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If you’re establishing a new home – or maybe even trying to sell your old one – then choosing a consistent interior design theme is a logical starting point. And in the same way that major corporations decide on appropriate branding for their products and don’t veer from that brand – doing the same with your home will pay dividends. “Green” (CC BY 2.0) by jinkazamah But this is easier said than done. Adopting a strong theme simultaneously means getting rid of some things in your home which you like and which have value, but which simply don’t fit with your chosen theme.…

Checking out the house and land packages in Brisbane is one of the best things to do when you are looking for a new home. Think about it: it is a good community, and almost everything that you need to is accessible from where you live. But what if the perfect looking house comes with a small room? It would be a shame to forego the house just because some of the rooms are not big enough. The good news is that you do not need a huge construction done to make those rooms bigger. That is a little disruptive,…

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So, you have finally decided to go on an extended holiday after dreaming about it for years. In order to fund this trip of a lifetime, you have decided to rent out your house while you are gone. While you have left most of your furniture in place, you have plenty of other belongings that you don’t want your tenants to touch or potentially steal. After a brief search, you found some self storage Perth solutions that charge a satisfactory price and offered the amenities that you were looking for. While you have committed to a locker, you are still…

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The Australian government has seen the need for some assistance for first time property buyers, and has recently increased the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) to $10,000. This is a considerable amount of money, especially at a time when the outlay is so high, and it comes as a welcome relief to many young couples. The list of things to buy seems endless, so here are some ideas on how best to utilise the grant money. Furnishing the home An important thing to consider as one must have certain essentials, such as bedding, tables and chairs, and carpets, and although…

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There’s only so much preventative maintenance can do for your appliances. Sometimes, what you really needed all along was a visit from one of Toronto’s expert repair technicians. When a professionally trained and insured specialist arrives at your door, backed by experience and high quality equipment, you don’t have to worry about Band-Aid fixes. These technicians will find the root cause of your faulty machine and make the appropriate repairs quickly, efficiently, and — most importantly — affordably. Before you call the first repair service you find, it’s important you do your homework. Not everyone with a decaled truck and…

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The commercial real estate market can be a minefield, sporadic market movements can make it difficult for the would-be investor to make a smart decision around what type of commercial real estate to buy and where. Following the 2008 economic crisis prices crashed dramatically in this sector and have only shown strong signs of improvements in the last few years. There were many smart investors who used the crash in price to capitalize and as you can imagine this has lead to a knock on effect that has affected the stability of the market. Finding the best commercial real estate…

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So you’re thinking of putting your home on the market. The best time of year is in the late spring so families can move once their children are out of school or in the fall before winter weather hits. Competition during those peak markets means you need to have your home looking its finest. If you’ve planned far enough in advance, you should have time to make some upgrades to get the best value for your home and beat out the competition. But not all upgrades are equal. An updated kitchen will go further than an in ground swimming pool…

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Vacation rentals are nothing new when it comes to accommodation options for your vacations, the emergence however of peer-to-peer rentals using sites such as AirBnb have changed the face of how we look for accommodation. With far more vacation rental companies opening up as well, leaders in the sector like Brian Ferdinand are doing great business in the vacation rental market. Hotels are still trading well but private rentals are giving them stiff competition as they offer some things that hotels simply can’t, here are some reasons why we think vacation rentals are better than hotels.  Group Bookings  If you…

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Looking for an advisor on Philadelphia’s real estate? Well, you are in luck because now you can actually direct your questions to real estate development veteran Blake Rubin on Quora. A Philly native, Blake Rubin has sold many properties all over the United States, and thus gained a deep understanding on what works and what does not when it comes to real estate development. Blake Rubin achieved this by traveling all over the United States to understand each city’s culture. Luckily, being a people-person, Blake Rubin enjoys traveling, experiencing different cultures and making new friends. He would utilize this to…

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If you require scaffolding for anything, you have to treat safety as being almost the main priority. Of course, you’re going to want to make sure you’re not paying too much for your scaffolding, and you’re going to want to make sure that your scaffold providers can deliver on time with courtesy, but ultimately, when you have scaffolding on a building you own or operate, you have a responsibility to your customers, your clients, and the general public for as long as that scaffolding is attached to your property. Of course, whether you’re enlisting the help of a scaffolding company…