Gardening

HOW YOUR GREEN THUMB CAN ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME

Over the last few years there have been a lot of television shows featuring backyard makeovers. Most of these programs tend to focus on the way these makeovers can add to the aesthetic appeal of your home. Very few deal with the impact a garden can have on the resale value of your property.

We’ve talked before about how important first impressions are when selling your home. Most potential buyers will form an opinion of your property the first time they see it, and the first thing a potential buyer will see when they come to view your home is the front yard. This is where one of the main benefits of an attractive garden really comes into play – the ability to help create a positive first impression of your property.

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Smells that sell

THE SMELLS THAT SELL – HOW TO CREATE AN OUTSTANDING OLFACTORY EXPERIENCE FOR BUYERS

Smell is one of the most underrated of our five senses, which is a little strange considering the significant impact it can have on our behaviour. It can have a powerful influence on your mood, your feelings and your attitude.

When you are selling your home, it’s important to create a welcoming, engaging environment for potential buyers that allows them to relax and picture themselves living there. Smell has an important part to play in this experience. While it might not be as glamorous as sight or touch, it has the ability to evoke memories and emotions in ways our other senses can’t, and it can have a huge impact on the success of your sale.

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PRINCIPAL + INTEREST vs INTEREST ONLY – WHICH HOME LOAN REPAYMENT IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Chances are, unless you’ve won the lottery or you’ve found a chest full of gold doubloons, you won’t be able to pay for your new home with a suitcase full of money. You are going to need to get a home loan.

Home loan repayments come in two major forms, Principal + Interest Loan and Interest Only Loans. We caught up with Mark Edlund from Clarity Financial Group, to discuss the benefits of these loans types and help you get a better idea of which will be most suitable for you.

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Can you afford to buy?

4 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU DETERMINE IF YOU ARE READY TO BUY

Property ownership is an important part of building your financial security and planning for your future. But for some buyers it can be difficult to determine if you’re actually in a position to buy a property.

Luckily, there are experts who can help you analyse your situation and let you know what your options are. We spoke with Mark Edlund from Clarity Financial Group, to get his insights on what you need to consider when you’re thinking about purchasing a property.

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