6 reasons to live in a walkable neighbourhood

Living close to it all is no longer just reserved for inner city living. These days a lot more thought is being put into planning outer suburbs to make them more liveable and promote a greater sense of community, health and wellbeing.The old-fashioned notion of village-like, leave-the-car-at-home... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 05 Nov 2018 0

What’s the key to a successful tenancy?

If you own an investment property, you need assurance that you will receive both short-term regular income and long-term capital gain. While both objectives are, to a large extent, driven by the market, there is one sure fire way to dramatically improve the likelihood of achieving both – good... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 25 Oct 2018 0

Storage solutions on the wish list of more buyers

These days we all seem to have accumulated so much ‘stuff’ in our homes that it’s hard to find a place for it all. That’s no doubt why an increasing number of buyers today are placing greater emphasis on the importance of storage solutions when looking for a new... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 12 Oct 2018 0

7 ways to give your bathroom a budget facelift

Anyone who has looked into the costs of renovating a bathroom would know how expensive it is.Known to be one of the most costly rooms in the house to renovate (second only to the kitchen), a bathroom renovation sets us back to the tune of $17,000 on average.But there are ways to seriously spruce... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 05 Sep 2018 0

Where NOT to spend your money when renovating to sell

The rule of thumb when renovating to sell is that you should aim to make three dollars for every dollar spent (the so-called ‘three-for-one’ rule). This is a good guide for you to gauge whether or not your money and time have been worth it.Here are 5 renovation features that experts... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 30 Aug 2018 0

Classic timeless ‘trends’

Whether in fashion, music or interior design, trends come and go. But there are some interior design trends that have hung around for so long (or keep resurfacing) that they have earned the title of ‘classics’.Here is a list of interior design trends that have become classics in the... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 23 Aug 2018 0

Renovating to sell? Here’s how NOT to blow the budget

If you are renovating to sell, there are three key things you should avoid:1. Over-capitalising (spending more than you stand to gain in the sale).2. Not finishing the renovation and selling it half done.3. Blowing the budget.There’s no question that a beautifully renovated house that... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 16 Aug 2018 0

10 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Street Appeal

As real estate sales professionals we can vouch for the popular saying that first impressions count. It really is true that if you haven’t got a buyer’s interest from the roadside, you’ve all but lost them. Many buyers do a drive-by before they will express interest in an... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 09 Aug 2018 0

Renovating the bathroom? Here are 3 things to consider

Bathrooms are without a doubt one of the biggest sellers of a property. After all, who doesn’t love a luxurious, well-appointed bathroom? But it can also be one of the most expensive rooms in the house to renovate.When starting any renovation project, whether it be in preparation to sell... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 02 Aug 2018 0

Which rooms sell a house?

A common question asked of real estate agents is, ‘Which rooms sell the house?’ In other words, is it worth spending money on one room over another to appeal to more buyers and hopefully achieve a higher sale price?Kitchens and living rooms are always high on the list but outdoor... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 27 Jul 2018 0