HOME renovation is one of the soundest investments an owner-builder can make. But with about a quarter of makeovers estimated to be done by owner-builders, you have to do it right.
Renovation-related television shows, magazines and seminars are inspiring would-be renovators and making people realise that investing in real estate does not necessarily mean buying an investment property. Many are unlocking potential in the family home and benefiting from the tax-free windfall.
“Property renovation is one of the soundest investments you can make,” says Robert Caulfield, managing director of Archicentre, which provides pre-purchase and renovating advice to home buyers, builders and renovators. “When done properly, it can make you money – and have you living in style.”Read more