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The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012



The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012

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8 NT NEWS. Real Estate Liftout Saturday, February 25, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 5 -F E B -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 1 0 8 C O L O R : C M Y K PROPERTY l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au IN THE KNOW Juliet Love THE K Jul IN T Brighten home for quick sale A coat of paint will brighten your home and make it appear more modern TIPS TO IMPROVEVALUATIONS Luckily, there are simpleways to update your homewith a minimumof expense or fuss AS time passes, its easy for a home to be-come dated. Many dwellings have features that look tired and unfashionable which is not ideal when selling in a competitivemarket. You want your home to look as fresh and new as possiblewithout spending a fortune. Luckily, there are simple ways to update your homewith aminimumof expense or fuss. Firstly, spend some time assessing your home for anything that looks old-fashioned, and remove anything that appears shabby or worn. Once youve done this, the goal is to make your home irresistible to buyers, and this can be achieved through some simple changes. Secondly, freshen the interior of your home with a new coat of paint. Its amazing the difference this can make in making a space seem more modern and new. Choose a neutral colour that will enhance your home and reflect light. This will also appeal to various tastes and budgets, and allow the new owners to personalise once theymove in. Traditional features such as cornices, picture rails or ornate moulding on the wall or ceiling can alsomake a home appear old-fashioned. A coat of paint will brighten these elements andmake them appearmoremodern. Vivid white in a semi gloss generally works well withmost schemes. Paint any dark timber in older homes to ligh ten the rooms making them appear more spacious and contemporary. Light switches are a small detail, but updat ing these can really make a big difference, and they are easy to replace. Its also important to de-personalise the liv ing space of the home. Remove family photos, any clutter and any thing that will reduce the appeal of your home. Old carpet should be replaced by new, more modern flooring. If youre lucky, when you pull the old carpet up, you may find timber floorboards that can be sanded and polished. If not, replace the old carpetwith a newmod ern design, hire or buy some big rugs, or install a timber floating floor. Examine light fittings and replace them with modern options. Hardware stores have great, affordable options in lighting that will give your home an instant update. Re-upholstering existing furniture is an affordable way to give your decor an update. You can re-upholster many items around your home, including sofas, dining chairs and ottomans. Again, choose a neutral tone and add a touch of colourwith new cushions or curtains. In the kitchen, you can have outdated cup boards and benches professionally spray painted to give them a new look. Similarly, you can update your bathroom tiles with tile paint. Employ these simple ideas and youll have buyers rushing to their cheque book to snap up your home. Juliet Love is a stylist and interior designer, and runs her ownbusiness called LoveStyle 1.Make any improvements prior to the valuation and ensure they are complete. Be careful of over-capitalising by attempting to add value through improvements that try to place the property into a higher price bracket than it is likely to actually sell for. Outdoor living areas are examples where improvements can add value more than their cost providing they are functional andwell presented. Other examples are kitchens and bathrooms. 2. Clean up the yards and gardens andmow lawns. 3. Repair any obvious defects. 4. Clean the interior of the house. 5. Make sure all fixtures and fittings are functional and work (no broken water heaters, for example). Tips courtesy of Propell National Valuers Ray White Darwin 22 Stuart Hwy, Stuart Park 8982 2400 Ray White Central 3-70 Cavenagh Street 8943 3000 Ray White Palmerston 3/6 Woodlake Boulevard, Durack 8932 3555 Licensed Agents AL867 Licensed Agents AL697 Licensed Agents AL867 This business is independently owned and operated Winner: Ray White Central Driver 6 Kriewaldt Circuit Interstate investor must sell!!!! Four-bedrooms plus study area Mod kitchen, gas cooking, ample space & storage Open plan kitchen and dining. Leased until Nov 2012 View: Sat 11.30-12om Auction: Today @12pm onsite Sandra Raaber 0407 398 129 Palmerston Offi ce 4 2 2 Sandra Raaber Bayview 2/42 Bayview Blvd Waterfront living at its best! Open planned 3 bedroom townhouse Balcony, dining and living areas with sea views Private courtyard with plunge pool View: Sat & Sun 12-12:30pm Price: $755,000 Nick Syrimi 0412 537 638 Commercial Darwin 3 2 3 Nick Syrimi Nightcliff 6/25 Kurrajong Crescent Renovated Gem! Exceptional Value! 2 bedroom renovated unit Perfect beginning or investment Beachside lifestyle location View: Sat 12.30 1pm Price: Offers over $310,000 Daniel Harris 0430 350 631 Central Offi ce 2 1 1 Daniel Harris WW0239_PG7_25-02-12 Tiwi 38 Marrakai Street Immaculately Renovated Brick Home! 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms Chefs kitchen with island bench Large pool & sought after area View: Sat 3 3:30pm Price: $650,000 Keith Huddleston 0408 893 565 Central Offi ce Keith Huddleston Nightcliff 26 Jacksonia Circuit Gorgeous Home! 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home Entertaining area, beautiful gardens & shed Great location walk to the foreshore! View: Sat 3.30 4pm Price: $690,000 Carina Schmitt 0415 174 471 Central Offi ce Carina Schmitt