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Designer Renovations on a budget?

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, August 02, 2010

If we were playing 'word association', what words would you associate with the concept of 'design' or 'designer'? Probably something along the lines of 'good looking', 'stylish', 'appealing', 'desirable'. And 'expensive'. Am I right?  (Read More)

How to work out if your property is worth renovating

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, July 29, 2010

One of the most common questions I am asked is - "Is my property worth renovating and will I make a profit if I do". How do you work out if your property is worth renovating? Well, I have a few very simple suggestions that will help you shed light on whether in fact you have potential profit laying within your existing property or one you are planning to purchase. (Read More)

Pricing up your renovation

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pricing is arguably the one area where many people get tripped up when planning their renovation. There is no simple answer to estimating the cost of your renonation before you start. However, my advice remains the same as ever - set your budget first and then work out what you are going to do to your property that fits within that dollar value. (Read More)

Educating yourself before Investing (and renovating)

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Friday, July 09, 2010

During the break at a seminar I presented at last weekend, I got talking to one of the students about the investing and renovating process and I realised that my own experience has perhaps lead me to underestimate how overwhelming the whole thing can be. (Read More)

4 Good Reasons to Renovate in Winter

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, June 21, 2010

Winter is a time when many people bunker down and hibernate for a few months. A good excuse to blob in front of the television perhaps - but not for the proactive property renovator. (Read More)

Property Market Update by Steve McKnight

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, June 17, 2010

Have you come across the PropertyInve$ting.com website? Its a fantastic resource set up by Steve McKnight and if you're serious about property investing then I suggest jumping on there, taking a skip around his website and registering for his newsletter.  (Read More)

DIY pre-purchase building inspections

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, May 17, 2010

Selecting a property to buy is made a lot easier, particularly if you have the ability to identify common defects and are aware of some basic things to look out for. Obviously an untrained person can not be expected to identify and understand all the possible defects and ramifications a property may have.  (Read More)

Finding a great Real Estate agent

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, April 15, 2010

Finding a top notch Real Estate agent to sell your home or investment property is essential. Why? Because you want it sold fast. And you want that agent to squeeze the absolute maximum amount of money they can from your purchaser. (Read More)

Purchasing Tips for Renovating for Profit

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I don't know about you, but spending days or weeks trudging around from shop to shop for the cheapest or most appropriate fixtures, fittings and appliances for reno's is time consuming and tiresome! I would much rather get it all done in a day and then sit back and wait for the products to arrive. (Read More)

Have You Ever Wondered...?

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Friday, March 26, 2010

Have you ever wondered why it is that SOME people make money from their investment property reno's and why some don't? I think sometimes it's luck - but mostly it's good judgement. Good judgement about how to reno the property in question, yes. But there's a precurser to that. Having the right property to renovate in the first place. (Read More)

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Two-storey home renovations

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, February 05, 2018

Renovating the facade of a two-storey home is entirely different to renovating the facade of a one-storey home. Use these top tips to make sure your two-storey home reno looks the best it possibly can…

Create a visual anchor
If you were to stand on the road and look along the driveway towards your house, you should be able to get an idea of how your property presents, and how much ‘visual anchoring’ it needs. To visually anchor a property is to give it a sense that the house is anchored in place. It is quite a subtle thing but when done well, it makes an enormous difference to the overall aesthetic of the entire property.
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