Month: October 2016

Investing In Australia Real Estate

Published / by Jeremy Thor

Are you living in Australia and has an interest to invest in a real estate property in the land of plenty? If you are one of those who aspire to own a piece of land in a wealthy country like Australia, then practicality must be your top consideration. How easy or difficult is it to get started? And how feasible is it do so?

In Australia, residential real estate policy is but inward-looking and traditional. The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) approves all real estate purchases by foreign nationals. Real estate investments made by Australian citizens living abroad, acquisitions of residential-zoned properties made by foreign nationals who have permanent residency or holding special category visas like the New Zealand citizens, or acquisitions made by foreign nationals doing so as a joint owner along with their Australian spouses do not need approval by the FIRB though.

Investments made by foreign nationals that would yield better impact on the development of housing stocks are given more priority, as the said outlay brings great significance to the local construction vertical and to the suppliers of the said industry. The government of Australia is cautious about foreign influx to evade demand surplus, avoid the rise in housing prices, and ensure that Australians would be the ones to benefit more in the development of new housing properties that property developers Sydney further augment.


When selling or buying a property in Australia, one must take note of the following processes:

1. The title search, property plans, agreement recorded in the title from the Land and Property Information, and easement documents must be secured by the seller. All these should be included along with the Contract of Sale.

2. The Drainage Diagram from the local water authority and the Zoning Certification from the municipal council must be prepared.

3. In order to execute the sale, the buyer’s solicitor should prepare the transfer form. This should be done if the property does not have any outstanding interests.

4. The contract sale and the transfer form will then be stamped by the Office of the State Revenue. All duties must be settled at that point.

5. Registration is the last phase in the process wherein the transfer form and the certificate of title will then be submitted to the Land and Property Information department.

Give the processes above and given the fact that an approval from the FIRB is required in order to acquire a residential real estate in Australia, Perth Developments, the best developer in Perth whose main aim is to keep the profits in YOUR pocket, advises not to sign a contract prior to securing an approval from the FIRB. This can be done however if the contract gives enough time for securing FIRB approval before full completion of all needed documents and certifications.

Alternatives To Common Tiling Materials

Published / by Jeremy Thor

Everyone knows that when you are tiling your home or place of business, you use ceramic or porcelain tiles. However, there are other types of tile material that are just as useful in different situations. These materials are not as common as the staple – ceramic, but they are great alternatives. They have the advantage of looking great and imparting a sense of warmth to a home. A great example of this type of tile is sandstone.

Sandstone in building
Since prehistoric times, sandstone has been used in building and construction. It was popular for its relative softness. This made it easy to cut and shape as required. Even today sandstone is used for many building purposes. For example, sandstone tiles Melbourne are used to impart a sense of warmth to a new home. They can be used both on the inside and out and are very durable. They have a high concentration of feldspar, which makes them high-endurance tiles. However, if you plan on installing sandstone into your walls or floors, follow a few tips to make them last.

Seal the sandstone
Place the boulder wall Brisbane on edge against a wall and use a paintbrush or spray paint machine to coat the fronts with a layer of sealant. This allows them to be wiped clean after installation, making maintenance far easier. It makes it easy to maintain because the sealant prevents the sandstone from sucking the moisture out of grout and fast-drying it before you can wipe it down.

Make it Waterproof
Sandstone is not a water resistant stone. It is very porous indeed, so it will absorb as much moisture as it can. Even if you coat it with sealant, it isn’t going to be much help because it is not intended for waterproofing. Get a spray-on latex waterproofing coat or some sort of plastic or fabric membrane. This will help you put sandstone tiling on your bathroom walls. It is not recommended that you put sandstone on the floors of a constantly wet area because of its porousness.

There are two ways in which you can get your sandstone tiling system. The stone might have been artificially smoothed out using a filler. The other option is naturally occurring sandstone. This has all of the pits and hills of the natural stone. Grouting the latter can be rather difficult. This is because when joining the two tiles you can choose to fill in the other imperfections as well or you can just join the two by filling the joint with grout. Each gives a different appearance as an end result, so you should experiment and figure out what exactly it is you want.