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Four things to help ready your gardens for a spring sale

Four things to help ready your gardens for a spring sale

Well maintained gardens can have a positive impact on the sale of a property and the arrival of spring will have many potential sellers investing time in their yards. Below are some tips to help revitalise your outdoor areas before listing.

1. Lawn care
A well maintained lawn can look appealing to buyers, so it’s definitely worth putting some effort into. Regular mowing and watering combined with a commercially available lawn fertilizer and herbicide should help to overcome the effects of the colder months.

2. Mulching
A fresh layer of mulch can bring order to your garden beds with minimal effort. Another benefit is that mulch will help to keep weeds from sprouting. Mulch also helps to keep moisture in the soil, which is great as the weather warms up and plants use more water.

3. Pruning
Spring is a great time to prune many plants and most hedges. An added advantage is that pruning will help to neaten up plants that have started to encroach on walkways or driveways. Pruning will also encourage new growth on your hedges, which always looks great at an open home.

4. Watering
Make sure that you don’t let your hard work go to waste by letting the lawns and gardens dry out. Try and water earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon and avoid the warmer hours in the middle of the day. By doing this you can minimise the amount of evaporation that happens before the water gets into the soil. Of course, ensure that you follow any relevant advice regarding water restrictions in your area.

0 comments | Posted by Ryan Dunn on 16/09/2015 at 12:45 PM | Categories: Selling - Around the house -

RBA keeps interest rate at two per cent

RBA Rate Hold: 2 per cent

CENTURY 21, the largest real estate sales organisation in the Asia Pacific region, believes the Reserve Bank's decision to keep interest rates at two per cent will continue to support the momentum of the property market.

"Today's decision sends a positive signal to markets that debt will continue to be cheap in Australia for the time being," said CENTURY 21 Australasia Chairman and Owner, Charles Tarbey.

"This message may encourage further investment in the economy and borrowing for property purchases.

"In turn, this situation should see the heightened activity in the property market continue," said Charles Tarbey.

According to CoreLogic RP Data national auction clearance rates have trended slightly lower in recent weeks but they are still higher than the same time last year and there is also a higher volume of auctions taking place.

CENTURY 21 encourages potential buyers who are looking to purchase real estate to ensure they have obtained the appropriate professional property and finance advice before doing so.

0 comments | Posted by Charles Tarbey on 02/09/2015 at 11:55 AM | Categories: