Posts Tagged ‘ipswich’

WEATHERING STORM SEASON

With the recent wet weather over last week in the Ipswich, Toowoomba and surrounding areas, it is extremely important to ensure your home is ready to withstand the weather. Over the next week we are also expecting more wet weather and the odd thunderstorm, so here is our list of tips and tricks so you can be prepared in case things go south. It will also help ensure you have all the correct procedures in place for a stress-free storm season. PREPARING YOUR HOME GENERAL MAINTENANCE Check the condition of your roof and be sure to repair any loose tiles, eaves or screws. Also, make sure you clean our all the gutters and downpipes to create a clear path for water to flow through. Another easy job that you can… Read More »

THE ULTIMATE MOVING GUIDE

About to move into a new place, or are you moving out for the first time? Here is a comprehensive list of everything to need to know to make the move a little more bearable. Forget the moving horror stories, by implementing a plan and utilising these tips and tricks, you can make moving house a piece of cake! BEFORE THE MOVE Utility Connection: The last thing you want is to move into a house that doesn’t have any electricity and you are unpacking in the dark. Make sure you call your energy provider and give them your details and connection dates before you move into the property. The connection process may take a couple of business days, so make sure you have given the provider ample notice. While you… Read More »

TOP CLEANING HACKS

Want to get a head start on your spring cleaning? Here are our top tips and tricks on how to get your home looking sparkling clean going into the warmer months.   So let’s start at the top:   KITCHEN     Stovetop and Stainless Steel – Opt for organic cleaning produces and microfibre cloths when cleaning these surfaces. Products with citruses will have the ability to breakdown grease and grime, while the microfibre clothes will help buff out marks and leave a streak-free shine. Sink – Quickly eliminate bacteria and get your sink sparkling with this hack. Sprinkle bicarb soda in the sink and scrub with warm water. After some scrubbing and a bit of elbow grease, you will start to see your sink sparkle. Wooden Bench Tops –… Read More »

STYLING KIDS BEDROOMS

School holidays are fast approaching, and we all know what that means….MESSY BEDROOMS! In order to try and keep things tidy and keep them entertained these holidays, how about making styling their bedrooms into a fun little project. Not only will they love getting involved, but it may also make them a little more house proud, benefitting you in the long run!   It is important to remember that kids bedrooms don’t have to mean bright pinks and blues, with rainbows, butterflies or cars. You don’t have to skimp on style when creating these amazing spaces for your children. Here are some trend you can easily incorporate that won’t compromise your home aesthetic.   TOP TRENDS FOR KIDS BEDROOMS IN 2019 Vintage Touches: Try upcycling and sourcing cute little trinkets… Read More »

HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME MORE ECO-FRIENDLY

Are you starting to worry more and more about your carbon footprint? If you are one of those homeowners who automatically turns the heater of air-conditioner on as soon as you wake up, or you leave every appliance switched on at the wall even if you aren’t using it, here are a few simple changes you can make. Not only will the environment benefit, but your bank account will too!   THE SIMPLE SWAPS     Start using a keep cup or reusable water bottle: Did you know that in Australia alone, over 1 Billion takeaway coffee cups go into landfill each year? By making this simple switch, you can do your part to help reduce this number, and on the plus side some cafes will give you a discount… Read More »

COMPLIANCE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AS A PROPERTY MANAGER AND INVESTOR

Whether it is our workplace or someone else’s home, risk literally lies everywhere. We’ve all heard nightmare stories of people being sued over something insignificant, but have been paid royally for someone else’s oversight. It seems unfair, but increasingly this is the world we are living in. A pot hole on the pavement is a lawsuit for a broken ankle, a wet floor is a lawsuit for a back injury, a car accident is literally worth thousands in compensation. I’m not discounting genuine instances where compensation is legitimately required due to negligence, laziness or stupidity, whatever the reason may be. However, never more than now have we had to keep our eye open for the risks associated with every day to day life. Litigation is at its peak and the… Read More »

Young family moving into house listed by iThink Property real estate agent in Ipswich

WHAT TO DO BEFORE LISTING YOUR PROPERTY

Selling your property is a big deal and as an owner, you invest a lot of time and money into the process. When it comes to selling your property you want to ensure you are doing all that you can to ensure you are selling at a premium price, in the quickest time-frame. Here is a list of things you can do to aid the sale of your property before it even hits the market. Ipswich sales and marketing agent Adam Boettcher has compiled a list of his 5 top tips you can implement before your house even hits the market.   1. ASSESS THE MARKET You want to ensure that from the moment your property is listed that it is priced correctly. Ensuring your price is competitive in the… Read More »

EASTER DIY TREATS AND CRAFTS

School holidays are about to kick off this Friday which means two things. 1. Easter is almost here and 2. You will need to keep the kids entertained so they don’t go stir crazy! Lucky for you we have compiled a list of our favourite DIY Easter treats and crafts that will keep them busy for hours and get them excited for the Easter bunny to visit.   1.DIY BUNNY EARS (via MarthaStewart.com) Makes: 1 set of ears What you need: Headband 8 x 16 inch piece of felt in a colour of your choice 6 x 6 inch piece of white felt Scissors Hot glue gun and glue sticks Any other accessories to jazz up your bunny ears e.g. pom poms, glitter, sequins and ribbon   Method: Measure the… Read More »

HOW TO HANDLE DISPUTES IN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

It’s the one thing all property managers want to avoid, and no matter how big or small, conflicts or disputes are always the tasks that are pushed to the bottom of the list. To ensure you are addressing these conflicts in the correct manner, here is an action plan to keep on hand for when things go pear-shaped.     DISPUTE RESOLUTION ACTION PLAN   1.THINKING, ASSESSING & PLANNING This is the stage where you take some time to think about what exactly the dispute is, how it occurred and how it can potentially be resolved. The more detailed information you can find about the issue, the easier it will be to help resolve it.   2. FOLLOWING THE RULE BOOK What is the legislation surrounding this issue, and what… Read More »

TOP IPSWICH EATS

Over the last few years we have seen several new dining places pop up in the Ipswich region. From specialty beers to indulgent triple choc brownies, there is truly something for everyone right here. Here is a list we have compiled, all within an hour of the Ipswich CBD   88 LIMESTONE DINING MECCA   The recent restoration and renovation has transformed this historic former Technical College into a social hub for wining and dining. You are spoilt for choice, with various dining options and atmospheres.   4 Hearts Pumpyard Brewery If you are on the hunt for that perfect brew, wander down to the Pumpyard bar and Brewery. Here you will find a plethora of craft beers on tap, gourmet burgers, pizzas and tasty share plates. It is the… Read More »

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