Entries by Verity Craft

Tools Of The Trade – What’s In A Property Inspector’s Kit?

Buying a house is a huge decision, so booking a thorough pre-purchase inspection to ensure you’re investing in a sound property makes a lot of sense. In addition to their industry expertise, property inspectors today rely on a variety of specialised tools and technology to uncover potential problems lurking beneath the surface – but not […]

Villa or Villain? What to Look for When Buying a Pre-1940s Home

The charm and character of pre-1940s homes can be very appealing to potential buyers. Many of us are especially drawn to villas with their ‘chocolate box’ prettiness and graceful lines decorating many suburbs. However, it’s important to be aware of the possible pitfalls that come with owning this gracious older property.  One of the biggest […]

The heat is on

When it comes to buying a new home, checking out what sort of heating it has (or doesn’t have!) is important info to know. After all, a warm home is vital for your health and comfort, and going into it blind can really put a ‘dampener’ on your love of your new place! There are […]

Healthy Homes – it’s not just for renters

                            If you’re in the market for a new home or thinking about moving from a rental to owner-occupied, you’re likely to be familiar with the Healthy Homes Standards. These were brought in to ensure a better standard of dwelling for tenants […]

Building Basics – Electrical

Across our Building Basics series, we’ve covered everything we look for in a pre-inspection, from the roof to the foundations. As with our blog on plumbing last time, your potential purchase’s electrics and wiring may be hidden in walls and ceilings. Unfortunately, out of sight does not mean peace of mind… It pays to have […]

Building basics – Plumbing

Unexpected plumbing problems in your new home can really take the shine off that exciting purchase. That’s why a comprehensive property inspection is a must before you sign on the dotted line. Plumbing issues can run the gamut from minor and fixable, right through to being expensive and incredibly disruptive. Because much of your home’s […]