What will it be like to live in the home of the future? No one really knows, but home automation expert Ben Clarke has a fair idea… From voice-controlled temperature and lighting control to robots that vacuum and mop your place – the future seems to be packed with innovations designed to make our lives easier and more connected. But how do you transform your existing home, with its little-old regular light switches, into a full-on tech-savvy haven with Alexa-improved automation levels? read more
A beautiful exterior can transform any property into a welcoming family home. “A home will stop me in my tracks if it demonstrates a beautiful balance of materials, proportions and a complementary garden,” says Sally Satriani from Beautiful Home Renovations. If selling, a well-presented exterior can prove a powerful marketing tool. “It entices buyers into your home,” says landscaper Graham Fudge of Peter Fudge Gardens. “It subconsciously tells the prospective buyer that this ‘we care’ attitude also extends inside.” Here are six simple ways to transform your exterior for the better…read more
FORGET what you’ve heard about Inala before, it’s now emerging as a Brisbane property hotspot. While the area had been stigmatised in the past as a problem location, according to property analyst Terry Ryder of Hotspotting it was growing in demand because it was affordable and had solid infrastructure. Mr Ryder said the area, which included suburbs Inala, Durack and Richlands, had good transport links and would benefit from the $400 million Ipswich Motorway upgrade, $200 million Springfield Health City development. It was also close to substantial master planned communities and was a good spot for investors as it had consistently low vacancy rates…read more
Petroh and Alison Daczynski have lived in Jamboree Heights for the past 15 years, and their house looks COMPLETELY different now to when they first bought it. We chat to Petroh about the highs and lows of renovating and their life in the home…read more
Check out the latest edition of my quarterly Market Report. Be sure to contact me if you would like me to pop around and update you on how much your home has increased in value. My team and I continue to list and sell homes near you in my specialist area of Corinda.
We already know how good we’ve got it when it comes to lifestyle in Brisbane, but new research is proving just how amazing it really is. Seven suburbs in the river city have scored a spot in a list of the most liveable suburbs in Australia, compiled by realestate.com.au. It’s very welcome news after the total snubbing we got in the latest Global Livability Report from The Economist Group…read more
We’ve all read a gazillion articles about how to bring the outdoors in, but what about taking the indoors out? At first it sounds like the same concept, doesn’t it? But upon closer inspection there are some differences. And with the entertaining season just around the corner, now is the time to get alfresco-ready…read more
So you’ve identified that your house is either warm or cool when it comes to colour. But now comes the hard part: how do you apply that to your actual colour schemes? Choosing colour schemes can be a daunting task but there are ways to make it easier…read more