Author: Belle Maison Realty

How to survive your auction-selling nerves

Despite spending time preparing to sell your house at auction, when the time comes to watch your biggest asset go under the gavel, it’s normal to feel nervous about it. Auction-selling nerves affect all sellers, especially if it’s the first time you’ve sold your property under a gavel. However, they don’t need to get in...

Is your home insured properly?

Most Australian homeowners set-and-forget when it comes to their home insurance policies. Unfortunately, that means many are underinsured and most owners won’t know until it’s too late. In fact, the Insurance Council of Australia estimates that 80 per cent of property owners are underinsured. With bushfires and floods affecting many homeowners around the country already...

If you are worried about rent, or your rental, talk to your agent

The Coronavirus has affected all Australians, some more financially than others. The unemployment rate in Australia is expected to climb to 10 per cent by the end of June with close to an estimated two million Australians out of work. For landlords paying a mortgage and tenants paying rent, that can be a difficult situation...

Why now is a great time to prepare to sell your home

With lockdown restrictions slowly being eased, most of us still have more time at home. That’s why now is a great time to prepare to sell your home. With the property market tipped to start gaining momentum again soon, it’s important to have your house ready for interested buyers.  What are buyers after? According to...

5 reasons why Zoom meetings are so exhausting

For many of us, working from home during COVID-19 has meant we are spending a lot of time on video meeting applications like Zoom. The effects of this have taken us by surprise. Having giant heads staring at us up close for long periods can be off-putting for a lot of us. Never mind that...

Great time to try: knitting your first woolly scarf

Being in isolation might be a great time to try something new. In this series, we get the basics on hobbies and activities to start while you’re spending more time at home. First, a warning: knitting can be highly addictive. The enduring popularity of knitting lies in its practicality, portability and the proof that it...

Queensland open homes to resume under restrictions

From 1 May, Queensland open homes will resume as some restrictions have been eased in the real estate sector, allowing Queensland house hunters to attend open home inspections. While in-room auctions and traditional mass open homes are still banned under the Covid-19 social distancing restrictions, some real estate activities have been given the green light. ...

Should I move my AirBNB back to long term rental?

With the real estate industry being impacted by the changes of the global Covid-19 pandemic, AirBNB and short stay holiday rentals have taken a significant hit. University of Queensland’s Thomas Sigler, studied the Airbnb market, finding at any given month prior to the pandemic, Australia had between 100,000 and 130,000 dwellings listed as AirBNBs, with...

Queensland Residential Tenancies Practice Guide

Queensland’s government has unveiled the Queensland Residential Tenancies Practice Guide, formalising the temporary requirements and protections for tenancies impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Practice Guide was published to help property owners and their tenants in their discussions to negotiate a way through the next six months while there is a moratorium on evictions.  What...

Quick tips to help house hunters during the Covid-19 pandemic

As open home inspections and onsite auctions have been banned because of the Covid-19 pandemic, buyers are made to modify their approach to house hunting. Thankfully, there are still many ways around the ban that still allow you to inspect and purchase property. Here are our quick tips to help house hunters during the Covid-19...

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