flood sign on the road

What to consider before buying property in a Brisbane flood zone

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.

Continue reading “What to consider before buying property in a Brisbane flood zone”

Martin Brisbane West Building and Pest Inspector

Inspector Cherrie Helps Protect Brisbane Homes

Martin Cherrie is a licensed building inspector with 35 years’ industry experience behind him. To date, he has inspected over 10,000 homes and with no intention of slowing down.

With bucket-loads of experience and a passion for helping homeowners and buyers, Martin is your building & pest inspector in Brisbane’s west. He services clients from Springfield Lakes to Indooroopilly and everywhere in between.

Continue reading “Inspector Cherrie Helps Protect Brisbane Homes”

David Brisbane Bayside Property Inspector

David Yeowart inspects your home in Brisbane’s Bayside

“Helping people is why I love being a property and pest inspector.”

David Yeowart has been inspecting homes in Brisbane’s Bayside area since 2008. He gets satisfaction from knowing he has saved his client potentially tens of thousand of dollars in future repairs by flagging property defects.

Continue reading “David Yeowart inspects your home in Brisbane’s Bayside”

Hidden costs of buying a home

Five hidden costs of buying a home

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.

Continue reading “Five hidden costs of buying a home”

Time is Running Out

First homebuyers grant deadline approaching

QLD First homebuyers rush to secure $20,000 grant by June 30

First home buyers are racing around the clock to secure the $20,000 Queensland first home owners grant before it is cut by $5000 on June 30. Statewide there have been 4100 grants approved, totalling a whopping $82.5 million. Continue reading “First homebuyers grant deadline approaching”

Are Annual Inspections Important

Are Annual Inspections Important?

This is why regular inspections should be conducted

Are annual inspections important? Most definitely. Our home is often our largest investment and regular inspections should be conducted to ensure maintenance items are identified and repaired and to ensure termites haven’t made your home their home. Continue reading “Are Annual Inspections Important?”

The Importance Of Gutter Maintenance

The Importance of Gutter Maintenance

Our building reports comment on maintenance issues and recommendations.

Far too often our inspectors will identify this maintenance requirement when conducting inspections. Gutter cleaning is an integral part of maintaining a home. Continue reading “The Importance of Gutter Maintenance”