Selling your home when you have an unapproved structure

I was prompted to write an article about selling your home when you have an unapproved structure after selling a property recently that included an unapproved shed out the back. While the large Colorbond shed was almost new and structurally sound, the fact that it had not been council approved... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 09 Jul 2021 0

8 tips for smart property investment

Buying an investment property continues to be a popular wealth accumulation strategy for Australians. The goal behind it should be wealth accumulation over time to secure a nest egg for the future, not a strategy to make a quick profit and an instant road to riches. How effectively you choose... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 03 Jul 2021 0


Report from the expert who’s sold more than $100 million in Booragoon propertiesDid you know that Booragoon’s median house price has now surpassed $1 million? Having lived, worked and raised a family in Booragoon and Mount Pleasant since 1992, I have witnessed first-hand the many... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 25 Jun 2021 0

10 tips to select the perfect selling agent

There’s a lot more to selling a property than many people realise. So, choosing the right person for the job should be taken very seriously. Leading real estate trainer and auctioneer, Tom Panos, says the difference between a good and a mediocre selling agent can be as much as 10% of the... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 19 Jun 2021 0

Saying goodbye to your home – moving day rituals

If you’ve just sold your much-loved home and are working your way through the practicalities of moving, don’t be surprised if you are overcome with emotion. Leaving can be harder than you may think. This is especially true if you’ve lived in your home for many years and/or... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 10 Jun 2021 0

Things to consider before downsizing to an apartment

If you’re spending more time cleaning the pool, managing a large garden and cleaning rooms in your house that have barely been used since your grownup kids left the nest, it’s probably time to seriously consider downsizing your home and the to-do list along with it.Now is the... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 28 May 2021 0

Spotlight on Hamilton Hill

Did any of you see the suburb feature on Hamilton Hill (or ‘Hami Hill’ as locals affectionately call it) in last week’s West Australian? The article just so happened to coincide with the historic suburb being number 2 on the list of Top Selling Suburbs South of the River for... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 20 May 2021 0

Is the bank of mum & dad the key to home ownership?

With house prices continuing to rise, more than half of Australian parents (around 53%) are thinking about helping their kids buy a home of their own by going guarantor, according to a recent survey of 1000 Australians.Colloquially known as ‘the bank of mum and dad’,... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 13 May 2021 0

Home open etiquette – the do’s and don’ts

There’s a new Australian novel calledOther People’s Houseswritten by Kelli Hawkins in which the main character, Kate, loves to spend her weekends attending open homes in the luxury end of the market to get a glimpse of how the other half lives. In the novel, Kate takes what she... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 07 May 2021 0