New home inspection

Do I need a building inspection on a new property?

By now, most people have understood the value of a pre-purchase property inspection and will gladly pay to get confirmation the property is a good buy. But what if the property you intend to purchase is in fact a new construction; a brand-new home where no one has lived yet, would you still need a professional inspection?

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Get to Know the Inspection Process

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.

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subfloor void

Common Defects Found in Subfloors (and how to fix them)

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.

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Australian house prices begin to soar again

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.

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Inspector Ramsay

Meet Gold Coast/Northern Rivers Inspector Peter Ramsay

Peter Ramsay has been in the building and pest industry since 1981. He started out conducting inspections in Rockhampton, before taking part in a family owned building and pest inspection company on the Gold Coast in 1995.

His years in the company has given him invaluable industry experience and knowledge and he is now aiming to educate his clients before and after they purchase a home.

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Buying or Selling a Property During COVID-19?

Now that Australia is in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be wondering how is the property market is holding up. Surprisingly, it’s not too bad. This is contrary to the initial forecast. The property market remained resilient and national home prices even rose by 0.3 percent countrywide per the Hedonic Home Value Index by CoreLogic.

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Pearl Beach, Central Coast. Flickr User Avia55

Affordable Property For Sale In Central Coast

The NSW Central Coast has long been considered to be an affordable alternative to Sydney’s expensive property market. With beautiful natural surrounds, lakes and beaches, the Central Coast offers a relaxed coastal lifestyle to home buyers for a fraction of the cost.  And the best thing is, it’s only a quick 90 minutes drive to Sydney’s CBD! Continue reading “Affordable Property For Sale In Central Coast”