owning a home is the ultimate dream. Of course, the process of buying a property is not that simple. From working out how much you can afford to borrow to applying for a home loan pre-approval and then choosing the right property, there are several different steps involved, which can easily become confusing and overwhelming. We’ve put together five things any potential property owner should know about home loans before signing up.     Your credit matters Ever since the subprime mortgage crisis, lenders are a lot…

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Sustainable can be cost effective too

It goes without saying that global warming is bad and that it is increasing at an alarming rate. The fact is that we are in a bad situation and if we don’t start to counteract the effects of global warming quickly then the world will be a very different place by the time are children are raising kids of their own. But looking after the planet and being green is often seen as unaffordable and costly. And while this may be true, as with all things economies of scale apply…

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Sustainable can be cost effective too

It goes without saying that global warming is bad and that it is increasing at an alarming rate. The fact is that we are in a bad situation and if we don’t start to counteract the effects of global warming quickly then the world will be a very different place by the time are children are raising kids of their own. But looking after the planet and being green is often seen as unaffordable and costly. And while this may be true, as with all things economies of scale apply…

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What Not To Do In Your Bathroom Remodel

When it comes to home renovations, bathrooms are a real hotspot. They tend to age quickly, so when you finally get some cash to make some changes around your home, your bathroom may be one of the first spaces you want to revamp. Upgrading your bathroom can definitely boost the value of your home and make you feel more comfortable in your space, but there are several common mistakes that many homeowners make along the way. Avoid these common renovation pitfalls so your remodel goes exactly as planned.    …

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A Quick Guide To Selling Your Home

Selling your home or any property under your ownership is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be hard work. Once you know the right steps to take and have the right professional support to ensure you get the best possible price for your property, this process can be surprisingly stress-free. Use this guide to get your property sold with the best possible outcome for your financial future.       Get expert support. Selling a property can, for someone not trained in real estate and the legal aspects…

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Creating A Fireproof Home For Your Family

We all know just how dangerous fires can be. One small error can cause enormous damage, and even unthinkable tragedy. If you’ve just moved into a new home or haven’t yet considered the fire safety aspects of your household, now is the time to act. Ensuring that all of these fire safety tools and tips are in place is a great step toward keeping your family safe no matter what comes your way.     Maintain your smoke alarms. This most basic fire safety tips can also be the most…

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How To Tackle An Ant Infestation In Your Home

There are very few of us that haven’t at some point in our lives had the misfortune of dealing with a sudden influx of irritating ants in our homes. They sometimes seem to appear seemingly out of nowhere, bringing thousands of their friends and marching up and down your home with no end in sight. If you’re currently trying to stop the local ants from taking over your home for good, use these tried and test infestation-busting steps. Call the professionals. There are services out there that know exactly how…

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How To Design The Most Beautiful Garden In Your Neighbourhood

Anyone who loves to garden knows that there’s often a little competitive edge involved. If you-know-who down the road has been planting some extra-special flowers this season, it’s only natural that you want to up your game and make sure your garden looks even more gorgeous to show off your skills. Whether you’ve been gardening for years or are just starting out and want to create a stunning outdoor space, these tips will make sure your yard stands out from the crowd.   Don’t neglect the furnishings It’s easy to…

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