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Genius Tips on How to Redecorate Your Home on the Far South Coast

Redecorating can be inexpensive. Homes on the Far South Coast have recently stopped spending money on revamping their interiors. By following these simple tips, you can easily achieve the look you want without spending a lot of money.

Write Down Priorities- Plan your redecoration activities. If you write down what you really need to get the look you want for your home on the Far South Coast, you won’t overspend on other unnecessary items.
Shop Around- Look in discount shops, garage sales and on the internet. People often look in the bigger shops for their purchases, and this is not always cost-effective. There are plenty of smaller shops on the Far South Coast offering bargains.
Don’t Pay for Labor- If you can do something yourself, don’t pay someone else to do it! If you are worried that you can’t do something, research the skill first, before you fork out way too much money for unnecessary labor.

The Three Sins of Selling Houses on the Far South Coast

Selling a home on the Far South coast can be a demanding procedure. There are sins that must be avoided when selling property on the Far South Coast, and awareness of these will assist the sale of your home.

Sin 1: Incorrect Price- The most challenging aspect of selling your home on the Far South coast is pricing it correctly. Many sellers make the mistake of placing too much value on their emotional attachment to the property. Listen to your real estate agent on the Far South Coast, look at other similar Far South Coast properties that have recently sold, and remember that your memories mean nothing to the buyer.
Sin 2: Rushed Photography- The buyers that will potentially purchase your Far South Coast property will not necessarily physically inspect it initially. They may live in a different state, and are unable to visit all the properties on the Far South Coast that they like. Instead they will use the internet and several websites to make a list of the properties that they are interested in. If your home is not photographed professionally, it won’t grab their attention.
Sin 3: Inadequate Presentation- As a property seller, you should fix that crack on the lounge room wall, and attain that building inspection! Repairs, maintenance and required inspection reports will ensure your Far South Coast property sells easily and quickly. The benefits of a quick and successful negotiation outweigh the monetary costs of repairs and maintenance.

Relocate to the Far South Coast!

In an attempt to prise city folk out of their homes and move to the regions, the NSW state government has extended its $7000 relocation grant to include those wanting to build a new home.

The relocation grant scheme was central to the Coalition’s pre-election commitment to create a “decade of decentralisation” in NSW but it had few takers with less than 50 applicants within three months of its start up in July 2011.

Now the acting Premier and the Minister for Services have announced plans to expand the relocation scheme from people buying an existing house to those wanting to build a new one.

The government will launch a publicity campaign to generate interest and raise awareness.

These actions will provide the extra incentives for people to make the sea or tree change. Building new homes in regional NSW will also provide opportunities for locals, creating jobs and growing the local economy.

If this program continues, and our area is included on the list of recommended towns, we may see a boost in the number of people wanting to move to the Far South Coast, and areas like Merimbula, Pambula, Eden, Bega and even Cooma.

Bushfire Season is Nearby

The summer fire season on the Far South Coast could be extremely serious and people, even in built up areas, should prepare.

Households need to have a plan of what they are going to do if a fire threatens and be aware of all issues, including what to do with young people, the elderly and pets. While vegetation is still fairly green at the moment, it is plentiful and will quickly fry out as the weather warms up. This will produce fuel levels and a fire risk that we haven’t seen in decades.

It is important to ensure that vedetation around homes and sheds is kept short and there are no piles of timber or other flammable material close to structures. Most importantly, people need to be careful with equipment like grinders, welders, slashers and mowers that could spark and ignite grass. Even motor vehicle exhaust systems could cause fires when parked on verges or in paddocks where the grass was relatively dry. Smokers should not discard their cigarettes out their vehicles as they drive along.

Carelessness and a lack of thinking are the major causes of fires. Already this fire season (which started on the long weekend in October) there have been several landholders issued with infringement notices for not obtaining a permit and complying with conditions before lighting fires in rural areas. One fire burnt nearly 1000 acres of land. Landholders can be held responsible and liable to pay compensaton if a fire escapes from their property. They can also be responsible for everything that happens downwind too.

Interest Rates are Heading South!

1 November 2011 was certainly a day of some varying news. The news of course that is good for property investors is that there was an interest rate decrease, and even better still the banks passed it on!

With the financial markets still in disarray there is a good chance that there could be further interest rate decreases in the next 6 months and if that is so then the property market on the Far South Coast should become quite fluid again.

When the interest rates do come down further, that could mean investors will be saving somewhere from $15 to $100 every week. Even if it’s just a little bit of money you now have to spend, the reality is that these days, anything helps.

The Selling Season is Here!

With the arrival of Spring the real estate market on the Far South Coast is set to blossom in a big way. Spring is traditionally referred to as ‘the Selling Season’, and this is with good reason.

The arrival of warmer weather heralds a marked increase in the number of buyers looking for that special property to enable them to move into their new home before Christmas and in plenty of time for the start of the new school year.

Gardens are looking their absolute best and sellers are able to present their properties well so that the first impression a potential buyer gets is a very favourable one.

A good idea is to try to judge your own home by seeing it through the eyes of a potential buyer. Try hard to pick faults. It is better for you to find them and fix them rather than have a buyer reject your property or offer you less because of them.

There are also lots of little things you can do inside your home to give it extra appeal. A few minor touch-ups can make the difference of thousands of dollars in your final selling price.

If you are considering taking advantage of the Spring Real Estate season, the first thing you need to do is find out what your property is worth in the current market.

Fisk & Nagle First Choice Real Estate offers free market appraisals to all homeowners, without risk or obligation.