Granny Flats

Did you Know that building a granny flat on your property could add between 13 to 21 percent to its value, depending on location. They’ve become an attractive opportunity for savvy investors. Some love the flexibility of transforming their property into a multifunctional, multigenerational residence. Others seize the fantastic opportunity to build a rentable investment…

Love your character home?

Giving your character home a second chance is a heart-warming, rewarding experience. By renovating, not only will you get to stay in the location you love, you’ll also create a home with authentic charm and historic significance, with all the modern conveniences you can enjoy. Things to think about when renovating your character home: When…

Perfect Time to Renovate

The newspapers haven’t exactly been lost for words when it comes to the building market lately. Yet soon it could be all quiet on the eastern front. Here’s a free headline for them: RENOVATIONS ARE ON THE RISE. Surprised? The most recent HIA Renovations Roundup Report has revealed that in the last three months of 2016,…

Renovate vs selling

If you have outgrown your home, you could move or build a new house but have you given some serious thought to renovating instead? Here are 5 reasons why renovating may be a better option for you: 1. Retain value in your own home. You could turn your existing home into your dream home and increase…

How to avoid overcapitalising

How do you know if you are adding real value to your home and not overcapitalising? Here’s a quick example: If your home is worth $850,000 today and you plan to spend $250,000 on an extension, then you need to be confident your new and improved home will be worth at least $1,100,000. If comparable…

Kitchen Renovation

The kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where you prepare your meals and it’s where all of your family gather to discuss their day. Kitchen renovations are so popular and have the largest payoff in terms of boosting a home’s resale value. Of course, kitchen renovations can also be the most complicated and…