A Professionally Prepared Will vs. a DIY Will Kit

Sep 16, 2019 1:30:38 PM

No one likes to think about their own mortality which is probably why so many people avoid writing a will. But the alternative has far-reaching implications: dying intestate – without a will - means your estate is distributed according to strict legal formula rather than how you would want it distributed. To help you prepare for life’s unexpected events, here are some of the things to think about when preparing a will.


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Topics: DIY, Health and Wellbeing, Buying and Selling Property

Low Cost DIY Projects That Add Value

Jun 19, 2018 12:40:22 PM

Cost is usually a major factor when it comes to any home renovations, and weighing up the cost versus return is an important part of your decision making. Whether you’re looking to sell your home or just freshen it up, here are a few low cost projects that you can do yourself to revitalise your home and add value.


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Topics: DIY, Property Investment, Home Loans

Autumn Home Improvement Tips

May 17, 2018 7:46:16 AM

With winter just around the corner, it’s a great time to get those home improvement projects completed and ensure your home is winter-ready. Here are three autumn home improvement projects you could get done now to help keep your home maintenance-free throughout winter.


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Topics: DIY, Buying and Selling Property, Home Loans

Simple Ways to Cut Your Energy Bill This Winter

Jun 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

With the onset of winter, it may seem impossible to cut energy bills without compromising on comfort. Heaters and heat pumps are used to keep your home warm and toasty, while clothes dryers are necessary when outside drying becomes impossible. It’s easy to see how energy bills can quickly add up. But finding ways to cut your electricity bill needn’t be complicated. A few simple choices can have the biggest impact. Here’s how you can cut your energy bill this winter with a few simple choices.


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Topics: DIY, Health and Wellbeing

Moving Home? Here's How to Save on Costs

May 23, 2016 1:07:45 PM

Moving home is an exciting time. But it can be expensive if you don’t take the right steps to minimise costs. Planning ahead, setting a budget, and having a clear out of unused household items are just some of the ways you can reduce moving costs. To help make your journey into your new home as affordable as possible, here are our tips for minimising costs when moving home.


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Topics: DIY, Financial Health

Increasing Your Property’s Street Appeal

Apr 18, 2016 10:17:11 PM

When you’re selling your home it’s important to keep in mind that first impressions count. And the first thing that a potential buyer will see of your home, is how it looks on the outside from the street. It’s widely agreed that homes with appealing front views sell faster and command higher sale prices. Here are our tips for improving your home’s street appeal before you list it.


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Topics: DIY