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5 tips for a drier, warmer, healthier Southern Highlands home

A dry Southern Highlands home is a healthy home. Plus, when your home is dry it is easier to heat, which means it's a more comfortable place to live. It can also save you money on your power bill since your heaters won't have to work so hard to keep you nice and cosy. Follow these 5 simple tips to keep your Bowral, Moss Vale or Mittagong  home dry, warm and healthy: 1. Get the air...

Should commission be the main factor when choosing an agent in the Southern Highlands?

Should commission be the main factor when choosing an agent? When it comes to selling a home, real estate professionals are often looked at like a commodity. Owner: They all do the same job, right? So let's just find the cheapest one and get on with it. Homeowners understandably find it hard to see why they should pay thousands of dollars more to hire one real estate professional over another...

How to find the best real estate agent in Bowral, Moss Vale or Mittagong

Selecting the right real estate salesperson to market your home is the single best way to increase your chances of a positive result. The professional you select has a direct influence on the number of buyers who view, visit and offer on your home. In real estate, we know that the best way to maximise the value of your home is to increase buyer demand. More offers equals a better end...

5 Mistakes to avoid when buying a home in Bowral, Moss Vale or Mittagong

Buying a home is a monumental step in anyone's life. It's an emotionally charged process and with all the pressure and expectation involved, it can be a challenge to think clearly and make sound decisions. Avoid these five common mistakes to increase your chances of securing a good outcome from your home buying journey. Don't fall for all the shiny things When you start looking at properties to...

How to avoid overcapitalising when renovating your home

How to avoid overcapitalising when renovating your home   Before we get into the ins and outs of how to avoid overcapitalising, the first question you need to answer is: How long do you plan to own this home? If the answer is 1 - 5 years, then any renovation decisions should be made with future resale value in mind. On the flip side, if you plan to be in this home for 10+ years, then you...

How to sell your home for the best possible price Bowral Moss Vale Mittagong

You can maximise the value of your home by making the right choices in a few key areas. You certainly don't need to undertake extensive renovations or replace every old fixture. That old vinyl in the bathroom isn't going to make all the difference to your end result. There are far more important factors to consider. Get the steps below right and (to a point) it doesn't matter how average your...

What is a buyers market?

What is a buyers market? You will often hear the media talk about buyer's markets and seller's markets, which begs the question - what do these terms mean? In the real estate world, a buyers market describes a situation where buyers have more choice. There are more listings available than in a seller's market, meaning that at any one time a buyer will have a number of properties available that...

41-Step ULTIMATE preparing for sale checklist Southern Highlands

Maximise your sale price. Leave nothing to chance.   12 months out from going on the market: o Decide if any pre-sale reno’s require consent. Consult with a draughtsperson to start the process (they can draw up plans and help you get approval from council. This is often required before engaging a builder). o Are there any existing, non-consented changes to your property that should...

How to sell a rental property

How to sell a rental property Investing in property is a proven way to build and store long-term wealth. But there may come a time when the money you have tied up in that rental property could be used for better things. We have helped many clients through this exact situation and their reasons for selling a rental property vary, but common answers include: ● Paying down debt. Many of our owners...

What is a Free Appraisal?

What is a Free Appraisal? If you own a home already, you have probably been offered a 'free appraisal' dozens of times from local real estate salespeople in your area. You may be wondering: What does a 'free appraisal' actually involve? Should you get one? And what's the catch? Can a buyer order a free appraisal too? As a homeowner, it can be difficult to accurately work out the value of your...

How accurate are online property valuations?

How accurate are online property valuations? In the property world, online valuation websites have been a game-changer for information-starved buyers and sellers. But while these sites contain lots of useful property info, their estimates are still just one piece of the fair-market-value puzzle. Here are some key points to consider with online valuations... No one has physically looked at the...

Is now a good time to buy property?

Is now a good time to buy property? One thing stronger than our fear of missing out is our fear of making a bad decision. Have you ever experienced paralysis by analysis over something as simple as buying a vacuum cleaner? Or a TV? If you are anything like me, you need to consider every possible option before you make a final decision. This ramps up exponentially when it comes to buying...

How to work out your ROI for rental property renovations

How to work out your ROI for rental property renovations In this article, we'll show you how to evaluate the potential benefit of renovating your rental property. You'll see that simple improvements can often generate a solid return on investment (ROI) How to work out the potential return on improvements to your investment property... Formula: Estimate the rent increase per year after...

How to set up your home office

How to set up your home office Many of us have fallen in love with working from home over the last few years: the 5-second commute, attending 'meetings' in your track pants, no one stealing your snacks from the office fridge. The benefits are numerous. There is a catch though! Working from home can be difficult if you don't have the right space. Somewhere you can focus and avoid unnecessary...

Bowral, Moss Vale and Mittagong Buyers and Sellers - act now to beat the holiday rush

Welcome to that time of year when it feels like everyone is in a rush. It's all systems go as we race to get everything sorted before the end of the year. It is normal to see an uptick in the number of properties for sale at this time of year, and that is exactly what we see happening in most markets right now. That means there are going to be plenty of opportunities for buyers and sellers who...

Is the Southern Highland Property market starting to turn?

Are we switching from a hot, seller's market to a more balanced market? In some centres around the country, we're starting to hear of open homes getting a little bit quieter and fewer offers being put forward for properties compared to say, six months ago. So what does this mean if you're trying to buy a house right now? Tip 1: Timing the market is difficult. There's an old adage in financial...

Southern Highlands - Open Negotiation Certified

Mulholland Property is now certified to use the market-leading online Auction software from Open Negotiation. Keeping up with the digital age, we are now able to offer all of our future clients this modern and transparent method of selling their homes. Feel welcome to contact us on 0432 368 341 for further information. 

Southern Highlands real estate agent, Sam Mulholland talks to the FOLD about real estate done differently. Bowral, Moss Vale, Mittagong

Even before COVID turned the real estate industry (and pretty much every other industry!) upside down, Southern Highlands real estate agent, Sam Mulholland was researching and learning about a new way of doing things. It’s a new approach to real estate and selling houses that was more in keeping with his style of business – local, social and paperless. “It’s the...

How to handle an estate sale

If you are reading this then you might have just been through one of life's most emotional transitions: A death in the family. And now, you need to deal with one of life's most stressful situations: Selling a property. It's understandable if this feels like a lot to take on. Working through the property sale process after a loved one has died can present multiple challenges: ● Emptying a house...

Tips for buying a home in an area you don't know

Tips for buying in an area you don't know The journey of buying a home often begins in an unfamiliar location. This could come about if you are constrained by budget, moving to a new area for a job, trying to stay close to family or any number of other reasons. Buying in a suburb or town you aren't familiar with can be daunting. So here are some tips to increase your chances of securing the...

How to reconnect with your home

How to reconnect with your home Shelter. Aside from air and water, it's the most important human need. Where would we be without a place to call home? Whether it's an apartment, a townhouse, a quarter-acre block, a minivan or a mansion, our home should be a safe space where we feel respite from the problems of the world. Yet familiarity breeds complacency. How often do we take our homes for...

How to add maximum value before you sell your home

How to add maximum value before you sell your home Most owners understand that presentation can have a big influence on their final sale price. When it comes to optimising that presentation aspect, owners naturally jump to the spaces where they spend the most time, like kitchens and bathrooms when deciding where to spend money. In reality though, if you want to maximise your return on time and...

Mulholland Property is Covid Safe !!

Mulholland Property would like to assure all clients that we are taking every necessary precaution with all property inspections and will continue to follow all Government guidelines surrounding COVID-19 restrictions

Is it a good idea to invest in bare land?

Is it a good idea to invest in bare land? There's an old adage in real estate that goes: "It's not the house that increases in value, it's the land beneath it..." Meaning, the land is the scarce resource that actually represents the majority of the value in any property asset. Technically, the structure on top of the land actually depreciates (drops in value) over time as the materials wear...

How to use online valuations - tips for sellers

How to use online valuations - tips for sellers Online valuation websites have been a game-changer for real estate, providing buyers and homeowners with easy access to quality information that can help them make informed real estate decisions. As an owner, online valuation websites allow you to keep track of the value of your property, allowing you to spend lots of fun hours watching the value...

Selling a home with unconsented improvements? Here's what you need to know

The first thing to understand is that lots of houses sell with unconsented changes. It's more common than you might think. The key to a successful transaction is to be upfront with all the relevant information right from the start. Buyers genuinely want to buy a property and they don't necessarily expect it to be perfect. What they do expect is to be made aware of any important issues before...

Tips for downsizing your home

Our home holds a special place in our hearts. Especially if it's where our kids have grown up or where we have experienced many of life's milestones. We become connected to our space in far more than just a physical sense. Our home is where we feel safe to be ourselves and relaxed in our own skin. Where we can put on our ugliest track pants and it doesn't matter in the slightest. Inevitably...

Should you keep your first home as an investment property?

One of the questions potential first-time sellers face is whether or not they should keep their existing property as a rental when they move up to a bigger home. In this guide, we'll talk through the pros and cons and suggest some questions to consider if you find yourself in this position. But first, a disclaimer: The suggestions in this guide are general in nature and it is critical that you...

Why a good real estate agent is worth more

You would be forgiven for thinking that all real estate agents essentially appear the same. Real estate professionals collectively tend to dress the same way, drive the same kind of cars, talk the same way on the phone. It's almost like they are trying not to stand out from each other. And the job itself - how hard can it be right? You take some photos of a house, put them on the internet...

Open home checklist for buyers

When you visit an open home, every minute is valuable. You may have multiple houses to view that same day, so you quickly need to size the property up and decide whether it could suit your needs. Use these questions and prompts as a checklist to make the most of your viewing. Where is the sun? Which rooms will be sunny in the morning? Which ones in the afternoon? How will this change throughout...

How to make sure your home doesn't get flipped

Have you ever watched those TV shows where they buy a property that needs work, do it up and sell it a few weeks later to make a profit? This is often referred to as a 'fix and flip’. Many builders and investors make money this way and it usually results in a positive outcome overall as long as the original owners get a fair price. At the end of the process, the new owners have a modern...

Why you should invest in marketing when selling your home

When you go to put your home on the market, your salesperson may offer you an opportunity to invest in extra marketing options. Over and above what their standard plan includes. At this point you might understandably think: "Hey, I'm already paying you a commission. Why should I pay extra for advertising?" The reason is, to ensure you get the best possible result. To put your home on a pedestal...

How to sell a home

When it comes to selling your home, the first and most important principle to understand is: You get one chance to do it right. Houses are at their most popular when they first go on the market. So you want to avoid making initial compromises that could have a negative impact on the final result. What does this look like in practice? Make sure your price is right from the start. Invest in...

How to buy a home

Have you found a home you love but you're not sure what to do next? This guide will help you move forward. Every property is different, but there are some standard rules you can follow that will help you make smart, informed decisions. Stage 1: Discovery Before you can jump into making an offer, you need to know what questions to ask the salesperson (or owner) selling the home. Start with: Q...

How to save money on house insurance

Insurance is a major expense for most homeowners. When you take up a new home insurance policy though, it's usually at a time when you are in a hurry. You might be in the middle of trying to secure finance to make an offer, or in a rush to arrange your settlement day. You probably don't have a lot of time on your hands to analyse what's on offer and ensure it is the best setup for your...

What to do if your offer gets turned down

One of the most frustrating moments in any property-buying journey is when you make an offer on a property you love and the owners decide to turn it down. Emotions can be understandably high at this point and many buyers respond by giving up and walking away. Before you cut and run though, take a moment to pause and consider your options, because sometimes a 'no' can be turned into a 'yes' with...

How to prepare your home for viewing

It goes without saying that first impressions count for a lot. Especially when it comes to selling houses. When a buyer walks into your home, you want to maximise the possibility that they fall in love with it. Ticking these boxes before you walk out the door can help you achieve that outcome. Turn on all the lights! It's important to turn on all your interior lights before you leave the home...

The Mulhollands Win the Bowral Golf Club Foursomes Championship

It's not always work at Mulholland property, our principal Sam taking out the 2021 foursomes club championships with his dad John at Bowral Golf Club. A tough match that could have gone either way, congratulations to Dan and John for making the final!

5 Mistakes to avoid when buying a home in Bowral, Moss Vale or Mittagong

Buying a home is a monumental step in anyone's life. It's an emotionally charged process and with all the pressure and expectation involved, it can be a challenge to think clearly and make sound decisions. Avoid these five common mistakes to increase your chances of securing a good outcome from your home buying journey. Don't fall for all the shiny things When you start looking at properties to...

Project managing pre-sale renovations in Bowral, Mittagong and Moss Vale

Welcome to that time of year when it feels like everyone is in a rush. It's all systems go as we race to get everything sorted before the end of the year. It is normal to see an uptick in the number of properties for sale at this time of year, and that is exactly what we see happening in most markets right now. That means there are going to be plenty of opportunities for buyers and sellers who...

Southern Highlands real estate agent, Sam Mulholland talks to the FOLD about real estate done differently. Bowral, Moss Vale, Mittagong

Even before COVID turned the real estate industry (and pretty much every other industry!) upside down, Southern Highlands real estate agent, Sam Mulholland was researching and learning about a new way of doing things. It’s a new approach to real estate and selling houses that was more in keeping with his style of business – local, social and paperless. “It’s the...

How to make your home stand out online in the Southern Highlands

Tip 1. It’s all about the main photo. Ask for feedback on what attracts the eye. Different people are attracted to different aspects of a property. It’s key to canvas a range of opinions and choose the right photo to generate maximum interest in your home. Don’t be afraid to use an internal photo as your main photo if it is the most attractive pic. Bonus points if it ties in...

Avoid the 'discount-pricing-trap' when making your next offer in Bowral, Moss Vale and Mittagong

Avoid the 'discount-pricing-trap' when making your next offer When making an offer on a property, it's natural to be nervous. You certainly don’t want to make a mistake. You may feel like all your friends and family are going to evaluate and judge your decision and have an opinion on whether you paid too much or too little. You certainly don’t want to come out of it looking stupid...