BLOG2018-06-07T13:29:45+00:00

OUR BLOG

Common Mistakes Made when Renovating Your Home

December 28th, 2017|

Professional home renovations bring out the “hidden value” in your property. It is an opportunity to re-imagine your home design and function and bring out the best in it based on your current tastes and preferences. Yet home renovations can go awry and in the process, waste a lot of your money. Bad renovations are not just a financial waste; they are also unsightly and may lower the value of your property. It is therefore important to watch out on some of the common home renovation mistakes that are likely to ruin your reno projects. Picking the cheapest contractors While cost is a key consideration in home renovation projects, it shouldn’t be at the expense of good quality and professionalism. Get quotes from multiple contractors and see where you can get the the most bang for your buck. Some contractors may give you the lowest cost but also perform poor quality work with low quality materials and poor workmanship. The best approach to take when hiring home renovations contractors is to pick the best person for the job and then negotiate a price. Alternatively, [...]

Watch Outs in Renovating Your Bathroom

December 26th, 2017|

Bathroom renovations or remodeling are some of the major home inspections melbourne and renovation projects that you can undertake on your premises. Not only do they increase the value of your property, they can also be a way of making your bathrooms a little bit more luxurious and bringing out the spa-like effect in them. Yet they are also exceedingly costly and wrought with lots of pitfalls. Mistakes will not only be expensive but they can also ruin your preferred outcome in terms of function and design. Here is a look at some of the common mistakes to avoid when it comes to bathroom renovations in your home. Failing to Plan Adequately This is one of the biggest pitfalls when it comes to bathroom renovations. Carry out adequate planning and have a clear set of objectives. Analyse your specific needs and determine how you want to realize them in your bathroom renovations. What precise measurements are you looking for? Do you need new bathroom fixtures? What is your budget for the bathroom renovations? What materials are you planning to use? What kind of bathroom [...]

The Rights of Tenants

December 21st, 2017|

Due to the high cost implications, home ownership is still a pipe dream for many Australians. The only option left to get a decent roof over many people’s heads is through renting. But even renting comes with its set of challenges including the high rents and the risk of being thrown out a few months or years down the line. Renting does not always confer a sense of security in many house occupiers partly because many are not even aware of their rights as tenants. Renters face a lot of pressure in an increasingly costly property market where many are getting priced out. Knowing your rights is a step in the right direction to ensuring you have a smooth and pain-free stay in your new premises. Here is a look at some of the basic rights and responsibilities that you have as a tenant in Australia   The Right to a Quiet Enjoyment   All tenants have the right to a quiet enjoyment of the property they are renting. That means freedom from constant pestering by your landlord as well as a right to [...]

Maintaining Your Home

December 19th, 2017|

Buying a home or building a new home is a huge step for a first-time buyer. To ensure that your home remains in tip-top shape and that it does not shed some of its value, you have to have a regular home maintenance regimen that will keep the home looking good while maintaining its structural integrity as well as the condition of the various surfaces in the home. Here are some useful tips in home inspection process for the best condition and save some money over the long term. Carrying out Maintenance in the Roof Space The roofing of your house is exposed to harsh elements so it will likely take a bit of a beating. If not well maintained, it will eventually give way to the heavy storms and temperature extremes. The roofing material may begin warping or the underlying rot in the roof may destroy the structural integrity of the roofing exposing you to more hazards and potential high repair costs. Hire professional and licensed building inspector to inspect the roofing for signs of deterioration. The inspection should not just focus on [...]

Why Building Inspections are Even More Important When Purchasing at Auction

December 14th, 2017|

Property auctions are generally a tense affair, especially if you are one of the bidders. There are various potential risks in an auction for the uninformed buyer. The auction contract will be unconditional. Once the hammer has gone down on your bid, you will not get another opportunity to inspect the house and withdraw your bid otherwise you will face a ramp of lawsuits. Before you head out to an auction for a particular building or buildings, take the time to visit the property and do a comprehensive building and pest inspection. This is also a risky strategy because you are not guaranteed of a win in the auction but it is a good insurance against a potentially dud property purchase. Buying properties through auctions can be costly affair if you do not have a well-tuned strategy on assessing the condition and value of properties before heading out to auctions. Without good information and insight into the property, you will probably end up paying too much for it. Buying a dud in an auction may unlock a Pandora’s Box of problems that may end [...]

How to Cope with Buying Stress

December 12th, 2017|

Buying a new home can be very exciting but it is also physically and mentally draining. If you are a first-time homebuyer, you can easily lose your mind grappling with the various variables involved in the process. There are so many choices that are available in the market as well as various features that you need to factor in to get the right home for your needs that will suit your budget. Not to forget the amount of paperwork that you have to handle and the tedious work that goes into preparing the paperwork. However, with the right approach on your part, you can get this process right without losing your sanity. Here are some useful tips on how you can stay focused during the house inspections melbourne and get the keys to your dream home with a complete peace of mind. Getting Your Mortgage Pre-Approved Getting your mortgage pre-approved will considerably streamline the process and allow you to quickly grab offers without worrying about potential financing. Getting a pre-approval on your mortgages will also eliminate potential surprises during the home buying process such [...]

Load More Posts
about

QUALITY GUARANTEE

Not only are our Inspections conducted in accordance with the appropriate Australian Standards, if you are not happy with any aspect of our work, we guarantee to rectify the issues within 24 hours.

FREE QUOTE

Do you need help with Building inspection or pest inspection report? Fill out this form to get in touch.

OFFICE LINE

1.800.555.6789

EMERGENCY

1.800.555.0000

WORKING HOURS

9:00am – 6:00pm

OFFICE LINE

1.800.555.6789

EMERGENCY

1.800.555.0000

WORKING HOURS

9:00am – 6:00pm

Go to Top