Former Block winner’s tips for a budget kitchen reno

Who better than a former winner of The Block to advise on a kitchen renovation. Shannon Vos won The Block in 2014. But while he may have had a decent budget for the show, he only had just over $5000 to spend on renovating his own kitchen, following the renovation. However he estimates that... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 20 Nov 2020 0

Converting a garage? Tips to ensure council approval

With many adult kids moving back into the family home since the start of COVID-19 and people experiencing more time on their hands, it probably won’t surprise you to learn that there has been a huge spike in home renovations in Perth this year.As much as it may be tempting to bypass... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 13 Nov 2020 0

The do’s and don’ts of house cleaning

Cleaning the house is one of those necessary evils in life few people relish. The faster you can knock it over, the sooner you can spend time doing the things you love. The key to making your cleaning duties more efficient and effective is to clean smarter. This may sound like a cliche. But... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 06 Nov 2020 0

Top 5 tips to sell your home in summer

We are fortunate in Perth to be blessed with a Mediterranean climate. Our summers are therefore warm to hot and dry with very little rainfall, making us the sunniest capital in Australia. This means summer is a great time to sell, as long as you follow a few tips to showcase how well your home... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 30 Oct 2020 0

Why more extended families are choosing to live together

It may surprise you to learn that multi-generational living is on the rise in Australia. This is when grandparents live together with their children and grandchildren under the one roof. In 2006, one fifth of Australia’s population lived in a multi-generational household and in 2011,... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 23 Oct 2020 0

Budget lowdown & the property highlights

Wednesday night, Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered the 2020-21 Federal Budget. The focus was aimed squarely at jobs creation and boosting economic activity to help drive Australia out of the Coronavirus recession. It includes a number of tax cuts, backdated to the start of this... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 09 Oct 2020 0

Understanding the role your agent plays when selling

When it comes to selling your most significant financial asset, it pays to understand the role your agent plays in ensuring a successful outcome. It is only when you understand the role that you can make an informed decision on the agent you choose.According to President of the Real Estate... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 02 Oct 2020 0

Tips for owners to cash in on the short term rental market

It has been widely publicised that the WA property market is experiencing a rental shortage. This presents a potentially golden opportunity for property owners to earn some extra income through short term rental accommodation, whether it be by offering up the granny flat or a spare room in the... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 25 Sep 2020 0

Is owning a holiday home a sound property investment?

With overseas travel off the cards for the foreseeable future and borders still closed, many West Australians have been taking advantage of the many stunning and varied holiday destinations we have at our disposal right here in our own (very large) backyard. After all, Western Australia offers... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 17 Sep 2020 0