Buying a Property

Buying a Property

  • 3 Ways to Prevent Asbestos Exposure

    Today, it is known that asbestos, a fibrous type of mineral, causes cancer and other health problems. However, this wasn't always the case. Before the 1980s, construction workers often used asbestos as a cheap and versatile way to insulate and fireproof buildings, and many older buildings still contain this toxic substance. If you live in an older house, or if you're involved in the construction industry, it's important to know how to protect yourself from asbestos exposure.

  • When and Why You Should Consider Moving Into a Retirement Apartment

    As you get older, you may feel very comfortable in your family home, but there are many benefits of moving to a retirement apartment, and such a move can help to improve your quality of life in ways you may not realise. Note a few considerations that can help you decide if it's time to start shopping for a retirement apartment. Upkeep on the property You may be managing your property's upkeep quite well on your own and may assume that this isn't an issue for you; however, consider how much time you spend cutting the lawn, trimming hedges and so on.

  • 3 Tactics To Maximise The Value You Get From A Buyer's Agent

    If you've decided to buy a home by hiring a real estate agent, then you've made a good decision because you've got a professional who will work in your best interest. But finding ways to maximise the value you'll receive requires a little bit of planning, so follow these tactics. Avoid Calling Listing Agents On Your Own Sometimes buyers imagine that they could get a better deal by calling listing agents or home sellers on their own and discussing their finances.

  • A Whole Heap of Rats: How to Keep Rats from Nesting in Your Compost Heap

    Rats love people. People unwittingly provide rats with shelter and copious amounts of food, which is why rats seem to gravitate toward the areas that are most heavily populated by human beings. Sydney, for example, now has more rats than people, leading to a surge in the number of pest control bookings. Rats need warmth, food and shelter from predators. Compost heaps then, are akin to free roadside motels stocked to the rafters with free food.

  • How to Live in Your Dream Neighbourhood If You Can't Afford the Real Estate

    The median house price in Sydney recently topped a million, and the prices in other markets aren't far behind. Melbourne, for example, boasts a median house price of $843,674. If you've found your dream neighbourhood, but you can't quite afford the real estate, you may be wondering if there are ways to save a bit of money. Here are some ideas to consider. 1. Scale Down If you're dealing with an expensive real estate market, you have to compromise somewhere.

About Me

Buying a Property

Hi! Welcome to my blog. My name is Walter and this is my real estate blog. I am not a real estate expert and I do not work in the industry. But I am very interested in the subject. My sister has recently been buying and selling a number of properties across Australia. I have been following her every step of the way and I have learnt an awful lot about how a real estate agent can help you to seal a deal. Using some simple tricks and tips you can sell a property quickly and get a great price or buy a property for a below market price.