What Makes a Safe Pool Fence?

Pool fence regulations: What does a safe fence look like? Last summer was particularly devastating for drowning deaths: on our beaches, in waterholes and in backyard pools. Royal Life Saving statistics tragically inform us that the majority of toddlers and children who drown do so in backyard swimming pools, with a large proportion caused by […]

How To Bid at Auction

Auctions unearth a range of emotions – anxiety, excitement, joy if you’re the successful bidder, or disappointment if you’re among those missing out. Understanding the auction process and the lingo that is used can help to keep your emotions in check on the day. How does an auction work? There are rules about how an […]

Subsidence – What to Do if You Notice Cracks in Your Walls

Cracks in walls, ceilings, flooring or around doors and windows may occur for several reasons. Many cracks are cosmetic and are not serious. However, some cracks may be the result of serious structural problems. If the ground under a building shifts, shrinks or swells, this movement may cause cracks to appear. Subsidence can occur because […]

Why Brisbane’s a Safe Long Term Bet For Real Estate Values

Although Brisbane has enjoyed moderate growth over the last few years, real estate values have not increased as much as those of Melbourne and Sydney. There are several reasons for this including changes in industry that have resulted in the loss of jobs, sluggish employment and low migration rates. However, according to demographer Bernard Salt, […]

How a Pre-Sale Inspection Can Help You Avoid Nasty Surprises and Make Sure You Get the Sale Price You’re Looking For

If you are selling your home, having a pre-sale building and pest inspection can help you in several ways. First, an inspection can identify defects or problems that you may not know are present. If no significant defects are found, a pre-sale inspection document that the property is in good condition. Finally, a pre-sale inspection […]

Renegotiating Price After a Building Inspection

Buying a house is a costly endeavour. The average price of a home in Australia rose to $656,800 in March 2017. Although home prices vary by area, purchasing a home is a major financial obligation and a long-term investment. You want to make sure that the home you buy is sound and without significant problems. […]

What Factors Affect the Price of a Building and Pest Inspection?

After months of searching, you finally find a property that meets your needs. But how can you be sure that the building and grounds are in good condition? One of the best ways to make sure that your dream home is without significant defects is to have a pre-purchase building and pest inspection before finalising […]

[Video] John Pupavc from BPI Brisbane South Discusses the Importance of Pre Purchase Building Inspections

Paul: Getting a building and pest inspection prior to selling your property can save you time and money down the track and here to tell us more is John from BPI Building and Pest inspections. Paul: So John, what services does BPI provide? John: AT BPI, we do comprehensive building and pest reports to Australian […]

How to Pass a Building Inspection With Flying Colours

Having a building inspection may be a stressful event for you however, being prepared and understanding what happens during the inspection can significantly ease your fears. A building inspector compares the condition of your home and property with properties of similar construction and age. Professional building inspectors may be hired by either a buyer or a […]

What to Expect from the Australian Property Market in 2017

It may not hit the boomtime peaks of 2013, but a survey of property analysts shows most are predicting solid growth in the price of houses in 2017. It’s a different story for apartments, and indeed for all property in “gloomtime” cities Perth and Darwin where analysts have consistently predicted more price falls. But if […]