Clutter Free Living: A Quick Guide To Organising Your Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home. The old saying is certainly true for most Australians and New Zealanders, who spend a lot of time in their kitchens – whether they’re dining together at the breakfast bar, or preparing dinner as a family. We know how important the kitchen is to your home, but we also know how easy it is for it to become a cluttered mess. Many of us have … read on

Rentvestment: The Ultimate Alternative First Home Buying Strategy

There’s an established way of doing things for the average Australian first home buyer. It usually involves saving for years to put together a deposit, before paying down a mortgage over a decade or so – but it doesn’t have to be this way. Rentvestment, or renting the property you live in and buying an investment property, is one interesting alternative. While it’s … read on

Australian Renovations: What’s On Your To Do List

There are 8.4 million home owners in Australia. And according to Roy Morgan Research, last year around 64 per cent of them renovated their properties in some way. It’s clear that us Aussies love to get stuck in and make the changes that we want to improve our homes, whether it’s to increase its value or purely because we want to. But what are the best options when it comes … read on

Mortgage Hacks: 6 Ways To Make Home Loan Approval A Breeze

Buying property in Australia isn’t exactly easy. But with a bit of knowledge, a lot of determination and a dash of self discipline it’s certainly possible – and few would question whether it’s worth the trouble. One of the first hurdles on the road to being a homeowner (and perhaps one of the highest) is home loan approval. To make it easier for aspiring property buyers to … read on

How To: Keep Your Pets Cool In Summer

We all feel the heat in summer – our pets included. So what can you do to keep your furry friends cool and safe at home in the heat? Cats, dogs, and other pets all feel the heat and despite their fur, they can also get sunburnt. In hot weather, they are at risk of heat stress or heat stroke. Worst case scenario: The heat can even be life threatening for your furry friend. … read on

Four Easy Way To Cool Your Home

January is one of the hottest months of the year and without taking some time to cool down your property it can get oppressive. If you’re feeling the heat this January, here are four projects you can do around the home that will pay dividends this year and in the years to come. Install an Awning A good way to keep the sun out and cool the house is to install awnings. The … read on

6 Easy Home Updates To Welcome In The New Year

Start 2017 off right with these quick decorating projects With Christmas and the New Year celebrations rounding up, we look toward the new year and with it summer holidays. Hopefully you’ll be enjoying a well-earned break in the coming weeks, with long days filled with sunshine and good cheer. But if you’re ‘stuck’ at home these holidays, why not tackle a small project you’ve … read on

How To Make Moving House A Breeze

Moving homes is an omnipresent part of real estate in Australia. The Concierge service, completely free to Ray White clients, exists to smoothen the process and make your life as easy as possible. Fortunately, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the majority of Australians move house for positive reasons – like upgrading to a bigger or better home, becoming a … read on

Top Tips For Deciding To Sell Or Rent Your Property

It’s fair to say the property market can feel like a minefield at times. Everyone has their own piece of advice, but what is right for your situation may not suit the next person at all. This blog will highlight some key things to consider when tackling the decision of what to do with your existing property when the time comes to move on – to sell or to rent it out. Think … read on

5 Tips For Getting Your Garden In Shape For Christmas

Buying yourself a home for Christmas could be a brilliant idea. If this December turns out anything like last year, when CoreLogic RP Data reported record low auction clearance rates, there will be less competition and you may just snap up a bargain. One of the most important considerations in your new home will be getting ready for holiday festivities. Christmas is coming, … read on