Home staging tips when selling in winter

So you’ve decided to sell your home in winter. Contrary to what some may think, winter can be a great time to sell. For starters there’s generally less competition. There are also some great ways to make your home look warm, inviting and welcoming in winter.Below is a list of simple... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 21 Jul 2018 0

Snooze, you lose!

We are seeing all the signs that the market is changing. As a result, buyers who wait to make offers because they think they have time on their side, like they did when the market was slower, are ultimately missing out on the property they love.The past three properties we have sold have... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 15 Jul 2018 0

Australian Architecture 101 – a brief history

They say what goes around comes around. The saying is true in personal fashion (think of the popular vintage and retro trends), interior design (old trends are constantly being revived and reinvented), motor vehicles, and architecture (there’s nothing like the character and warmth of an old,... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 05 Jul 2018 0

One mistake that can cost you a home loan

When applying for a home loan to buy your first home it is both an exciting and nerve-wracking time. Many first timers have a secret fear that their credit rating may not be completely up to scratch, especially if they recall the days when maxing out their credit card and paying their rent a few... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 29 Jun 2018 0

The great home loan hack

Too many people we speak to simply set and forget their home loan repayments.They don’t realise that one of the most effective ways to pay off their home loan more quickly and save money on interest is to make additional payments, even if it’s only a minimal amount.Regularly paying a... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 22 Jun 2018 0

Investment special – how to minimise Capital Gains Tax

It’s almost tax time. If you own an investment property and are thinking about selling, you will no doubt want to know the best ways to avoid or at least minimise Capital Gains Tax.Leading property investment expert, Michael Yardney spoke with tax expert, Ken Raiss who shared a few... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 19 Jun 2018 0

What will homebuyers want in 5 years?

If you are planning to build or renovate your home, it pays to understand what homebuyers of the future will be looking for. Why? Because, while you build and renovate for lifestyle factors today, the astute homeowner knows that you should also consider future resale potential, especially when you... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 11 Jun 2018 0

6 things to consider when buying a home in your twenty’s

Are you in your twenty’s? If so, home ownership may either be the furthest thing from your mind (perhaps because of a perception that it is unattainable) or it may be a goal on which you are intensely focused.Perhaps you are a parent with adult children living at home and wondering how an earth... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 01 Jun 2018 0

5 tips to lighten the load before moving

Moving house is known to be one of life’s most stressful events. Just the thought of packing up the mountain of ‘stuff’ you and your family have accumulated over many years can be so overwhelming you have no idea where to start.The good news is it doesn’t have to be that... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 03 May 2018 0

Inspections put you in control

When it comes to building and pest inspections, most people assume that they are left to the buyers to arrange if they wish. But having your home inspected for structural and termite damage can be highly advantageous if you’re selling too.  In fact we recommend sellers arrange their own Building... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 28 Apr 2018 0