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Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Buy

If you’ve been procrastinating about whether to buy property, here are some important reasons why you shouldn’t wait around much longer to take the plunge. Since the May election, there have been several pivotal changes that signal the tide has turned for investors. For one, there’s more political stability. The government has put incentives in…

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How you can achieve instant street appeal with White Knight Ultra Pave

The owners of this Californian bungalow are the first to admit they made a bad choice with the original colour scheme for this facade. What they thought was going to be a striking grey, turned out to be blue, and they’d never got around to updating the colour scheme. So it was time to get…

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How a first-time renovator found success in regional NSW

Having grown up in Wollongong, first-time renovator Anne was familiar with the NSW south coast city and its surrounding suburbs, even though she now lives in Sydney. Priced out of the Sydney market, she decided to return to familiar roots and look for a rental property around Wollongong. Even though Anne and her husband own…

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See how a joint venture achieved $100k profit in 16 weeks

We often promote, but rarely showcase, the success of joint venture projects and the opportunities they offer those willing to think outside the square. These two enterprising Cosmetic Renovations for Profit graduates, Marjorie and Mark, teamed up together to pull off a $100,000 profit, which is pretty amazing when you consider they paid no deposit…

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Star student makes $67k profit in Rosebud, Victoria

Fiona Bouchier has definitely earned the label of  “professional renovator”. This marks yet another successful flip since completing the Cosmetic Renovations for Profit bootcamp in 2014.     Having successfully renovated three properties in Frankston, Victoria, she moved a little further down the Mornington Peninsula to the seaside town of Rosebud for this makeover of…

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Which property hotspot produced an easy $110K profit?

A self-confessed “complete novice” at buying and renovating before she picked up some key pointers at an early seminar Cherie spoke at, Laura Waters signed up for the Renovating For Profit course in September 2016.   Having given the couple’s St Kilda unit a successful $60,000 facelift, which secured them a healthy uplift in value…

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Six top hacks for maximising small spaces

Housing affordability isn’t just stretching the pockets of Aussie buyers, especially in cities like Sydney and Melbourne, it’s also stretching the imagination of designers. Modern apartments are generally showcases of compact design and generous storage, while older apartments make me wonder where on earth previous generations stored all their stuff? Luckily, I quite enjoy getting stuck into…

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How to renovate for profit in 3 weeks

How to renovate a whole house the right way, is a popular question. This is one of my investment properties in Sydney’s west, in a suburb that demonstrated great capital growth potential when I purchased in August 2016 – and has continued to gain in value.   Importantly, this was the kind of rough diamond…

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How to easily plan and project manage your bathroom renovation

A bathroom is one of the two rooms that can really add value to your home. So here, Australia’s Renovation Queen – Cherie Barber – takes you through the stages of a complete bathroom renovation. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: The difference between a cosmetic bathroom renovation and a full bathroom renovation How to calculate how much you should…

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Mastering the right money mindset

Whether you’re saving for a deposit, starting your own business, or simply want to get a better handle on your finances, there might be a major roadblock that you’re not even aware of: the way you think about money. This could be a result of your upbringing, early conditioning or maybe just a financial setback…

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Be inspired: Learn how to create a $125K value uplift

This enterprising couple cashed in on the ripple effect of Sydney’s blistering house prices, finding a suitable rough diamond on the NSW Central Coast that created an amazing value uplift. The working class suburb they targeted was in the property doldrums for years, until prices suddenly started to soar from 2013 on-wards – nearly 20%…

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Serial renovator makes a cracking $70K profit

Yet another profitable project for 2010 graduate Jason who has successfully flipped this dated Queensland property for a $70K+ profit! STUDENT NAME: Jason M. RENO TIME FRAME: 10 weeks PROFIT:  $72,700 (after purchase, reno & holding costs*) Property Location: Moreton Bay region, Qld Property Type: Freestanding 2 storey home Strategy: Private Treaty Jason already had several renovations under his…

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How to add value with the top 5 cosmetic internal changes

Cherie Barber shares her top 5 cosmetic internal changes that can help add value to your property. What you will learn: How to add a bedroom (without structural changes) Budget internal fittings (window furnishings) Update old flooring Liquid gold: paint Freshen up bathroom & kitchen Transcript [00:00:05] Cherie from Renovating For Property. I’m coming to…

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6-month flip in Western Sydney

Purchased in March 2016 by Cosmetic Renovations For Profit graduate Virginie, this freestanding weatherboard home was ripe for a cosmetic renovation. She purchased it for $495,000 by private treaty in the outer western Sydney suburb of Campbelltown.     The following “cookie cutter” works were done: new paint to all rooms and external walls,roof and…

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Negotiating your way to profits

Top negotiating skills are something every successful renovator needs to master, because trust me, you’ll be applying those skills on a daily basis throughout your renovation project. You’ll be wheeling and dealing with a whole range of people, many of whom you’ve never met before. They’ll be a mix of genders, race, ages, education levels,…

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Beautiful Kids Rooms

Designing kids’ rooms is tricky, considering how fast they grow up and how fast their needs change. If you want to tear them away from their electronic gadgets for a bit of imaginary play, studying or reading, some of these clever ideas might come in handy. CREATE A THEME Younger kids love role play. If…

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