The hidden costs of building a house: what your contract doesn’t tell you
You’ve visited countless display homes and finally found ‘the one’. What does your dream home look like? Are the windows adorned with pretty curtains on the inside and the lawns beautifully landscaped on the outside? Unless you take a thorough look at the inclusions schedule to see what is included – and most importantly what […]
Dampness and mould: the musty smell that’s lingering in your home could be a sign of something sinister
There is no greater turn off for a home buyer than discovering evidence of rising damp or water leaks in a potential new home. Moisture issues can lead to mould growth and serious respiratory illnesses. But could your naked eye detect such a defect at a brief 15 minute open house inspection? Apart from a […]
What happens if the property you have your heart set on buying fails a building inspection?
You’ve been scouring the property market and found the perfect house to call home. But before you rush in to make an offer, one of the first items to check off your to-do list – and perhaps the most important – is to order a building and pest inspection. And if the building report exposes […]