2016

  • 3 Frequently Asked Questions about Security Window Screens Answered

    Security window screens offer additional protection against burglary, apart from keeping insects away while allowing you to keep your windows open. With a screen, you can comfortably open your windows without worrying about intrusion or insects disturbing the peace of your home. There are different kinds of security screens in many styles, and you should consult an expert to recommend the best screens for you budget depending on your location's security needs.
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  • What to Do When a Key Breaks in the Lock

    Having a key break off in your door lock can be a stressful situation, especially if you are locked out of your house. It is during such times that an emergency locksmith would come in handy. However, there are steps you can take to extract the broken key without damaging your locks. What causes keys to break? It is important to understand the things that can cause breaking of a key in the lock.
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  • Five Tips to Help You Screen Tenants for Your Rental Property

    If you've recently bought an investment property and you've never been a landlord before, you may be wondering how to find quality tenants. How do you tell which tenants are the most likely to pay the rent? Is it legal to do criminal background searches on tenants? Which questions can you ask and which questions will get you into trouble? If you have questions like this swimming around your brain, you may want some direction on how to screen tenants effectively and legally.
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  • 4 Shrewd Considerations Before Investing in Retirement Villas

    Now that your working years are behind you, your retirement should be filled with relaxation and fun. If you've decided to move from your existing home into retirement villas, then there are certain factors you should definitely be looking for to enjoy a convenient lifestyle in your golden years. This guide arms you with shrewd considerations before investing in retirement homes. Make Sure the Location Is Convenient Location is vital for retired seniors because you naturally want to have convenient access to shopping districts, medical centres, public transport and hospitals.
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  • How to Make Moving Less Stressful for Your Kids

    It has been well documented that one of the moment stressful events in a person's life is moving house. And if you think that moving across Australia is going to be stressful for you, then just imagine how stressful it could be for your young kids. This is why it's essential to have some tactics up your sleeve so that the move doesn't cause your kids insane amounts of stress. Here's what you can do to make the move somewhat easier on them.
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  • 4 Affordable Australian Suburbs You Need to Know About in 2016

    When it comes to affordable properties, which Australian suburbs provide you with more bang for your buck? Property analytics and services provider CoreLogic crunched the numbers and delved into data sets and revealed the cheapest suburbs in Australia's eight state and territory capitals — Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Darwin and Canberra — located within 10 kilometres of each city's central business district. Here are four affordable suburbs that you need to check out.
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  • Performing maintenance on a commercial property every autumn

    Commercial property maintenance is something that has to be performed rather often, as the building is used frequently by the public. Maintenance of commercial buildings is important for a different reason than residential properties, as the building represents the company or the institution holding residence inside. A poorly maintained building can thus be a danger to the public, and can create a bad reputation for whoever is in charge of the building.
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  • Reduce Asbestos Exposure Risks With an Effective Plan

    Uncontrolled exposure to asbestos can risk serious health hazards. There are regulatory measures put in place by local authorities to limit the exposure to asbestos-containing materials. One of these is a requirement for property owners to check for the presence of asbestos and then make an asbestos management plan. The asbestos management plan can be a document or an article that shows all possible existence of potential materials that are likely to contain asbestos within a building.
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  • Why you should choose to engage the services of a buyer's agent

    A buyer's agent is a licensed person who specialises in the search and location of property on the buyer's behalf. They also carry out negotiation and are known as buyer's advocates. Unlike a real estate agent, a buyer's agent does not sell property. Generally, a buyer's agent will bid for property on a buyer's behalf but may seek out property meeting the specific requirements of the buyer and even come up with a portfolio from which a choice may be made.
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