Imagine balmy nights spent sipping cocktails by the pool, weekend swimming parties and quick dips to cool down in the scorching Australian summer.
Just like Australians*, our houses are also getting bigger. Despite the average household size getting smaller over the last 25 years, the average new Australian home is over 40 per cent bigger than it was over the same period.
You’ve found your dream home, the price is in the ballpark, building and pest inspections are clear – now all that needs to happen is for the vendors to accept your offer.
With an influx of renovation shows on the television, from Channel 9’s The Block to The Renovators, the new offering on Ten and a host of programs on Foxtel – once again Australians are focusing on improving what they have rather than moving.
Selling houses can be an expensive proposition. Renovating can be a cheaper way to reinvigorate the home, but there are a lot of factors and costs which need to be considered first.
What is your opinion of the use of an independent Property Valuer when buying real estate? We ask John Symond.
Our next three tips build on the principles outlined in Staging to sell: DIY home presentation (Part 1) are about adding elements of style to a property where budget permits.