You may have heard about people testing radon levels when either selling or buying a home overseas. But how high are the levels of radon in Australia, what health risks does it pose to home owners and when should you have a radon inspection conducted?Continue reading “Radon in Australian homes: How dangerous is it & do I need a radon test?”
When buying or selling a house, the goal is always to get your money’s worth, or more. For this to happen you must first determine the overall condition of the property you’re intending to buy or sell. Undertaking a professional pre-purchase building and pest inspection can help you get a better understanding of the property’s worth, and make sure you don’t end up with a complete dud.
It’s been more than a decade since heavy floods ravaged through parts of Brisbane, leaving many of its residents devastated with substantial flood damage to their homes.
In 2011, it was predicted that property prices in the Brisbane flood zones would take a nosedive as a result of the catastrophic event. However, the outlook is a bit different 10 years on — the riverside properties and communities of Brisbane continue to thrive. In this article we provide some useful tips if you consider buying a house in a flood zone.
If you live in a house built before 1980, there’s a possibility it was constructed with asbestos. Approximately one-third of Australian homes contain asbestos in some form or another. Sounds dangerous, right? But what exactly is this material?
Are you looking to invest in a property? Then a building inspection can help assure you that you’re putting your money in the right place and give you peace of mind that there are no safety issues to worry about. It will effectively assist you in identifying any major or minor defects in the building, and whether or not it will be worth your while.
Is there a soft spot under your carpet? Are your floorboards squeaking a little louder than usual? If you answer is yes, then your subfloor is probably damaged which can be a problem. In some cases, damaged subfloors can be downright dangerous.
In this article we’ll talk about the subfloor area of the house, its common defects, as well how you can check if your subfloor is damaged… even before an inspection takes place.
The gutters on a house manage the flow of water from the roof down to the drainage system and away from the property foundation. Though it plays a vital role, the gutter is often overlooked when it comes to cleaning.
If you haven’t been paying enough attention to your gutters, you should know that neglecting them can lead to many problems in the future which all could have been easily avoided by a thorough clean.
For the first time in over five months, the Australian property market has recorded a 0.4 per cent price growth with all capital cities experiencing a value increase except Melbourne.
According to the latest CoreLogic home value index presented in October, we can now expect the housing market to begin to soar again following the easing of some boarder restrictions.
If major constructions will take place near your home, the integrity of your dwelling might just be at stake. To prevent future conflict, it is important to obtain a dilapidation report before any heavy construction or demolition job commences. This way, you can defend yourself, protect your property, and prevent messy confrontations.
One of the worst things about termites is that they are sneaky: just because you don’t see them, doesn’t mean that they’re not there! Termites could easily be eating away at your ceiling or walls without you knowing.
So, the first step to preventing termites in your home is to get rid of the conducive conditions encouraging termites to infest your home. Here we list some of the most common conditions leading to termite infestations.