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Case Study Should I renovate my 3 bedroom home into a 4 bed

Case Study: Should I renovate my 3 bedroom home into a 4 bed?

Adding an extra room to a home can be a great way of creating value and fetching a higher sale price.

There are however quite a few things to consider before splitting rooms in two or putting up new walls.

In this case study, we look at a recent example of a client who wanted to make his three spacious bedrooms into four small ones.

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How to make your bathroom a selling point

How to make your bathroom a selling point

Bathrooms are one of the most frequented rooms in any home, and yet many home sellers go no further than giving them a bit of a clean when putting their house on the market.

These small but important rooms can in fact be the make-or-break point of a sale, so it pays to spend a little time and money making sure they’re in top shape before opening your doors to inspections.

Here are a few tips on how to make your bathroom look its best.

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Do you have a home emergency plan

Do you have a home emergency plan?

We never expect a home emergency, but they do happen. Preparing for an emergency means you can reduce the inconvenience and anxiety, and increase your family’s safety.

Get prepared ahead of time and rest easy in the knowledge that you’ve got home emergencies – such as blackouts, roof leaks or burst pipes – covered.

Know your home

Every home is different. Take some time to work out the location of important features of your power and water supply, and find out how to turn them off.

Find your fuse box and circuit breaker and familiarise yourself with the buttons and switches inside. Your water and gas mains are usually somewhere in front of your house, but in some cases may be down the side or elsewhere. Hot-water systems can be located outside a house, in a roof cavity or between floors.

Look for potential problem spots in your house and on the surrounding land. Take note of things like old roof tiles, sloping or uneven ground that could be prone to flooding, or trees that are very close to the house.

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The Biggest Buyer Turn-Offs! #3 May Surprise You!

The Biggest Buyer Turn-Offs! #3 May Surprise You!

A lot of what goes into selling a home is positive: we do things that we think will make our houses look better and sell for more money.

But sometimes it’s what we neglect to do that has the biggest effect. It’s easier to think of things buyers will like than to look at our own homes and critique the way we live.

So here’s a list of the six most common blind-spots that turn buyers off. How many are you guilty of?

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5 renovation mistakes to avoid!

5 renovation mistakes to avoid!

Thinking about doing up your home before selling it? Great idea – you could significantly raise your sale price without much investment from your end.

But beware of these five common mistakes people make!

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The 7 mistakes most sellers make

The 7 mistakes most sellers make

Selling your home? Don’t fall into these common traps!

In this post, we take a look at some of the mistakes we come across most often. If you’re guilty of one or more, don’t feel bad – most of them come down to human nature. Just remember to keep an eye on yourself (or your other half!) before signing away your home.

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Is it worth using an agent to sell my home

Is it worth using an agent to sell my home?

When selling your home, getting the best result comes down to two things: how much you spend on the sale, and how much you make.

Here at Madeleine Hicks Real Estate, we’re often asked why it’s worthwhile using an agent, so to answer this question we’ve put together a short summary of what goes into selling a home.

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9 ways to have a stress free auction day

9 ways to have a stress free auction day

9 ways to have a stress free auction day. A successful house auction doesn’t necessarily mean that the hammer drops on a bid worth twice as much as the reserve.

Although that would obviously be an excellent outcome, it’s important to remember that a successful auction can mean more than simply selling your property for a good price. If the auction has created unnecessary tension in your life or if you’ve been stressed through out the process, there aren’t too many people that would classify that auction as a success.

House auctions are about more than just the money so here are 9 ways to have a stress free house auction.

1. Do your research

Before you put your house up for auction it’s important that you’re at least a little bit familiar with the industry. Go to other house auctions, ask questions of the agents and most importantly have a few conversations with the bidders. House auctions are something most people will rarely participate in, so it’s difficult to acquire organic experience in this area. This is why it’s so important to get out in the field and learn as much as you can before your own auction. The industry changes every few years so even if you went through an auction ten years ago, it’s still worthwhile to attend upcoming auctions to see what’s happening in the space. 9 ways to have a stress free auction day.

Attend upcoming auctions before your own to get a feel of the space.

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What you should know about super, retirement, and selling a property

What you should know about super, retirement, and selling a property

You might have heard the news stories recently about superannuation pro Jeremy Cooper saying $1 million isn’t enough for a comfortable retirement.

Whether or not his calculations were valid is a debate for another day.

But it got me thinking… how would all this fit in with property, super, retirement, and so on? Click through for the facts!

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Will installing eco-friendly upgrades help sell my home

Will installing eco-friendly upgrades help sell my home

Renovating or adding features are usually a good way of boosting a home’s appeal to potential buyers – but does installing eco-friendly upgrades make a difference?

Considering the amount of social pressure there is to go green these days, you’d think that everyone would be demanding all the latest and greatest environmental add-ons. But in reality, this isn’t the case. Click through to find out why.

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