So you are looking to purchase a property, for investment or your family home. It is a very exciting and emotional time, all you want to do is pick up the keys and enjoy your home…Wait…You have all heard the horror stories. We took possession of our property and you would not believe it, the … Continue reading Who Needs a Building Inspector?
Spring is generally a peak season for buying that new home or investment property. Time is always of great essence. You want to acquire the best property within a very small window and that can exert undue pressure on homebuyers leading to costlier financial and lifestyle mistakes. Here are some tips on how to save … Continue reading Save Time in Your Small Business With These Property Tips
There are many things that you reflect on when it’s raining. The heaviness of the rain, the pretty rainbow that follows and perhaps if you are a homeowner; I hope the my roof won’t leak! One thing few of us think about is “where does all that water disappear to once it leaves the roof?” … Continue reading Exterior Water Management: Make Sure Your Pipes Are In Order
So, what is required to meet the 2007 Standard? The 2007 Standard limits the extent of reporting to major defects, providing a general impression regarding the extent of minor defects and any major defect that is an urgent and serious safety hazard. The standard then advises that the major defect should be; 1. Clearly described … Continue reading Our Four W Method Of Reporting Defects
Melbourne has been voted the world’s most liveable city six years in a row as of 2016. It’s not surprising then that most of the worlds famous locality is seeing property prices now grow faster that its main national competitor, Sydney. Homes sold in Melbourne went up by an average 6.9 per cent in the year … Continue reading Melbourne the Most Desirable and Expensive
Already using Social Media? Follow Amalain.com.au for the latest about tips and tricks when it comes to buying or selling a home and dealing with real estate agents. It pays to have an expert in your corner These days, businesses need to find a mentor who can help them grow their business and achieve their … Continue reading Why It Pays to Get An Expert
KITCHENS Tactile surfaces are a design trend that is more popular with wood grain look bench tops back in fashion. Silent range hoods with motors installed outside the building are being utilised so the kitchen can be enjoyed in peace and quiet. Ceiling down lights seem to be a thing of the past. The strategic … Continue reading 2016 TRENDS IN RENOVATIONS
To begin with always use a suitably qualified person (such as a licensed builder, a surveyor or an architect) to provide a professional building inspection. These professions should see through any cosmetic improvements that might otherwise be missed by an untrained eye. A professional inspector will ensure that the format and content of the report … Continue reading Not all building reports are equal. What separates a good report from a mediocre one?
Buying a property is one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make. It’s easy to get swept up in emotions when you think you’ve found “the one”, especially when you’re a first home buyer or you’ve been searching for ages. But it’s very important to carefully consider the legal and financial implications before you … Continue reading The Legal Tips You Need To Know About Buying Property
With the busy spring selling season nearly upon us, plenty of would-be buyers are preparing to hit the real estate websites to see what new stock is about. Potential buyers may engage a building inspector because they have done so in the past or have had a great recommendation from family or friends. Others are … Continue reading Home Inspection Mistakes – Facts and Fiction