December 03, 2018

Rental Open Inspections

Going to an open inspection for a rental home for your first time can be daunting. You may just be moving out of home, just sold your house or have relocated. To help you with a few FAQ’s we asked around the office and these are some of the hot tips the agents came up with:

  • Don’t park in the driveway at opens
  • Wipe your feet before going inside
  • Have your ID with you as you may be asked to present it ...


September 07, 2018

Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring has Sprung, the sun is shining but wait….

If like the team here, you have not been outside as much as usual during the Winter period the sudden sunlight may be encouraging you (or showing all the areas that need attention) to do some Spring cleaning keep reading.

Living on the Fleurieu, chances are that you also have a septic tank, which is great – so much better than having a drop toilet however, we need to be sure the products...


July 16, 2018

Things to consider before building

Building a home can be an exciting project to embark on, but there are many costs that are often forgotten about when building your first home.  Most people forget to consider costs such as paying rent whilst building, council fees, and preparing the block of land on top of other financial aspects. Factoring in these unexpected costs ensure you are sticking to your budget and that your expectations are met, ensuring your build is as successful and less stress...


May 30, 2018

Stamp Duty

Understanding Stamp Duty in 2018


Buying a new home can be overwhelming especially for first home buyers as it is the largest transaction that most people will make in their lifetime. Working out how much tax to pay is difficult

But what is stamp duty?

Stamp duty is the revenue levied by states on various transfers and agreements such as real estate. Stamp duty is charged based on the greater market value of the property including GST. The more expensive...


May 01, 2018

3 Ways to add functional lighting to your backyard

Adding outdoor lighting to your backyard helps to create the perfect atmosphere for entertaining all year round. Bring your garden to life at night and make your outdoor space last longer into the night. Lights can be used for more than just lighting up a dark space. Lights can change the mood, atmosphere and create security. 

Add lighting to a tree, sculpture or artwork 

For a tree up to 2.7 metres, a light such...


April 05, 2018

How to present your property for sale

First impressions matter when it comes to selling a property. It takes time and effort to make a property really stand out, but it’s important to keep the end result, the best sale price, in mind. The way the property is presented can affect the level of interest and the amount of offers you receive. Keep the potential buyer in mind when you make decisions around how you present your property for the best outcome. 


Clean and tidy both exterior and...


March 13, 2018

3 Hidden Costs When Buying a Property

Investing in property is smart, but some go into this journey with only some of the facts on the costs involved, and for some it’s those extra costs that stop them short of fulfilling their dream of owning property. So when buying a property, your savings or home deposit don’t always get you across the line.  With the right information and planning though, you could be signing that contract and booking a removal company!

Here are some the costs you need...


January 22, 2018

Your Guide to Renting: How to enjoy a stress-free rental experience

The recent census showed that approximately 66% of those that live in our region, are renters.  And while it’s normally a very straight forward process, there are times when it can become very unpleasant for the tenant, the landlord or the agent.  At South Coast Realty, we make every effort to ensure that a rental tenancy is a smooth process, so here are our tips on how to enjoy a stress-free rental experience.

Stress-free Rentals

November 01, 2017



Many factors come into play when the value of a property is determined.  Factors include location, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, extra additions like granny flats, garages and more.  There are some things you can do though to add extra value while you own a property, some enhancements that can help you achieve a better dollar value.  Here are five ways, to grow that value!



1. A frеѕh coat of paint


One of thе ԛuісkеѕt аnd еаѕіеѕt ways to gіvе...


October 18, 2017

3 Reasons to Buy and Sell in the Spring

When it comes to selling your home, timing can be absolutely crucial when you want to land the right kind of deal. Selling in the spring, though, has long been one of the most enjoyable and lucrative times to carry out a property sale. With the warmer weather and the general optimism in the air, this can be a great time to push forward with your needs for a profitable sale.

Why, though,...


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