February 2019

A rental to call home

Amanda Scali   25/02/2019 11:51am

When you are renting a property, you will inevitably find things with that property that you would like to be a little different, or a little better than it currently is, but as you don’t own the property, you might think those improvements are nothing more than a wish list.


Well, that doesn’t need to be the case.


For landlords, it’s in your best interests to have your property looked after and well maintained to keep its rental value optimised, and its re-sale value the best it can be.


Further, a happy and content tenant will be more inclined to go above and beyond to look after your property like it was their own and make little value-adding enhancements along the way.

Live like a local

Alison Burgess   18/02/2019 11:52am

What does community mean to you? It might mean knowing that you live somewhere safe, somewhere you know your neighbour’s first name or maybe it’s somewhere you can get involved with the local surf lifesaving club?


Community means something different to each and every person, but it should be front of mind when you are moving to a new home, state or country.


Why? Because a sense of community that suits our lifestyle is as important, if not more important than the type of house we buy and the conveniences around it.


A community can be the difference between being involved as a young mum with a partner at work for long hours or being isolated and feeling lonely at home with a new bub.


If you are moving to a new suburb or home, how do you integrate into the local area to make it feel more like home?


It can be a daunting process moving to a new place where you don’t know anyone or have any close friends, so here are our top tips: