Everyone has different ideas of what is important to them. Some value brand names above all else, others worship at the bargain bin looking for deals and discounts wherever they can find them.
So what is the right way to spend money on your home to make the most impact and add value to your home and your lifestyle?
The reserve banks decision earlier this month to cut the cash rate to a new record low, combined with capital city price growth, will spur listings ahead of the spring selling season.
Grant Harrod, LJ Hooker CEO, discusses the impact this decision will have on both sellers and buyers and what that means for the overall Australian market.
Auctions are exciting but for some can be nerve-racking unless you understand the process. Vendors want to get the highest price, whereas buyers are hoping to snap up a good deal, while the selling agents are trying to get as many bidders through the door as possible. It’s an exciting process and it can be your ticket to a great property.
However, it is vital to do in-depth research before making moves into the auction market. Here are our tips on where to look, who to talk to and what reports you should read.
Before you look for a brand new home, you'll need to prepare yourself financially. Buying a new home can be expensive, so it's important you plan ahead as best as you can.
There are many expenses to factor into your budget, including the deposit, stamp duty, strata fees, and inspection and valuation costs.
So you're going to buy a new home. Now comes the age old question: Should you buy or sell first?
Your decision may be affected by a number of factors, such as market conditions, personal preference and your financial situation.