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Auction Or Private Treaty Sale: Selling Your Property After The Renovation.

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, November 11, 2013

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10 Things You Should Ask A Builder Or Project Manager Before Hiring Them For The Job

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, October 28, 2013

Having a good builder or project manager on your renovation job will ensure that you are having quality work done around your home. It also relieves you of some of the stress and headaches that a property renovation can sometimes bring.  (Read More)

Your Renovation Game Plan - My latest article in the Your Investment Property Magazine

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Friday, October 05, 2012

Check out my latest article in the Your Investment Property magazine for mountains of tips and ideas to help you renovate for a profit.  (Read More)

Finding the best trades-people for your reno

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, September 10, 2012

Finding good tradespeople to do your renovation work can be like pulling teeth sometimes. Many don’t get back to you on time. Others hand you quotes which make you wonder whether they’ve quoted you on a different job which was three times the size of what you asked. And some go weeks over their promised timeframes.  (Read More)

Renovating before you sell? Wondering how to get the biggest bang for your buck?

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Friday, August 24, 2012

It’s a common mistake to just try to make a property look good when renovating for a profit or to sell – and this is of course very important. However, it’s more important to produce a ‘product’ (your property) that buyers want to buy to buy from a practical perspective too.  (Read More)

Renovating Soon? Stick to your budget and get set to make a whopping profit

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, June 28, 2012
If you're renovating soon, make sure you check out my tips in 'How to Slash Costs, Reduce Risk and Still Make a Profit from your Renovation'. It's a priceless checklist to make sure you keep on budget and stay on target to make a nice fat profit from your property (Read More)

Colours for your Renovation

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, February 06, 2012

I often get asked ‘how much will you charge to do my colours’. My answer? Nothing – because I won’t do it. There are so many other factors to consider and I for one find it impossible to ignore the things that I know NEED to change in order for a real transformation to be made possible. Colour is a very important factor, but it is only around 30% of what it takes to modernise and add value to any property. (Read More)

Renovating before you Sell your Property

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Tuesday, November 01, 2011

If you own a property but thinking of selling, you might be wondering whether to renovate it first – or just sell it as is. This is a common dilemma - and one that I talk to people about almost every week. (Read More)

Depreciation and your Investment Property

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, April 13, 2011

When you think of tax deductions for a residential property investment, you probably think of things like mortgage interest, maintenance & upkeep, property management fees, council rates, etc. But there's one other very big deduction you may have overlooked... depreciation. (Read More)

Renovating for Student Accommodation

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, April 06, 2011

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. Practicality does not have to be boring or plain however, and designed well, a student house or flat will reward you with a higher (and consistent) rental income.  (Read More)

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How to Design your Dream Kitchen

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, July 17, 2017

The kitchen and living spaces are typically the hub of your house; and whether the others in the 'hub' are helping or just watching, it’s often where you'll connect and bond after a day at the office or school. Most people prefer an open plan layout for this reason; simply to fit all the people who want to congregate there. Since it's such a draw card; it needs to not only function well, but all look great too. (Read More)

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