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Home Living : May 18th 2010
2 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Inspect then buy » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING Fixing housing faults could further add to mortgage stress, warns Archicentre. The building advisory service of the Australian Institute of Architects says homebuyers flying blind on housing faults could find the unexpected and unbudgeted costs could ultimately become a mortgage buster. Archicentre ACT & NSW state manager Angus Kell said with the average family having to find $300 more a month to meet mortgage repayments after the sixth interest rate rise since October last year, homebuyers need to do their home work before buying a property. ''A homebuyer with an average $300,000 loan will now need to find almost $2000 a month to meet loan repayments,'' he said. ''There is virtually no margin for error for homebuyers. The decision not to carry out a property inspection before purchase can have a major financial and social impact on buyers. ''Often the unbudgeted repairs or maintenance are added to the mortgage, compounding the affordability problem with a $30,000 repair cost turning into $50,000 over the life of a normal loan. ''With many investors and homeowners facing financial difficulty in the current market, the quickie makeover is a popular strategy for a quick sale where expensive structural, wiring or plumbing faults may be superficially covered up.'' Archicentre's pre-purchase property inspection figures show that at least one in three homes sold have problems that are expensive to rectify. This is more so if the faults involve structural, plumbing, electrical, termites or illegal building. Visit: archicentre.com.au 40% 50% 60% OFF! ROLLER SHUTTERS "Don't Be Fooled!" Forget The Gimmicks Just Genuine Prices UNIT 4/17 STENNET RD, INGLEBURN 9829 1255 2021344i hlw wk38 shutterworld The latest technology in security shutters Heat out to 90% Cold to 90% Noise 50% SLIMLINE BOXES BUY DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER & SAVE $$$ www.shutterworld.com.au 12 Months Interest Free Terms Free quote! Come visit our showroom! LICENSE NO 175403C Save on Heating EXCLUSIVE SLIMLINE DESIGN Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au 2160314i hlf wk34 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON'S Switch to Solar with the Solar Power Experts ... Solar Electricity System SOLAR ELECTRICITY from $4990* ASK ABOUT YOUR FREE INVERTER UPGRADE! *After Solar Credit Rebate. Conditions Apply. SOLAR HOT WATER from $1990* *After Govt Rebate and REC's. Price when purchasing PV package. Conditions Apply. Solar Hot Water High efficiency Conergy 250 litre split system FREE HOME ASSESSMENT Contact Your Local Area Consultants 1300 442 120 We answer your calls 7 days 2135447i hda wk44 Visit our showroom 153 Russell Street, Emu Plains shutters curtains blinds Free in home consultation or visit our showroom at 48 Windsor Road, Kellyville 9629 9445 www.stylehouse.net.au 2152417i hlf wk35 shutters • roman blinds • holland blinds • motorisation • sunscreens venetians • home theatre rooms • panel glides • curtains • poles/tracks Local AWARD WINNING one stop window covering shop SALE NOW ON Showroom & Factory: Unit 1/10 Hornsby St, Hornsby www.twinliteawnings.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org AUTUMN SALE 2155332i hlnw wk42 1500 x 1 metre $600* 2250 x 1 metre $700* 2950 x 1 metre $800* 3700 x 1 metre $900* 4400 x 1 metre $1000* DOME OR GABLE ROOF 5900 x 2900 $5500 * Subject To Site Inspection & Conditions Do Apply * Available In A Variety Of Colours TWINLITE AWNINGS (Aust) Pty Ltd Lic No 150568C *Trademark of the General Electric Company PHONE: 9482 7000 phone 9725 2266 f. 9725 2166 e. email@example.com Unit 4/94 Hassall St, Wetherill Park Licence Number 219462c The Wardrobe Specialists Guaranteed to beat the lowest price • Lifetime guarantee •Callnowfora free measure & quote • Servicing all areas 2097803i hlf wk43 from $389 Showroom Open 6 days
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