Journeys Q & A


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Will First National help me work out how to purchase a home?

First National Real Estate agents are trained to help guide first time home buyers through all the steps involved with purchasing a property. We aim to make the process as simple and hassle-free as possible for you.  Importantly, we're here to help. Call us or drop in for a chat and we'll give you advice to get you into your dream home.

How do I prepare my home for bushfire season?

Homeowners and tenants should take the following steps to reduce their bushfire risk:
 
·       Clear leaves from gutters, downpipes and roofs
·       Check roof vents and screen them with fine wire mesh
·       Check that pressure relief valves on LPG cylinders face away from your home
·       Cut back overhanging trees, mow grass, rake up flammable leaves
·       Don’t dump green waste behind your property, on council reserves or in bushland
·       Check garden hoses are long enough to reach perimeter fences
·       Consider buying a portable, petrol driven pump to use from your pool or fire tank
·       Download the ‘Disaster Watch’ App and any available local fire service Apps
 
For families considering holidaying away from home during summer, First National Real Estate recommends letting a neighbour know where you’ll be and how to contact you.
 
Take extra steps like turning off and disconnecting non-essential appliances, close all internal doors, test smoke alarms, and, if you live in a bushfire prone area, check with your local fire brigade for any fact sheets or checklists they may have available.
 
Taking these simple steps now can make a lifesaving difference in protecting your home, and family from a fire.
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