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Retirees - How to attract these usually excellent tenants to your rental property

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Retirees are a great choice of tenant for a rental property, due to the fact that most over-55s will be more respectful of other people’s property, have a quieter lifestyle, and are financially able to keep up with rent payments.  (Read More)

Renovating to attract young professionals

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, June 25, 2015

For those buy and hold investors looking to renovate for profit, attracting the right sort of tenants is an important factor. Young professionals are generally financially well-off, don’t have children or pets, and don’t require large homes – making them very appealing as potential renters. Keeping your target tenant in mind gives valuable guidance as to what is required from an upcoming renovation project. (Read More)

How to renovate your laundry on a shoe-string

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Saturday, June 20, 2015

The laundry mightn’t be the most exciting room in a home, but it’s one that plays a major role in keeping a household running properly. If your laundry needs a refresh but funds are limited, there are still ways to revitalise this room so that it looks more than just a utilitarian space. (Read More)

Creating Curb Appeal at your Place

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, June 03, 2015

‘Curb appeal’ is a measure of the attractiveness of a property when viewed from the street, that is, the first impression when seen from the footpath. The look of your house itself, the yard and the front border all contribute to curb appeal. (Read More)

Using Glass in your Renovation

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Friday, May 29, 2015

You mightn’t have thought of glass as an architectural element, but it can be a strong and beautiful addition to both the inside and outside of your home. If you are approaching a home improvement project, consider how you can use this striking material in your plans. (Read More)

Housing your Wheels - Garages and Carports

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, May 21, 2015

Whether you have a bicycle, motorbike or car, you need somewhere safe to store your transport.  (Read More)

Renovation OR Real Estate Agent? Renovating before you Sell

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Saturday, May 09, 2015

By David Kaity - Hotspace Guest Blogger
Renovation OR Real Estate Agent? This seems like a silly question considering that for someone who is renovating to sell, one would simply follow the other.  Obviously, both are normally regarded as project expenses, but one of them is not a necessity while the other will get you a higher price.  You may be surprised by which is which.
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Why do we renovate?

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, May 07, 2015

So many people turn their hand to building and interior design that there must be an explanation. It’s like some sort of life phase – suddenly there’s a calling, a primitive urge to take up tools, wield a paint brush, collect a library of home decorating magazines. But what is the drive that turns many people into renovators? (Read More)

Renovating while Living in a Property

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The great thing about renovating is that you can work on your project while living in the same place. The bad thing is that, without a little planning and a lot of effort, you may find yourself living in hell! (Read More)

Decorating your walls

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Part of any home renovation is making the most of those big blank spaces that are walls. If you’re renovating a property or on a home improvement drive, then you have a great opportunity to display your personality and style. (Read More)

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Modernising a brick home - no rendering required

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, June 22, 2017

Do you have a brick home that’s in need of a bit of a facelift? Perhaps the colour or style of brick is starting to look a bit dated and in need of modernising. Most homeowners assume the only way to update a brick home is by rendering it, but there are other ways. (Read More)

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