Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Secrets of Home Renovations - Toop TV Episode 84 - view now at

The most important element in undertaking a home renovation is not in the tools you use or even the quality of the workmanship, but choosing the right home!

The abundance of DIY television shows (right now there’s The Block on Nine and the soon-to-launch The Renovators on Ten plus all the home and garden programs) is inspiring people to give it a go. But while the programs feature tools and techniques for the best possible finish, they don’t cover that most important of all elements – buying in the right suburb at the right price.

An injudicious purchase where you pay too much and pick the wrong location will unravel the most carefully structured renovation when it either takes too long to sell, thereby costing you money, or doesn’t achieve the price you need to recoup your costs.

To give yourself the best chance of achieving renovation heaven, Your Investment Property Magazine suggests you look for houses in Unley, Kensington, Daw Park and Seacombe Gardens. These suburbs are older, close to the CBD and have plenty of tired properties at affordable prices.

The segment also looks at the all-important balancing acts home renovators need to master when expectations challenge budgets.

Also in Episode 84 of Toop TV:

You will see inside SA’s Finest homes including 25 George Street Unley Park.
We’re showcasing a stunning executive rental in Seacliff.
And in Toop’s Tips, CommSec’s Craig James talks investing and prudent financial management.

View the complete episode and previous episodes at - and look out for Episode 85 live on Wednesday afternoon, 1pm.

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Toop Real Estate Group

South Australia’s largest independent residential real estate agency and the most highly awarded in the nation was founded by Anthony Toop. It has become a national icon in marketing and selling in the residential real estate industry having won National Real Estate Agency of the Year in 2007 and is the only real estate agency in the industry’s REISA Hall of Fame. Toop&Toop is also the only real estate agency in the Family Business Association Hall of Fame as an iconic business in South Australia. Founded by Anthony in 1985, Toop&Toop has won virtually every major state and national business award since 1993 - and has received recognition both nationally and internationally for achievements in business excellence. In April 2009 Anthony was recognized nationally by the Real Estate Institute of Australia by receiving the nations “Community Service Award” for work done with charities and with the Community. He also received the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Long Life Leadership regional recognition in December 2008 the “Legacy Honour 2008”.
Elise Partington
P: 08 8266 8801
M: 0417 875 126


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