Unwanted Guests – How to Pest-Proof Your Home
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Unwanted Guests – How to Pest-Proof Your Home

No-one likes an unwanted house guest. Rats, ants, cockroaches and termites can cause extensive damage to your home and make it unsanitary and dangerous. We will investigate ways of pest-proofing your home. Rats Rats are resourceful, invasive, destructive and carry dangerous diseases such as Hantavirus and Streptococccus pneumoniae.  They chew through electrical wiring, leave foul-smelling …

Reasons Not To Buy A House
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Reasons Not To Buy A House

Buying a home is a big decision. Saving a deposit to buy in one of our capital cities is a lengthy process, and requires discipline and patience. Arranging finance, researching an area, attending inspections and working with a real estate agent to find a suitable property are time-consuming activities. If you have found a home …

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 …