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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)

Renovate and Profit Seminar (Brisbane, March 19th, 2011)

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Renovate and Profit Seminar (March 19th 2011). Are you located in Brisbane and looking for more info about how to renovate for profit? This course is designed to show you how to go through the whole process of finding, analysing, buying and then actually renovating your investment properties PROFITABLY. (Read More)

Queensland Floods - Impact on Real Estate

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, January 24, 2011

Jason Whitton and Sam Saggers from Positive Real Estate have put together the following - their take on how the Queensland floods are likely to hit the real estate market. Thanks guys - I know a lot of people are wondering what is in store so they can make plans for the next few years... (Read More)

The Value of Window Coverings - Guest Blog

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Friday, January 14, 2011

Thanks to Tom Vatury for the follow insights into window coverings!...   "There are many ways to improve a home that will help make a better impression on hesitant buyers. Everyone should do the basics like re-paint the walls and clean the floors before showing their property, but what about the window treatments? (Read More)

Seven Deadly Sins Of Renovating – Common Mistakes That Will Kill Your Profits And How To Avoid Them.

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, November 11, 2010

Renovating. Every Aussies dream. And when it comes to the crunch - many an Aussies nightmare. Along with the fairytale renovating stories come plenty of not-so-happy endings. And if you’re planning a renovation in the new year, then you’ll be looking out for every tip and every trick you can to count yourself in among the former. (Read More)

Why Set Goals?

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, October 18, 2010

My friends from Wealthy Frog have sent me this excellent little article about goal setting. If you haven't heard of Wealthy Frog, then make sure you follow the links at the end of this Blog post. They are independent wealth coaches who guide their clients through the maze of creating wealth through investing. They have nothing to sell you (ie they are not trying to flog you property or any other sort of invesments); they will simply help take you from where you are now (financially) to where you would like to be.  (Read More)

How to get a ‘Designer Look’ when renovating any type of property

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, September 27, 2010

‘Designer’ is one of those words that just oozes with thoughts of expensive – isn’t it? Think of it – when you see a designer home in real estate magazines, it’s almost always in the asking price realm of $700k+. The same is true for designer clothes, perfume, cars and even haircuts. Expensive usually? Absolutely! (Read More)

The Best Suburbs to Buy When 'Flipping' Property

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, September 06, 2010

At a networking event the other night I was asked by a group of the attendees where abouts in our local area was a good place to buy property to 'flip' or trade (buy to renovate and then sell for a profit). I have to admit that I have my favourite suburbs and know about those that property commentators have recently referred to (in magazines, e-newsletters etc.).  (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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