If your home was built prior to 1987 or renovated before or around this time it more than likely has Asbestos in some shape or form within its walls. Asbestos in its matrix or solid form is harmless its when it needs to be removed or cut and broken it becomes a health risk please read following link.
Reserve bank lowers cash rate gain this could only be good for us right !
or is it not always good? people who have money locked away in term deposits might disagree with interest rate cuts but those of you with mortgages or are thinking of venturing into your first property are jumping with joy at the savings it will bring to there repayments.
The RBA kept interest rates on hold again this month but could there be a cut in the near future. Now could be the time to start your entry into the Real Estate market, Interest rates have never been so low and with the turmoil in Great Britain who knows what could happen to house prices in the future. There is talk that Australia could become the next safe haven for over seas property investors and that can only mean one thing for house prices.......
Everything looks OK, how do I know if I have termites?
You may not see any signs of termites until it's too late. The only way you can be really sure you don't have termites is to have an annual Timber Pest Inspection by a qualified timber pest inspector.
What's the first step?
The first step is a thorough, detailed, systematic inspection of your home.
How long does it take?
Depending on the site, the first inspection for timber pests will take between 1 and 1.5 hours
Will I get value for money?
What is your home worth? Can you afford to not give your home a yearly safety check. It's a critical part of maintaining your home. Contact our office for a free phone/email quotation.
Will I have to leave the house during the inspection?
Not usually. Most work can be undertaken with you at home.
I'm building a new house, or extending my current house. What should I do to keep termites out of my new home?
There are many options available for minimizing the risk of termite entry into your new home or renovation. It will depend largely on the construction of your property and we will recommend the best options for your specific circumstance. The methods that we recommend may include physical barriers, chemical barriers and combinations to ensure that you have the best protection available.
realestate.com.au have created a quick guide on things to check after your property is ravished by storm
Domain.com.au recently published an informative article on the importance of property and pest inspections. The article details the ways in which sellers can cover up the unsavoury features of their property.
There are 5 things that may be covered up by a seller; 1) Termite/ Pest Damage, 2) Structural Damage, 3) Rising Damp, 4) Poky Spaces, and 5) Noise and Natural Light Issues. Mercer Property Inspections can help to identify these issues before you purchase the property, potentially saving you a lot of money and stress.
The must do's when buying Real Estate
The Real Estate Networking Group recently put together a list of must do's when buying Real Estate .