It has been an exceptionally wet year so far. Thanks to La Niña, the Australian summer has produced above average rainfall across the country. All the extra rain causes moisture to persist for longer in the air and in the ground which can cause problems for homeowners.Continue reading “Why You Should Have A Moisture & Mould Inspection”
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?Continue reading “Do I need a building inspection on a new property?”
The standard condition in Queensland conveyancing contracts will include a building and pest inspection condition. But what is it exactly and how can it affect either the buyer and/or the seller?Continue reading “Negotiating Under A Building & Pest Condition”
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Gold Coast property market is soaring with many suburbs showing double-digit price growth, a new report reveals.
With prices continuing to increase, it has been predicted the median price for a house on the Gold Coast will exceed $650.000 in the near future. This would see the highest digits for the city in three years according to the Qld Property Investor.
Australians adore their DIY, but experts are warning not to risk playing ‘renovation roulette’ with asbestos.
If you have recently purchased a new home and are looking to carry out renovations big or small you need to be aware that your property may contain asbestos.
We are all well aware of the initial costs of buying a home…At least, we think we are. Often it’s where the money is spent that comes as a shock to first – home buyers.
It’s not over once the deposit has been saved and the winning offer made. Below are the five areas identified by experts where hidden costs are likely to exist.