renovating

preparing your property for lease

Fitzpatricks - 29/01/2015

Maximise  “street appeal”: landscape or just tidy up the front garden. Make sure the front of the home is in good condition. Remove any external rubbish, pull down fences if unsightly, pull out dead trees/plants, mow lawns and tidy garden beds. Gutters: have your gutters cleaned, ensuring any dirt, silt, twigs and leaves are removed. Garages and sheds: if these are included on the lease, make sure any …

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renovation tips

Fitzpatricks - 20/08/2014

A well-maintained rental property not only ensures happy tenants, but also higher rents. Does your property need some long awaited renovations? Here are some of our favourite methods for improving an investment property’s rental potential. Wash the walls and repaint them Keep your colours neutral throughout, that way it will go with however your tenant chooses to furnish the property.

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renovate or relocate?

Fitzpatricks - 05/07/2012

DIY has been trending for quite a while now, with TV shows and magazines promoting home improvement as a hobby. The hit renovation program ‘The Block’ has further encouraged the idea of renovation as a viable proposition, transforming delapidated buildings into contemporary homes. This trend seems to be reflected in current statistics, with information from from RP Data indicating that people are holding onto their …

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