Defect Dealbreakers
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Defect Dealbreakers

Are you on the house-hunting trail? Spending all of your free time looking for a home? A real estate inspection only gives you limited time to view a property. Serious faults and defects may not be apparent at first glance. What are some red flags that mean you should just walk away? We asked our …

What is Efflorescence and is it Serious?
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What is Efflorescence and is it Serious?

Have you noticed something that looks like this on the brick or concrete areas of your home? Perhaps the report you have received after a building inspection mentions the term ‘efflorescence’ and you’re not sure what it is. We will look at what causes efflorescence, how it can be treated and prevented. Efflorescence is a …

The Top 5 Issues a Building and Pest Inspection Will Uncover
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The Top 5 Issues a Building and Pest Inspection Will Uncover

Are you house-hunting? Viewing a potential property several times before you make an offer is part of the due diligence all buyers should undertake. Attending several inspections will help you identify obvious issues and determine whether the property is the right fit for you in terms of location, size, position, feel and style. However, there …

The Pros and Cons of Being a Landlord
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The Pros and Cons of Being a Landlord

While Australia thinks of itself as a property-loving nation, it may surprise you to know that our levels of home ownership are low compared to other developed nations. We sit above Austria, Switzerland and Germany, but well below Singapore, Hungary and Kosovo (topping the list with an impressive 97.8% of residents owning their own home). …