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Five easy steps to boost the appeal of your home

It is not an uncommon fact that a well styled and well maintained house is sold easier and quicker in comparison to the one which is dirty and not looked after. Supplementing the resale value of your property may sound like a difficult task, but in fact it is a very easy thing to do. […]

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Finding the best trades-people for your reno

Finding good tradies to renovate your property can be like pulling teeth sometimes. Many don’t get back to you quickly. Others hand you ridiculous quotes. And some go weeks over their promised deadline. Having unreliable trades-people can cause real problems which can blow out your costs and turn a profitable job into an unprofitable one.

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Properties I’d love to Reno

I’m constantly asked about how to choose a good renovator, so in my ongoing attempt to educate my readers, here are a couple of examples. Basically, I look for a property where I can keep a big portion of the existing fixtures and fittings. For this blog post I am focussing on exteriors, so I’ll be concentrating on what parts of the outside I don’t need to replace or spend a lot of money on.

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When to Reno and when to Run

Renovating is an exciting concept for most people. Having the chance to pick your favourite paint colours, go shopping for all the appliances, fixtures and fittings and generally put your signature to something can be a real buzz.

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Licensing and restricted building work

The new Restricted Building Work regime applies when renovating or building residential houses and small to medium apartment buildings. Restricted building work is work to the structure or external moisture management system of these structures – work that is critical to the integrity of the building. Most residential building work that needs building consent will be restricted building work.

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Renovating for Student Accommodation

Renovating property to suit students specifically is a task that if done expertly, will reap an investor real long term rewards. Different to renovating a property for sale, or even a property to rent to a ‘standard’ tenant or family, student accommodation design must be, more than anything – practical.

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Choosing a Property to Renovate

The current state of the economy has stopped a lot of people in their tracks. Many are of the view that they will ‘tread water’ for a few years until the economy improves. Others are taking this opportunity to pick up a bargain, often helping a distressed seller in the process and making a profit from their efforts.

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