5 common first homebuyer mistakes to avoid

Whether you are in the market to buy your first home or you have adult kids about to take the plunge, it pays to be mindful of the most common mistakes first homebuyers make – mistakes that can land them in financial stress. Neglecting to do the necessary researchIt’s easy to get caught up... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 26 Jul 2019 0

The truth about online valuations

Getting an estimate of your property’s worth can be done within seconds these days by jumping online and using one of the many property valuation tools available. Even realestate.com.au has jumped on the instant property valuation bandwagon. But just how accurate are they?We conducted our... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 19 Jul 2019 0

5 jobs you should never attempt DIY

DIY experts, influencers and contestants on home renovation shows like The Block make even the toughest DIY projects look easy. What we don’t see behind the scenes though is the expert advice they receive from trade professionals on the more challenging jobs.If you don’t know what you... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 12 Jul 2019 0

Why selling in winter can work in your favour

While gardens look their best in spring and more people are out and about in the warmer months of the year, there are some definite advantages for bucking the trend and selling in winter. For starters if you choose to sell in spring you will be competing against everyone with the same idea.The... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 04 Jul 2019 0

Tips to help you find your perfect home

For most people, the purchase of a home is the most significant financial asset they will ever purchase. So it pays to be well prepared. Whether you are looking to buy your first home, upgrade, upsize or downsize, the following ten points will help ensure your choice is the right one for you.... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 28 Jun 2019 0

Property title explained in plain English

We recently appraised a property with a Survey Strata title, which prompted us to wonder how many people know the difference between one land title and another. So this week we decided to share what each means in plain English.As a property owner or purchaser, this information is important to know... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 20 Jun 2019 0

5 things you shouldn’t do when buying property

Having an offer accepted on a property you love is exciting, no matter if it’s your first, your second or even your tenth property purchase.However getting to that point isn’t always easy, especially if you make one or more of the following mistakes.Here are 5 things to avoid when... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 14 Jun 2019 0

4 tips for successful property flipping

The popularity of home renovation shows and public figures like ‘Renovation Queen’, Cherie Barber has inspired many to become house flippers themselves.Unlike those who renovate their home to improve its liveability, house flippers seek to buy undervalued properties, renovate them and... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 31 May 2019 0

10 tips to make moving house a breeze

Just the thought of moving house is enough to send many people running for cover. With a little careful planning however, you can take the stress out of your next move.Here are 10 tips to make moving house a breeze:1. Do a big spring clean – it doesn’t matter what time of year it is,... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 24 May 2019 0