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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.

Fisk & Nagle Real Estate News- Robots a Reality

There’s times in life when you wonder whether you have been living under a rock. Like a few weeks ago when a friend mentioned to me that she wanted to buy a robot to clean the floor. A what? Do these things actually work? I had vague recollections of seeing something that looked cheap and nasty on the TV that gave off the impression it might last about as long as a McDonald’s Happy Meal toy, and be about as useful.

But anything that breaks the daily grind of washing, sweeping/vacuuming and doing the dishes is welcome. And as it turns out, robotic floor cleaners have come a long way in recent years. After doing some research online, I found out there’s a few leading brands that have decent warranties and a good reputation among forums on the web.

Sure, they may cost a little, but with the floor clean, your house will look a lot nicer (and bigger) 24/7.

Hope for Housing: First Home Buyers are Back

Australia’s first-home market is improving, as buyers regain confidence in the property and financial markets.

Falling house prices in each capital city and in regional areas as well as a cut in lending interest rates are expected to spearhead renewed activity.

A savage slump in first-home loans fuelled by a flood of government incentives during the global financial crisis caused loan numbers to plunge 30 per cent below their long-term average. However, latest research suggests a return in demand is on its way.

According to a housing outlook report, the 60,000 first-time buyers who were “pulled forward” by the GFC incentives have now washed through the market. Data for the first six months of 2011 indicates that although first-home buyer loans declined in year-on-year terms, the rate of decline has slowed. Loans to first-home buyers in the latest June quarter were only 2 per cent below the same quarter the year before.

First-home buyers are vital to the overall real estate market because they provide an impetus for “upgraders” to enter the market. Demand from upgraders is greatest when there is strong demand (to buy) their current dwelling. This needs healthy demand from first-home buyers to provide demand for their existing dwelling and encourage them to move on. First-home buyers’ demand for new whitegoods, furniture and so forth also results in a healthy economic stimulus.

First-home buyer numbers, which have been about 95,000 a year during the past two years, are forecast to climb above 110,000 in 2012 and back to near their long-term average of 131,000 the next year.

There has been an increase in first-home buyer inquiries. As they have spent more time looking at a market with interest rate stability, wages growth and increasing rents, all these factors are encouraging first-home buyers to at least consider the market.

New House Sales Fall to a 10-year Low

New house sales fell in September, falling to their lowest monthly level in more than a decade.

New homes sold in September dropped by 3.5 per cent, following a 1.1 per cent rise in September, according to the Housing Industry Association – Jeld Wen report.

Sales of new houses – excluding apartments and town houses – fell by 3.3 per cent in the month taking them to the lowest level since December 2000, with about 5000 houses changing hands. Sales of new apartments and town houses dropped 5.5 per cent.