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  • Profile photo of gooseheadgoosehead
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    Hey Guys, I am looking to value add, and to a degree renovate, a property I have in Brisbane. As I am not living close by, I am considering using one the Renovation Advice companies to fine tune what I renovate. For 2 reasons, I am not particularly astute with design. Secondly the property was our PPOR, and will likely be again if we get posted back there, I would like an third party to reduce the emotive decision making process.

    I would like some advice on the companies that over advice on the best renovations, value adds, to do in that area (Everton Hills). I have seen some advertised, but can’t remember them off the top of my head. If anyone has any good recommendations could you pass them on?

    Any help is appreciated.

    Profile photo of MelbournianMelbournian
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    Do you mean an interior designer? I haven’t used their services, but I’ve seen them mentioned around: http://hotspacerenovations.com.au/

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    I have heard good things about Hotspace as well if you just want an action plan and be told what to renovate and how to make it look for maximum value add. Other renovation services will more commonly do all the project management along with design input but be much more expensive.

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    Profile photo of gooseheadgoosehead
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    Thanks guys, that is the type of company I am after. Are there any more companies around or is it a limited field?

    Profile photo of Mortgage Refinance SpecialistMortgage Refinance Specialist
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    Jane Eyles Bennett from Hotspace is an excellent source.

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    @benny do you know why Kerry Anne and I have received thumbs down for making these recommendations? Either someone is unhappy with us for an unknown reason or someone doesn’t want Hotspace getting any business? Seems bizarre. I don’t know if the like system can be challenged or removed when used inappropriately?

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    Profile photo of gooseheadgoosehead
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    That is interesting. Does anyone want to expand on why they have given the thumbs down?

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    Hi @knightm,

    I don’t know, but I’ll see what I can find out…..

    Benny

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    @goosehead FYI I liked your question just because and @benny I liked your promise to investigate – thanks. In my view (and other forums) the like button is more useful as it encourages positive feedback. The number of positive interactions gives a good guide to trust in the arena. If people dislike just because they have a differing opinion then it discourages open debate and makes it risky to hold an opinion on anything. The purpose of the forum surely is to encourage that debate.

    I would only ever dislike someone’s post if it was rude, or inflammatory or suggesting something illegal. Here is appears to be being used for some other agenda, I am not sure what. I think the use of reporting poor posts to moderators who can caution, remove posts or ban users generally achieves the same thing.

    Would love to see the forum continue to thrive and improve and this could be a useful opportunity for some kind of housekeeping perhaps.

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    PS I have absolutely no affiliation with hotspace whatsoever and I receive no commissions for recommending them, I have just heard good things that is all.

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    Hi @knightm,

    I don’t know if the like system can be challenged or removed when used inappropriately?

    Well, as promised, I went looking and asking. Initial enquiries were not looking good, so Admin went digging further. This then led to some issue with the current supplier, so Admin is now on the lookout for a resolution.

    The old system is “on hold” for now,
    Benny

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    I think a good resource would be an appraiser.

    They can tell you what to do to a house that will improve it’s value.

    I did a post on the things that DON’T boost property value here in the US, I’d assume the same would ring true in Australia.

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