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Real estate investors in Kurwongbah have another reason to consider selling their houses this year, as the region emerged as the best-performing suburb in greater Brisbane. CoreLogic said that the Moreton Bay suburb posted a 21.4 per cent increase in median home prices over the past three months. The median price amounted to $750,000, but six properties even sold more than that. Top Markets Other markets outside Brisbane also have the potential for higher home prices in the future, including Townsville. New homes in the area may be a sound...Continue reading »

In a world where DIY is always possible with the help of a few videos and articles online, it is tempting to do every little thing on your own. You want to save money, and hiring someone else to do jobs around the house means less money in your pocket. But some tasks simply require the expertise and experience of a professional. And that includes plumbing. Can you save money when you call a professional to fix leaky and faulty pipes? The Cost of DIY Plumbing Rapid Repair Experts cautions homeowners to never trust an amateur to do the...Continue reading »

The kitchen is an essential room in your house. If you walk into your kitchen and feel like you have time traveled to the seventies, it might be time to remodel it. Upgrading your countertops is a critical element of your kitchen remodel project. Below, Utah’s Accent Interiors cites some of the common types of kitchen countertops materials you should consider. Stainless Steel Stainless steel countertops can complement most kitchen designs, ranging from modern to upcountry farmhouses. Steel counters can also take any amount of kitchen...Continue reading »

There are plenty of good reasons why there’s no other good time than now to start an entire home de-cluttering project. The fact alone that you spend a lot of time in your house, which means constant exposure of your health to the quality of air in it, should be enough. Aside from the obvious physical and mental health benefits, living in a clutter-free, clean, and organized home, also helps boost other aspects of your life, from sleeping habits to relationships to your general well-being. Home de-cluttering, however, is a major task....Continue reading »

Online tutorials and how-to videos exist to help homeowners tackle projects around the house. These resources are particularly helpful for small and simple undertakings, such as painting, yard work, and seasonal maintenance. There are also self-help articles for dealing with large-scale and complicated projects that involve working with structural, plumbing, and electrical systems at home. While online resources for almost any home project exists, you should also mind the task’s size, scope, and level of complexity. These things may indicate whether you need to...Continue reading »

If you have enough area on your property for a swimming pool, you must not hesitate and jump right into the prospect of building one. It is the best relaxation place which you and your entire family more than deserve. Should you start working with a pool builder such as Dolphin Pools & Spas, here are things you must ask for. Longevity Swimming pools are not cheap to build. This does not mean you cannot find ways to stay cost-efficient. Do this by asking your pool builder which materials have better longevity. For example, a concrete...Continue reading »

Cladding has gone through quite the evolution over the years. From simply being an appearance enhancer, it has become a crucial element for improving the resistance of both residential and commercial structures against external forces and inclement weather. It is primarily for these reasons that many property owners in New Zealand regard it as a must-have in their homes. Flat cladding systems have quickly gained popularity, as more homes in the country started to embrace contemporary designs. Here is what you need to know about these protective...Continue reading »

Burglar trying to open a doorBesides comfort, there is one other thing that people should be mindful of in their homes, and that is safety. Whether you are in a place with low or high crime rate, do not risk yourselves due to carelessness. Protect your family from home invasions before it is too late. Follow these few safety tips, and you will rest easy knowing everybody is safe in your house. Check your doors and windows Home invaders would usually access a house through a door or a window. Be proactive in ensuring that everything is...Continue reading »

As a homeowner, you could be doing some things, either knowingly or unknowingly, that could be hurting your HVAC system. A typical residential air conditioning unit has a life expectancy of around 10 to 15 years. However, poor care and maintenance could potentially cut this number by half. Below are the ways you could be slowly damaging your HVAC system: Ignoring the warning signs Just as your body gives you a signal when not all is well, your HVAC unit will provide you with some signs. Some of these include foul smell, overheating, and...Continue reading »

For a long time, aesthetics and functionality were mutually exclusive things. However, nowadays, homeowners can enjoy the privacy their fence provides alongside the flair of customization. They can experience different styles not just to create privacy but also to stand out. Most basic fence installations in Sarasota, for instance, will combine a cedar fence with a clean look house after house. No homeowner wants a home that blends with every other person’s yard. How then do you embellish? Before any work starts, ask your contractor...Continue reading »