Biggest Home Trends of 2019

2019 is upon us, and those oh-so-trendy looks of yesteryear may be looking a little passé. The new year marks a fresh start, and it’s a great time to update your home to keep it feeling modern and vibrant. We always suggest you refresh your home with stylish yet classic looks, to prevent it dating…

Spotlight On: Cottesloe

Cottesloe has to be one of our all-time favourite suburbs in Perth – and yes, we might be a little biased, as it happens to be home to our two offices! Hugely popular with families, this suburb is ideal if you’re a fan of a laid-back coastal lifestyle, gourmet dining spots, funky cafe’s, leisure and…

5 Reasons Why Perth is Back in the Real Estate Game

This month, we had the pleasure of hearing from Nerida Conisbee, Chief Economist at REA Group and one of Australia’s leading property experts.  With millions of searches per day and large teams of data scientists, REA Group know property. Here are some of the top industry insights that were shared on the day, including 5 reasons…

6 Things You Should Never Overlook When Buying a Home

So you think you’ve found your dream home! It’s got everything you’re looking for – a big kitchen, an extra bedroom, walk-in-robes – but what are you glossing over? When it comes to buying a home, be sure to take off those rose-coloured glasses before placing an offer. There are certain issues you should never overlook,…

How to Stage a Stunning Home Open

What’s not to love about opening your home for endless strangers to inspect? Preparing for your home open can be a time consuming process, but do it the right way the first time and it just might be your last! Here are 12 ways to prepare your house for a stellar home open. Smells that…

A Guide to Renovating

Australians who renovate or redecorate their homes often do so to add value to their properties. Considering a renovation but don’t know where to start? Read on. It’s no secret that we absolutely love people who love their homes. We also love people who see potential in homes, those who take the opportunity to improve,…

Spotlight on: Subiaco

Subiaco is a fantastic little residential, commercial, and entertainment hub just outside of Perth’s City Centre, and it’s one of our much-loved western suburbs. Let’s take a closer look at this urban village gem. Just a few kilometres from Perth City, Subiaco is one of our favourite inner western-suburbs hot spots. It’s one of the…

Abode’s Top 5 Western Suburbs Beaches

Here in the western suburbs we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to relaxing by the ocean on Perth’s most iconic, and beautiful beaches. Take a look at our favourite 5 to visit this summer. It’s no secret that Western Australia is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and pristine beaches. Here at…

2017 Salvation Army Christmas Appeal at Abode

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year to give back to your community, and those in need. The Salvation Army Christmas Appeal helps bring joy and comfort to families and children at Christmas time. Abode Real Estate has been involved with the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal for many years, and we are continuing the…

Loving Our Western Suburbs

The western suburbs really do have it all, and now is a wonderful time to make the move. The western suburbs is home to some of the fastest selling areas in Western Australia, and it’s not hard to see why. These highly coveted suburbs are luxury lifestyle havens, the faces of Perth’s heritage, and most…

HOW TO MAXIMISE THE SALE PRICE WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME

  6 tips to spruce up your property and maximise the sale price:    1. Think of your property as a product Interior designer, Trish Khoury of Grace Interior Designs, says many homeowners make the mistake of failing to think of their property as a product. “They’re still thinking of it as their home and not…

WHAT BUYERS LOOK FOR WHEN SEARCHING FOR THEIR DREAM HOME

Considering going to market with your home in the coming months? Here are 5 aspects and features many buyers find most attractive when house-hunting: 1.  The kitchen A good kitchen is always a big attraction for buyers as it is the heart of the home and tends to leave a lasting impression when buyers inspect…