The Crisis Facing Australian Homes

Standing in the living area of a two-bedroom apartment in Southbank, it quickly becomes obvious why this building’s residents are having trouble sleeping. The click, creak, click emanating from the walls is frustratingly persistent and enough to drive you mad during the day, let alone in the middle of the night. During inspection, the culprit was found to be a [...]

By | 2017-01-17T12:59:58+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Can You Really Trust a Real Estate Agent?

 Real estate agents have long been plagued by a reputation for dishonesty, but is this perception well founded? It’s worth noting that real estate agents are trained to not tell outright lies to home buyers. There are all kinds of laws that are drilled into new agents to ensure they don’t land in hot water, and they soon build an [...]

By | 2016-11-15T09:59:58+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Why Home Buyers Can’t Rely on Consumer Protection

Why Home Buyers Can’t Rely on Consumer Protection From an overall standpoint, Australian consumers are strongly protected by legislation. Common law is designed to cover all manner of contexts, while many different policies have been introduced by the Government to support specific industries. But bureaucracy often stands in the way of these measures, leading to exploitation of the process and [...]

By | 2016-10-11T14:59:43+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The Trap Faced by First Home Buyers and How to Avoid It

Buying your first home can be a nerve-racking mix of high hopes and utter trepidation. It’s a huge investment and a significant milestone, so it’s a given that you’ll be experiencing a whole range of emotions. Among all the excitement, you may not realise how heavily the real estate system is stacked against you: there’s much more to it than [...]

By | 2016-09-13T15:48:53+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Pest & Building Inspection|0 Comments

Fitting a quality building inspection within your budget

Booking a pre-purchase building inspection is a no-brainer and anyone would say that they want to choose a professional that they can trust. That said, you’re likely to encounter varying rates between providers after a quick Google search and a few phone calls, and it can be hard to know what the difference is between them all. While there can [...]

By | 2016-09-13T15:54:20+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Pest & Building Inspection|0 Comments

Not All Building Inspectors Are The Same – What to Look Out For

Like most things these days, when we need a professional service or product we turn first to the internet. As a near infinite depository of information, you’ll always have access to a comprehensive list of reliable businesses from which to choose from. However, how are you supposed to know when a business is reliable or not? Just because they have [...]

By | 2016-09-13T15:47:21+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Pest & Building Inspection|0 Comments

Why Investing in a Building Inspection Could Save You a Lot of Money

 It’s understandable that when you’re purchasing a new property, you want to limit the expenses as much as possible. You’re already paying for costs such as stamp duty, legal fees, surveyors and other possible services and this amount is not even factoring in the deposit you’ve just paid for your home loan. It is because of this that many home [...]

By | 2016-06-28T16:55:20+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Pest & Building Inspection|0 Comments

Why A Building Inspector is the Only Professional on the Side of the Home Buyer

Buying a new house is a daunting prospect at the best of times, especially if it’s your very first property. Many young couples for example, tend to feel that the entire home buying process is stacked against them – which it is. Every professional involved in the process, from lawyers to conveyancers, buyers to vendors and real estate agents, are [...]

By | 2018-03-13T20:29:03+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Blog, Pest & Building Inspection|0 Comments

Don’t buy a house without a building inspection in Melbourne suburbs

 You know the problem.  It's going to be your first home purchase -  an existing house.  You have settled on the basic features you want and the suburbs where you wish to settle.  After much research and attending many 'Open House' inspections and auctions, you are now starting to get a better idea of the real price range of houses [...]

By | 2017-03-01T17:29:31+00:00 February 7th, 2014|Blog, Pest & Building Inspection|0 Comments

Gaining the Most from a Pre-Purchase Building Inspection Melbourne

For most people, a home purchase is the largest single financial transaction they will ever make during their lifetime.   According to the Real Estate Institute of Victoria, the median price of existing homes sold in Melbourne during the September 2013 quarter was nearly $600,000. With so much at stake, it is smart to get expert guidance that might help [...]

By | 2018-03-22T13:30:38+00:00 January 31st, 2014|Blog|0 Comments