How to stay cool without blowing out your power bill

As we swelter through another heat wave in Perth, it may be very tempting to crank up the air conditioner or head to the nearest cinema or shopping centre.So when we saw an article on how to keep cool without ramping up your power bill written by an experienced building designer with a Masters... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 08 Feb 2019 0

Chinese New Year facts & what the Year of the Pig represents

With Chinese New Year approaching next week (Feb 5) we thought it would be interesting to share some facts about this festival that marks the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar.In 2019 we farewell the Year of the Dog and enter the Year of the Pig, which is the last in line... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 01 Feb 2019 0

Why your first property purchase trumps all others

For those of you who are in your second or subsequent home, you will no doubt have memories (fond or otherwise) of your very first home of your own.No matter how humble, that first home got you on the property ladder. It was an important stepping-stone to where you are now and towards your next... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 25 Jan 2019 0

5 signs you’re ready to ditch the renting cycle

Do you feel like you’re stuck in a renting cycle? How do you know when it’s time to give renting the flick and buy your first home?Here are 5 signs you’re ready:1. You want to own an asset that will grow in value over time rather than fork out money on an asset owned by your... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 18 Jan 2019 0

Planning to invest in 2019? Here are 10 tips for success.

Have you set yourself a New Year’s resolution to invest in property? If so, congratulations! You have selected a great time to buy. However it is important not to jump into the investment market blindly. To get the most out of your property investments and to lessen the associated risks, take... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 11 Jan 2019 0

4 things NOT to do when selling your home

It seems everyone has an opinion on what you should and shouldn’t do when you’re about to put your home on the market – friends, family, work colleagues, everyone becomes a ‘property expert’ at a very important time in your life. After all, your home is likely to be... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 14 Dec 2018 0

Styling tips for a Christmas sale

If you are selling your home for sale over Christmas you may think you and your family will need to miss out on any Christmas cheer in the home this year. But that is not the case at all.While we advocate simple styling when preparing your home for sale, there are ways to keep it simple and... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 07 Dec 2018 0

It’s about perspective

While Perth’s housing recovery remains fragile, we can’t lose sight of the fact that Australia’s GDP growth rate remains strong, confirming our resilience as a nation.According to the latest National Accounts figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, we are now... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 29 Nov 2018 0

How to style that awkward space in your home

Do you have a space in your home that you just don’t know what to do with? It’s that spot that is not quite big enough to be its own room but too large to do nothing with. Perhaps it has little natural light and seems in limbo between other rooms.So just how do you optimise and style... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 23 Nov 2018 0

Should we stay or should we go?

Love it or list it? Should we stay or should we move? It’s a commonly asked question in lounge rooms all over the country. Perhaps it’s on your mind right now.We have put together a list of simple questions and suggested answers to help you decide…1. Do you love your street and... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 15 Nov 2018 0