First, the good news: Bedbugs are not known to spread any infectious diseases. As they cannot fly or jump, their spread from one location to another is easy to prevent as long as you take proper precautions.
The latest Westpac Home Ownership Report, which surveyed 1,000 ‘Next Home Buyers’ or NHBs, has revealed that there is a significant education gap amongst Australia’s homeowners on key financial concepts and that most lack the needed confidence in buying property at an auction.
Lots of us get a bit freaked out when we spot critters scuttling across the kitchen floor and, instinctively, we reach for the insecticide spray to kill.
But there are ways we can deal with bugs without resorting to chemicals, and the uncomfortable truth is there are some creepy crawlies we’re better off keeping around.
The first steps to buying a home are always the most challenging — with no experience and limited knowledge, first-home buyers might easily fall into traps that might haunt them for the rest of the process.
‘Termites’ is only one little word, but hearing it strikes fear into a homeowner’s heart.
Sydney is in the second highest risk category for subterranean termite attack in Australia, after the tropical far north, according to the CSIRO.
And summer is their favourite time of year.
The year is expected to be uneventful for Australia’s property market as conditions remain the same — the fall in home prices, particularly in cities which saw tremendous growth before the downturn, is anticipated to continue while lending rules are predicted to remain strict.
Bob and his wife Ann purchased a home in Little Town, U.S. Before purchasing the home, they inspected the home and the sellers assured them that there were no problems in the home – both cosmetically and structurally. The house met their expectations, according to the seller’s representation of the home.
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and for some lucky Aussies, that’ll be because they’ve bought their dream home. But whether you’re looking for properties before or after Santa Claus arrives, there are some things you need to know to prepare for summer time property inspections.
We sat down with Mozo Property Expert Steve Jovcevski who gave his expert tips on how to make the most of open houses this summer, putting you one step closer to finding a great home.
It is every traveler’s worst nightmare. You enjoy a vacation and a few days after you get home, you find you’ve brought back an insect infestation as a souvenir.
Thankfully, there are a few steps you can take to protect yourself and prevent bedbugs from getting into your house.
When it comes time to plan your holiday guest list, your invitees generally fall into one of two groups: those you want to invite, and those you feel you must. There is a third group, however, that’s never intentionally included on any guest list: pests. Whether by box or by bag, pantry pests such as Indian meal moths, merchant grain beetles, cockroaches and ants can invade your home without your knowledge and wreak havoc on your holiday cheer.