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Home Living : May 18th 2010
2 HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, 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 QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES MANUFACTURER DIRECT WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS • 10 Year Written Warranty • Fast Professional Installation By Qualified Tradesman • Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills • Deter Burglars • Reduce Noise • Storm Protection ROLLER SHUTTERS FREE MEASURE & QUOTE CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au 2158952i hlw wk41 C/L 196633C 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 2094946i hls wk43 from $389 Showroom Open 6 days LIFETIME GUARANTEE 5 Bond Crescent, WETHERILL PARK PH: 9756 0235 FAX: 9757 3473 email: firstname.lastname@example.org shes 2254379i hls wk41 Excellence in Service, Design & Quality Call now for a free measure and quote Service ALL Areas FROM $399 *Conditions apply We will BEAT any written quote. s apply EPTPOS available ALUMINIUM WINDOWS & SLIDING DOORS BETA - VIEW BETA - VIEW 900x900 (3'x3') $138 1200 x 1500 (4' x 5') $202 1200 x 1800 (4' x 6') $224 1200 x 2400 (4' x 8') $328 web: www.betaview.com.au - email: email@example.com PRICES FOR WINDOW ONLY & INCLUDE GST AVAILABLE IN BROWN, WHITE, HAWTHORN GREEN, PALE EUCALYPT, STONE BEIGE, CLEAR ANO, PRIMROSE FREE QUOTES FOR SUPPLY & INSTALL Unit 6, 9 Kurrajong Rd, St Marys 2271155i hln wk44 Ph:9623 5611 F:9623 5091 ABN 14 070 225 197 Master Lic No 408872083 Lic 84933c Security lic. no. 408925402 GLASS CUT TO SIZE OPEN SAT QUALITY -- All bluescope-Lysaght product -- 15 year written warranty • Engineer designed and certified SERVICE -- We do the lot -- supply install, concrete and council plans FREE no obligation on site TRUST -- 15 years succ ully trading i industry -- Full job under contract or kit only PRICE -- with the buyin wer of one of Australia's st ng grou behind us we guarantee t hat South West supply, inst concrete and council plans, te visit cessfull in the industry r one ng power ne of Australia's larges to undercut any written quote tha bring us. on ggoups you b ll job under o t buyi 2161634i hls wk31 Double & Carport from $5,800 BARNS from $7,400 WWW.HALFPRICESHUTTERS.COM.AU CALL 13 61 21 AND SAVE CALL 13 61 21 AND SAVE UNIMAIL RP290909 * This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, special offer or coupon. HUGE STOCK CLEARANCE SALE ALL SMART STILE PLANTATION and ROLLER SHUTTER STOCK MUST BE SOLD HURRY! CALL TODAY NEGOTIATE A DEAL TODAY! Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15 4/45-47 Whyalla Place Hoxton Park Ph 9608 6688 HLS 2399433iL WK02 MINDA SECURITY SHUTTERS & GRILLS Best Quality Shutters Direct from the Factory Protect Your Home Special Price Free Quotes & Measure Contact your local advertising consultant for information or call 9689 5395. Reach renovators and decorators. Source: Engaging Communities, The Leading Edge (June 2008)
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