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How to save money and invest in a house

How to save money and invest in a house

Real Estate
Buying the first home starts with raising enough funds for a home loan deposit. While everyone understands the need to save for at least 10% to 20% of the purchase price, not many know exactly how to accumulate that amount of money. Saving money to buy a house requires some sort of planning and strategy. Here are some useful tips for raising home loan deposits. Open a First Home Saver Account First time home buyers in Australia should open a First Home Saver Account, a tax effective way to save for a house deposit. Basically, the first $5000 of individual contribution made each year to the account will see the government contributing 17% of that amount. This is much higher than any interest rate in savings accounts or fixed term deposits. The First Home Saver Account should not...
Tips to garage conversion for better use of house garage

Tips to garage conversion for better use of house garage

Home & Garden
The use of a garage differs from individual to individual. Some use the space as a storeroom, something similar to a mini junkyard. Some use it as car parking. However, it can be used for something better. A garage conversion is a mantra towards doing it. It can be converted into a decent playroom or a new home office and surprisingly within a week or two. An added advantage towards garage conversion is that the needs of moving can be met without moving to any other place to get an equivalent house. This will also save the stamp duty, solicitors and other such related fees. It is important to note that a garage conversion increases the value of the house and even a well-considered project may enhance the return by about 10 or 20 percent. Garage Conversion Designing The first s...
How to Find Rental House Properties in Neighborhood

How to Find Rental House Properties in Neighborhood

Real Estate
When planning a move to a new place once a lease is up, the search may take longer when trying to find a house or townhome for rent. In comparison to apartments, these properties are usually not as readily advertised and the competition for the ones advertised is quite high. Consider the following avenues of locating townhomes and single family homes with minimal effort. Drive Around the Neighborhood to Locate For Rent Signs Not all landlords who own rental townhomes and homes advertise their properties through print or online real estate media. Some just place a "For Rent" sign outside the property. Driving around the neighborhood of choice can lead to the discovery of such rental properties. These rental properties may not have as many applicants as those advertised through...
How To Get Good Dog House

How To Get Good Dog House

General
Purchasing a brand new dog house can be quite an adventure, at least these days when the market seems to be downright overflowing with alternatives. You have to bear in mind several factors, though, to make sure both that you are spending your cents on something that’s worth the while and on an item that will keep your furry buddy safe from harm and provide the comfort that he or she needs. Without further ado, we invite you to have a look at the following tips and tricks. Get the right size It goes without saying that the dimension of the product matters most, at least in relation to the size of your own dog. If your budget allows you to, always pick the biggest dog house you can afford. It will ensure that your pet remains comfortable regardless whatever might happen. A g...
Will the FSBO Model Become The New Real Estate Trend in the Year 2020?

Will the FSBO Model Become The New Real Estate Trend in the Year 2020?

Real Estate
  According to a survey on real estate properties, only 1% of the home sales account to FSBO in Australia. A typical FSBO house goes for around $219,000 as compared to the house sold by a real estate agent which brings in $259,000. The prices sometimes go as high as 7 digits and these are the houses that are hard to sell. In 2014, around 970 properties were sold by the owners. The question that remains is: Will a real estate agent become obsolete? Well... there’s no straight answer to it because the data collected over the years does not show a clear picture of the future. What concerns real estate agents is how can they divert the attention to themselves? The Culprit INTERNET! While most of us are grateful for the benefits internet has given us, real estate agent...
Home remodeling tips

Home remodeling tips

Home & Garden
When planning a house remodel, you might be excited to have a complete makeover and change the place you live in. In the process, it can be tempting for you to skip the important areas and have regrets later on. So, here are some tips to be kept in mind before you even begin with the thought of planning a house remodel. 1. Understand the purpose of taking the efforts to make changes This can be a number of reasons because of which people start thinking of giving the house a complete makeover. In some cases, people do it to raise the resale value of the house and get the best price possible for it. In some cases, people opt for this activity because they are bored of the same look at the environment in the house. In some cases, it could be because there is an issue and the same is to ...