Three Common Financial Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing a Home

Proper financial planning is an essential process for individuals hoping to purchase a new home. Often, people get excited about the prospect of property ownership and forget the consequences of the decision. If you are not well-prepared for this step, you could make budgeting errors and compromise your economic future. Here are the typical financial mistakes that you should avoid during property purchase.  Failure to Consider the Credit Score When planning to purchase a home, you should check and analyse your credit score. Read More 

Three Reasons Your House is Not Selling

When you've listed your home, and there have been many showings and no offers, something is wrong, In addition to being frustrating, the lack of a sale can prevent the homeowner from moving forward with their purchase of a new home. Prompt action is required to get the selling process back on the right track. How do you determine what the problem is, and once you've identified the problem, how do you fix it? Read More 

Two things to do before putting your home on the market

If you intend to put your home up for sale in a few weeks or months' time, here are a couple of things you should do before you advertise your property: Make sure that you make a good first impression The first few parts of your property that potential buyers see will play a huge role in the opinion they form about your home. If your front garden is wildly overgrown and the front door is covered in cracked, peeling paint, the people viewing your property are likely to conclude that the property isn't very well-maintained and would require a lot of time and money to improve. Read More 

Relish Retirement By Remembering These Two Tips Before You Downsize To Your Next Home

Retirement is the time of life when you want to take it easy and enjoy your favourite hobbies (which do not include constantly cleaning a large four-bedroom family home!) Moving into a retirement villa gives you a chance to embrace a community lifestyle surrounded by those of a similar age. However, choosing the right retirement home needs a little forethought. Now that you are gearing up towards choosing a real estate agent to help you find the next home of your downsizing dreams, be sure to remember these pointers before you put in an offer on retirement villas: Read More 

Could Asbestos Affect Your Home in the Event of a Nearby Fire?

It can be a tragedy when one of your neighbour's home catches fire, and yet is there a possibility that the fire could harm you and your family in a way you might not immediately suspect? This is not a case of the fire potentially spreading to your property, but is in fact when the fire in question has affected a dwelling that might contain asbestos. It's a rarity, and yet there have been instances when asbestos has been released into the air after a house fire. Read More