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Steps To Get Your House Ready For Sale

In today’s bustling real estate market, with countless buyers and sellers making their moves, it’s essential to find ways to make your property stand out.

Let’s look at some simple ways you can help prepare your house for sale, and examine how a professional pre-sale property inspection can be your secret weapon in maximising your home’s value and ensuring a smooth property transaction.

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Three Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Termite Infestation

Termites pose a common threat to homeowners on the Sunshine Coast, as they do in many other areas of Queensland. The humid subtropical climate of the region provides the perfect breeding ground for termites, and with over 300 species of termites in Australia, it’s crucial for homeowners to take measures to make their homes termite resistant.

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Building and Pest inspections can assist sellers as well as buyers.

Many people assume Building and Pest Inspections are only relevant to purchasers as part of the contract process. This assumption is not entirely correct. 

The Vendor has a fantastic opportunity to have their home inspected prior to listing their property for sale.

Why you ask?

This puts you in a strong position to take control over the selling and negotiation process. If the Pre-Sale Inspection reveals any major or minor issues you will have the opportunity to rectify these issues prior to listing the property which will give you peace of mind and limit the potential for the price to be re-negotiated once the property in on the market and the purchaser has their own Building and Pest Inspection carried out.

Industry Experience!

Over our many years of operating in the Building and Pest inspection industry we have gained valuable experience and insight into how these inspections directly affect the sale process. Vendors tend to become quite anxious after a Pre- Purchase Building and Pest Inspection as they fear the purchaser will come back to them and try to re-negotiate the price if any issues are found. This fear that vendors can experience highlights the advantage of having a Pre-Sale inspection prior to listing the property for sale.

Book a Pre-sale inspection today.

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Retaining Wall Failure

A retaining wall is a structural feature designed to prevent downhill soil erosion and soil collapse.

There is a wide range of retaining walls, all of which use the same principle. This is that the earth’s pressure must be offset by an opposing force.

The common signs for retaining wall failure are cracking, tilting, bulging, bowing or buckling. If you are unsure of the integrity of your retaining wall, book in for a building inspection today.

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Pre-Settlement Inspections: What Are They and Why Are They Important?

Before finalising the purchase of a property, it is crucial to conduct a pre-settlement inspection. This inspection ensures that the property is in the expected condition. By thoroughly examining the property before settlement, buyers can verify that any agreed-upon repairs and conditions have been met.

In this article, we will discuss the importance of pre-settlement inspections and provide a comprehensive checklist of things to look out for during the inspection.

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Buying A Brick Home? Why We Check for Weep Holes

Ever heard of weep holes? Well, if you’re buying a new home, you are about to. Weep holes are topping the list of items to inspect during a pre-purchase building and pest inspection on brick houses as they can cause expensive moisture damage if ignored.

In this blog post, we discuss the purpose and problems homeowners can experience with weep holes in masonry walls.

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What does a building inspection cover?

A building and pest inspection is an important consideration before purchasing any property. It helps determine existing and potential problems in the house or building and gives you an expert’s advice on the property’s overall condition.  Also, with the inspection report on hand, you will be able to negotiate the property price with cold hard facts. The pre-purchase building inspection is indeed a very helpful tool for property buyers, but bear in mind that it also has its limitations.

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Questions to ask at an ‘open house’ that can save you money

If you’re in the market for a new home you are probably no stranger to ‘open houses’ or property inspections. Inspecting a house in person is a great way for potential buyers to see whether or not it measures up to the listing agent’s market spiel. More importantly, you’ll get to find out more about the overall health and state of the home you may potentially purchase. If you know what questions to ask, that is.

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