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General Inspections: What to Expect

Fitzpatricks - 21/09/2017
General Inspections: What to Expect

General inspections are always scheduled within the first four months then approximately every six months thereafter. We are allowed a maximum of four inspections per year in accordance with legislative requirements. By law we are required to give you 24 hours notice before an inspection takes place but in general try to allow at least a weeks notice. General inspections are not as detailed as inspections at the start …

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Property Styling

Fitzpatricks - 22/06/2017

Property styling, or staging, has become one of the big growth areas in real estate marketing as owners and agents look to maximise a property’s appeal and value. The secret to staging a property is to take away the owners’ personal items and create something that will appeal to the highest percentage of potential buyers. The first impression is what is going to sell a property. …

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Buying at Auction

Fitzpatricks - 15/09/2016

With the spring market heating up, we are seeing an increased number of homes going under the hammer. So what’s involved in buying a home at auction? – To be able to bid at auction you will need to register prior to the auction commencing. You will be asked to give your name, address and show proof of identity. – If you are bidding on behalf of …

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first time investors

Fitzpatricks - 09/07/2015

The number of first time home buyers who are buying to invest is on the rise. There are a few advantages to doing this, the first being that you get onto the property ladder. Other benefits are that you can afford to buy thanks to rent paid and owners can still live where they wish and buy in another area. A big plus is the …

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10 home organisation and storage ideas

Fitzpatricks - 09/07/2015

Looking for some inspiration to get your home organised or create some extra storage? Here’s some great tips to help you get started. 1. Bookshelf Storage Old bookshelves can be reused to create great storage units. For smaller items you can buy baskets or storage containers that keep them tidy and make them easily accessible. This idea from bhg.com has mounted numerous bookshelves on the wall. …

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end of financial year statements

Fitzpatricks - 02/07/2015

Yes, it’s that time of year when your end of financial year statements will be sent to you.  This important document will be sent next week and is separate from your standard monthly rental statement. It will be sent by email to those landlords who have provided email addresses otherwise a printed copy will be forwarded in the mail. If you would like to update …

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10 tips to trim your mortgage

Fitzpatricks - 11/06/2015

Here are some easy ways to save money on your mortgage: Look outside the big four banks for your loan. Negotiate fees, rates and conditions. If you can’t do it yourself, consider hiring an expert. Try to pay associated loan costs such as application fees, legal costs or home loan insurance costs from your own cash savings rather than adding them to your loan balance and incurring added …

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