Property Renovation

How do you know if  your dream home is pest free?

Your home is your biggest investment, so it pays to make sure that it is free of insects, construction defects and free of other encumbrances. Yet many are nervous about the costs of hiring an expert building or pest inspector for your residential or commercial property. Nevertheless, the benefits outweigh the costs of finding an

Believe it or not, half of all Aussies can’t be bothered renovating

Are you interested in renovating properties? I know I am, as are many of our clients at Metropole who see it as a great way of adding value and manufacturing capital growth at a time when our markets are flat. Yet despite Australia’s love affair with TV renovation shows, apparently many Australians just can’t be

The Block Shocks – the reality of property renovations

Three out of four houses in the hit TV show The Block failed to sell and this lead to a group of would be overnight property moguls learning that there is no such thing as get rich quick in property. I guess what we witnesses was Reality TV for once being “real.”

Renovation retail therapy sees property owners through the slower housing market

Popular television shows such as The Block and The Renovators which follow the trials and tribulations of amateur property renovators, have caused a resurgence in the number of home owners and investors donning their overalls and picking up paintbrushes in a bid to improve their assets and add value in today’s flat market. According to

Four renovating lessons from The Block

The Block was once again a hugely popular TV show. Three gruelling months of sleeplessness and renovations paid off handsomely for the four couples who, on the face of it, sold their terraces for substantial profits. This will no doubt encourage a new generation of property investors to turn their hands to renovation. But did