2016

Scrub Up Nice: 4 Benefits of Hiring Cleaning Services for Your Office

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To some, it seems like a luxury, but professional cleaning services are growing in popularity—and affordability. They're not just suited for personal, home use either. Chances are, your office could benefit from hiring regular office cleaning services. After all, it's not just a tidy office. There are lots of knock-on effects this can have on your business. Here are four you may not have considered. Increase Efficiency If your office staff have to take time out of their day to wash up and undertake regular maintenance of the office space, then that's time not spent on the work they've actually been hired to do.

28 November 2016

Property Investment | 3 Smart Tactics To Get More Savings Value From A Newly Built Home

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Buying a home in Australia is bound to cost you a large sum of money with the median price standing tall at $658,608. With so much money at stake, you'll want to ensure that you make a good decision. If you're planning to invest in a newly built home as part of your property investment strategy, then smart tactics will help you get even more savings value from a newly-built home.

16 August 2016

Why You Should Hire Professional Removalists

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Most homeowners are aware that relocating can prove to be a nerve-wracking experience. However, as is with most experiences, some people tend to forget about how stressful it can actually be. This stress can be compounded if you have children and pets involved in the relocation process, too. If you would like to make this experience less stressful than it has to be, then you should consider hiring professional removalists. The following are some of the reasons why removalists would be ideal when embarking on a move.

10 August 2016

Moving out of a Rented Property: How to Make Sure Your Bathroom Is Squeaky Clean

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When it's time to move out of your rented home, it's also time to clean. It can be exciting to move to a new place, and yet you need to ensure that your old place is as clean as possible so that you can get your bond back. If your budget allows for it, you might be thinking about hiring a commercial cleaning company to do the work for you. There are a number of companies who specialise in cleaning rental properties with the specific goal of getting you your bond back, since they know what a landlord will be looking for.

3 August 2016

How Young Australians Can Get on the Property Ladder

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Owning property is a dream that spurs many people to work harder and build their careers. However, when you are just starting out in life, it's often hard to save enough capital to climb even the lowest rungs of the property ladder. Every year, thousands of young Australians emerge from university, but how long do they have to wait before they can own their own home? Actually, the average age of first-time house buyers in Australia is around 38 years old.

3 August 2016

Property Management | 3 Ways To Manage Tenants That Turn Into Nightmares Midway Through Your Lease

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Every landlord dreads the thought of tenants who don't pay rent and cause a nuisance in the home or for neighbours around them. Even if you or your property management company has employed the best screening technique, some tenants can turn into nightmares to deal with –– whether it is excessive drinking, loud noises or domestic violence. Follow this guide to manage tenants that turn into nightmares midway through your lease.

5 July 2016

Building a new home on a back block

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If you want to build a new home in the inner city, you often need to be quite flexible when looking for blocks. Often you'll end up needing to look at a back block simply because there isn't much new street frontage land available in the inner city. Here are some things to consider as you are looking at blocks and potential home designs.  Access Back blocks can be an extra challenge when building as the builder may need to crane in supplies or use smaller trucks to navigate a narrow driveway.

13 June 2016

Locked Antique Steamer? Five Possible Solutions to Consider

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If you've bought an old steamer trunk, it may have a lock. That can be frustrating, especially if it's engaged and you want to open the trunk. Luckily, there are a few options you can try. Take a look at these ideas: 1. Explore antique trunk replacement keys. Your antique trunk may be rare now, but when it was first released, it may have been one of hundreds of trunks. If this is true, you are in luck, as it means your lock and its key was likely mass produced.

2 June 2016

The Beast Inside The Beauty: The Feral Pigeon

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The question as to whether beauty is a subjective quality or it is objective often attracts varied responses. However, a large number of people (both objective and subjective-minded) would agree that the pigeon is a beautiful creature. From this point of view, it would seem that having a family or two of pigeons on the residential ledge or within the attic is not such a bad idea. This article answers a few questions about the feral pigeon in a bid to negate the above-mentioned notion.

13 May 2016

Practical Tips to Ease the Transition Into a Smaller Home

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Living in a huge house all by yourselves once the children are gone is impractical, especially if you have no reason to hold onto the place (e.g. if it was rented or the children don't want to live there in the future). While sentiment can keep you locked in a big house longer than is necessary, you'll soon find that the maintenance and upkeep of a family home when you're left alone isn't worth the stress.

26 April 2016