Independence in Building Inspections

Independence in building inspections doesn't get talked about much but we can't stress the point enough: Independence in building inspections is the most important thing you should be looking for as a buyer. If your building inspector is not fully independent of influence from the real estate … [Read more...]

BUILD – Always Sign a Contract – Engage a Contract Builder

It happens more than you'd think...Believing that they can save some money on GST or home warranty insurance, people try to do business through the back door by not signing a contract (ie. engaging a contract builder) - we even get people asking us "how much for cash?" The reality can be pretty … [Read more...]

INSPECT – Case Study of a Building Inspection in Coolangatta

Just recently, we completed a building inspection in Coolangatta on a commercial property that was, in essence, 5 sheds within a concrete block building. Our client was overseas and basically requested we attend the inspection just to confirm that the property was standing and at that address.  He'd … [Read more...]

INSPECT – Building Inspection Secrets Revealed

We have a building inspection process. And its followed every single time we do an inspection. Which might not sound like a "Company Secret Revealed" at first, but if you know what that process is, then realise the importance of following it every single building inspection, it's the … [Read more...]

MAINTAIN – Inspection of Asbestos Roofs

The inspection and maintenance of roofs is important and spring is as good a time as any to clear your gutters and valleys of leaf debris.  In fact we believe your home maintenance schedule should run on a season to season reminder system.  The reason we're so fond of metal roof sheeting is because … [Read more...]

Guest Blogger – Adventurer Finance Solutions

Finance: Broker Vs. Banker When looking to take out a home loan, you can either consult a mortgage broker or go straight to a bank. There are a number of reasons why it would be beneficial to consult a broker over a bank. Training and Knowledge For many years it was assumed that you could … [Read more...]

INSPECT – How Do I Read A Pre-Purchase Report??

When reading a pre-purchase report, it can be easy to get caught up in the minor issues within the building inspection findings. Don't! MINOR issues can also be read as MAINTENANCE and all houses have that. It's the big stuff that you want to focus on.  Below, I've set out a key for you to help … [Read more...]

Pre-Auction Inspections – Marketing Tool or Waste of Time?

There's no doubt there's controversy surrounding the pre-auction inspection - you don't have to Google far to find healthy debate on the blogosphere about their overall merit. If the seller gets one done, there's a perceived potential for corruption between inspector and seller. And if it's … [Read more...]

INSPECT Pre-Purchase Building Inspections – Decontructed!

To some its a mere formality, to others its a HUGE step in a property purchase. What do you know about the pre-purchase building inspection process? Here's what we do.  When you get in touch with us to book in your pre-purchase building inspection, we ask you a few questions such as; Do … [Read more...]

BUILD – Renovate With Purpose

Australians are obsessed with real estate - for living in, investing in, and for making money!  The property market is getting stronger than it was even a year ago, however there are still bargains out there to renovate that could represent a brilliant opportunity for the astute … [Read more...]