When owning a home, many will think of the possible increase in its value over time. This is not just for investors, but it is also for home owners who occupy their house. As a general rule, many would agree that the value of their property will most likely be on the positive growth over time; in particular long term. This is because a land will tend to increase in its value over time as population grow and the demand increase.

Whilst land value increases over time ( general rule of thumb), you can also assist in enhancing the value by renovating your house to make it more appealing. Not only renovating your house gives it the aesthetic make over, but it prolongs the lifetime of your house and make it safer to live in. This is because the foundation and the fixing throughout the house age over time.

A particular make over for your house that should add a tremendous boost to the overall value is renovating the roof. Most popularly known as reroofing or roof replacement. This is because the roof is a fundamental part of its foundation and also something that is clearly visible looking from outside. So it only make sense to refresh the look and reap the reward when it comes to selling your house. If you’re in Perth, here’s a company if you’re searching for roof replacement perth (link will take you their official website). Owner Adam can help with your exact needs, whether it is a repsray or a complete changeover of the roof. His company is established and very trusted in the Perth community.

Here is a picture showing an example of the finished product after a roof replacement done to it:

Perth roof replacement finish

When it comes to roof replacement or reroofing, make sure you get someone that is trusted and got credibility. After all, it is your house you’re investing in! Make sure you do your due diligence and research the companies that will be taking on the job. It is also recommended that you go with a roofing company that is accredited to carry out the job.

Some may also argue that the cost of the reroofing/roof replacement is considerably significant. But rest assured that the money is well spent. Many has seen their property increase in value to the awesome tune of at least $10k after spending only a couple of thousands.

So there you go, an example of something you can do to your house now instantly add value to it.

So you finally purchase the property you’ve dreamed of. What next? Being the most likely valuable asset, naturally you’d probably look for insurance to look after your belongings. That is, getting insurance to protect your house in case of fire etc. When people sign up for house insurance, some will forget about protecting their content in their house. Well, let us rephrase, not putting enough emphasis on content insurance. And for those who takes both home and content insurance – there is more you can do to further protect their house content. What is it you may ask? Well, read on…

One thing you can do is upgrading the security at your house. This post is was inspired by Clint, a local locksmith in Perth who specialise in home security by providing high quality locks for your beloved house. Clint has been a member of APHC within the first week of our opening. So it is only natural to give him credit when credit is due. Search for the term locksmith Perth on the internet and most likely than not you will find him. Trading as Power Lock and Security, Clint has become a popular face whose service is valuable to the Perth community. From helping people gaining entry back into their property to installing various types of lock to help secure your house from unwanted intruders.

Perth locksmiths

According to Clint (who is a proud home owner himself), by investing in your local locksmith to install high quality locks in your house will not only protect it and reduce your premium amount; but it will also add value to your property. Just like many things in life, you get what you paid for. By trying to save money and getting cheap locks will inevitably cost you more in the long run.

Many would probably argue that they can install or even repair the locks themselves. But we strongly suggest against this. Unless of course if you hold a locksmith license. Doing a DIY job in installing locks or other security things might have negative consequences. So it is best to leave it to the professionals. As the primary reason to have a licensed locksmith to install and/or repair your locks is to protect your property and the content in it, then choosing one that is licensed only makes proper sense. Using unlicensed technicians, or doing it yourself – especially when working with electrical locking systems may compromise or even void your right to claim insurance in case something undesirable happens.

So the moral of this post is to invest, invest  and invest some more! After all, your house is your most valuable asset. So it is well worth the investment, we absolutely don’t have any hesitation to recommend all homeowners to invest in a professional locksmith!

buy or rent post picThe million dollar question is whether to buy or rent (which one will be better for you financially?) Well, to be honest – the answer seriously lies in the eye of the beholder. Whether you rent or buy depends on your current situation. Sounds cliche doesn’t it? Well, it does when you are not over complicating things. It is why financial planners are in business. Everything that revolves around budgeting, investment etc will almost certainly need the help of a professional financial planner.

Different states in Australia will have some sort of impact as there are many factors coming in to play when making decisions that will benefit you financially. So we suggest you check with a financial expert  whose day job is looking at this matter on a daily basis. Another advice is to make sure you go to the meetings (with the financial planner) with an open mind. That is, don’t assume things. Listen and think it out. In some cases, you might even be surprised of the evaluation.