Are you going in circles trying to work out whether to renovate or sell? Do you need more information about current costs to help you make the right decisions? In my first podcast season, Renovate or Sell in Australia in 2024, I tackle costs head on. 

I interview five trusted industry insiders to find out the latest information:

  • about the cost of house construction, from a Building Cost Estimator and a Quantity Surveyor,
  • about the cost of houses, from a Real Estate Agent,
  • about home loans, from a Mortgage Broker, and 
  • about the right amount to borrow, from a Financial Adviser.

Each of these professionals has a wealth of knowledge to help you make the right decisions. I also find out what they can do for you, and how to move forward with their services. I demystify the process so you can stop going in circles and achieve your dream home sooner.

Join me every Tuesday and find out whether to Renovate or Sell in Australia in 2024.

SEASON 1. PROGRAMME

June 25: Ep 1. Season 1 Trailer

July 02: Ep 2. How much does it cost to renovate? Ask a Building Cost Estimator

July 09: Ep 3. How much does it cost to renovate? Ask a Quantity Surveyor

  • Guest: Flavio Costanzo, Flavio Costanzo and Associates. Quantity Surveyors

July 16: Ep 4. What are Square Metre Rates?

  • Guest: Flavio Costanzo, Flavio Costanzo and Associates. Quantity Surveyors

July 23: Ep 5. How much does it cost to renovate in Brisbane and South East Queensland in 2024?

July 30: Ep 6. How much should I spend on my renovation? Ask a Real Estate Agent

August 06: Ep 7. House Prices in Brisbane and Australia in 2024

August 13: Ep 8. How much can I borrow to renovate? Ask a Mortgage Broker

August 20: Ep 9. Getting a Home Loan in 2024

August 27: Ep 10. Borrowing Finance: How much is too much in 2024?

TIMESTAMPS

00:00 Introduction

00:19 I interview 5 trusted industry insiders to get the latest cost information

01:14 Current cost of residential construction

01:31 Current cost of houses

01:48 Home loans and borrowing finance

02:05 How much is too much to borrow?

02:37 ‘On the Tools’ podcasts contain practical information

FULL TRANSCRIPT

Are you going in circles trying to work out whether to renovate or sell? Do you need to know more information about current costs to help you make the right decisions? Welcome to the Renovation Collaborative podcast where I demystify everything about home design and construction. I’m Stephanie Skyring

In my first podcast season, Renovate or Sell in Australia in 2024, I tackle costs head on. I interview five trusted industry insiders to find out the latest information:

  • About the cost of construction,
  • About the cost of houses
  • About home loans, and
  • About the right amount to borrow.

I ask the right questions to help you find the answers you need, saving you time and money.

The interviews follow a logical process to help you work through your cost questions.

I start with the current cost of house construction to help you understand what your design ideas or house plans might cost. I interview the two types of specialists who provide independent construction cost advice: a Building Cost Estimator and a Quantity Surveyor.

Once you have a rough idea what your design ideas might cost to build, the next step is to confirm if your ideas are feasible. I talk to a Real Estate Agent about what’s happening with the price of houses in Brisbane and all around Australia in 2024.

The next step is finance. Understanding the amount of money you can access is a critical first step to help you understand the size of the renovation you can build, or the house you can buy. I talk to a mortgage broker to find out the latest information about getting a home loan in Australia in 2024

So once you know how much you can borrow…the next question is how much should you borrow? The incredibly high costs of construction, and real estate in many Australian capital cities is leaving many people shackled to more debt than they can pay off in their lifetime.

In my final episode, I talk to a financial advisor about borrowing finance and how much is too much in 2024?

These five professionals have an incredible wealth of knowledge to help you make the right decisions. I capture their knowledge in two types of interviews:

  1. ‘Latest info’ is covered in the main Renovation Collaborative podcasts. You’ll find out what’s going on in 2024 and 2025.
  2. ‘On the Tools’ podcasts focus on what the featured specialist can do for you, and how to move forward with their services. I demystify the process so you can stop going in circles and start moving forward.

Action Summary At the end of each interview I wrap up the key points so you are clear on how to move forward. 

I’ve been an architect in practice for over 20 years, but I still learned so much in my interviews with these five experienced industry experts. I know you’ll enjoy this series whether you are a home renovator just starting out, an experienced construction industry professional or someone who simply loves learning about design and construction.

Join me every Tuesday and find out whether to Renovate or Sell in Australia in 2024.

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