The A to Z of Building Terms: Part 3
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The A to Z of Building Terms: Part 3

Welcome to part three of our A to Z of building terms. We have chosen a selection of common terms you may come across in the process of buying, building, selling or renovating your home. A KEEPER is the metal latch plate in a door frame into which a doorknob plunger latches. A KING POST …

Should I Buy in a School Zone?
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Should I Buy in a School Zone?

In Australia, the desire to live in a desirable school zone is growing. Competition is strong for schools with reputations for academic excellence and prominent public profiles. Examples of these are well-regarded public secondary schools McKinnon Secondary School, Balwyn High School and Glen Waverley Secondary School. School catchment areas are divided sharply into boundaries which …

Ask These Questions Before You Book an Inspection
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Ask These Questions Before You Book an Inspection

 Need a building and pest inspection? There are many companies advertising this service in Victoria, however a professional-looking website or business card is no guarantee of a quality service. Doing some research and asking the right questions before you book can save you time and money, and will bring peace of mind knowing you’re booking …

Pre-Purchase House Inspections and Owner Builder Defect Reports -Who Needs One and When?
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Pre-Purchase House Inspections and Owner Builder Defect Reports -Who Needs One and When?

Are you house-hunting? You’re probably already aware that an important step in purchasing a home is doing your due diligence and organising a building and pest inspection from a reputable company, before you make an offer on a property. Perhaps you’ve heard that an owner builder defect report (or a 137B) must be provided by …