Sell with Confidence
Read More
News

Quick Fixes To Make Around Your House

By Laura Anderson

Stained Bath
Combine equal amounts of cream of tartar and baking soda with enough lemon juice to make a paste. Rub the mixture into the stain. After a half hour rinse thoroughly with water.

 Stuck Sliding Windows
Grease the skids using a little silicone spray lubricant (available from hardware stores). Spray it onto a rag, then wipe along the tracks.

Slamming Door
Soften the slam of a door by fixing a few pieces of peel-and-stick foam weather stripping around the doorstop. Or get a wide rubber band and wrap it around the doorknobs on both sides, stretching it across the edge of the door.

Hard-To-Remove Lightbulb
Press the centre of a 30cm strip of duct tape onto the middle of the bulb. Fold each loose end in half so it sticks onto itself. Give it an anti-clockwise twist to loosen the bulb.

Flattened Down Cushions
Put them outside in the sun for a few hours, flipping them halfway through. (Be careful leaving them out too long as it may fade the fabric.) The sun will help evaporate the moisture that gets into the filling over time and the cushions should plump up nicely.

Up to Date

Latest News

  • How Rising Interest Rates Could Affect Fixed-Rate Mortgage Holders

    Borrowers who locked in record-low fixed interest rates below 2 per cent in the past few years are likely to face a substantial increase in mortgage repayments when their fixed terms end and they roll onto their lender’s standard variable rate. The big banks now predict the official interest rate … Read more

    Read Full Post

  • How Long Does It Take For A Rate Rise To Hit The Housing Market?

    Rising interest rates are expected to have a swifter-than-usual impact on the property market as reduced borrowing power and higher mortgage repayments weigh on already slowing buyer demand. Historically, changes to the cash rate had taken multiple months to have an effect, AMP Capital chief economist Dr Shane Oliver said, … Read more

    Read Full Post