Archive for Renovations

Do you need a painter? I recommend the best one: Danilo

Danilo is my son in law and has been painting since he was 12, going to various
job sites with his dad. Weekends were often spent at work, and this is possibly the foundation for his work ethic.

He has mastered his skills since then, with over 20 years in the industry, and everyone who has used Danilo’s services is
extremely satisfied.

Danilo is also very professional, reliable, and leaves his jobs in a neat condition. I know this because I’m even hired him to paint my own house!
All my clients has reported their satisfaction too.

Aside from being a painter/decorator, his years in the trade industry have left him with other skills too. Need pictures hung, cabinets assembled, various things repaired, or just a fresh coat of paint around the place?

Call Danilo! 0405092249

First time I ever got involved renovating a property personally. A lot of work but very rewarding.

My husband did most of the work.
My son Merv was a great help removing the wall paper.
Bob Russell my tradesman, good for A to Z jobs, if you know what I mean, did the painting.
Mike helped with all the jobs and redecorating.


The end result is very good.
For lease now at $385 a week
28 Banks Ave, Hillarys
Behind Whitfords Shopping Centre.
Great location. Possible for commercial use too.

How to maximise your selling price

21 December 2016
Author: REIWA President Hayden Groves

Often home owners who decide to sell finally get around to completing jobs around the house they had been intending to do for years.

Fixing the paving, painting the front fence and repairing the side gate are typical examples of ‘little’ jobs that fit into the “I must get to that one day” category.

The little jobs matter
When preparing your home for sale, these ‘little’ jobs are important in achieving an expedient sale at the highest possible selling price. This is because buyers typically notice the little jobs too; an ill-fitting gate is easily and cheaply repaired, yet can loom large in the buyer’s mind as a more major problem that hints at other areas of the property being neglected.

Beware of over-capitalising
Of course, you need to be cautious about “over-capitalising” when preparing to sell. Replacing a bathroom and renovating a kitchen are expensive and, depending on the property and its location, may prove counterproductive in the effort to achieve the best price.

For example, if you were to take a quality home on a lot worth $700,000 in a suburb where the median house price was of that same value, then investing in a new kitchen and bathroom that cost, say, $80,000 may not be the best idea, as it is probably more difficult to sell that property at $800,000. This is partly because it is already above the suburb’s median house price.

Conversely, an original cottage in a well-established affluent suburb is more likely to benefit from renovations when preparing to sell due to the higher demand for “finished” properties in those sought-after areas.

How to present your home for sale
Obviously, each property and circumstance engenders a variety of options for sellers when preparing to sell, and opinions from real estate agents on the matter are, as always, subjective.

In general terms however, presenting a clean and tidy home is always going to help your cause in selling at the best price.

A client once suggested to me that you should “present it like you don’t live in it” – which is probably a fair description.

Paint out bright colours on internal walls, de-clutter by storing away trinkets and excess family photos, clear the fridge of magnets and kids’ school art and place items neatly in storage cupboards.

Small things do make a difference. Paint and gardens are two areas of focus that can make a disproportionate difference to the selling price (relative to their cost and the effort involved).

These tasks can usually be completed by the seller themselves which helps keep costs down and can make an amazing difference to the presentation of the home and therefore the price of the property.

To find a REIWA real estate agent to help sell your home, visit reiwa.com AgentFinder.

But wait, there’s more! My 3 favourite Home Builders:

Paul Basso builds the most beautiful Seacrest Homes, Broadway, Ideal Homes and Affordable Homes.

He can offer a variety of prices to build your home according to your budget.

He is good at what he does, he provides assistance to all his contractors, he really cares for the person he is building a house for, and he is always reliable, professional and a great client.

I recommend Paul to build a home for you.

Roy Duric is a small builder that you can trust.

Roy can not only build a full house for you, but he takes on renovations too.

He can build a house from scratch but he can also put in a new bathroom, demolish a wall or change your house configuration.

He is professional, reliable, trustworthy and reasonable.

Dan White from Dam Mar Constructions

I always thought Dan can make anyone happy with his building talents.

He builds big or small to satisfy all types of clients and their desires.

He provides good quality, he is reliable, professional and trustworthy.

I would love to recommend Dan to build your home

P.S. In my Business Directory you can find all my “helpers”

Another great house in demolition stage in Sorrento.

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Another great house in demolition stage now in Sorrento. I am sure another fantastic home will be built in its place.

Sorrento is changing. Owners are demolishing their homes to build new ones as they cannot find a better place to live than here. With the high cost of renovations, sometimes the best way to get exactly what you want is start from scratch.

I live in Sorrento and walk every morning from my house to the Surf Club. I can see on my walk what is happening in the streets I go by. The old homes have been replaced by brand new modern structures and clean designs, obviously high ceilings and very trendy features. I also drive along other streets in Sorrento and have been noticing all of the changes.

That means the residents don’t want to leave the suburb, they want to keep living in it. And why would;t they? We’re close to the pristine beaches of the West Coast, a scenic drive if it’s too hot to walk, the Marina has undergone so many changes in the time I have lived here, it’s a real hive of activity; or if you’re after something quiet there are a few lovely coastal cafes where you can take in the vista and have a smoothie or a coffee. We live in paradise!

There are very few blocks available for sale here. Act now and buy one so you don’t miss out. There isn’t much land available!

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