Chinese Lucky, and Unlucky, Numbers

Unlucky Number

I see from the papers that a significant number of properties are bought by Chinese Investors.

Also I have noticed many visits to my web site are referred from Australian based Chinese language website oursteps.com.au

So for all my fellow Gweilos’ (Ghost men) here is a quick guide to checking if the street number of [read more…]

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Post Boxes & Security

post overflowing

Do you think the people at this house are away?

Is this overflowing post box telling a thief that they are unlikely to be disturbed?

It used to be easier when I was young as we knew our neighbours and we could ask someone to check the mailbox.

Otherwise we could get a family member [read more…]

Do You Want A Safe?

Safe

Most home burglaries are carried out by opportunistic thieves.

They want to be in and out as fast as possible.

A safe that takes that takes time and effort is going to deter them, and help keep you valuables safe.

Yes you can always keep things in a bank deposit box, but it may not [read more…]

Junk Mail Lover

junk mail lover

How much Junk Mail do you need?

 

Well judging from this mail box one delivery is nowhere near enough!

 

It certainly makes a change from the ‘No Junk Mail’ signs!

 

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Are You Prepared for a Bushfire?

bushfire 1

It will soon be Summer . . . . and Bushfires will be in the News!

Live close to the Bush? . . . . Are you and your new home ready in case a fire is heading your way?

Its not just making your new house Fire Resistant.

Questions You Need To Answer [read more…]

Moving In – Bad Weather

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Have you thought about bad weather when planning your move?

New house sites are not the cleanest and you don’t want to be treading mud and dirt into your new house.

Even just wet boots can make a mess of your brand new carpets.

So here are some things to think [read more…]

Danger of Under Insuring

In a New House Insurance post I explained how easy it is to under insure a property so here is an explanation of what can happen with an under insured property.

Let’s you insure your new house for what you paid the builder, say $200,000.

Total Loss

In the case of a total loss, yes, [read more…]

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Vertical Garden – Fail No 2

Vertical garden fail 2

I was walking along a Melbourne street the other day and saw this sad ‘Feature’ on the front of a building.

Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to set up this vertical garden. . . . . . its a pity they didn’t do a proper job and install a watering system!

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